Mike Gogel, ASGCA Associate (Mike Gogel Golf Design), discusses working alongside his brother, transitioning from golf course construction to architecture and his agronomy volunteer experiences with Golf Course Industry‘s Guy Cipriano in this “Tartan Talks” podcast.
Gogel takes special pride in the soon-to-be-reopened Jayhawk Club in Lawrence, Kansas, a course with great family sentiment.
“The most enjoyable part for me was working with my brother Matt [a former PGA Tour player],” said Gogel. “Matt played golf at KU for four years, along the way he set the championship course record en route to winning the Kansas Open at Alvamar. Matt and his family live in Mission, Kansas, and our parents live a few minutes from him. Our father and mother both attended KU and played the course while living in Lawrence in the early 70s. It’s not often – almost never – that a designer gets the opportunity to redesign a course that has had so much family history, much less have the chance to do it with a family member who has been a major part of a course’s history.”
The complete “Tartan Talks” podcast can be heard here.