American Society of Golf Course Architects

ASGCA members Fry/Straka to design course in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Dana Fry, ASGCA, and Jason Straka, ASGCA of Fry/Straka Global Golf Design have been commissioned to design the new Yas North Project golf course on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Construction is slated to begin in late 2016, with the opening of the first 9 holes in 2018. An additional nine holes will follow in the near future.

First Tee of South Carolina to recognize Johnston. ASGCA

Clyde Johnston, ASGCA, will be honored by The First Tee Lowcountry (South Carolina) at its annual award ceremony April 12. Johnston will be recognized for community leadership and support of The First Tee.

George, ASGCA, to master plan new Virginia waterfront resort

Lester George, ASGCA, and George Golf Design president, will coordinate the campus master plan of the new Fones Cliffs Resort property, a 1,000-acre tract of land in Richmond County, Virginia. The site inlcudes cliffs rising more than 120 feet above the Rappahannock River. The property is part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the nation’s first national watertrail.

Brauer, ASGCA, writes on determining green size for "Golf Course Industry"

"Determining Green Size" is the focus of a recent article for Golf Course Industry from ASGCA Past President Jeff Brauer. From Precision Greens to Sunday Target Greens, Main Targets to Sunday Pins, Brauer charts the step an architect takes in creating greens that keep the game fun and challenging, as well as maintenance considerations.