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Pinehurst’s Bob Farren chosen for Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame

The 38-year GCSAA member has managed course conditions for three U.S. Opens and several other major events.

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Bob Farren

The Carolinas Golf Association has announced three selections for the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2019, among them Bob Farren, CGCS, director of golf course and grounds management at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort.

A native of West Virginia, Farren (right) earned a degree in recreation and tourism from Marshall University in 1979. He worked his way up the ranks as superintendent at Kanawha County Park and Berry Hills Country Club, both in Charleston, W.Va., and at Pinehurst Resort. He has been director of golf course and grounds management at Pinehurst since 2001.

Farren has been involved in 14 USGA championships, including three U.S. Open championships. He was honored with the President’s Award for Environmental Stewardship from GCSAA in 2007 and Golf Digest’s Green Star Award for outstanding environmental practices in 2014.

Other 2019 Hall of Fame honorees are past USGA president James B. (Jim) Hyler Jr. of Asheville, N.C., and the late architect George W. Cobb of Greenville, S.C.