Vol 4 July 2008
Tournament Staff

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Sponsor Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant


2009 has finally arrived and with it the renewed hope that our current economic situation improves for everyone compared to 2008. We know that things will never be “the same”, and like all businesses, the Wachovia Championship is looking at its business model to see where we need to make adjustments.

It is our goal to create and duplicate the same high quality patron experience during tournament week that we have provided over the first 6 years. Sometimes, streamlining and self evaluation can be a good thing, and in the course of our reassessment we will continue to keep the patrons, sponsors, players, Quail Hollow members and ambassadors in the forefront of our decision making.

2009 will also see the return of Tiger Woods to professional golf. Everyone associated with the game of golf felt the effects of having the #1 athlete in the world on the sidelines for over 6 months. However, during his hiatus our 2008 champion Anthony Kim went on to have an incredible year and distinguished himself as one of the evolving superstars in the world of golf.

I will be traveling to several other golf tournaments over the next three months to speak to the TOUR professionals to continue to spread the word about the quality of the Wachovia Championship and Quail Hollow Club. I fully anticipate a world class field of TOUR players will be present this year for the 2009 tournament.

Happy 2009!