Bob Gillespie



New face at Cobblestone Park: Tony Branham named head professional

Posted 11/19/2012 11:36:00 AM

The owners of Blythewood’s Cobblestone Park Golf Club have found a veteran of Midlands golf to be their new head professional. He’s Tony Branham, a Columbia native who previously worked at Columbia’s Spring Valley Country Club and Lexington’s Golden Hills Golf Club.

Most recently, Branham (whose brother Will is head professional at the private Country Club of Lexington) was teaching professional at Hilton Head Island’s The Golf Club at Indigo Run. During his Hilton Head tenure, he qualified to compete in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage Classic at Harbour Town Golf Links.

He brings experience in club fitting and launch-monitor applications to the instructional portion of his new job. Cobblestone officials say Branham will be involved in the public-access club’s operations and golf instruction.

Cobblestone Park, located at Exit 27 off Interstate 77, offers 27 holes and is host to the University of South Carolina’s men’s and women’s golf teams as well as its members, vacationers and visiting players from around the state. Long-time professional Tom Graber remains on board as the club’s general manager.

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