Pine Needles - Southern Pines, NC
Pine Needles Club and Lodge has hosted 3 US Women's Opens and boasts 18 fantastic Donald Ross greens. On a fine Sunday in May of 2016, I would tee off as Jason Day would win his 1st Players Championship. The course plays to a par 71 at 7,015 yards.
For the first time in my golfing career, I would capture the rarest sandy of them all, the true triple sandy. On the reachable par 5 15th hole, I would hit my drive into the fairway bunker, hit my layup shot from that bunker into another bunker, miss my approach shot from the bunker left into the green side bunker, and then hit my green side bunker shot to 7 feet and make the putt for par. The triple sandy!!! I may have gotten some sand in my shoes and mouth, but glory tastes delicious!!