Meet the Faces Behind MyGolf

MyGolf, originally known as Grand Strand Golf Association, was founded in 2002 in Myrtle Beach SC with just 22 courses. Today Grand Strand Golf Association’s new name of MyGolf currently promotes over 270 courses in 16 states and Canada. The company is founded on customer service and loyalty to our members offering value in golf, restaurants, lodging, and services. We strive to always make MyGolf the only membership you’ll ever need where we can help you spend less and play more.

Ben Hunt • CEO / Founder of MyGolf

Ben has been part of the Myrtle Beach golf industry since 1987. He has held positions as the Head Golf Professional at Brick Landing Plantation and has served as the General Manager at Meadowlands GC and Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club. Ben has developed junior and amateur golf programs, promoted national golf tournaments and started his own teaching academy in the Carolinas. Today Ben serves as an ambassador for the golf industry specializing in the Myrtle Beach area and branding MyGolf.

Lauren Fournier • Executive Director

After an impressive amateur career Lauren attended the University of North Carolina on a full golf scholarship graduating with a BS degree in communications. She continued her golf career by turning professional and competing on tour. Lauren decided to remove herself out of the golf industry and worked in Corporate America for a year. She soon realized golf was her passion and joined the MyGolf Team full time as the Executive Director.

As the MyGolf spokesperson Lauren participates in charity tournaments, networking events, and corporate outings. For more information on Lauren please go to

Brian Fournier • Director of Digital Marketing

Growing up on the golf course from age 7 and on, Brian developed a passion for the game of golf. He continued his passion for the game while attending the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he was Vice President of the golf club. In 2012, Brian took his passion for computers, marketing and the internet to the next level by starting his own digital marketing agency. When joining the MyGolf team, Brian was able to combine his love for golf and his knowledge of the internet under the same roof.

As the Digital Marketing Specialist, Brian is in charge of organizing and creating online marketing efforts. For more information about Brian and his digital marketing abilities, visit


Michelle Mate • Website Designer

Michelle Mate has been designing websites since the early 90’s and brings over 20 years experience to the MyGolf team. Born and raised in Florence, SC, her roots have always been close to the Myrtle Beach area. She moved to North Myrtle Beach after graduating from the College of Charleston in 1996. Michelle takes pride in her ability to provide customized web solutions to MyGolf. She understands the needs and challenges that MyGolf faces and meets those needs and challenges daily.