You haven’t heard from me in quite a while because we have been diligently trying to put the pieces of this giant puzzle together. At this point in time I simply want to tell you that we have done all that we can possibly do to bring this marvelous, historical project to fruition. Everyone who needs to be contacted has been contacted on our end. Everyone whose approval we have needed has nodded in approval. Now what happens is in the hands of those who can provide the final piece of the puzzle.
Laurie and I have worked for several years now, as many of you know, to bring this to fruition, and it has been anything but easy. Of course, if it were easy, others would have done this. If nothing else, we have taken the Pinehurst Gun Club concept further than it has ever been, but we believe there is more, and that you are going to see it happen.
Please think positively about the gun club – see the members’ club in your mind, the sporting clays fields, the skeet and trap fields, the five-stand, and the gun club clubhouse as it appeared in 1915 with Annie Oakley paraphernalia in abundance.
See people driving through the gate and workers loading traps, greeting members and guests, readying carts, pushing buttons, and keeping scores for those who compete.
See people in a relaxed dining atmosphere and sitting on the porch overlooking the bass fishing pond with ducks and geese trading back and forth.
See the gun room, the library, the pro shop, the shooting offices, and the administrative offices.
See people smiling and sharing time and enthusiasm in a world class outdoor shooting facility here in the Pinehurst area.
Those thoughts and beliefs are probably all that is needed to make the final piece fall into place. Oh, and who wins in this endeavor? You do. You will see.
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...And when they raise the marble shaft,
How will they write his epitaph?
I think these best of tongue or pen:
"Here sleeps one of God's noblemen."
~ Walter W. Parcels in tribute to James Walker Tufts, founder Pinehurst Gun Club