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SPR 2019

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10 | | S P R I N G 2 0 1 9 Lady Antebellum to Rock Carmel CC New Faces at the CGA Brandon Hood, Tournament Manager Brandon Hood is from a small town just south of Nashville called Franklin, Tennessee. In the summer of 2015, Hood interned at a golf course in Phillipsburg, New Jersey where he first learned tournament management. From there, he received an internship with the AJGA in the summer of 2017 to assist in operations with tournaments throughout the Northeastern United States. Following graduation from Mississippi State in 2018, Hood returned to the AJGA to serve as Assistant Tournament Director. Kevin Duffy, Tournament Manager Kevin Duffy comes to the CGA with six years of golf administration experience under his belt, and in that time, he has worked for Atlanta Junior Golf as a Tournament Director, Northern Ohio Golf Association as a P.J. Boatwright Jr. Tournament Operation Intern, and with the Georgia State Golf Association as an Operations Intern for their junior department. Hood and Duffy joined the CGA staff as Tournament Managers in January 2019. W ells Fargo Championship week in Charlotte is always a party, and this year there's a new and patriotic event added to the scene. Nearby Carmel Coun- try Club is hosting a fundraising concert for Folds of Honor, and the head- liner is set to be Lady Antebellum. For the event, Carmel is turning its driving range into a concert venue, with 3,000 people expected to attend. Food trucks will also be on site in one of the best non-golf uses of a practice range in recorded history. Lady Antebellum has supported Folds of Honor at previous events, such as the Stars and Strings event in Chicago. Folds of Honor is the charitable organization started by PGA Professional Major Dan Rooney to help provide educational scholarships to the families of U.S. service- members that have been injured or killed. ● Charleston Municipal Renovation Planned for Later This Year There's a big project set for the course Charleston residents refer to as simply "The Muni." The City of Charleston Municipal Golf Course on James Island has been the center of the city's golf scene since it opened in 1929, and it is about to get a major facelift. Starting in December, a 15-month, $3 million project will restore greens to their original size, flood control measures will be added and vistas will be opened to the Stono River. The plan is to have at least nine holes open for play at all times on the course, which typically hosts more than 50,000 rounds a year. The Muni was built around the same time as Country Club of Charleston and Yeamans Hall, both designed by Seth Raynor during the "Golden Age" of golf architecture. The renovations at The Muni are being overseen by architect Troy Miller, who grew up playing the course, and hopes to incorporate some classic Raynor touches in the project, which should be complete by October 2020. ● ABC PRESS

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