ASGCA Members and their work
Mungeam Cornish Golf Design
1. Cornish and his associates, over the years, have created well
over 200 new courses including nine hole additions now in play in
the United States, Canada, Central America and Europe.
2. They have also planned major changes at many renowned clubs from
Coast to Coast.
3. Until 2000, along with Bob Graves, famous West Coast Golf Architect,
Cornish conducted a two-day seminar annually for the Harvard Graduate
School of Design and similar seminars around the nation, under the
auspices of the Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Professional
4. Since 1986 Cornish has been listed in Who's Who in America.
5. Cornish is a Past President of the American Society of Golf Course
Architects and an Honorary Member of the European Institute of Golf
6. Cornish holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of British
Columbia together with a Master's and Honorary Doctorate from the
University of Massachusetts.
is co-author with Ron Whitten of The
the only definitive history of golf course design and said to be
one of the widest selling books in golf history. After five printings
by publisher W.H. Smith, it has been republished by Harper/Collins,
in a revised and elaborate form, under the title The
Architects of Golf.
In collaboration with Bob Graves, Cornish co-authored Golf
Course Design, a college-level textbook published in 1998
by John Wiley and Sons and Classic
Golf Hole Design, 2002, aslo published by John Wiley and
Sons. In 2002, he edited Eighteen
Stakes on a Sunday Afternoon, a chronicle of North American
Course Architecture, for the British publisher Grant Books.
8. Brian Silva is less than half the age of Cornish but is rapidly
becoming more renowned, as is Mark Mungeam. Their many achievements
include Silva's selection for redoing greens and bunkers at Florida's
famed Seminole, and Mungeam's for revamping Olympia Fields in Chicago
for the 2003 Open. Staff include Timothy D. Gerrish and Brian Johnson,
both graduate landscape architects of renown.
9. National Awards: GCSAA Distinguished Service Award (1981), ASGCA's
Donald Ross Award (1982), NGF Outstanding Service Award (1984), John
Reid Lifetime Achievement Award from the Metropolitan GCSA, New York
(1991) together with the Canadian Golf Course Superintendents John
Steel Award in 1992. In 1996 he was awarded the Golf Course Builders
Association of America's Don A. Rossi Humanitarian Award. In September
1996 he received the Silver Medal at the Silver Jubilee Conference
of British Institute of Course Architects and in October 1996 he was
inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
10. Born: Winnipeg, Canada. August 6, 1914.
Died: Amherst, Massachusetts. February 10, 2012.
Military Service: Canadian Army Overseas, 1940-1945.