Country Club of North Carolina’s first teaching professional has strong military ties

By David Droschak   The scorecard from Joe Steadman’s Player Ability Test hangs proudly in his office near the practice facility at the Country Club of North Carolina. The private club’s first teaching professional remembers the day well, logging 36 holes for the first time in his playing days that had included many relaxed rounds with his Fort Bragg buddies.  …

The world’s largest manufacturer of golf grips has called North Carolina home since 1969

By Brad King Most golf professionals will tell you that the grip is the foundation for a golfer’s swing. North Carolina-based Golf Pride Grips is recognized globally as the No. 1 choice in grips among touring and club professionals, recreational players, competitive amateur golfers, club manufacturers — such as Callaway, PING, Taylor Made, Titleist, etc. —…