So the last thing anyone would want to do is change it. Right?
Under the skillful care of general manager Matt Hausser and superintendent Rusty Smith, Mid-South has prepared for its 25th anniversary by undergoing a major renovation. The greens have been increased in size and the most modern strain of heat-resistant grass - Champion Bermuda - has greatly improved the putting surfaces. Bunkers were completely rebuilt. A number of holes were tweaked ... and a major re-design was done to the dramatic 9th hole.
"I prefer to call it a rejuvenation," said Smith, who has spent all of his life on the golf courses of North Carolina."
"I really believe we made a great golf course even greater," adds Hausser.
Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora has been a frequent visitor to all of the Talamore properties. His excitement about the changes at Mid-South is genuine.
"I have been taking golfers to Mid-South for more than 20 years," says Leodora. "It is a must stop on every trip to Pinehurst. Each time I go I am surprised to find something new. But this latest improvement is the best yet."
Part of the Talamore family of golf courses, Mid-South Club sits alongside sister course, Talamore Resort, as a very special stay-and-play experience in Pinehurst. Add the fact that members also get playing privileges at the private Talamore CC and Applecross CC in Pennsylvania.
The September episode not only highlights the renovation at the Mid-South Club, but highlights the rest of the Talamore courses and gives a quick look at the charm of the Pinehurst area. The September episode begins airing September 3 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 11 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 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
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. The show repeated for the second straight year 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.
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.