Friday, October 5, 2012

Golfing the Carolinas

As we move to North Carolina our source book becomes the Zagat book of “America’s Top Golf Courses” as does the recent issue of “Golf Magazine”.   Going into NC we have played six of the top 10 courses in Golf Magazine and five of the top 10 in Zagat.  Gotta get moving.  Off to Pinehurst No. 2 – site of the Ryder Cup the year Elizabeth was born (USA WON!!)!!  (Also site of the US Open in 1999 (won by Payne Stewart), 2005 and coming up in 2014!!)

Getting ready to tackle Pinehurst #2.  Elizabeth brought her A game and Gary stumbled through with his D game.
Believe it or not - the course was really friendly and a lot of fun to play.  We truly enjoyed the round and relaxing in the friendly environment of the Pinehurst Golf Club after our day -

Whew, glad that one is behind us.  Time for a drink on the Pinehurst veranda.
The Walk of Fame was fun, too -

Fist bumpin' Payne Stewart

Pine Needles, in adjacent Southern Pines, was the next stop.  This course was number two in the state, but not in the USA Top 10.  Still wanted to give it a try.  A little lower key – but, another fun day.

Just getting started on the Pine Needles course.

The weather was VERY kind to us both days.  Cloud cover kept the temperature tolerable and the rain Gods held off until we finished for the day.

Leaving NC we are now 7 for 10 and 6 for 10 according to Golf Magazine and Zagat respectively!!  (Pinehurst No. 2 was in the top 10 – Pine Needles was not.)

Bookin’ to SC to add to our stats – E&G

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