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Harris Teeter Opens New Large Format Store in Pinehurst, N.C. Company to Celebrate Grand Opening
Matthews, N.C. – Harris Teeter is proud to welcome shoppers to its PineCroft location on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 4 p.m. as the company celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and Taste of Teeter sampling event featuring Harris Teeter brand products.
The store opening includes a Harris Teeter Fuel Center and will be the company’s largest store to date measuring 78,200 square feet. The store will have many unique features including: a soup bar and wing bar in the Fresh Foods department; a wine and beer bar which features 16 beers on tap and a growler station; a meat smoker in the Butchers Market; a juice bar in the Farmers Market; an expanded selection of general merchandise, including an Everything Kitchen section; and, a walk-in humidor.
In each of its stores, Harris Teeter strives to offer customers an excellent shopping experience, which begins with customer service and features high-quality products, variety and selection. Harris Teeter also works to be a true community partner by supporting local schools and youth sports organizations, among other non-profit organizations.
Store Address: Harris Teeter at PineCroft
305 Ivey Lane
Pinehurst, N.C. 28374
Grand Opening Date: Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016
Grand Opening Time: 4 p.m., ribbon cutting; sampling event immediately following
Store Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Store Square Footage: 78,200
Check-Out Lanes: 12 checkouts and 6 express checkouts
Pharmacy Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fuel Center Hours: staffed daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; fuel available for purchase by debit/credit card 24 hours
Fuel Dispensers: Five
Store Features and Departments
Full-service Butchers Market with Rancher Beef, HT Reserve Angus Beef and HT Naturals Beef • Meat Smoker • Full-service Fishermans Market • Shrimp Party Trays • Farmers Market Produce • Juice Bar • Produce Party Trays • Salad Bar • Gift Basket Program • Full-Service Floral and Custom Floral Arrangements • Expanded Fresh Cut Flower Section • Full-service Fresh Foods Market Deli/Bakery • Soup Bar • Wing Bar • Sushi • Self-Serve Olives • International Cheeses • Chef Prepared Foods To Go • Custom Cakes and Ice Cream Cakes • Hot Asian and American Bar • Sub Shop • Made to Order Sandwich Program • Artisan Breads • Italian Meat Selection • Boar’s Head Meats and Cheeses • Fresh Made Salads • Fresh Made Pizza • Home Meal Replacements • Organic and Natural Foods • Expanded Specialty Foods • Expanded General Merchandise Department • Wine and Beer Bar • Growler Station • International and Specialty Foods • Bulk Candy • Pharmacy • Free Blood Pressure Testing • Private, Professional Consultations • Drug Interaction/ Allergy Screening • Double Coupons • Club 60 Discount • Carryout Service • Parcel Pick-up • USCAN • Western Union • Coinstar • Rug Doctor • Express Lane Online Shopping • Red Box DVD Rental Kiosk • Starbucks •Sit-down eating area • ATM • Walk-in Humidor
A Tale Of Two Breweries
Pinehurst To Host 2019 U.S. Amateur Championship
The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., and Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, in Bandon, Ore., as the host sites for the 2019 and 2020 U.S. Amateur Championships, respectively. The oldest golf championship in the United States, the U.S. Amateur will celebrate its 120th playing at Bandon Dunes.
“The USGA is thrilled to continue the strong and cherished tradition of the U.S. Amateur Championship at both Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes, two proven partners in supporting and advancing amateur competition,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We are confident these renowned courses will once again provide a worthy test and an enjoyable experience for all when they host the world’s top amateur players in 2019 and 2020.”
Scheduled for Aug. 12-18, the 2019 U.S. Amateur will be the 10th USGA championship and third U.S. Amateur Championship hosted by Pinehurst, including the 1962 and 2008 U.S. Amateurs, won by Labron E. Harris Jr. and Danny Lee, respectively. Both championships were played on Course No. 2, a Donald Ross design that opened in 1907 and was restored by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 2010. Course No. 2 will host both stroke-play and match-play rounds in 2019, while Course No. 8 will serve as the stroke-play companion course.
