Golf Bag: No. 2 Launches New Website
Pinehurst Resort has launched a dedicated website (www.pinehurstnumber2.com) to provide golfers a unique and interactive way to follow the progress of the restoration progress of one of the country’s most renowned courses.
The website will feature regularly updated photos, information, trivia and video, including commentary from Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, the designers behind the project.
“With all the excitement about the restoration of No. 2, we wanted to give golfers a place where they could see and hear about all the work that’s been done, as well as get a taste of what they’ll encounter the next time they play No. 2,” said Tom Pashley, Pinehurst executive vice president of marketing.
The No. 2 Course is scheduled to reopen March 4 following a yearlong project to restore the natural and strategic character to the course that had been lost over time. The course now will have no rough, larger playing areas and a natural aesthetic reminiscent of Donald Ross’ original design.
The course has served as host for more single golf championships than any other course in America. In 2014, it will become the first to hold the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in consecutive weeks.
Connect with Pinehurst at twitter.com/pinehurstresort and at facebook.com/pinehurstresort.
Winternationals: Chris Noonam shot 72-77—147 to win the Junior-Senior Division of the Winternational Junior Series Event held on Pinehurst Resort’s No. 4 Course last weekend.
It was the second straight victory for Noonam, a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Durham.
Finishing seven strokes back at 154 were Jamie Canaday, of Summerfield, and Mitch Robinette, of Charlotte. Weston Bell, of Piedmont, S.C., was fourth with 157. William Whitacre, of Greensboro, was fifth with 159.
Benjamin Griffin, of Chapel Hill, shot 80-69—149 to win the Freshman-Sophomore Division by seven strokes over first-round leader Austin Harrill, of Pinehurst, who posted 75-81—156.
Peter Harrill, of Pinehurst, was third with 163, Alex Smalley, of Wake Forest, was fourth with 170 and Nick Kroustalis, of Clemmons, was fifth at 182.
Robinette leads the Junior-Senior Points Standings with 337.5, with Canaday second at 287.5. Whitacre is third with 265, followed by Noonam with 200 and Marshall Ritchie Jr. with 192.5.
Benjamin Griffin leads the Freshman-Sophomore Points Race with 380. Austin Harrill is second with 320, followed by brother Peter Harrill with 275. Nick Dorton, of Anderson, S.C., is fourth with 270 and Alex Smalley, of Wake Forest, is fifth with 257.5.
The seventh event of the series is scheduled for Feb. 19-20 on the Centennial No. 8 Course. For information, call Peter deYoung at (910) 295-5661.
Tin Whistles: The foursome of Don Raider, Peter Cross, Dick Heilman and Dennis Ertel posted a score of 95 to win the Best-Ball Front, Two-Best-Ball Back tournament held on Pinehurst Country Club’s No. 6 Course Jan. 29.
The team of Ralph Cole, Bob White, Jim Peterson and Jim Voelkel was second with 96, while John Oliver, Dave Cook, Dean Underwood and Jim (Kool-Aid) Jones were third with 97.
Outing Help: Are you thinking about having a golf outing? If so, this program is for you.
And it’s free.
The team of experts at the Golf Club at Ballantyne will conduct a session Feb. 28 for anyone who would like to learn more about staging an enjoyable and successful golf event. The complimentary session will be from noon until 4 p.m. and lunch will be served.
“This is a rare opportunity to learn the do’s and don’ts of putting on a golf outing that will accomplish what you want,” said Woody Allen, director of golf at the Golf Club at Ballantyne. “Our team will cover the many details involved in planning an outing including building an effective golf committee, menu options, awards and prizes, types of competition, and how to attract participants.
“A golf outing can be involved, and our purpose is to simplify the entire process and eliminate the possible snags that can complicate things. We know from experience how to conduct a successful event.”
The Golf Club at Ballantyne hosts hundreds of corporate outings each year and has a professional staff to oversee the events.
The deadline for registration is Feb. 21. To register for the clinic or to obtain more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (704) 248-4383.
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