Alumni Golf Invitational
Pinehurst Alumni Golf - July 15 - 17
With spring on the way, our thoughts turn to ‘all things outside’ and the tradition of our annual pilgrimage to the sandhills. As such, we are delighted to invite you to the 23rd Annual VES Golf Invitational! The hospitality of the Pine Crest Inn in the Village of Pinehurst, NC awaits our arrival and will once more be VES Central for this terrific event.
Scheduling and course maintenance projects prevent The Resort from hosting this year. In fact, Pinehurst is seeing unprecedented demand and there is limited availability at most courses in the area. That said however, we have arranged play at two terrific tracks – Legacy and Talamore. We will retain the original format of an overall two-day, low gross – low net – event with individual flights. There will be long drive and closest to the pin opportunities during both rounds.
The competition begins on Friday afternoon with tee times (12 groups…) at Legacy Golf Links starting at 12:06. This round will also decide who claims the coveted Class Cup, awarded Friday evening during dinner.
Saturday is an early start at Talamore with the first tee time at 7:42. As last year, pairings will be based on the results of Fridays play. After your round, we encourage you to visit the Thistle Due putting course at the Resort for the Chris Smith ’82 ‘Carolina Blue’ Skills Competition. Remember to keep and sign your scorecard and turn it in to Commissioner Holmes that afternoon. Sorry, no gimmies – everything in the hole.
Reservations are only available for the two-night package which includes Friday and Saturday evenings. The Pine Crest offers only a modified American plan which does not include dinner as part of their rate. Both Friday and Saturday evening meals will be charged separately to your credit card on file with the Inn. That is reflected in our total package pricing. Cost this year – double occupancy – will be $350.00, which includes two nights’ accommodations, two breakfasts, two rounds of golf with carts and awards for the players. A limited number of singles are available and will run $495 for the event. For those residing in the Pinehurst area and require golf only, the price will be $170. The Social Only fee is $180.00, for non-golfers who just want to come for the fun and camaraderie of the weekend.
Working through the details of the tournament take time. The Pine Crest, Legacy and Talamore are requiring deposits be paid by April 30, 2022. With that, and last year’s waiting list in mind, we ask that you please be considerate and register today.
See you in Pinehurst!
Brent Holmes '73
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 15
12:06 p.m. Tee Times Begin | Legacy Golf Links
6:30 p.m. Cocktails | Barrett Cottage and Inn Porch’s
7 p.m. Awards and Dinner | Pine Crest Inn
Saturday, July 16
- 6 a.m. Breakfast Opens
7:42 a.m. Tee Times Begin | Talamore Golf Resort
Skills Competition | Thistle Dhu Putting Course
6:30 p.m. Awards and Dinner | Barrett Cottage, Under the Oaks
Sunday, July 17
- 6 a.m. Breakfast Opens
- Free to return home or set up additional golf (on own)