Vol 22 March 2013

Mac Everett
General Chairman

Kym Hougham
Executive Director

Jan Ivey
Director of Marketing and Partner Relations

Tony Schuster
Director of Operations

Gwen Crow
Tournament Coordinator

Paula Burnett
Volunteer Coordinator

Christine Lockett
Tournament Project Manager

James Stevens
Tournament Assistant

2013 Course Changes

During the summer, several changes were made at Quail Hollow Club in an effort to enhance the playing experience for not only the club’s members but for the PGA TOUR professionals, who visit annually. Some of the changes will allow for better viewing for the many fans who attend the tournament.

Fans will notice immediately as they get off the shuttle buses and enter the tournament’s main entrance that the chipping and bunker practice area has been shifted to the other side of the main practice facility and closer to the clubhouse. The practice tees have also been moved back slightly allowing for more distance and a new putting area has been built in this area.

Once on the golf course, fans will see new teeing grounds on the first hole, the fourth hole, 8th hole and the 10th hole and will notice that holly bushes have been removed between the 10th green and the 13th tee to make viewing easier in these areas.

The first teeing ground was moved back and slightly to the left of its original location in an effort to straighten what was a slight-dogleg right hole.

On the fourth hole, fans and players will see a drastic change. The location of the tee was moved from the back-left corner of No.3 green and near the parking lot to the front portion of No.3 green. The immediate fairway on this hole from year’s past is now the chipping and bunker practice area with the new fairway adjacent to this and separated by a new row of trees. Hole No.4 is now slightly straighter heading to the green and is longer than in the past.

Moving to the 8th hole, this green has seen some major adjustments during the summer. More contours have been added and a new teeing ground on the left has been added.

Fans will also notice that the cart path which used to curve from one side of the club house to the 18th green is no longer in place and has been replaced with grass for a smoother walking surface in this area. The new cart path now cuts in front of both the par-four 1st hole and the par-five 10th hole teeing grounds, which have both been moved back in an effort to create more yardage.