ALCA Golf Tournament
June 11, 2015 Ė Noon
Pinehurst Course No. 1
Cost: $100 per person
including cart rental
Lunch will be at the Donald Ross Grill in the Main Clubhouse
by Course No. 5.
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.
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.
for a printable golf registration form.
NOVICE OR PRO --
GOLFER OR NOT
Buckman is again sponsoring golf pro Larry
Shaver, former Head Golf Coach at Vanderbilt University, on
Thursday, June 11, from 6 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.