Jeff Bloom, who heads his own design firm Jeffrey D. Blume Ltd. in Magnolia, Texas, has been elected President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects(ASGCA) at the Society’s recent 72nd annual meeting held in his hometown of Houston.
Blume is a Landscape Architect graduate of Texas A&M University and has worked as Project Architect for both past ASGCA President Jeff Brauer and Robert von Hagge before forming his own firm in 1997. Jeff and his company have, among numerous projects, designed the Grand Pines Golf Club at Bentwater in Montgomery, Texas and led renovation projects at a number of courses including Golf Digest ‘Best New Course’ recipients- The Golf Club at Texas A&M in College Station and Boiling Springs Golf Club in Woodward, Oklahoma.
“ASGCA is truly unique among professional societies, and reflects the traditions and values of the game we serve,” says Blume. “We are a group of competitors that battle for commissions and attention on a daily basis, but collaborate, assist, and mentor those with whom we compete. The camaraderie that we all share as a result of our common love for this great game binds us together.”
As he focuses on his upcoming time as ASGCA president, Blume plans to draw attention to the positive economic results being seen by those who invest in golf facilities of all sizes and shapes. “The state of the game is strong, and we should all be committed to reminding folks of this whenever we have the opportunity,” adds Blume. “Golf is a sound financial investment that carries with it many social, environmental and physical benefits.” Visit ASGCA.org for more information.
Golf course owners and operators are taking steps each day to reduce costs and improve revenues, often with the assistance of ASGCA members. This investment benefits communities in a number of ways, as seen by golf’s $84 billion annual impact on the U.S. economy. That is Billion with a B. And through it all, golf remains an affordable means of recreation for over 24 million people each year, at just $38 per round on average. Blume will serve through May 2019.
Jeff Blume’s additional projects include the renovation of Sugar Creek Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas and Lake Charles Country Club in Louisiana and other original designs that include: Farm d’Allie Golf Club in Carencro, Louisiana; Sterling Country Club in Houston; Elkins Lake Ravines Course, Huntsville, Texas; La Paloma course atTascosa Golf Club, Amarillo, Texas; and Wenderling Golf Club in Shadong, Province, China. In addition Jeff was project manager for von Hagge on Bay Colony Golf Club and Pelican Marsh Golf Club in Naples, Florida and Playacar Spa & Golf Resort, Mexico.
For more information go to JeffreyDBlume.com.