PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – For many years the Pinehurst area of North Carolina has been considered one of the most iconic golf destinations in America … and in the world. After all, it is nicknamed “The Home of American Golf.”
With that kind of pedigree, it’s hard to imagine improving on the product. But the Pinehurst area is getting better – thanks to recent improvements at two of its most-respected courses.
The Mid-South Club – the main focus of the October episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show – and Talamore Resort both have undergone renovations that have elevated the bar for all golf courses in the Pinehurst area.
Both courses are part of the Talamore family of golf clubs – including Talamore Country Club and Applecross Country Club in Pennsylvania. That brand has stood for golf excellence for more than two decades.
With improvements – on the courses, in the clubhouses and throughout the accommodations – both the Mid-South Club and Talamore Resort have positioned themselves among the elite in golf-rich North Carolina and across America.
“We knew that the competition in the Pinehurst area was very stiff,” explained Matt Hauser. “Our owner, Bob Levy, never believes in resting on our laurels. He keeps trying to improve the product and the major renovations to both courses prove it.”
Mid-South, an acclaimed Arnold Palmer design, received some white glove care on the course from superintendent Rusty Smith. The main improvement was re-grassing the greens with a new hybrid bermuda grass that not only is more heat tolerant, but provides a smooth and fast putting surface.
In addition, the beautiful Mid-South clubhouse received a major makeover and it now stands as the social hub of the community.
“I’ve been coming to Mid-South and Talamore Resort for years,” explains Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora. “Every time I am surprised by some level of improvement. But the latest improvements to the Mid-South Club are absolutely stunning. It is, easily, one of my favorite courses in the entire Pinehurst area.”
For more information about the Talamore family of golf clubs, go to www.talmore.com.
The October episode of the Traveling Golfer airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout four markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. In addition, the show airs nationally, three times every day, on the new Fun Roads Network (funroads.tv/schedule) – in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Wichita and Detroit markets –plus, beginning in September, Fun Roads expands to Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington State, North Dakota, Raleigh, Orlando, San Jose and Boise. Additionally, national and international expansion is planned via connected TV on Roku, Amazon Fire, SelectTV and GlewedTV.
The Traveling Golfer also airs a number of times in the Month of October on “Rivertalk” on HTC-4 in Myrtle Beach.
The show also airs on the Traveling Golfer network of websites … including The Golf Director Network and The Myrtle Beach Golf Channel (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com).
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, “Tech Talk”, hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers’ never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. For the fourth time in five years, the show was honored as the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America in the prestigious International Network of Golf awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January of 2020.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 19 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All old shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube Network and on the home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.
For more information about the Traveling Golfer, or to find out how a property can be featured on the show, call TL Golf Services at (610) 721-8186.