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Golf News: - Posted 15th December 1997

Metal spikes are banned at Pinehurst

Pinehurst, North Carolina - Pinehurst Resort and Country Club have banned metal spikes from its eight golf courses effective January 1, 1998. It is claimed to be the first US golf resort to discontinue the use of metal spikes.

Resort officials said the use of non-metal spikes will make for smoother greens and also improve their overall health. Officials also stated that non-metal spikes are easier on cart paths, steps, sidewalks, and carpets in the clubhouse and dining areas.

Pinehurst's No. 2 course will host the 1999 U.S. Open.