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Rees Jones, ASGCA, previews the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines: his renovations over 20 years, improvements since the ’08 Open & what viewers should look for on a daunting back nine when the title is on the line. Plus, his unique perspective on
Sandy Cross, PGA of America, says the industry’s focus on Diversity & Inclusion in the game still hinges on a valuable point: “If you’re not having fun, you probably aren’t coming back.” The new “Make Golf Your Thing” campaign reminds everyone
Golf Channel “changed the course” of Brian Anderson’s career. Today, he is a mainstay of the Turner Sports family on PGA events, Major League Baseball, NBA basketball and the NCAA tournament, where he is also seen on CBS. And he once made $7/ho
USGA’s Rand Jerris sought an internship & found a 30+-year career. And when it comes to course improvements today, “The thoughtful research, training & experience a golf course architect can bring to a project or facility cannot be done by Gree
Jeff Brauer, ASGCA, discusses “Designs on a Better Golf Course.” For anyone with a voice in determining how and when to update, renovate or redesign a golf course, what questions should you be asking? Green Cmte. members, superintendents, owner
ASGCA President Forrest Richardson details his “Ahead of the Game” philosophy for the future of golf course architecture. “Our profession cannot remain static. We can come up with new ways to experience the golf course, while respecting the 18-
A conversation with Renee Powell is a walk through golf history: 2nd African-American LPGA member, USO traveler to visit troops in Viet Nam, R & A member, residence hall named in her honor at University of St. Andrews, proprietor, coach/teacher
USGA Executive Director Mike Davis on working with ASGCA members: “It’s tremendously helpful to have a qualified architect working with us – even if the original architect is no longer alive – to gain a sense of design & likely thinking of the
Gary Collins, Master Club Advisors, updates how clubs handled the lockdown & are looking forward. “Clubs moved projects forward sooner rather than later, including maintenance projects and renovations that improved their courses. Even with golf
Derek Duncan, architecture editor at “Golf Digest” has been on the front lines reporting on golf course design for 20+ years, including magazines, online & podcasts. “Fun to let architects talk about theory & create a digital archive. Imagine i
A conversation with Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA. He details how “sinking a couple of putts” opened doors to the 2nd & 3rd chapters of an incredible career: golf course design in 45 countries & a commitment to making a positive difference through the N
“Golf Course Industry” editor Guy Cipriano discusses the innovative work of superintendents and the popularity of the “Tartan Talks” podcast featuring ASGCA members. “There are dozens of great architects with stories to tell that we wanted to b
Jeff Morgan, President/Chief Executive Officer of the Club Management Association of America, on the changing state of club management. “Practice facilities, executive courses, short-game options & more; it is important our member facilities wo
How does a young man without a golfing background come to have his college education paid for by an ASGCA Founding Member, eventually work for both Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus, and design golf courses in China, Indonesia, Malaysia & Viet Nam? Le
Hunki Yun provides a look behind the scenes at the USGA. From agronomy to Pace of Play, how golf benefits a community to understanding the complete golfer experience, research plays a role in decisions being made by the game’s governing body ea
Will the current change in customer experience at golf courses lead to a change in customer expectations? National Golf Course Owners of America CEO Jay Karen discusses how the future at golf facilities may look more like the present.
Gary Williams, co-host of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” joins ASGCA for a fascinating chat that includes how a television show is produced when no one is in a studio, and the tale of – perhaps – the final competitive moment between Arnold Palm
Award-winning writer Michael Bamberger discusses what makes golf unique, from it being a “game of honor” to the people golfers know by a single name – Arnie, Jack and Tiger. Forty years in journalism has introduced Michael to the players, caddi
Bob Randquist, Chief Operating Officer of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, discusses the proactive role of GCSAA and its members in promoting the essential care and business practices of golf facilities throughout the COVID-1
National Club Association President Henry Wallmeyer. “Timely, pertinent information for members” has been the mantra for NCA in recent weeks in hosting dozens of webinars, with experts from epidemiology, human resources, golf course architectur
“Open, transparent and authentic.” Those are the words PGA of America President Suzy Whaley uses to describe how she and her staff are communicating with their 29,000 members…and how she sees the golf industry interacting with players as more f
ASGCA President Jan Bel Jan talks about the changing roles of women in leadership in the golf industry, as well as what she is hearing from her peers at the highest levels of the game. “There is recognition that this is the best time to make ch
Henry DeLozier of GGA Partners provides his unique business perspective on the changing face of the golf industry. “Control the things that you can control. Adaptability for all parties is the key going forward. Now is the time for clubs and ar
Award-winning journalist Brad Klein of “Morning Read” details how, “golf has a chance not merely to survive Coronavirus but to thrive through innovation on the other side of the pandemic.”
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