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Play It Again

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People associate golf with town of Pinehurst; however, there was more than one game in town. In 1895, the first resort guests played tennis. The resort's founder, James Walker Tufts, preferred to play roque, a game akin to croquet. Other activities included lawn bowls, badminton, table tennis, polo matches, harness races, steeplechases, archery, fox hunting, and skeet shooting. Legendary sharpshooter Annie Oakley lived at The Carolina Hotel from 1916 to 1922. She gave shooting exhibitions and taught approximately 15,000 men and women how to shoot.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 2, July 2005, p80-82, 84-85, il