FireRock Country Club to see updates from Staples, ASGCA

FireRock Country Club, Fairview, Arizona – an original design of Gary Panks, ASGCA Fellow – will undergo a course enhancement led by Andy Staples, ASGCA (Staples Golf Design) this summer. Golf Course Industry reports: “When I first walked onto the...

Eckenrode, ASGCA, to begin renovation at Diablo Country Club

Diablo Country Club, Diablo, California, is set for a renovation to be led by Todd Eckenrode, ASGCA (Origins Golf Design). The club’s first nine holes date back to 1915, and the “newer” set of nine celebrates its centennial in 2020. Golf Course...

How is a golf course like a Starbucks? Martin, ASGCA, explains

In his return to “Tartan Talks,” ASGCA Past President Greg Martin (Martin Design) shares his thoughts on what golf and golf courses can learn from successful companies like Disney and Starbucks. He talks with Guy Cipriano of Golf Course Industry....

A Course to Call Home

In the tradition of the great golf course architects, Don Knott, ASGCA (Knott & Linn Golf Design Group) has been considering the options for making the game as fun, challenging and unique as possible for all golfers. Following are his thoughts a short course, A...

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help” (really)

President Ronald Reagan jokingly called them the nine most terrifying words ever spoken, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” But for golf facilities impacted by flooding and other disasters, the government can help, especially the...

Value of focusing on “The Experience Economy”

Andy Staples, ASGCA (Staples Golf Design), has some interesting thoughts for the golf industry on “The Experience Economy,” including an insightful video focusing on “The Progression of Economic Value.” Staples writes: Have you ever heard of...