BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin – The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) has recently welcomed three new members to its ranks. The new members are Gary Browning, Kipp Schulties, and Joel Weiman.

  • Browning (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is the founding principal of Browning Design Inc., a landscape architectural and golf design firm.  His background in landscape architecture coupled with his graduate degree in environmental planning has made him a strong designer with an emphasis on environmental values.  Browning’s 30+ years of experience has included award winning ‘minimalist’ designs in the Western Canadian Rocky Mountains including a full restoration of the 36-hole, famed Robert Trent Jones Sr’s ‘Kananaskis Country Golf Course.’

  • Schulties (Jupiter, Florida) began his design career with the Couples/Bates Golf Design firm after earning his Civil Engineering degree from Purdue University. A year after finishing an MBA in Finance at University of Miami (Florida), he opened his own firm, Kipp Schulties Golf Design, Inc. Along with design, Schulties can be responsible for site analysis, production and analysis of feasibility studies, financial analysis contract negotiation and administration and overall project management. 

  • Weiman (Jessup, Maryland) is a Landscape Architecture graduate of Cornell University, and has been Senior Designer with McDonald Design Group since 1998, building a team of design professionals who focus their efforts along the east coast of the United States. Weiman provides a design/build approach to golf course design and construction that is inspired, responsive, thorough, and cost effective.

Candidates for ASGCA membership complete a rigorous, multi-phase application process that includes peer review of completed projects, discussions with project owners and a personal interview to assess the candidate’s professional capabilities. 


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 North America. 

ASGCA members are able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry.

For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, visit http://www.asgca.org

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