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Symposium on Forward Tees and greater golf facility success coming to Pinehurst Nov. 28-29

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Symposium on Forward Tees and greater golf facility success
coming to Pinehurst Nov. 28-29

ASGCA Foundation hosts educational event for golf course decision makers, including presentations from industry leaders and golf at Longleaf Golf & Family Club

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and ASGCA Foundation will host a symposium on Nov. 28-29 promoting the benefits of investing in golf facilities – including adding Forward Tees – and detailing how these investments are directly linked to facility success.  From Tees to Green: A symposium on Forward Tees & Other High-ROI Ideas takes place at Pinehurst Resort (Pinehurst, North Carolina) and includes golf at Longleaf Golf & Family Club.

Longleaf is an innovative facility providing a novel approach, helping players determine where to tee off from, and featuring up to seven tees per hole. Since implementing the additional tees, Longleaf has experienced a 20 percent increase in rounds played.

The symposium includes interactive presentations from industry leaders. Breakout sessions will be specifically designed for golf course owners/managers, operations/golf professionals, and superintendents.

Topics to be covered include:

  • A presentation from the United States Golf Association, “How feedback can help the golf industry provide a better experience for golfers.”
  • Benefits of additional tees at public and private facilities
  • Ways in which investments in golf facilities are utilized to…
    • Improve pace of play
    • Encourage more play by golfers of all ages and skill levels
    • Grow the game
    • Improve their bottom line

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are expected to be available from Course Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and PGA of America.

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“The smart investment on golf facilities across North America and the increase in forward and additional tees at public and private facilities are proving to be game changers for the golf industry,” said ASGCA Foundation President Bruce Charlton, ASGCA. “This symposium is a great opportunity for golf course owners, superintendents, architects, suppliers, industry leaders and players to learn from each other, leading to greater success for these facilities.”

Cost for the two-day symposium is $250/person. Space is limited. Information and registration can be found at Registration must be completed by Nov. 10, 2018.

The symposium is sponsored by ASGCA Foundation, Pinehurst Resort, The Toro Foundation, the United States Golf Association and U.S. Kids Golf.

ASGCA Background

Founded in 1946 by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and 12 other 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 representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling.

For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, log on to the ASGCA website at or call (262) 786-5960.


ASGCA Foundation Background

The ASGCA Foundation was founded in 1973 to help fund the research of golf course design and disseminate information to those designating green space for recreational purposes. Today, the Foundation also funds and administers programs that grow the game.

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Contact:  Marc Whitney


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