Jan 07, 2020

Architect Series

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Architect Series

Architect Series highlights GAP’s finest craftsmen

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Peek inside their minds, play their masterpieces.

The GAP Architect Series, a new program set to launch in 2020, honors some of the world’s most notable golf course architects. It gives GAP members a chance to experience some of their finest work.

The GAP Architect Series is comprised of five one-day events at venues within a preselected architect’s portfolio. William Flynn is the 2020 honoree.  

“There is a segment of golfers that appreciates classic golf course architecture. We wanted to cater to that crowd,” John Manos, GAP Director of Course Rating, said. “Philadelphia is arguably the best region in the world for golf course architecture, and we wanted to highlight this in a fun and exciting way.”

Below is a list of Flynn courses and dates.

  • Philadelphia Country Club (May 27)
  • Eagles Mere Country Club (June 11)
  • Lancaster Country Club (July 30)
  • Huntingdon Valley Country Club (Aug. 3)
  • Rolling Green Golf Club (Sept. 14)

The GAP Architect Series includes lunch and golf. Tee gifts will be distributed prior to the opening event at Philadelphia Country Club. A closing dinner will take place during the Rolling Green event. Wayne Morrison, one of the foremost experts on William Flynn, will serve as a featured speaker. Morrison is co-author of “The Nature Faker,” which chronicles Flynn’s contributions to golf architecture, course construction, agronomy and turf science.

Cost to participate in the GAP Architect Series, which includes entry into all five events, is $1,200 per person. Registration opens Monday, Feb. 10 and will be first-come, first-serve via the Association’s website, www.gapgolf.org. A participant can substitute if he/she is unable to attend one of the events.

If you plan on competing in the Architect Series, you must first create a Golf Genius account through GAP’s registration form. An individual’s GHIN number and last name is the information required to get started. Once a Golf Genius account is created, then the online registration process can begin.

The GAP Architect Series will become a programming fixture. Among the minds to be magnified: Donald Ross, the Fazios (George and Tom) and the Gordons (William and David). The Philadelphia School of Architecture is also expected to be featured.

For more information on the GAP Architect Series, contact Manos at 610-687-2340 ext. 22 or via email at jmanos@gapgolf.org.

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 274 Full Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.

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