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Digital North Carolina Blog

This blog is maintained by the staff of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and features highlights from the collections at DigitalNC, an online library of primary sources from institutions across North Carolina.

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Pinehurst Golf History in Old Newspapers

Much of the coverage of this year’s men’s and women’s U.S. Open golf tournaments in Pinehurst mentions the long history of golf in the community. DigitalNC includes many resources that document and illustrate the history of golf in Pinehurst, including early issues of The Pinehurst Outlook, a weekly newspaper published for the town’s winter residents who had left their homes in the northeast in search of recreation and a more temperate climate.

Here are a small selection of clippings from the paper, including some of the first mentions of golf in the late 1890s, news about course designer Donald Ross, an announcement of the opening of the famous No. 2 course, and news of well-known golfers in Pinehurst.

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