Our Team

Our Team
Carter Page | Executive Director

Carter Page

Executive Director

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Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Carter grew up playing sports from a young age. Picking up the game at 11 years old he never would have thought it would end up being his true passion and ultimately his career. Carter played collegiate golf for Lipscomb University before transferring to Middle Tennessee State University to pursue a degree in Accounting. Following a brief stint in Corporate America, Carter began his golf administration journey as a USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern for the Tennessee Golf Association. Carter served as Director, Course Rating & Member Services for seven years following his internship with the TGA before moving to Dallas, TX to become a Tournament Director for the Texas Golf Association in 2011. In 2014, Carter furthered his golf career becoming the Senior Director, Rules & Competitions for the West Virginia Golf Association where he remained until 2019 when he accepted the Executive Director position with the Mississippi Golf Association. Carter has almost 20 years in golf administration and he feels extremely blessed to be able to work and grow the game that gave so much to him. Outside of golf, Carter enjoys spending time with his wife (Ashley) and daughter (Reese), fishing, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. (Tennessee Vols, Tennessee Titans, and Boston Red Sox.

Adam Smith | Senior Director of Competitions

Adam Smith

Senior Director of Competitions

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Born and raised in Moulton Alabama, Adam started playing golf his sophomore year of high school and fell in love with the game. After high school, Adam worked a few odd in jobs and eventually ended up at the University of Mobile. He played four years of collegiate golf and graduated with a BS degree in Sports Management. After College Adam started his career in the golf business as the Assistant Golf Professional at Heron Lakes CC. That is where he fell in love with running golf tournaments. Adam has taken his love and passion for the game to places like Hoover CC, Huntsville Municipal Golf Course, and Tupelo CC. Adam started at the Mississippi Golf Association in 2019 and hopes this where his career will end many years down the road.

Jared Johnston | Director, Course Rating & Tournament Operations

Jared Johnston

Director, Course Rating & Tournament Operations

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Jared joined the Mississippi Golf Association staff in September of 2022 after completing his PJ Boatwright internship with Sun Country Golf House out of Albuquerque New Mexico. Jared’s passion of the game of golf and his knowledge of course rating led him to his current role as Director, Tournament Operations and Course Rating Manger. Jared attended The University of North Florida in Jacksonville Florida, receiving his BS degree in Sport Management. In his time at the University, Jared was an intern for a charity golf organization run by a former PGA Tour Professional Len Mattiace. From there, Jared took more strides to work in the golf industry as he worked as an operations and course rating intern for the Sun Country Amateur Golf Association. As an avid golfer and 3rd generation course rater, Jared hopes to continue his career in this field for a long time.

Brayden Conover | Director, Communications & Membership

Brayden Conover

Director, Communications & Membership

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Born and raised in Midwest City, Oklahoma, Brayden began his golf career in 9th grade. Falling in love with the game, he quickly found that golf was his passion. Throughout his time at Rose State College & the University of Oklahoma, Brayden worked nearly every job in the sports communications business. At 26, Brayden carries nearly a decade of sports  industry knowledge, more specifically in the communications realm.  In 2020, he was awarded the Ron Balicki Scholarship for his work in golf journalism. Brayden has been behind the scenes of three Arnold Palmer Cups, was a part of the OKC Dodgers (AAA) front office for three seasons and has held an editor role for AmateurGolf.com, SoonersWire  (USA TODAY) and most recently was a staff writer for global golf news leader, Golfweek. In his free time, Brayden enjoys squeezing in as much golf as possible, streaming sports games on Twitch, following the Dave Matthews Band and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners, Cleveland Guardians and OKC Thunder.

Chandler Thornhill | USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

Chandler Thornhill

USGA P.J. Boatwright Intern

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Born and raised in Florence, MS, graduated from Mississippi State University in August of 2023 receiving BS degree in Sport Administration. Worked for Starkville Parks and Recreation as an intern learning skills on how to keep the parks cleaned and worked for the Biloxi Shuckers as an intern working with cameras. In his free time, Chandler enjoys cheering on the Mississippi State bulldogs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and hanging out with friends.

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Association was formed and exists for the purpose of promoting and conserving throughout the state of Mississippi the best interests and true spirit of the game of golf as embodied in its ancient and honorable traditions, and thereby promoting the common good and general welfare of the people of the state of Mississippi.