The Winter 2019 issue of the American Society of Golf Course Architects’ By Design magazine is now available in digital format.
The feature article within this latest issue profiles golf clubs that have undertaken renovation work over multiple phases. ASGCA members provide insight into these projects, where spreading golf course work over a longer timeframe was more feasible than completing the project in one big hit: “Ripping the band-aid off all at once is the preferred way to go, but sometimes clubs just don’t have the means to make that large of a commitment or investment and they cannot withstand the extended closure,” says Drew Rogers.
Elsewhere in the issue, there are: snapshots of seven projects recognised by the ASGCA’s first ever Environmental Excellence Awards; details about the first ASGCA Winter Meeting, which will take place alongside the Golf Industry Show in Florida; a reflection on the life and designs of Texan golf course architect David Bennett, who passed away in October; and a profile of the forward tee work on the Preserve course at Shadow Wood CC in Florida.
By Design is free of charge – visit the By Design page of the ASGCA website to subscribe and to review the back catalogue of digital editions.