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Ed Seay

Palmer Course Design Company
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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(1938 - 2007), ASGCA President 1976

Born: Dade City, FL

Ed Seay graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture and soon after commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His architectural career began in 1964 as an associate of golf architect Ellis Maples. Under Maples, Seay was involved in the design and construction of 27 golf courses.

Ed Seay began working with legendary professional golfer Arnold Palmer in 1971. In 1973, Seay relocated his private practices to his home town in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Six years later, in 1979, Palmer and Seay formed Palmer Course Design Company, a complete golf course planning and design organization, a partnership that has lasted more than 30 years. To this day, Palmer, Seay, and the Palmer Course Design Company staff continue to design golf courses throughout the world. Seay is the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Ed Seay has been involved in the design and construction of more than 350 golf courses worldwide and is a member of many professional organizations. He is a Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Advisory Board for the World Golf Hall of Fame.