2017 Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees announced by ASGCA
New visions for seasoned facilities, renovations to classic courses and new layouts to meet the needs of today’s golfers display the innovative, thoughtful work of ASGCA members
The sixth annual American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees have been named. Projects from 11 courses have been cited for their work with ASGCA members in addressing unique design challenges.
Since its creation, the Design Excellence Recognition Program has highlighted the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today’s golf course designs, from new 18-hole layouts to practice facilities and renovations of various sizes.
The 2017 nominations were reviewed by a panel of golf industry leaders, including representatives of the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Builders Association of America and Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
The recognized courses are:
A five-year process of focus groups, design study, due diligence, bidding and design execution of a total golf course reconstruction resulted in the following: re-routing reconstruction of all 18 holes, tees, greens, bunkers, streams and drainage paths; new turf varieties; new practice facility; updated putting green and cart storage facility; and more. The design was predicated on increasing the strategy, playability, fun, conditions and sustainability of the golf course to retain, gain and attract new members.
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses.
The average ASGCA member has spent nearly 30 years as a golf course architect, designing 42 new 18-hole courses and has worked on or consulted on nearly 150 projects in eight different countries around the world.
For more information about ASGCA log on to the ASGCA website at http://www.asgca.org
Featuring Entry-Level Job Opportunities in the Club Industry
Alexandria, VA – November 1, 2017 – The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) has launched a new resource, adding to its robust ClubCareers offerings. This new job board, Entry-Level Opportunities, lists entry-level, hourly wage jobs by state, making it easy to navigate. Job types include full-time, part-time, seasonal, and holiday positions. CMAA members will list jobs, and any interested candidates can access the online listing and apply directly to the listing club.
“Our members rank recruiting and retaining talent as one of their most significant challenges,” CEO Jeff Morgan, FASAE, CAE, explains. “This resource will help connect clubs seeking entry-level team members and potential employees across the country.”
To date, more than 90 jobs have been posted at clubs in 23 states. To access the job board or for more information, visit cmaa.org/ClubCareers.
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) is the largest professional association for managers of membership clubs with 6,700 members throughout the US and internationally. Our managers operate more than 2,500 country, golf, athletic, city, faculty, military, town and yacht clubs. The objectives of the Association are to promote relationships between club management professionals and other similar professions; to encourage the education and advancement of members; and to provide the resources needed for club managers to operate efficiently and successfully. CMAA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA, with 44 professional chapters and more than 45 student chapters and colonies. Learn more at cmaa.org.