Historic Timeline

It’s the rich history of ASGCA at your fingertips. To use our interactive historic timeline, click a spot on the timeline below or simply scroll through the list of significant events that took place throughout the Society’s past 70+ years.

First ASGCA Annual Meeting

First ASGCA Annual Meeting hosted by Donald Ross, ASGCA, at Pinehurst, North Carolina
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David Gordon becomes member

David Gordon, ASGCA, becomes a member (now the longest-serving in ASGCA history)
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Paul Fullmer Hired

Paul Fullmer hired as first ASGCA Executive Secretary
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ASGCA Foundation founded

Founding of ASGCA Foundation
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ASGCA adopts

ASGCA adopts "Ross Tartan" jackets in tribute to first ASGCA President Donald Ross
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First Donald Ross Award

The first Donald Ross Award was presented to Robert Trent Jones. The Ross Award is ASGCA's highest honor.
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Annual Meeting in Scotland

First meeting or visit to Europe
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50th ASGCA Annual Meeting

The 50th ASGCA Annual Meeting took place in Pinehurst, North Carolina
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Alice Dye becomes president

Alice Dye was the first female president of ASGCA
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Bruce Borland dies

Bruce Borland dies in plane crash with golfer Payne Stewart
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Chad Ritterbusch named Executive Secretary

Paul Fullmer retires after 34 years and Chad Ritterbusch is named Executive Secretary
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First issue of By Design

The first issue of By Design magazine was published in the winter of 2009 with a lead story on "Growing the Game"
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ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program introduced

The Design Excellence Recognition Program highlights the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today’s golf course designs.
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