Brian Powell

Brian Powell

As director of golf course management, Brian oversees resurfacing and other adjustments needed at Old Chatham to keep the course competitive and appealing. Brian grew up with golf in his genes and held several golf-related internships until he became a paid golf course superintendent in 1980. He graduated with a bachelor of science in turf grass management from NC State University in Raleigh.

Brian is a member of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association (CGCSA), where he serves as secretary and treasurer and participates in its Drought Resource Task Force. He serves on the U.S. Golf Association Green Section Committee, the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Neuse River Modeling Project Stakeholders Panel.

Brian previously served as chair of the N.C. Government Relations Committee for CGCSA and as the golf stakeholder for the 2008-2009 Water Allocation Study Team’s Allocation Report to the N.C. Environmental Review Commission.

A native of Sanford, N.C., and Atlanta, Brian resides in Cary, N.C., with his wife, Deanna. They have one grown daughter, Tyler.