Additional USGA championships hosted on Pinehurst No. 2 include the 1989 U.S. Women’s Amateur, won by Vicki Goetze-Ackerman; the 1994 U.S. Senior Open, won by Simon Hobday; the 1999 U.S. Open, won by Payne Stewart; the 2005 U.S. Open, won by Michael Campbell; and the unprecedented back-to-back 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships, won by Martin Kaymer and Michelle Wie. Pinehurst No. 2 will also host the 2017 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, May 27-31, with Course No. 4 serving as the companion course.
“We are pleased to welcome the USGA’s oldest championship to Pinehurst once again in 2019,” said Robert Dedman Jr., Pinehurst Resort & Country Club CEO and owner. “As long as there has been golf at Pinehurst, we have celebrated the contributions amateurs have made to the game. To serve as the site of the U.S. Amateur will be an especially proud moment for Pinehurst, and it reflects the passion for amateur golf we share with the USGA.”
The 2020 U.S. Amateur, to be held Aug. 10-16, will mark the sixth USGA championship held at Bandon Dunes since 2006, including this week’s inaugural U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship, which will crown its first champions May 13 following the final round of match play on the Pacific Dunes course. This will be the first U.S. Amateur held at Bandon Dunes, which is home to four courses, all of which have previously hosted USGA championships. The courses to be used for the 2020 U.S. Amateur will be announced at a later date.
The U.S. Amateur Championship is open to amateur golfers with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 2.4. Throughout its history, the U.S. Amateur has been the most coveted of all amateur titles, with notable champions such as five-time champion Bob Jones, three-time champion Tiger Woods, two-time winner Jack Nicklaus, Gene Littler, Arnold Palmer, Lanny Wadkins, Craig Stadler, Jerry Pate, Mark O’Meara, Hal Sutton and Phil Mickelson.
Upcoming U.S. Amateur Championships will be contested Aug. 17-23, 2015 at Olympia Fields Country Club, in Olympia Fields, Ill.; Aug. 15-21, 2016 at Oakland Hills Country Club, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; Aug. 14-20, 2017 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.; and Aug. 13-19, 2018 at Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit usga.org.
Pinehurst Resort & Country Club to Host 2019 U.S. Amateur
Rita Hayworth’s Rare 1953 Cadillac To Appear At Pinehurst Concours
Sprucing Up Upcoming Opens Spur Accommodation Updates
By Ted M. Natt Jr.
The historical significance of the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open being played in consecutive weeks at the same venue for the first time is not lost on Brown Golf Management officials.
“I think the Opens are going to be an amazing opportunity for the local area and local businesses,” said John A. Brown Jr., president of the Bluffton, S.C.-based company that owns the Country Club of Whispering Pines and Foxfire Resort and Golf Club. “We’re trying to do everything we can to position ourselves to take advantage of that opportunity.”
Brown’s company is in plenty of company. For much of this year, local establishments have been pouring money into upgrades ahead of next year’s Opens and the business opportunities they will bring.
At the Country Club of Whispering Pines, that has meant a complete overhaul of the 41 villas in time to house guests for the back-to-back golf championships next June.
“We decided to do the renovations directly because of the Opens,” Brown said. “They had not had a face-lift in a long time, so it was well-needed.”
The $450,000 project began last August and should be completed in the first quarter of next year.
“The ones that are done look great,” Brown said. “I’m happy to say that we’re booked for the entire month of June next year.”
He added that the Opens were a factor in his company’s decision to buy the two Moore County golf properties last November.
“We looked at them before I officially formed Brown Golf Management in January 2011,” Brown said. “The championships certainly had a lot to do with us wanting to come here reasonably quickly.”
Most of the more than 2,000 hotel rooms in Moore County will be occupied during the Opens by the United States Golf Association (USGA), its television partners, the players and the media.
But that hasn’t stopped the Country Club of Whispering Pines and at least four other properties from spending up to $2.1 million on renovations in the past two years.
