Monday, March 15, 2010

Pinehurst Day 3 - Course #4 and Departure

Early tee times started off our day at Course #4.

Pinehurst 2010 Golf Group

Results for Day 3 at Course #4
Frank (81) and ben (99) +6
Mike (101) and udai (99) +10

Adam (85) and Wade (101) +1 ($11 a piece)
Craig (98) and Gary (101) +5

Andy (79) and Eric (116) +6
Jimmy (90) and fred (95) +1 ($11 a piece)

CP's Andy, Andy Andy mike ($6 a piece)
Skins Gary, Fred, Andy (4), Craig (2), Ben, Mike ($8 a piece)

Final Results
Adam +14 ($32)
Andy +23 ($16)
Jimmy +29
Fred +32
Wade +39
Frank +40
Gary +45
Ben +55
Udai +60
Mike +70
Eric +73
Craig (out due to injury but returned on last day)

Other pictures from Pinehurst:

The Shuttle

Payne Stewart Status at Pinehurst

Adam and Craig playing Pinehurst #4

Clock at Pinehurst

Boy Statue at Pinehurst

Pinehurst Day 2 - Course #7

Our shuttle ride to Course #7 took about 10 minutes. Some of the guys wore their knickers and gaudy golf attire (see below). Most of us were playing from the Blue Tees again, which was playing about 7100 yards. The weather was perfect and the rain held off!

Course #7

Hole 18 on #7

Kentucky vs Tennessee - SEC Tournament (UK won by 29! - Go Cats)

Are these guys golfers or Skittles?

Ben and Wade at Course #7

Results from Saturday AM
JJ (88) and Fred (95) +1
Adam (73) and Udai (91) -2 ($5 a piece)

Andy (76) and Eric (101) -2 ($5 a piece)
Frank (77) and mike (91) +1

CP's Adam and frank ($3 a piece)
Skins Fred, Andy, Eric, Adam, Adam ($14 a piece)

Results from Saturday on Course #7
Frank (88) and Craig (DQ injury) +12
Jimmy (90) and Wade (96) +2 ($7 a piece)

Fred (96) and Adam (76) -6 ($15 a piece)
Eric (113) and mike (120) +14

Ben (99) and Andy (80) +4
Gary (96) and udai (98) +8

CP's Andy, Andy, Jimmy ($6 a piece)
Skins Fred, Gary, Gary, adam, ($19 a piece)

Dinner at Holly Inn
We had an 8:30 PM reservation for dinner at our hotel but it turned out to be "too long" of a dinner. The meals were served very slowly and everyone started dropping like flies, even some skipping dessert. We were going to play cards but most were too tired to continue their night. The dinner experience at The Carolina was much better!!

Pinehurst Day 2 - Morning

Some of the guys played an extra round of golf Saturday morning. We also enjoyed a very nice breakfast buffet at the Carolina where they pretty much had anything you could want for breakfast. Wade and myself walked around the village for a little to get some pictures.

The Acura Package

Statue of Donald Ross in the middle of the Pinehurst village

The Spa at Pinehurst

Village getting ready for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Pinehurst Day 1 - Dinner and Dugans

Friday night we all had dinner at The Carolina. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was top-notch! We also received 4 free bottles of wine for our dinner reservation mixup! The dinner was awesome as our Acura Golf Package included free breakfast and dinner each day. The dinner alone would have cost around $70 as it included an appetizer or salad, entree and dessert!

Dinner at The Carolina

Tree-Lined Drive to The Carolina

"PINEHURST" in front of The Carolina

After the dinner some of us headed to Dugan's Pub for a few drinks where they had a live band playing.

Dugan's Pub

Pinehurst Day 1 - Course #4

The first day of golf started on Pinehurst Course #4. Many of us played from the Blue tees while a few played from the White. The weather turned out much better than anticipated! We did get a few rain showers on the last 3 holes but nothing too bad!

Ben, Wade, Eric and Udai getting ready to tee off on #4

Hole 14 on #4

Hole 4 on #4

Ben getting ready to stick it on the green on Hole 14

Results from Day 1 (Friday)
Andy (80) /frank (87) +5
Jimmy (89) /Adam (81) -2 ($15 a piece)

Eric (97)and udai (97) +5
Wade (100) and ben (103) even

Craig (89) and mike (95) -1 ($7 a piece) Fred (99) and Gary (100) +7

CP's Fred, Craig, frank, ($6 a piece)
Skins Jimmy, Jimmy, Fred, udai, Wade, Adam, Fred, Adam. ($10 a piece)

Pinehurst Day 1 - Holly Inn

We arrived at Pinehurst about one hour before our 10:24 AM tee time, we were a little rushed checking in and getting to the course but we made it in time. We stayed at the Holly Inn (see below), which was originally built in 1895, and renovated in 1997. The lobby and rooms were very quaint.

The Holly Inn Lobby

My Room

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 1 - Travel Day

Wade and myself headed for Charlotte (from Northern Kentucky) around 7AM. As we got into TN we were detoured from I-40 to I-81 due. We decided to stop at a random golf course and take advantage of the somewhat clear weather before it started raining harder, as the forecast called for a lot of rain. We found a place called Elizabeton, no not Elizabethtown, we are not missing the "w", near Johnson City, TN. We were able to get in nine holes and Wade recorded a birdie on the first hole, subsequently he shot a 9 on the 4th hole!

The other guys we're supposed to meet in Charlotte played at another course and rumor has it one of them shot a 68!! We'll all meet around 7:30 for dinner. We'll find out more about their day of golf during dinner. Here's a pic of our room where we only had to pay $20 a piece for at Embassy Suites in Charlotte!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pinehurst 2010

The trip to Pinehurst begins in about 6 hours! Headed to Pinehurst for the first time, and from what I've been told it's awesome! We're headed to Charlotte first, staying there Thursday, then head to Pinehurst Friday morning.

Check back as I'll be updating the entire trip here on!