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ALCA Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Ė Noon

Pinehrrst Course No. 1

Cost:  $95 per person including cart rental

Box lunches will be provided at the course.

It all started here. When Pinehurst No. 1 welcomed players in 1898, golf aficionados flocked from the North to enjoy a winter round (early visitors included John D. Rockefeller and President William McKinley). After English golf legend Harry Vardon conducted a series of golf demonstrations at No. 1 in 1900, Pinehurst was on its way to being on the world golf map. Dr. Leroy Culver built the first nine holes and John Dunn Tucker added the next nine, but it is clearly Donald Rossís touch that you feel on Pinehurstís first golf course.

After his initial efforts reworking the back nine, he implemented changes on the front, and made further revisions in 1913, 1937, 1940 and finally in 1946, shortly before his death. The simple yet strategic philosophy that informed Rossís later design work is very much in evidence on No. 1, which is all the more remarkable when you consider that this was for all intents and purposes his first design.

Recalling his Scottish heritage, Ross made liberal use of bunkers, both across the fairway and around the green. Donít let the short 6,089-yard par 70 fool you; wild drives or a sloppy short game can make for a long day. No. 1 was a great start for Pinehurst, and itís a great start for your visit.

Golfers will be teeing off every 8 minutes beginning at 12:40 pm.

Click here for a printable golf registration form.

 

ADDED ATTRACTION

NOVICE OR PRO -- GOLFER OR NOT

Buckman is again sponsoring golf pro Larry Shaver, former Head Golf Coach at Vanderbilt University, on Wednesday, June 10, from 7 pm to 10 pm to analyze your golf swing using sensors and video with real time analysis and feedback. 

Larry and the golf swing analyzer have traveled throughout the United States as well as countries ranging from the Bahamas all the way to China. Major Corporations have continued to book the analyzer for a variety of functions such as trade shows, corporate business meetings, and golf tournaments.