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FALL 2018

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Holderness & Bourne Makes Inroads in Golf Apparel Business O ne of the up-and-coming brands you're likely noticing in golf shops this year is Holderness & Bourne, makers of golf shirts, sweaters and accessories for men. The classic, well-made garments strike the balance between boxy old-school designs and extra-tight Eurostyle golf shirts, and manage to look both dressy and casual with details like spread collars on polos and chrome zipper pulls on sweaters. Better yet, the brand doesn't splash its own logo across its shirts, sweaters and vests – it's a clean, classic aesthetic. The brand has strong Carolina roots, too. Co-founder Alex Holderness (pictured) grew up playing junior golf in Greensboro, N.C., becoming a fourth-generation Tar Heel before going to Yale School of Management. He cites the works of Donald Ross as having influenced his taste in apparel, so there's a bit of North Carolina style built into everything Holderness & Bourne makes. ● G olf facilities are getting in on the nationwide craft beer craze, including two big names in the Carolinas. The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C., got things started by col- laborating with River Dog Brewing Co. in Ridgeland, S.C., on Lighthouse Blonde Ale. This easy-drinking bespoke brew is made with crystal hops for a mild citrus finish, perfect for cooling off on the course or enjoying with dinner after your round. Lighthouse Blonde is available on tap at all of Sea Pines' restaurants, and six-packs can be purchased at the Harbour Town Golf Links and Plantation Golf Club pro shops. The cans even have the unmistakable red- and-white stripes of the resort's namesake lighthouse. Not to be outdone, North Carolina's Pine hurst Resort is going a step farther and opening its own microbrewery this fall. The Pinehurst Brewing Company is set to take over the old Village Power House, the steam plant that powered Pinehurst when the resort opened in 1895. The repurposed historic site will house a 10-barrel brewing system overseen by Eric Mitchell (pictured above), the former head brewer at Heist Brewery in Charlotte. The brewery will include a restaurant with its own smoke- house, a beer garden and an all-seasons patio. ● Oldest and Youngest at Carolinas Am The most unique final-round pairing at the 104th Carolinas Am had to be Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., and Thomas Morrison of Pinehurst, N.C. What was so special about this twosome? Simson was the event's oldest competitor at 67, while Morrison was the youngest at age 13. For perspective, Simson played in his first Carolinas Am in 1983, 22 years before Morrison was born. And after the round, Simson went back to work as an insurance executive – and Morrison got back to preparing for his final year of middle school. Pretty amazing how golf can bring together different generations to enjoy the same game! ● Bespoke Beers on Tap at Sea Pines and Pinehurst 12 | | FA L L 2 0 1 8 L O CA L K N OW L E D G E Carolinas GCSA Donates $107K to North Carolina State The Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association (GCSA) has raised $107,000 to further turfgrass research efforts at North Carolina State University. The donation, made in June, came from its annual Rounds4Research online auction of donated tee times. Since the program's inception, the Carolinas GCSA has donated more than $350,000 to NC State and to Clemson University. ●

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