Doug Carrick, ASGCA was elected President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) at the organization’s recent 63rd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash.
Carrick is Principal of Carrick Design, based in the Toronto area. He holds a BSLA from the University of Toronto and counts golf course architect Robbie Robinson, an ASGCA Past President and fellow Canadian, as a former colleague and mentor. His list of courses numbers more than 50 and includes The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Loch Lomond, Scotland; Bigwin Island Golf Club, Lake of Bays, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada; Angus Glen Golf Club, Markham, Ontario, Canada, Greywolf Golf Course, Panorama Resort, British Columbia, Canada and Fontana Golf Club, Oberwaltersdorf, Austria.
As President, Carrick plans to promote the social, economic and environmental benefits of golf courses. He also believes that today’s courses, which have been designed to respond to the distance the modern golf ball can travel, can be positively impacted by designs that allow for faster rounds and less land being used. This, he believes, will drive down costs of play, in both time and money, and lead to greater participation.
Carrick lives in Don Mills, Ontario with his wife and two children. In addition to serving on the Executive and Environmental Committees of ASGCA, he served as the group’s Membership Committee Chairman.
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry.