Loren Forney Joins Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Operations Team

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Rifle, Colo. native played Division I Women’s Golf at Portland State

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – September 29, 2017 – Pine Needles & Mid Pines Resorts recently announced the addition of Loren Forney to its Golf Operations team. Forney has joined the team as an Assistant Golf Professional.

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Mid Pines Hosts 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational

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Ninety junior amateurs competed in the two-day, 36-hole tournament

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – August 25, 2017 – A field of 90 amateur golfers representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia teed off last weekend in the 34th Annual Mid Pines Junior Amateur Invitational at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C.

The junior tournament is open to boys in grades 1-12 and features a two-day, 36-hole tournament in three divisions (High School, Middle School and Boys 11 & Under). Hosted at one of the resort’s two signature Donald Rossdesigned golf courses, the tournament annually attracts a strong field of local amateur golfers.

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Day Trip: Mid Pines a Sandhills Classic

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This blog post originally appeared on the Golf.Carolinas.com on August 8, 2017. 

By Mike Purkey, Golf.Carolinas.com

Designed in 1921, Mid Pines just might be the most underrated Donald Ross course in the N.C. Sandhills. Located across Midland Road from its more highly-regarded sister, Pine Needles, Mid Pines deserves every bit of praise it gets from golf insiders.

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Krystal Quihuis wins 87th Women’s TRANS National Amateur Golf Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club in one-hole playoff

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Tucson, Ariz. native makes par on the first playoff hole to win the 72-hole Championship

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – July 14, 2017 – Krystal Quihuis (Tucson, Ariz.) won the 87th Annual Women’s TRANS National Championship at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club Friday, making par on 18 in a one-hole playoff with runner-up Sarah Burnham (Maple Grove, Minn.).

The 72-hole stroke play Championship teed off on Tuesday, July 11 with amateur golfers from 10 countries and 29 universities competing on the classic Donald Ross course.

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USGA: 10 Years Later: Cristie Kerr On Her 2007 U.S. Women’s Open Win

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This article originally appeared on the USGA website on July 10, 2017. 

Ten years later, Cristie Kerr reflects on her first major championship, a win at the 2007 U.S. Women’s Open at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club.

The 2007 Open was Kerr’s third tournament appearance at Pine Needles. She had seen her performance improve every time.

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The Pilot: Women’s Golf Takes Center Stage This Week

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This article originally appeared in The Pilot on July 9, 2017.

By Betsey Mitchell, The Pilot

It will be a busy week for elite women’s golf in Moore County this week.

With 52 weeks in a year, two important women’s amateur tournaments are being held at the same time less than six miles apart on virtually the same road.

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87th Women’s Trans National Amateur Championship Tees Off From Mid Pines

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The event is free and open to the public

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – July 6, 2017 – The 87th Annual Women’s Trans National Championship, one of the nation’s longest, consecutively played women’s amateur championships, will tee off from Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club beginning this Tuesday, July 11. The event will run through Friday, July 14, is free and open to the public.

The Championship traditionally draws a strong field of career amateurs, collegiate players, and LPGA hopefuls.

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The Golf Shop Radio Show Broadcasts Live From Pine Needles

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The Golf Shop Radio broadcast live from Pine Needles on Saturday, May 20th. Host Mark “Greeny” Greenhalgh was on-site for the show, broadcasting from the Pine Needles putting green.

Greeny and co-host, Mike Fresina (who was back in their Charlotte studio), spoke to President Kelly Miller, GM Graham Gilmore, Director of Instruction Pat McGowan and Head Golf Professional Tyler Yancey during the show. 

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