There is a lot of history and accomplishments in the Sandhills with our two guests, Donna Andrews and Sally Austin.

Donna Andrews, currently a golf instructor at Pine Needles, was an accomplished 7 time winner on the LPGA tour including one major tournament.

Sally Austin started taking lessons from Peggy Kirk Bell when she was 13 years old. She has played the mini tours in Asia & Europe as well as one year on the LPGA Tour.

She served as the golf coach at the University of North Carolina from 1993 – 2009.

Together, these ladies discuss their careers, ties to the Sandhills, and the benefits of teaching and coaching students in today’s game.

Donna and Sally both give private lessons.


Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, Andrews played college golf at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and won the North and South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst in 1988.[1]

Andrews’ rookie season on the LPGA Tour was 1990; she won six titles between 1993 and 1998,[2][3] including a major championship, the 1994 Nabisco Dinah Shore, won with a birdie on the final hole.[4] Her best finish on the money list was third in 1998, and she also made the top ten in 1993 (9th) and 1994 (5th). Andrews represented the United States in the Solheim Cup in 1994 and 1998, and was the captain of the Junior Solheim Cup team in 2007.

After her retirement from LPGA Tour, Andrews became a golf instructor at Pine Needles Resort near Pinehurst, North Carolina and is co-owner of Andrews and James Real Estate. Andrews has two children; son Connor and daughter Sarah with husband James Tepatti.

In 2005, Andrews was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Will be inducted into the Virginia Golf Hall of Fame in May 2017

Donna Andrews


Grew up in Raeford.

Started taking lessons from Mrs. Bell when she was 13 or 14.

At the encouragement of her father she helped start the UNC golf team with Mindy Moore in 1973.

Won the State Am at Mid Pines in 1979.

Turned pro in fall of 1980.

Played mini tours, the Asia and European Tours until 1987 when she played on the LPGA for just over a year.

Taught golf schools at Pine Needles, Ben Sutton Golf School, Craft-Zavichas schools after she left the tour until 1993 when she became the UNC Women’s Golf Coach. Coached until 2009. Taught private lessons at Chapel Hill CC until she moved back to Moore County in July of 2018.

Now teaches at Pine Needles in the Golfaris, Golf Academies and Donna’s bootcamps. She also gives private lessons there too.

Sally Austin




USGA Manager, Katherine Thigpen and Pine Needles President, Kelly Miller, discuss the 2nd annual U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship to be held May 16th – 19th.

The USGA is known for including special access, clinics and activities for kids, and this year’s Championship is no exception.  Children under 18 receive free admission to the 4 day event.

The U.S. Senior Women’s Open celebrates some of the most storied legends in women’s golf, past and present, including future Hall of Fame inductee, Peggy Kirk Bell. The LPGA stars from the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s will be on hand for this championship.

Pine Needles will also be the host club for the 2022 U.S. Women’s Open. 

Kelly Miller has been a part of the Pine Needles family since the early 1980’s.  The family today represents the very best of “The Home of American Golf” with both the Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts; both of which feature Donald Ross designed golf courses.

Ticket information for this event can be found at

Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts

Aug. 21st – Pine Needles & Mid Pines Golf Resorts
President Kelly Miller, Director of Golf Pat McGowan & Executive Chef Al Taylor discuss the new golf membership program. A Taste of Moore, a cooking competition featuring local restaurants, to be hosted by Pine Needles this Oct. is discussed. A look at the history and stories of both resorts and and their place in the Southern Pines & Pinehurst culture are shared as well as information on the reprinted & updated book detailing this history, Sandhills Classics, a story about the Cosgroves of Mid Pines, Peggy Kirk Bell and Bullet Bell of Pine Needles and how the resorts have evolved into their present day stature.