Five members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) advanced to Regular member status at the recent ASGCA Annual Meeting in Chattanooga, Tenn. The elevated status keeps them among the more than 175 ASGCA members who practice around the world.

The members earned the new designation by meeting the association’s requirements, including continuing their engagement and practice of golf course architecture while having been an ASCGA Associate member for at least three years. Those advancing to Regular member status (and some of their recent golf course architecture work) include:

* Jim Engh, Jim Engh Design, Castle Rock, Colo. – Four Mile Ranch, Canon City, Colo.; Awarii Dunes, Kearney, Neb.; and Creek Club – Reynolds Plantation, Greensboro, Ga.

* Robert McNeil, The Northeast Golf Company, Saunderstown, R.I. – Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug, Baltic, Conn. (18-hole remodel); Sterling Farms Golf Course, Stamford, Conn, (18-hole remodel); and Orchard Hills Golf Course, Paramus, N.J. (9-hole remodel).

* Doug Myslinski, Jacobson Golf Design Company, Libertyville, Ill. – Bowes Creek Country Club, Elgin, Ill.; and Ibaraki Kokusai Golf Club, Ibaraki Prefecture, Osaka, Japan.

* Ted Robinson, Jr., Robinson Golf, Inc., Laguna Beach, Calif. – Whistling Rock, Seoul, Korea; and Marriott Desert Springs – Palm Course, Palm Desert, Calif. (18-hole remodel).

* Mark Voss, Robert Trent Jones II, LLC, Palo Alto, Calif. – Onyria Palmares Beach and Golf Resort, Meia Praia, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal; and Riviera Maya Golf Club, Bahia Principe Resort, Akuma, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

ASGCA Background

Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers 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.

For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, log onto the ASGCA website at http://www.asgca.local or call (262) 786-5960.