“The Opens are one factor,” said Caleb Miles, president and CEO of the Pinehurst-Southern Pines-Aberdeen Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The recession also had a big effect. A lot of hotels put off renovation work until now because it’s expensive.”
A steady recovery in the hotel industry has spurred a wave of renovation projects nationwide, and Miles said he is glad to see that Moore County has not been bypassed.
“The timing doesn’t surprise me because these owners want to showcase their property,” he said. “Those good impressions could lead to more business for them in the future.”
The Residence Inn on Brucewood Road in Southern Pines unveiled its $1.5 million overhaul last Thursday during an open house.
“The hotel had not been renovated in six years, so it was due,” General Manager Debbie Stack said. “It just so happens to fall within the Open timeline.”
Stack said each of the hotel’s 80 suites is “new,” except for the original plumbing.
“All of the public areas have also been upgraded,” she said. “We put in a fire pit outside and a cooking center with seating around it. Now it’s more of a gathering place for guests. We even did the back offices.”
Stack said now that the “physical side” is done, the hotel can work on marketing.
“We can’t wait to get the new photos up on the website because 60 percent of our reservations come from the site,” she said. “Revenue should also go up. Obviously, we can command more per room than we could prior to the renovation.”
The Springhill Suites on U.S. 15-501 in Pinehurst completed a seven-figure renovation of its 107 rooms last year.
“The majority of our guests are enjoying the new look,” said John Riedesel, guest services manager at Springhill. “We’re excited about the Opens because we know it’s going to be crazy wonderful. We’re looking forward to putting our best foot forward and showing folks Pinehurst hospitality.
“Everybody wants this place to be shining.”
The same can be said at the Homewood Suites in Olmsted Village, which underwent a $2.1 million face-lift in 2011.
“We’ve had a stellar two years since then,” General Manager Claire Borneman said. “We have a lot of repeat golf groups and repeat families. They have been really impressed.”
The Comfort Inn on U.S. 15-501 in Pinehurst also recently completed a renovation.
Miles said the franchisee hotels work hard to keep their brand “positioned correctly.”
“People look at the age of a hotel and whether it’s been recently renovated when making their travel decisions,” he said. “A lot of hotels are renovating right now. I think it’s terrific for the guest experience, because that experience is improved.”
September 30, 2013
Whispering Woods To Reopen Sept 6th
Since originally built by Ellis Maples in 1973 this popular course has gone through six ownership changes along with three name changes from Whispering Pines South to Frog Hollow to the current Whispering Woods. Needless to say it has had its share of challenges along the way, yet has always been a favorite among local and visiting players.
The latest owner, Warrior Golf Properties purchased Whispering Woods in March 2012. Since Warrior began the next transformation, their first task was to determine what was needed to get the property back on track. After several months, they began to increase staff levels and purchase necessary equipment to handle all the work that was required. Randy Hilburn, course superintendent, developed a much needed maintenance program that was environmentally friendly and could restore the grass growth that was missing on a lot of fairways. In August, they added a new fleet of EZ Go golf carts and continued improvements to the pump station and irrigation system.
In September, Mike Floyd came in as the new General Manager and started a project list that he said is never ending. First, sprucing up the clubhouse, new landscape around the entrance areas with flowers and a whole new attitude in the pro shop in keeping the moniker “Friendliest Course in the Pinehurst Area” intact. With Mike’s background with Disney and his attention to customer service, the area residents are feeling more welcome than ever at the club.
In October Warrior added GPS technology to the cart fleet. In 2013, after a successful spring season, the capital improvement budget kicked in with the installation of Champions Ultradwarf Bermuda grass greens July 1st. It was a substantial cost to Warrior but they realized that to get back to providing a great product for the players and generating revenues this was a necessary expense.
The renovation project has been on time and they plan to reopen Sept 6th for players to see the wonderful changes to the property. As Warrior Golf Properties continue to make improvements, they plan on planting new flowering shrubs where the pine trees have been removed, and next year begin work on the cart paths and other areas. They are excited about the reopening and hope you will come out to play the new and improved “Whispering Woods Golf Club”. The Chamber will have a ribbon cutting at 4:00pm on Thursday, Sept 5th.
