Word leaked a little early over the weekend, and the Carolinas Golf Association has announced three selections for the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The honorees include Bob Farren, Pinehurst’s director of golf course maintenance, as well as deceased architect George Cobb and past USGA President Jim Hyler.
The Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame Award Ceremony will be held in 2019 at a date TBA.
Bob’s accolades are certainly Hall of Fame-worthy:
A native of West Virginia, Farren earned a degree from Marshall University in 1979. The eight USGA Championships Farren has worked on at Pinehurst alone are immense, and they include three U.S. Opens and the U.S. Women’s Open. In 2014, the men’s and women’s Opens were played on consecutive weeks on Pinehurst No. 2 – a first in golf history, and a huge accomplishment in the field of agronomy. Farren was honored with the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship from the Golf Course Superintendents of America in 2007 and Golf Digest magazine’s Green Star Award for outstanding environmental practices in 2014.
There will be more information to come, but help us congratulate Bob.