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Howell Named Tournament Director

October 1st, 2015

The New Hampshire Golf Association (NHGA) is happy to announce that Greg Howell has been promoted to the position of Tournament Director, effective October 1st. Howell previously served as the USGA PJ Boatwright Intern for the NHGA for two seasons, before being added to the staff in a full-time capacity last fall. Howell will take the spot vacated by long-time Tournament Director John Jelley, who resigned in September.

Executive Director Matt Schmidt felt that Howell’s previous experience with the NHGA made him a logical choice to replace Jelley. “Greg was a natural fit for the Tournament Director position with John’s departure. He’s been with us for three seasons now and understands not only how important our tournament programs are but also the workload that he’ll inherit,” said Schmidt. “He is also well aware that the shoes he is filling are very big but we feel that he is more than capable of continuing our tradition of running excellent events. He’s also eager to see our tournament programs grow and reach more players around New Hampshire. I’ve been thrilled with his enthusiasm for the job.”

Howell, 23, is a native of Sandwich, MA and is a 2014 graduate of Southern New Hampshire where he majored in Sport Management. “I am incredibly excited for this new chapter in my professional career with the association. Over the past three years I’ve had the opportunity to work at tournaments with John, who is undoubtedly one of the best in tournament administration. He is somebody that I have admired professionally since meeting him and I understand better than anybody that taking over for him is no small task,” Howell said. “I can’t wait to get started and sustain the great relationships I have built with our members and member clubs over the past three summers.”

Howell began his duties as Tournament Director on October 1st. He currently resides in Bedford.