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Richard P. Nugent

Nugent Golf, Inc.
Sun Lakes, Arizona

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Biographical Sketch

Dick Nugent is a nationally known golf course architect who was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in the fall of 1999. Mr. Nugent has over forty years experience in golf architecture and construction management. He most recently completed (July 2000) the Construction Management for Rancho del Lago Golf Course in Tuscon, Arizona.

Mr. Nugent graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, in 1958 with a degree in Landscape Architecture.

Professional History
Mr. Nugent is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects; he served as its president from 1981 to 1982. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and served on the Green Section of the United States Golf Association.

Course Design Highlights
Outstanding Nugent-designed courses include the Kemper Lakes Golf Course in Long Grove, Illinois. The course was the site of the 1989 PGA Championship, the 1992 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, and the 2001 U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship and has hosted the annual American Senior Open, along with other tournament events.

Other prominent Nugent-designed courses include the Dunes Club in Empire, Michigan and Koolau Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Sports Illustrated picked the Dunes Club as the "best nine-hole course in the country" and Koolau Golf Course has received accolades from PGA Tour officials as one of the most exciting new courses in the world.

In addition, Mr. Nugent was a speaker at the Public Golf Forum on "Landfills, Mines and Quarries: Reclaiming Unwanted Land for Golf Development" and submitted a paper and spoke at SWANA's 34th Annual International Solid Waste Exposition on "Plan for the Phoenix" featuring Widowhill Golf Course and Harborside International.