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7728
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Golf is big business in the state. Over six hundred golf courses offer players challenging play from the mountains to the coast. Besides being a big destination for golf vacations and business conferences, North Carolina is a major part of American golf history and tradition. Mention golf around the country and most Americans will think of Pinehurst. For generations word-of-mouth has brought golfing enthusiasts to the state. With golf courses developing in other states now, the state's golfing association must consider others ways to market themselves. Martin discusses new marketing approaches with Robbie Wooten, president of Impact Golf Marketing.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p26, 28, 30-31, il
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7724
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Methodist College (Fayetteville), North Carolina State University (Raleigh), Campbell University (Buies Creek), and Queens College (Charlotte) offer professional golf management majors aimed at preparing students at careers as golf professionals. The programs combine business, liberal arts, and golf course work. The Professional Golfers Association requires graduates to pass a player ability test since much golf management includes teaching golf lessons. All four programs have substantial internship requirements of sixteen months.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p34-36, il
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The horse industry is good for North Carolina's economy, producing annual revenues of over $750 million and creating more than 10,000 jobs. Activities range from rustic trail rides in the Appalachians to elegant events. North Carolina's four steeplechases are the most elegant of all. They are Stoneybrook (Raeford); Block House Races (Tryon); Queens Cup (Mineral Springs); and Brookhill (Clayton). Racing is a small part of the industry. Horseshows are very popular, with state equestrian centers sponsoring them across the state every weekend.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p72, il
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7729
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The Pinehurst Golf Fitness Lab, located at the Pinehurst Golf Resort, opened in July 2005. The lab evolved from sports fitness research conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The lab uses sophisticated analysis of a golfer's swing to help improve balance, strength, flexibility, and technique. A biomechanical analysis, four-hour session at the fitness lab, and hour-long lesson costs $850.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p40-41, il
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7731
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Lynn Mull Lail, of Hickory, is featured in NORTH CAROLINA magazine executive profile. As a teenager, she worked in the family motel, learning information about business and tourism. She inherited the Mull Motel and the Hickory Furniture Mart from her parents, Pearlie and Maude Mull. At the time, the furniture mart was a wholesale business and was open only two days a year, during nearby High Point's Furniture Market. In 1985, she and her husband opened the Hickory Furniture Mart to the public year-round. The mart is now the area's biggest tourist attraction and one of the state's top visitor destinations, attracting over 500,000 people every year. The million-square-foot complex displays over 1,000 furniture lines and includes 100 factory outlets, stores and galleries, shipping service, visitor center, museum, cafe, coffeehouse, and motel.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 64 Issue 3, Mar 2006, p57-59, il, por