And now the name of Talamore - a noted brand in golf - is becoming equally attached to the Pinehurst area.
An overview of the two Pinehurst properties at the Talamore Golf Resort - The New Course at Talamore and the Mid South Club - is the main focus of the September episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show. The show also explains how the Pinehurst courses relate to their two sister-courses in Pennsylvania - Talamore CC and Applecross CC.
"The Talamore brand is unique, in that members at one course enjoy full membership privileges at all four clubs," explained Matt Hausser, General Manager at Talamore Golf Resort. "It is a very modern model for golf club membership and it appeals to today's golf demographic."
The Pinehurst lineage dates back to 1991, when renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was commissioned to build the first Talamore course in the heart of the Pinehurst area. Shortly after that, the Talamore organization re-designed the Oak Terrace Country Club and re-opened as Talamore CC in Ambler, Pa. The Mid South Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, came next and has proven to be a favorite of Pinehurst visitors. It boasts 545 acres of towering pine trees and emerald fairways within the private residential community. Applecross, designed by the Jack Nicklaus team, in Downingtown, Pa., was added to the Talamore Family when it opened in 2010.
In producing the latest Traveling Golfer show, many hours of footage was taken on the golf courses and in the attractive golf course villas that combine to make a trip to the Pinehurst area an unforgettable experience. Lou Guzzi, director of instruction at Talamore CC in Ambler, is the subject of a show segment, explaining how one of his great joys is to take a group of members on a golf trip to Pinehurst.
"Talamore has really struck a harmonious chord among all of their Members," commented Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora. "I have watched the organization grow and mature over the years. Talamore's management never rests in its efforts to improve all four properties."
Latest among the improvements was a re-grassing and restoration of the New Course at Talamore. Closed from April until August of 2016, Talamore re-opened with Champion Bermudagrass greens, new cart paths and rebuilt bunkers. One of the most eye-opening new features is a number of sod-wall bunkers, reminiscent of Scotland.
"The net result is a greatly improved golf course," concluded Leodora. "Viewers will find the New Course at Talamore and the Mid South Club to be a compelling one-two punch."
The episode from Talamore Pinehurst begins airing September 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, September 12 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4.
The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Comcast SportsNet airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Comcast Network airs the show at 6 PM Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a clubmaker, 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. The show won first place for golf television broadcasts in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.