Four Associate members successfully completed all requirements and were elected Regular members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) at the group’s recent 63nd Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash.
Jeffrey Blume: Principal, Jeffrey D. Blume, Ltd., Golf Course Architects, Magnolia, Texas. Blume’s recent work includes Grand Pines Golf Club at Bentwater, Montgomery, Texas and Golfcrest Country Club, Pearland, Texas.
Jeffrey Lucovsky: Vice President, Mark McCumber & Associates, Golf Course Design, Jacksonville, Fla. Lucovsky’s recent work includes Tumble Brook Country Club, Bloomfield, Conn. and Great Oaks Country Club, Rochester, Mich.
Gary Stephenson: Principal, Gary Stephenson Design, Celina, Texas. Stephenson’s recent work includes the Torrance Course at the Fairmont, St. Andrews, Scotland and Sun City Peachtree, Griffin, Ga.
Associate members of ASGCA have each designed at least five 18-hole golf courses and have practiced golf course architecture for a minimum of eight years, though the average member has more than 20 years experience and dozens of golf courses to his or her credit. Regular membership in ASGCA is earned after a member has been an Associate member in good standing for at least three years and has designed or remodeled and seen through to opening two additional 18-hole golf courses.
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.