PINEHURST HIRES BEN BRIDGERS AS DIRECTOR OF GOLF

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (May 7, 2013) – Pinehurst Resort & Country Club recently announced that it has named Ben Bridgers as director of golf. Bridgers, whose background includes proven success as general manager and as head golf professional, comes to Pinehurst most recently from Nags Head Golf Links & The Village Beach Club in Nags Head, N.C.

"Ben is a rising star with the expertise and energy that will lead Pinehurst in delivering a high-end country club experience for members and resort guests,” said Jay Biggs, Senior Vice President of Golf and Club Operations at Pinehurst Resort. “He will bring some new ideas and services, and a fresh perspective, that will continue to distinguish Pinehurst as a unique destination.”

A Conway, N.C., native, Bridgers most recently was the general manager of Nags Head Golf Links & the Village Beach Club, as well as interim general manager of The Currituck Club in Corolla, N.C. Prior to that, he served as head golf professional and operations manager at Nags Head Golf Links.

Bridgers’ work has earned several awards, including ClubCorp’s Superstar Award and Bronze Circle of Excellence. He earned a B.S., in Business Administration and a B.S. in Management of Human Resources from Barton College.

For a headshot of Bridgers, as well as other information, visit pinehurstmedia.com. Connect with Pinehurst Resort at www.facebook.com/PinehurstResort, and on Twitter @PinehurstResort.

About Pinehurst

Located in the North Carolina heartland, Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, established in 1895, is a 2,000-acre property featuring an award-winning spa, eight golf courses, tennis, and activities for the family.  Widely known as the cradle of American golf, Pinehurst has hosted more single golf championships than any other site in America, including the U.S. Open, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup Matches, TOUR Championship and many others.  It will serve as the site of both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships in 2014 in back-to-back weeks.  See pinehurst.com or call 800-487-4653 for a complete list of events and activities.