By Design – Issue 52, Spring 2021

13 Search ASGCA on the below channels for more news: SOCIAL UPDATE Evan Schiller @evan_schiller_photography Dreaming of the Cabot coast... and, there’s quite a lot to dream about. @coorecrenshaw ASGCA @asgca Bobby Weed, ASGCA, designs new course near Jacksonville, Florida. “We’ll have things you don’t see on North Florida courses, such as sod wall bunkers, lay-down walls… they will be angled, with a much cleaner, elegant finish.” Photo: GCSAA/ Golf Industry Show The Golf Industry Show took place virtually for the first time in 2021. Online attendees were able to participate in a networking event hosted by the ASGCA as well as various education sessions, webinars and discussion panels. Among the experts featured were ASGCA President Forrest Richardson; ASGCA Past Presidents Jan Bel Jan and Tom Marzolf; Jerry Lemons, ASGCA; and Stephen Kay, ASGCA. One of the most well-attended sessions was ‘Behind the Scenes at PGA Frisco’, where Gil Hanse, ASGCA, provided insight into the project for the new PGA headquarters. Golf Industry Show held virtually for first time Michael Benkusky, ASGCA, will begin renovation work this summer on the Dick Wilson-designed Champions course at Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota, Florida. The project aims to “refresh” the course for modern play and includes regrassing, rebuilding bunkers, expanding tees and reducing maintained turf. “Bunkers will be rebuilt to an updated Wilson look and their placement adjusted to accommodate today’s game,” said Benkusky. “Greens will be evaluated to incorporate new pin placement areas, while the new and forward tees allow us to both lengthen and shorten the course, letting us adjust the yardages in between and provide even more variety.” Benkusky r eady to begin refresh of Palm Aire layout Photo: Michael Benkusky, ASGCA Tim Liddy, ASGCA @TimLiddy We are pleased to announce, in collaboration with McDonald Design Group, our selection to prepare a master improvement plan for Mount Vernon Country Club in Alexandria, Virginia.