Tradition and Innovation – Where the Golf Industry Is and Where It is Going (1239-01)

January 28, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Room: N220AB – North Concourse
Six-hour seminar: .55 edu pts Pricing: $165 GCSAA members $250 non-member $165 student member

The ASGCA Winter Meeting at GIS

Jan Bel JanAmerican Society of Golf Course Architects

The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), in its first year as a Presenting Partner of GIS, is holding a day-long, multi-presentation seminar all rolled into one seminar for architects, superintendents, builders, owners, golf industry vendors, and all other golf development industry professionals. There will be several featured presentations and speakers with intention to help provide a variety of information to help golf development industry professionals better understand today’s changing and challenging marketplace, with practical advice for navigating through unchartered territories.

Morning Presentations

Experiential Economy and the Future of Golf in America


Ignacio Geraldo, Partner, TPG Growth and TPG Rise, San Francisco, Calif.


Low Hanging Fruit: Management and Renovation Practices of Superintendents at Courses Nationwide

Thad Layton, ASGCA Senior Golf Course Architect/Vice President, Arnold Palmer Golf Design, Bay Hill, Fla. 

Drew Barnett, Superintendent, Knollwood Club, Lake Forest, Ill. 

Steve Datwyler, Golf Course Superintendent, The Club at Ravenna, Littleton, Colo. 

Timothy Hiers, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent, White Oak Conservation Golf Course, Yulee, Fla. 

Bill Salinetti, CGCS, Golf Course Superintendent, National Golf Links of America, Southampton, N.Y.

Sean Tully, Golf Course Superintendent, Meadow Club, Fairfax, Calif.

Community Links: Examples of How Golf and Community Make one Another Stronger

Todd Quitno, ASGCA Senior Golf Course Architect/VP of Design, Lohmann Quitno Golf Course Architects, Marengo, Ill.

Todd Schoeder, ASGCA, Golf Course Architect, iCon Golf Studio, Broomfield, Colo.

Andy StaplesASGCA, President and Owner, Staples Golf Design, Scottsdale, Ariz. 

Will Smith, National Links Trust, New York, N.Y.

Afternoon Presentations: 

Pete and Alice Dye Retrospective- Lunch Hour Presentation

Gary Williams, The Golf Channel

Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, President, Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, Jupiter, Fla. 

Perry Dye, ASGCA, President, Dye Designs, Englewood, Colo. 

Bobby Weed, ASGCA, President, Bobby Weed Golf Design, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 

Collaboration: How and Why Working Together Works 

Ron Whitten, 
Architecture Editor, Golf Digest, Lenexa, Kan. 

Curtis James, Golf Course Superintendent, Old Elm Golf Club, Highland Park, Ill. 

Drew Rogers, ASGCA, Golf Course Architect, JRD Design Group, Toledo, Ohio

Steve Weisser, ASGCA, Golf Course Architect, Rees Jones, Inc., Montclair, New Jersey

Curtis Tyrrell, CGCS, MG,, Founder and President, The Course Reports and Canon Golf, Medinah, Ill.

Jeffrey D. Brauer, ASGCA, , President, GolfScapes, Inc., Arlington, Texas

Kurt Huseman, , President, Construction and Development, Landscapes Unlimited, Lincoln, Neb.

Leveraging Big Data

Todd Quitno, ASGCA Senior Golf Course Architect/VP of Design, Lohmann Quitno Golf Course Architects, Marengo, Ill.

Jon LastFounder & President, Sports and Leisure Research Group, White Plains, N.Y.

Cole Thompson, USGA Green Section, Far Hills, N.J.

Innovation in Short Game/Practice Areas

Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, Principal, Jan Bel Jan Golf Course Design, Jupiter, Fla.

Lester George, ASGCA, President, George Golf Design, Midlothian, Va.

Jerry Lemons, ASGCA, President, Golf Links, Inc., Old Hickory, Tenn.

Forrest Richardson, ASGCA, Principal, Golf Group, Ltd., Phoenix, Ariz.

Scot Sherman, ASGCA, Golf Course Architect, Love Golf Design, Saint Simons Island, Ga.


Jan Bel Jan, American Society of Golf Course Architects