Our little town is growing! In addition to the new Kohl’s shopping center behind Outback, we are getting a Brick Oven Pizza and a Wild Wings! Shopping additions have also been added for the ladies!
The Dormie Club, although new to the area is also making a comeback with new management! We have an excellent rate with them this fall so I would definitely look at putting them on your list of courses to play!
Photo by Cindy Burnham – The Fayetteville Observer
Legacy Golf Links GM Chad Derusseau displays his website that searches for courses.
Eddie Southards – “Find A Golf Course To Play”
The Fayetteville Observer Tuesday August 22, 2012
Golfers heading out of town who want to find a course to play now have a new tool on the Internet.
It is courtesy of Legacy Golf Links General Manager Chad Derusseau, who has developed a golf course fitting system.
Golfers can go to golfcoursefitting.com and type in the kind of course they would like to play. The characteristics include style, layout, length, difficulty and how much sand and water the course has. There also is a filter for location and price or the name of a course. Derusseau, working with his mother Carolyn, has analyzed golf course layouts across the nation and has assigned each course what they call a Tee-To-Green Personality score. “I’ve been in the golf business for about 16 years and I’ve been frustrated when I’ve tried to find a golf course to play,” he said. “There’s a need for golfers to find a course and understand its playability in a much simpler way. “For example, if you are coming to Pinehurst, you don’t have to go to 20 websites. We make it simple and easy.”
Derusseau, who has been at Legacy for 11 years, got the idea for the system while he was working on a paper for his Masters degree. He and his mother created the system to analyze courses, then hired a company to build the computer software. Derusseau launched the website in April and then added a Facebook app in June. “It’s starting to get some traction since we added Facebook,” he said. “People are getting excited about it.”
He also started a program on Facebook called “Play Like The Pros Weekly Golf Challenge.” He publishes the Tee-To-Green Personality of the golf course the PGA Tour is playing each week. Users of the app can then find a golf course near them that matches the Tee-To-Green Personality of the tour course.
The project is a work in progress. Derusseau has about 2,100 courses in the system now but he is aiming for 10,000 to 12,000. “That would make it really robust,” he said. “The idea is to make this a revenue-generating business through advertisements. We need to raise capital through investors to complete it.” Derusseau’s goal is to get golf courses to embrace his concept and publish their Tee-To-Green Personality score with their basic course information. “It would allow golfers to instantly understand a lot of valuable information about the layout and playability of a course,” he said.
Derusseau encourages golfers to like his Facebook page, the golf course fitting system, so they can receive the weekly “Play Like The Pros Challenge.”
We are saddened to say that one of our great local restaurants has closed its doors.
The LobSteer after 43 years in business, can no longer handle the strain of the economy
nor the competition of the chain restaurants. I know it is happening everywhere, but it is
always harder when it’s in your own neighborhood. We are sorry to see you go and I am sure
a lot of golfers traditions will be broken this year.
New Greens, all the rage!! In 2011, Legacy Golf Links and Carolina Trace replaced their
existing Bermuda greens with a new type of Bermuda, MiniVerdi. Soon to follow was
National, putting in Championship Bermuda. As for one of the oldest courses here,
it is also time for renovations. On May 19, 2013, Mid Pines will be closing down
until August 3, 2013. No tradition here, MiniVerdi, all the way!! Of course as Legacy
is our home course, I’m glad to see that we were the leader of the new era!!
New Restaurant in Town: FireFly Kitchen Bar: Located on 15-501 S, in Aberdeen
where the old Lonestar used to be!!
A unique, eclectic blend of the freshest foods available! From Lobster Mac n Cheese Fritters – to
Stack Burgers to an Array of salads to NY Strip!! Let us not forget the wonderful sliders,
and great wine menu!
Give them a try when you come down for your next golf trip!