JULY 2020 ASGCA Essentials
Two Members Nominated to Join ASGCA Board
Two ASGCA members—Nathan Crace and Drew Rogers—have been nominated to join the ASGCA Board of Governors by the Nominating Committee led by Immediate Past President Jeff Blume, ASGCA. Pending election during the 2020 ASGCA Board of Governors meeting in October, the Crace and Rogers will take the places of ASGCA Governor Billy Fuller (finishing his term), and ASGCA Governor Mike Benkusky (moving from Gov- ernor to Officer). Governors serve three-year terms on the Board.
Crace is Principal of Watermark Golf/Nathan Crace Design, headquartered in Magee, Mississippi. He is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Mississippi State University; he also earned a Bachelor's in Business Administra- tion with a major in Marketing from MSU. Crace has served ASGCA as a speaker at the Annual Meeting and on behalf of ASGCA at national and regional golf meetings. He lists the fol- lowing new representative courses: Copper Mill Golf Club, Zachary, Louisiana and Caroline Golf Club, Madison, Mississippi. His remodels include: Ole Miss Golf Club, Oxford, Mississippi; The Refuge, Flowood, Mississippi; and Hattiesburg Country Club, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Crace was elected to member- ship in 2015.
Rogers, elected to membership in 2001, practices in Toledo, Ohio as President of JDR, which was launched in 2010. Rogers earned his BSLA from the University of Kentucky, and began his design career as part of the team at Arthur Hills & Associates in Toledo. He has served ASGCA as Chairman of the Membership Committee, and has volunteered to assist with ASGCA projects at the Golf Industry Show. Rogers lists the following repre- sentative new courses: The Club at Olde Stone, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Oitavos Dunes, Cascais, Portugal and The Country Club at Mirasol, Sunset Course, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. His remodels include Old Elm Club, Highland Park, Illinois and Royal Poinciana Golf Club, Naples, Florida.