Jett, Pinehurst Resort Part Ways
Paul Jett, the highly regarded course superintendent who oversaw the preparation of the famed No. 2 Course for U.S. Open Championships in 1999 and 2005 is no longer associated with Pinehurst Resort.
Both Jett and Executive Vice President of Golf and Club Operations Don Sweeting were reluctant to comment on the surprising development which occurred on Thursday of last week.
“Paul is pursuing other opportunities,” Sweeting said of Jett's departure. “We wish Paul and his family well. His contributions to Pinehurst Resort were great and we really appreciate his efforts in preparing No. 2 for the 1999 and 2005 Opens. Other than that, I really can’t comment.”
Jett, reached by phone, simply said he preferred to not speak about what had happened. “I prefer to just say no comment at this time,” he said.
According to sources at the resort, the Golf Operations team gathered to discuss the next steps with a succession plan.
Bob Farren, the director of grounds and golf course management, is overseeing the aerification of the No. 2 Course next week as well as the restoration project the course is undergoing by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
Jett won international acclaim for his work during the two U.S. Opens and the U.S. Amateur Championship held on the course when Danny Lee won in 2008.
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