Pinehurst’s Bob Farren has made it into the 2019 Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame class. The Carolinas Golf Association announced Friday three selections for the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The other two honorees include deceased architect George Cobb of Greenville, S.C. and former USGA President Jim Hyler of Asheville, N.C.
A native of West Virginia, Farren earned a degree from Marshal University in 1979 in Recreating and Tourism. He worked his way up the ranks as superintendent Kanawha County Park and Berry Hills CC in Charleston W.V. and Pinehurst CC in the Village of Pinehurst. He has been Director of Grounds at Pinehurst CC since 2001.
He has been involved in 14 USGA Championships including three USGA United States Open Championships. He 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.
The ceremony will be held next year at a date TBA.
Photo credit/Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.