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Clyde Johnston To Launch LMGA’s Dinner Speakers Series

The Men’s Golf Association is pleased to announce that Clyde Johnston, the renowned golf course architect, will be the inaugural speaker at the new Dinner Speakers program on February 27.  At the dinner & smoker, Johnston will discuss his plans for redevelopment of Palmetto Golf Course, his approach to course design and renovation, and will offer comments on other Landings golf facilities.
Other events of the day will include a 1:15 pm shotgun golf outing on Palmetto with Stableford scoring, followed immediately by the men-only dinner, which will feature ‘manly fare’ with a Member Bar. Following the dinner Johnston will make a presentation and take questions.  The day will be topped off with a men’s smoker with complimentary cigars and adult beverages tastings.
“We are particularly pleased to initiate our speaker series with noted golf architect Clyde Johnston,” said Program Chair John Palermo.  One of the nation’s most celebrated golf course architects, Johnston heads his own firm, Clyde Johnston Designs, created in 1987 and based in Hilton Head, SC.  He is now intimately familiar with the Landings having led the 2005 renovation of the Palmetto course.  His father was a PGA professional in North Carolina and Clyde grew up working in all aspects of course maintenance and operations.  He graduated from North Carolina State University in Environmental Design in Landscape Architecture.   Over the past 27 years, he has undertaken more than 60 golf course projects across the southeastern US.  Prior to the formation of his own firm, Johnston worked for Willard C. Byrd and Associates for 12 years.  
LMGA Members can register for the dinner the same way they register for play: click on the "Play!" tab and sign up directly from the calendar for the dinner and the optional 1:15 shotgun.   
Male TLC members who are not yet LMGA members will be welcome at the dinner and are encouraged to consider joining the LMGA.  Non-members may sign up for the dinner at a slightly higher cost by clicking here or from the "Public Events" tab on the home page at .  And if you join LMGA prior to the dinner, $15 of your dinner fee will be applied to the $50 LMGA annual dues.