Vol 16 July 2011

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

Back 9 Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About the
Wells Fargo Championship

  1. There are 12 miles of rope and cord to help mark accessible areas and places where patrons are allowed to go during tournament week.
  2. When CBS and Golf Channel come to broadcast the tournament, there are 200-plus people associated with the broadcast and 12 trucks needed. During the broadcast there are TV towers at Holes 6-18.
  3. How do you determine which professionals play in the pro-am? According to PGA TOUR regulations the top 42 players plus 10 tournament picks from the previous year’s official money list that are in the field are required to participate in the Wednesday Pro-Am.
  4. How do players get paid after the tournament is over? Most of the PGA TOUR players have the money they won in tournaments wire transferred into their personal accounts the week after the Wells Fargo Championship. The Wells Fargo Championship transfers money to the PGA TOUR headquarters before the first tee shot is hit. The PGA TOUR then distributes the money to those players who make the 36-hole cut. The amount is based on their finish after four rounds.
  5. Eight brands of golf balls are available for players to use during tournament week. Staff at the practice facility are continually gathering the balls and separating each brand into individual buckets (Bridgestone, Callaway, Maxfli, Nike, Precept, Srixon,Taylor Made & Titleist)
  6. There are over 2,400 people who share their time to help support the Wells Fargo Championship before, during and after tournament week. A majority of our Ambassadors are working for the ninth straight year.
  7. The average size of a green at Quail Hollow Club is 6,500 square feet.
  8. Dale Douglass won the first official TOUR event played at Quail Hollow Club in 1969—the Kemper Open. He earned $30,000 with his victory.
  9. Coca-Cola has turned birdies into donations to The First Tee of Charlotte during this year’s Wells Fargo Championship. For each birdie made during tournament week, Coca-Cola donated $5 to The First Tee of Charlotte. This is the second year for Birdies for Kids, and the money donated will go to a valuable program in The First Tee, that teaches kids life lessons through golf. Coca-Cola’s Heather Hucks, Sr Marketing Sponsorship Manager, said, “The First Tee of Charlotte is a great organization and Coca-Cola couldn’t be happier to partner with them on this program. There are some great lessons to be learned through the game of golf and turning birdies into donations is a fun way to highlight the great work The First Tee does in this community.” This year, Coca-Cola donated $7,000 to The First Tee of Charlotte.