Archive for December, 2009

Ever Wonder How Courses in the Sandhills Are Still Green in the Winter?

December 22, 2009

Well, as Fall turns to Winter you don’t have to put up the clubs just yet. Winter in the Sandhills is mild enough to get out and play some great golf. As for most golf courses in the winter, the turf will go dormant and the color is taken away from the course.

But at Pine Needles and Mid Pines, we plant Ryegrass over the entire turf grass area. The Ryegrass is seeded in the Fall making the grass grow all Winter long which produces the really nice green color all golfers love.

Many golf courses in the Carolinas have reduced the amount of Ryegrass they use on the  course to help save on their budgets. However, Pine Needles and Mid Pines  made a decision not to cut back. In fact we were able to apply a little more Ryegrass on our fairways, tees, and roughs this year due to lower Ryegrass prices.

We know that golfers want a golf course in great condition, and those golfers that play all year round are the most dedicated and deserve the best.  So enjoy that little piece of trivia and come enjoy our golf courses that are beautifully green 365 days of the year.

Picture taken on 12/16 from the 18th hole of Mid Pines

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Ho Ho Ho…Santa Clause Comes to Mid Pines

December 7, 2009

This past Saturday Mid Pines hosted “Breakfast with Santa” for all associates’ children as an annual tradition at Pine Needles and Mid Pines.  Breakfast was served to all the children and parents as they waited anxiously for the arrival of Santa Claus.

Once he arrived, each child got the opportunity to sit atop Santa’s lap (played by our Mid Pines associate, Frank Catena), tell him what they wanted for Christmas and get a picture to take home.  Santa’s elves were also on hand to help make crafts and hand out treats.  

A special thanks goes out to Patsy Smith and Helen Downie for always putting the event together for all associates.  Thank you to Frank for being our yearly Santa and to all elves who helped make the day special!

Jo Kenzel's nephew takes his picture with Santa.