Morrish, who served as ASGCA President in 2002-2003, has been an ASGCA member since 1989. He earned a BA from Colorado State University and began his career working for Robert Trent Jones as a construction superintendent. He worked for a number of years for Jack Nicklaus in his design office before forming Jay Morrish and Associates in 1983. He lists the following representative courses: River Valley Ranch, Carbondale, Colo.; Tehama, Carmel, Calif. and Stone Canyon, Tucson, Ariz.
To achieve Fellow status, one must be an ASGCA member in good standing for at least 10 years and have reached the age of 70. With the election of Morrish the number of ASGCA Fellows stands at 26.
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, including Donald Ross and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of 182 golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members are actively involved in the design of new courses, the renovation of existing layouts and issues affecting the future of the game.