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PINEHURST JOINS WORLD SHOTGUN 2000

 

Pinehurst, the prestigious golf resort in North Carolina, is the latest to register for the World Shotgun 2000. Golfers on all eight golf courses at Pinehurst will be taking part in the event on 24 June 2000 by striking a ball at the same time as thousands of golfers at courses in countries around the world.

“We are enormously enthusiastic about joining in this prestigious event and, once again, linking up with St Andrews, the Home of Golf. To celebrate six centuries of golf in this way is a marvellous idea and the event should benefit golf throughout the world. Pinehurst just had to be part of it,” said Don Padgett, Director of Golf at Pinehurst.

Pinehurst No. 2 was the venue for the US Open in 1999 won by Payne Stewart. The Ryder Cup and the PGA Professional Championship have also been held there as have many other top tournaments. The resort’s links with Scotland began nearly 100 years ago when Pinehurst No 1 was redesigned by a native Scot, Donald Ross. He went on to create Pinehurst Nos 2,3 and 4 and today there are eight courses – No. 8 was opened in 1996.

Other American courses joining with Pinehurst are Barton Creek in Texas, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina and The Homestead in Virginia. Support has come in from the USGA and the PGA of America while Golf Digest is actively backing the event. Clubs wishing to register should telephone St Andrews Links Trust on 01334 466666 or by email - enquiries@worldshotgun2000.com