Golf News for Monday, March 4, 2013 | People

Brian Vest new head professional at Members Club at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Brian A. Vest has been selected to be the new head golf professional at the exclusive Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A Class A member of the PGA of America, Vest comes to Grande Dunes from the private Bermuda Run Country Club near Winston-Salem, N.C., where he was director of golf for more than five years.

Prior to his tenure at Bermuda Run, Vest was the head golf professional at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach from 2000 to 2007. Overall, he has more than 20 years experience as a golf professional, including service as a member of the golf staff at the renowned Greenbrier, a Five Star, Five Diamond Premier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

"We're delighted to have Brian join the Members Club management team," said Jim Powalie, vice president of the Grande Dunes Operating Company. "We conducted an extensive search for our new head golf professional and discovered that Brian is a great fit. He's very passionate about the game of golf and about enhancing the member experience. He lived in Myrtle Beach for several years, so he knows our community. In addition to his background in golf and private club management, he brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm. We're very pleased to have him heading up our golf operations."

About Members Club At Grande Dunes
The Members Club at Grande Dunes is located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., within the upscale community of Grande Dunes. Opened in 2005, the club features an 18-hole, par 71, golf course designed by PGA Hall of Fame golfer Nick Price and award-winning golf course architect Craig Schreiner. Its Italianate, 27,000 square foot clubhouse includes a full-service golf shop, casual grill, luxurious dining room, private members library with full bar and fireplace, and meeting rooms. Information about membership is available at or by calling (843) 315-0281.