Crazy Like A Fox: McConnell Golf expands yet again into southwestern Virginia

By David Droschak So how has John McConnell systemically assembled a successful private golf course portfolio across four Southeastern states while many in the industry scoffed at his notion of a “regional golf network?” Already with more than a dozen top-notch layouts designed by the likes of Dye, Fazio, Palmer, Norman and Ross, McConnell has…

Behind the Scenes: Volunteer veteran Richard Lawson invaluable resource for Pinehurst-area championships

By David Droschak Richard Lawson has led a life that is beyond interesting and intriguing. He spent the “working portion” of his career as a government contractor designing and executing United States missile defense systems. The last two decades, Lawson has been the “behind the scenes” engine to help fuel Pinehurst-area volunteers for such high-profile…

Primland Resort unveils new wine room

Primland, a boutique resort nestled amid 12,000 Blue Ridge Mountain acres in southwesternVirginia, has unveiled its latest amenity – a stunning wine cellar. The newest dining venue at the resort is the Schlumberger Wine Cellar, located in The Lodge. An intimate space, the cellar was designed by Parisian architect Didier Benderli of Kerylos Interiors, featuring walls paneled with wormy…

NC D1 Women’s Golf Team Ranking

1              Duke University 2              Wake Forest Univ. 3              UNC Chapel Hill 4              East Carolina U. 5              Campbell University 6              NC State 7              UNC Wilmington 8              High Point University 9              Elon University 10           UNC Greensboro 11           Gardner-Webb U. 12           Appalachian State U. 13           Western Carolina U. 14           UNC Asheville 15           Presbyterian College Charlotte University* NC A&T* *…

NC D1 Men’s Golf Team Ranking

1              Wake Forest Univ. 2              UNC Chapel Hill 3              NC State 4              Charlotte University 5              Duke University 6              UNC Wilmington 7              Campbell University 8              Appalachian State U. 9              UNC Greensboro 10           East Carolina U. 11           High Point University 12           Davidson College 13           Elon University 14           Western Carolina U. 15           Gardner-Webb U. 16           Presbyterian College 17           NC…