By Design – Issue 51, Winter 2020

13 Search ASGCA on the below channels for more posts: Thad Layton, ASGCA @thad.layton Twilight rounds @laspiedras Evan Schiller @EvanSchiller Sunrise on the third hole at Sheep Ranch. One of the design elements that enabled Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to route an 18-hole course on this property was to make the third and sixteenth a double green... and, wow, it’s one of the most incredible spots on the golf course. SOCIAL UPDATE Photo: Grande Dunes The Members Club at Grande Dunes reopens The Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has reopened its golf course following renovation work by Craig Schreiner, ASGCA. The club’s goal for the renovation was to provide a better golfing experience. Work included rebuilding all bunkers as well as new drainage to reduce flooding and water retention in high-traffic areas. In a 90- day second phase, the course was re-grassed, transitioning from bentgrass to ultradwarf bermuda. “Golfers will enjoy a whole new level of play,” said Schreiner. Jon Cavalier | LinksGems @LinksGems The new Pinehurst No. 4 is as amazing as advertised. Inspired by the dramatic success of No. 2, Pinehurst hired Gil Hanse to redesign No. 4 to take advantage of the natural sandy ground and best terrain at Pinehurst, and Hanse delivered another winner. ASGCA holds first-ever virtual Annual Meeting For the first time in its history, the ASGCA held its Annual Meeting in a virtual format. Hosted on YouTube, the meeting included the transfer of the presidential gavel from outgoing ASGCA President Jan Bel Jan to new ASGCA President Forrest Richardson, as well as reports from a range of ASGCA representatives. The meeting also saw the presentation of the 2020 Donald Ross Award, with footage from Bel Jan’s visit to Clearview Golf Club in Ohio, where she handed the award to LPGA star Renee Powell. Watch the Annual Meeting on the ASGCA’s YouTube channel.