Alumni Golf Invitational
Pinehurst Alumni Golf - July 16 - 18
Greetings from the Village!
With a nod to the scientific community for vaccines and an end in sight to this crazy virus, we are delighted to invite you to the 21st 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. We have made some significant changes this year which will make the weekend even more enjoyable!
The Pinehurst Resort plays host to the tournament where we will return to the original format of an overall two day, low gross – low net – and individual flight competition. There will be long drive and closest to the pin opportunities during both rounds.
We begin play on Friday with a shotgun start on Pinehurst #7 at 1 p.m. This round will also decide who claims the coveted Class Cup, awarded that evening during dinner.
Saturday begins early with a shotgun start on #5 at 8:45 a.m. and pairings will be based on the results of Fridays play. After your round, we invite you to walk over to the Thistle Due putting course 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 now offers only a modified American plan which does not include dinner as part of their rate. We have reflected that change in our package pricing as well. Both Friday and Saturday evening meals will be charged separately to your credit card on file with the Inn. Cost this year will be $345, which includes two nights’ accommodations, two breakfasts, two rounds of golf with carts and awards for the players. For those residing in the Pinehurst area and require golf only, the price will be $170. The Social Only fee is $179, for non-golfers who just want to come for the fun and camaraderie.
Tee times, pairings, rooms, meals and the details of the event take time. Both the Pine Crest and the Resort (separate this year because of the golf…) are requiring deposits be paid by May 31, 2021. We ask that you please be considerate and register today.
See you in Pinehurst!
Brent Holmes ‘73
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 16
1 p.m. Shotgun Start | Pinehurst #7
6:30 p.m. Cocktails | Barrett Cottage and Inn Porch’s
7 p.m. Awards and Dinner | Pine Crest Inn
Saturday, July 17
- 6 a.m. Breakfast Opens
8:45 a.m. Shotgun Start | Pinehurst #5
Skills Competition | Thistle Dhu Putting Course
6:30 p.m. Awards and Dinner | Barrett Cottage, Under the Oaks
Sunday, July 18
- 6 a.m. Breakfast Opens
- Free to return home or set up additional golf (on own)