Carolinas Golf Magazine

FALL 2018

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FA L L 2 0 1 8 | | 11 L O CA L K N OW L E D G E New Faces at the Carolinas Golf Association Office Jackson Sveen was hired this summer to serve as the new Director of Marketing and Communications at the Carolinas Golf Association. In his role, Sveen will be responsible for the development of marketing partnerships and execution of communication strategies to help promote amateur golf throughout North and South Carolina. He will also serve as the Executive Publisher of the Carolinas Golf Magazine and administer the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame for the Carolinas Golf Foundation. A lifelong golf enthusiast, Sveen grew up playing golf in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. He attended Rabun Gap Nacoochee School in Rabun Gap, Ga. where he was the captain of his high school golf team. He received a B.A. degree in Mass Media Communication from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jackson and his wife Laura now live in Southern Pines, N.C. with their twins: Ruby and McRae. Also new to the CGA Staff is Administrative Assistant, Barb Hanlin. The daughter of a WWII submariner, Barb was born in Honolulu while her father was stationed in Hawaii. A military transfer moved her family to Northern Virginia, where she and her siblings grew up. Barb has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She later earned a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science, also from George Mason. She has also completed coursework offered by the University of Mary Washington's School of Business in Fredericksburg, VA. In addition to Barb's work experience in both clinical and forensic laboratories, she has significant work experience in public procurement and office administration. The Carolinas Golf Association would like to thank former Director of Communications and Marketing, Scott Gerbereux, for his hard work and dedication in growing the game of golf in the Carolinas and beyond. We wish him much success in his future endeavors. ● Thousands of Juniors Tee it Up at U.S. Kids Golf World Championships T he 2018 U.S. Kids Golf World Championships recently brought more than 2,300 kids and teens— from 47 states and 53 countries—to the Pinehurst, N.C., area for two weeks of high-level play at 16 courses in the area. Nine separate tournaments were part of the Championships, including four Par- ent-Child Championships, a team chal- lenge, two World Championships and two Van Horn Cup Matches – team best ball matches pitting U.S. players against inter- national golfers on Pinehurst No. 2. Events were also played at the Mid South Club, Pine Needles, Longleaf and on Pinehurst's Nos. 5, 8 and 9 courses. Two of the Teen World Championship winners hailed from North Carolina: Cindy Song of Waxhaw won the Girls 13 title after winning the Girls 12 crown last year, while Nicole Adam of Pinehurst won the Girls 15-18 championship. The U.S. Kids Golf World Champi- onships will mark the event's 20th anniver- sary, and 14th consecutive year in Pinehurst. A new event, the Junior Van Horn Cup, is set to be played on Pinehurst Resort's short course, The Cradle. ● Kiawah Island Making Major Improvements The iconic Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina has broken ground on a number of new projects, including the construction of a new 150-room boutique beachfront hotel, a conference center, a new clubhouse at Cougar Point and new two-story, four-bedroom rental cottages adjacent to the Ocean Course. The major overhaul comes as Kiawah Island prepares to host a major championship – the PGA Championship, which will be played on the Ocean Course in May of 2021. The clubhouse at Cougar Point and cottages at the Ocean Course are expected to be ready next spring, while the as-yet-unnamed beachfront hotel is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020. ● MICHAEL McCANN/ROBERT A.M. STERN ARCHITECTS

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