Old Chatham Golf Club

Old Chatham Assistant Professionals Qualify for Nationwide Tour Event, Rex Hospital Open

Two assistant golf professionals will be representing Old Chatham at this year’s Rex Hospital Open held May 31st – June 3rd.


Raleigh, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/20/2012 -- TPC Wakefield Plantation of Raleigh is ready to host the Rex Hospital Open. This annual Nationwide Tournament features great golfing talents from all over the United States, including two Assistant Golf Professionals from Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, NC.

Both Brian Stewart and Brian Joyce of Old Chatham competed in a CPGA Class A Member qualifier at Northridge Country Club of Raleigh on April 10, 2012. There were three spots available at the Rex qualifier, of which Stewart and Joyce took two.

Brian Joyce shot 70 at the qualifier and was the medalist, while Brian Stewart was not far behind, shooting a 72 and won in a playoff. Old Chatham Head Golf Professional, John Marino, is thrilled and had this to say about his colleagues, ”I am extremely proud of Brian Stewart and Brian Joyce who are not only fine players but are top-notch golf professionals. We are very lucky to have them on our team at Old Chatham.”

Stewart, a born and raised North Carolinian, graduated from Methodist College in 1999 and went on to work the ‘99 US Open in Pinehurst and the ’99 Ryder Cup. Joyce, a UNC-Wilmington alumni, joined the Old Chatham team in 2011. The Assistant Golf Professional turned pro in 2005, while playing on the Hooters Tour and Tarheel Tour.

Come out and support your local Old Chatham golf professionals on May 31st – June 3rd at the TCP Wakefield Plantation. To learn more about the Rex Hospital Open, visit http://www.rexhealth.com/rexopen.

About the Rex Classic
The Rex Hospital Open has been a Raleigh golf mainstay for more than two decades, and this year's tournament looks to be the most exciting one yet! With great seating and ticket options, additional food and beverage vendors as well as even more family-friendly entertainment, the 2012 Rex Hospital Open is THE place to be! Relax, socialize, network and enjoy a great professional golf tournament right here in Raleigh.

The Rex Hospital Open is an official week-long event on the PGA TOUR's Nationwide Tour, held at TPC Wakefield Plantation in North Raleigh. Over time, The Rex Hospital Open has raised more than $6 million to support programs and services at Rex Hospital. Funds raised from the 2012 event will benefit Rex Cancer Care - supporting patients from discovery through recovery.

About Old Chatham Golf Club
Established in 2001, Old Chatham was a vision of Triangle area business leaders. Their dream of a golf course central to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, yet tucked away from the region’s rapid growth, became a reality. Offering 400 acres of rolling hills rich in native pines and oaks and just minutes from the I-40 corridor, Old Chatham is unlike any golf course in the Triangle.

Designed by the renowned golf course architect, Rees Jones, the idea behind the Club is to let nature define it. The lines from tee to green remain very similar to what they were before ground was ever broken. This provides members and guests a place to escape to the tranquility of an uncrowded retreat, characterized by one-of-a-kind hospitality with an emphasis on quality and comfort.