Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club Celebrates 17th Annual Couples Carousel

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Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club welcomed 30 couples from 14 different states this past weekend for the 17th Annual Couples Carousel golf event.

The annual event featured five days of golf, clinics, cocktail receptions, awards banquet, and evening entertainment. Attendees enjoyed spectacular weather, both courses in top condition and flowers and trees around the resort in full bloom.

The main attraction for the weekend was golf. The 54-hole mixed team event teed off Thursday morning at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club. The final two rounds took place at Mid Pines.

Three-time Couples Carousel champions Daniel and Emily Stipanovich (Cincinnati, Ohio) once again took the top honor with a net score of 206. Richard and Dottie Farmer (Greensboro, Ga.) placed second, finishing with a net score of 216. Finishing in a tie for third place with a net score of 220 were David and Tara Coates (Columbia, Md.) and Wil Dees and Vicki Lea-Dees (Baton Rouge, La.).

The Stipanovich team was awarded Carousel Medalists for their two-round net score of 136. Additional prizes were awarded to:

  • Mid Pines Shootout – Ladies: Marcia Walker (Pinehurst, N.C.), Renee Jones (Arlington, Va.), Barbara Reese (Bridgeville, Del.), Cathryn Glotfelty (McHenry, Md.)
  • Mid Pines Shootout – Men: Richard Farmer (Greensboro, Ga.), Wil Dees (Baton Rouge, La.), David Coates (Columbia, Md.), Mike Sullivan (St. Helena Island, S.C.)
  • Blind Date Winners: Joanie Barber (St. Helena Island, S.C.) and Wil Dees (Baton Rouge, La.); Marcia Walker (Pinehurst, N.C.) and Bradley Snyder (Isle of Palms, S.C.)

The social events kicked off Wednesday evening with a Welcome Party at Cosgrove’s. On Thursday, guests enjoyed a Putting Contest at Mid Pines before a special themed game night and dinner on the Mid Pines patio. John Meyer (Greensboro, Ga.) won top prize on the evening, followed by David Coates (Columbia, Md.), Mike Webb (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.), Doug Warf (Millington, Tenn.) and Nick and Mary-Frances Casale (West Chester, Pa.), respectively.

On the final evening, couples attended a Farewell Cocktail Party and Awards Banquet, where the tournament champions were crowned and individual honors were awarded.

Reservations are currently being accepted for the 2018 Couples Carousel, scheduled for March 28 – April 1, 2018. For more information or to register for the event, please visit: Couples Carousel

About Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club / Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club

Nestled in the fragrant pine forest of North Carolina, you will find an experience unlike any other. For nearly a century, golfers have reveled in the serene ambiance of Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts. Two 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf courses have earned us our place among the country’s best golf resorts – and one to which our guests and USGA Championships return to time and again. We deliver brilliant golf paired with southern hospitality in a casual atmosphere right here in beautiful North Carolina. For more information, visit http://www.pineneedles-midpines.com/.