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

Kym's Corner

Behind the scenes with Executive Director, Kym Hougham

New Tee on 17

This year fans are going to be able to see players face a new challenge as they compete at the Wells Fargo Championship.

Through the years, we have considered the idea of having the professionals use the tee on the par-3, 17th hole that the members of the club use. So, this year, we are going to make use of the teeing ground that is to the left of 16 green and near the lake.


Hole 17- Par 3
L= 192 Yards | R= 217 Yards

We have already received some positive remarks by the PGA TOUR Rules Committee and some of the players whose opinion we have sought. We hope to use it for at least two days during official competition.

You may ask what makes this change so significant. With this angle the players will face a new challenge as they come across the water. They must shape their shots in a different way than in years past when they were teeing off from the area right of 16th green. While it will play shorter than in the past it gives us some new pin positions that we have not been able to use from the right tee.

For the patrons sitting around the 17th green, those in the Executive Club and also the hospitality units, it will give an incredible new view of the tee shots that they havenít witnessed before. It will also create a great scene as the players make the long walk around the lake to the green.

With this being our 10th Anniversary we felt this was a good year to bring some unexpected changes to our event and this is just one of them. We hope that all of you enjoy this new experience. We know that the players are looking forward to it!