The Summer 2023 issue of By Design magazine from the American Society of Golf Course Architects is now available in digital format.
In the cover story of this latest issue, golf course architects share stories of their most exceptional encounters on golf course sites. Brian Curley, Greg Letsche, Brian Costello and Lester George describe their unusual finds – from extraordinary rock formations in China to 17th century ruins in Mauritius – and the impact these discoveries had on their design decisions.
By Design also hears from some of the previous participants of the ASGCA Foundation’s Wadsworth Scholar Program, and how this program helped them get a start in the golf industry.
Brandon Johnson, Mike Hurdzan, Kevin Ramsey and Sean Quinn of share their thoughts on driving distance, and the USGA and R&A’s proposal to roll the ball back. And there’s much more too, including news of Fields Ranch East course, designed by Gil Hanse, opening at PGA Frisco; the USGA unveiling new initiatives to accelerate its sustainability work; and a page from Kevin Norby’s sketchbook for huis project at Golden Valley in Minnesota.
By Design is free of charge. To subscribe, visit the By Design page of the ASGCA website, where you can also review the entire back catalogue.