Cool Off with Chilled Watermelon Soup

June 24, 2009

With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees this summer, cool off with a Chilled Watermelon Soup recipe straight from the Pine Needles kitchen. 

Chilled Watermelon Soup

1 large Watermelon

1 cup Sugar

2 tbs Salt

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 & 1/2 C Cream or Half and Half

 Hull out the large watermelon and run it through a food processor until it is smooth.  Pour the watermelon juice through a strainer into a pot in order to remove the seeds or pulp.  Bring watermelon juice to a boil and add Sugar, Salt, Pepper, and Cream.  Heat until sugar is dissolved.

 Cool soup at least 4 hrs before serving. Garnish with fresh pieces of watermelon.

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There’s more to a Golfari than just Golf…

May 25, 2009

While many joined their families at the beach or fired up the grill for the Memorial Day weekend, the staff at Pine Needles prepared for the fourth and final Ladies Golfari.  The last group of ladies arrived over the weekend with a golf bag on their back and a smile on their faces. 

Over the past four weeks, the Golfari ladies have experienced the very best golf instruction, but most importantly they’ve been able to let their hair down and relax.  While the women are on the golf course during the day improving their games, it’s the nightly festivities many look forward to.  Whether they are enjoying fine food, dancing with Pat McGowan to classic hits played by a favorite local band, the McKenzie Brothers, or chatting casually at dinner with Mrs. Bell, there is always something to do.  

So when this week comes to an end, the ladies will leave not only with new shots to practice and great tans but fantastic stories to tell their friends.  We have 28 members on the ShareGolfari site so far, and everyone is sharing pictures of their time here at Pine Needles.  Visit www.sharegolfari.com to see the fun and become a member!  

There’s no rest for the weary as the Pine Needles staff prepare for the Adult Golfari, June 14-19.  Check out our website for more information on all the Golfaris and the events happening around Pine Needles and Mid Pines.

Mrs. Bell and women at the Ladies Golfari

Great First Week of the May Ladies Golfari

May 11, 2009

The first week of the Ladies Golfari has come to an end, and the second session begins today.  The first session was full of fun and top notch instruction from our professionals.  Although it started out rainy, the week definitely ended on a high note with the sun shining and the course in perfect condition.   The ladies thoroughly enjoyed themselves, as almost half signed up for next year before heading home.

For those who attended the first session and want to stay in touch with new and old friends, sign up for ShareGolfari.  Click on the logo on the homepage of our website, www.pineneedles-midpines.com and create your profile.  You can post pictures of your stay, connect with fellow golfers, and share your experience for everyone to enjoy.  Some pictures of the first week have already been posted, so go take a look!

We’re looking forward to a repeat performance as the staff at Pine Needles embarks on the second session.  Space is still available for the third and fourth week for ladies to sign up.

Golfari ladies enjoying the Pine Needles course

Golfari ladies enjoying the Pine Needles course

Ladies May Golfari Starting Soon!

April 27, 2009
Pine Needles May 2009 Ladies Only Golfari

     The Ladies Golfaris’ are as expected, for ladies only.  Playing golf at Pine Needles and Mid Pines isn’t a game – it’s an experience.  You are surrounded by 36 stunning holes that meander lazily through the towering longleaf pine trees of southeast North Carolina.  It’s golf the way golf was meant to be – traditional, beautifully designed courses to challenge your skill and take your breath away with their simple beauty.
 
     Although challenging, our courses are remarkably women-friendly.  Our world-respected, ladies-only sessions promise a very personalized approach to learning and improving your game.

     Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, both Pine Needles and Mid Pines were built with his hallmark passion for strategy rather than brute force. Pine Needles is ranked number one as “Favorite Places to play for women in America” – Golf For Women Magazine.
  
     Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, we will work to dramatically improve all areas of your game. Each day is a mix of instruction both on the lesson tee and on the golf course, then sit back and relax in the company of friends, new and old.

Click Here to request more information about our Golfaris or call us today at (800) 290-2334.
 
Dates and Rates:

May ’09 Ladies-Only Golfari
Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8
Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15
Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22
Saturday, May 23 – Wednesday, May 27
Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5
$2545 Standard / $2645 Deluxe / $2745 Master / $2845 Premier

Early Arrival and Late Departures:
$210 Standard / $220 Deluxe / $230 Master / $240 Premier Rooms 
 
Ladies Golfari Daily Schedule
7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet (Dress is Casual)
7:00-8:00 AM Optional Stretching Classes
9:00-9:30 AM Presentation of Day’s Instruction by Peggy Kirk Bell
9:30-12:15 AM Individual Instruction According to Skill Level
12:15-1:30 PM Luncheon Buffet (Dress is Casual)
2:00 PM Afternoon Golf (Participants will alternate golf instruction daily. Example: Monday AM, Tuesday PM; or Monday PM, Tuesday AM, etc.)
7:00-8:15 PM Dinner (Dress is Casual)
8:15-9:15 PM Evening Activities

Note: Upon arrival, you will receive a daily agenda. In the event of inclement weather, Pine Needles’ state of the art inside facilities provide for continued instruction.

Click Here to request more information about our Golfaris or call us today at (800) 290-2334.