Three members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) — Dick Phelps, ASGCA; David Rainville, ASGCA and Roger Rulewich, ASGCA — were named ASGCA Fellows at ASGCA’s 61st Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
Phelps, who earned his BLA and MLA from Iowa State University, splits his time between Colorado and Arizona. He served as ASGCA President in 1980-81 and has been an ASGCA member since 1969. Among the courses he has designed are Raccoon Creek, Lakewood, Colo.; Firewheel Golf Park, Garland, Texas; and Saddle Rock Golf Course, Aurora, Colo. His renovations include Rolling Hills Country Club, Golden, Colo.; Patty Jewett Golf Course, Colorado Springs, Colo. and The Ranch Country Club, Westminster, Colo.
Rainville was elected to ASGCA membership in 1982 and has practiced on his own in California since 1977. He lists the following new courses: Mile Square Golf Course (Players Course), Fountain Valley, Calif.; Yucaipa Valley Golf Club, Yucaipa, Calif. and The Vineyard at Escondido, Escondido, Calif. He has completed the following renovations: Montebello Country Club, Montebello, Calif.; Mile Square Golf Course (Classic Course), Fountain Valley, Calif. and Alta Vista Country Club, Placentia, Calif.
Rulewich has been an ASGCA member since 1963 and served as President in 1987-88. A graduate of Yale University with a degree in Civil Engineering, he began work in 1961 with Robert Trent Jones and worked for him for more than 30 years. He is based in Massachusetts and lists the following new courses: Ballyowen Golf Club, Hamburg, N.J.; Foy Hopyard Golf Club, East Haddam, Conn. and Grand Dunes Golf Course, Myrtle Beach, S.C. His renovations include Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Mo.; Edina Country Club, Edina, Minn. and Tuckers Point Club, Bermuda.
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 Phelps, Rainville, and Rulewich, 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 180 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.