eGolf Gateway Tour Board of Advisors


The eGolf Professional Tour is guided by some of the top gentlemen in the game of golf. Mr. Wes Jones, Chief Executive Officer of eGolf, heads up the panel of seven members that cover a spectrum of knowledge and experience in the golf industry. The Board of Advisors will serve as a guide to the tour’s staff in order to help position the tour going forward and create a platform from which to produce the best players in the industry. The members include Mr. Jones, Mr. John Harris, Mr. Kym Hougham, Mr. Jerry Haas and Mr. Kelly Miller.

K. Wesley M. Jones
Mr. Jones is the Chief Executive Officer of eGolf and the founder and Managing Partner of Five Oaks Capital Partners, a private investment firm in Charlotte, NC. Prior to forming Five Oaks Capital Partners and in turn eGolf, Mr. Jones was the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Mortgage Finance for First Union Capital Markets. In that role, he oversaw all of the Fixed Income Trading activities and Capital Markets Conduit Programs for First Union. Mr. Jones serves as a founding board member and Board Chair of the Ethos consortium of Charlotte, a charitable organization which supports the musical arts while serving various community needs. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Paragon Commercial Bank.

John Harris
Mr. Harris is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln Harris, a Charlotte-based real estate services firm. Prior to forming Lincoln Harris in 1999, he was the President of The Bissell Companies, Inc., a major commercial real estate and investment management company. A lifetime resident of Charlotte, Mr. Harris was honored with the Charlotte News Man of the Year Award in 1984 and the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors Cornerstone Award in 1994. He is a past chairman of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Board of Trustees, the Charlotte Sports Commission, the NCAA Final Four Charlotte Organizing Committee, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and the Charlotte Regional Partnership. He is a former member of the North Carolina Department of Transportation, a past director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority and is a Mayoral Appointee of the Airport Advisory Committee. Mr. Harris is the President of Charlotte’s Quail Hollow Club. He was instrumental in bringing the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship to Charlotte and serves on the Board of Directors of Champions For Education, the non-profit organization that manages and conducts the Wells Fargo Championship.

Kym Hougham
Mr. Hougham is the Executive Director of the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship, contested annually at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. He is a past President of the PGA TOUR Tournament Advisory Council (TAC) which is a Board of Directors that represents all 48 official events on the PGA TOUR. He is also past Chairman of the FedEx Cup task force, an ex-officio member of the PGA TOUR Policy Board, a member of the 2007 Presidents Cup Committee, the World Golf Hall of Fame Advisory Council and the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Prior to joining the Wells Fargo Championship in May of 2002, he served as the Tournament Director for the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic in Moline, Illinois for a six-year period. A 1976 graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. Hougham was the captain of the golf team his junior and senior years. Mr. Hougham and his family relocated to the Charlotte area in 2002, where he serves on the boards of various companies.

Jerry Haas
Mr. Haas is the golf coach at Wake Forest University, a position he has held since September of 1997. During his tenure, Wake Forest has produced 18 All-ACC selections and 18 individual champions. Over the past five seasons, the Demon Deacons have won 19 tournaments and three of NCAA Regionals under his tutelage. Mr. Haas has produced some of the top players on the PGA TOUR during his time in Winston-Salem, including 2012 U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson and 2011 FedEx Cup champion Bill Haas. Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Mr. Haas spent nine years playing golf professionally on the PGA Tour, the European Tour and the Tour. He competed in 115 PGA Tour events between 1990 and 1995 and won three times on the Tour in 1994. Prior to turning professional, Mr. Haas was one of the top amateurs in the country during a standout career at Wake Forest. He was selected to three consecutive All-ACC teams from 1983-85 and earned All-America honors in each of his four years. He won the Illinois Amateur Championship in 1982 and 1984, advanced to the semifinals of the 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship and finished T31 at The Masters Tournament as an amateur in 1985. Mr. Haas was also a member of the victorious 1985 United States Walker Cup team. Most recently, he won the 2012 South Carolina Open.

Kelly Miller
Mr. Miller is the President of the Pine Needles and Mid Pines Resorts in Southern Pines, NC. Over the past 18 years, the two courses have hosted four USGA National Championships under his supervision, including three U.S. Women’s Opens at Pine Needles. In addition, the two resorts have played host to 18 Carolinas Golf Association championships. In 2004, Mr. Miller oversaw a complete restoration of the Donald Ross-designed Pine Needles course – a project that lengthened the course by over 300 yards and restored many of the shot values that Ross had intended. An avid golfer himself, Mr. Miller won the 1993 Carolinas Mid-Amateur Championship and the 1994 North Carolina Mid-Amateur Championship. He also recorded a runner-up finish at the 1992 North Carolina Amateur Championship.