ASGCA Supports Golf Industry Efforts to “Tee it Forward”
Joins Allied Associations in encouraging golfers play from tees matching their ability
BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) stands alongside allied golf organizations in supporting the “Tee it Forward” campaign, says ASGCA President Rick Phelps. “Tee it Forward” encourages golfers of all ages and abilities to play from tees which best match their ability. Participants in the program also include the United States Golf Association, the PGA of America and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Promoting play from different tees is not new to ASGCA members; most have been designing courses for years with multiple tee boxes and other design elements to promote greater enjoyment. Because of this experience, ASGCA members are committed to working with clients to adjust golf courses as necessary to meet player needs.
“ASGCA applauds the efforts of the Allied Associations and the ‘Tee it Forward’ campaign,”
Phelps said. “We support the concept that has become ‘Tee it Forward’ and believe we can be a valuable resource moving forward as our members have honed and developed projects in this area for years.”
Courses designed by ASGCA members range from some of the longest and most challenging in the game to smaller, family-friendly facilities. In all cases, however, tees are designed to provide players a fun experience, where they can score based on their ability and develop their game.
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry.