Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA, is the immediate Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. A Pittsburgh native, she has grown up with the game as her father, George Bel Jan, was a longtime golf professional/superintendent and three uncles also were career PGA Professionals. She spent 20 years in a senior position with Tom Fazio, ASGCA, focusing on golf course design, construction and project management. Her experience as a registered landscape architect, certified arborist and former assistant superintendent has provided her with a unique outlook on the playability, strategy, ecology, economics and aesthetics of golf courses.
Forrest Richardson, current ASGCA President, studied golf course architecture in Scotland and has designed courses across the United States and served clients in Mexico, Central America, Canada, Russia and throughout Europe. He specializes in the reconfiguration and transformation of existing courses, with the end goal of finding new sources of revenue, while significantly lowering cost. The author of five books, Richardson is a member of the USGA Museum Committee and is actively involved around the world as a speaker, contributor and evaluator for golf courses and their owners.
The “Where Do We Put All These New Golfers?” webinar is part of the PGA Show Connects series of webinars, which provides free access to live and on-demand education and insights from industry leaders. Participants are able to connect directly to webinar speakers with question and answer sessions and real-time polling, accessible on any browser and any device. PGA Professionals actively participating in PGA Show Connects webinars are able to receive MSR Education Credits. Full details and complimentary industry registration are available at www.pgashow21.com/PGAShowConnects.
About PGA Golf Exhibitions and PGA Show Connects
PGA Golf Exhibitions, a division of Reed Exhibitions, organizes the PGA Merchandise Show in partnership with the PGA of America. Since 1954, the PGA Show has grown to annually welcome some 1,000 golf companies and brands and nearly 40,000 industry professionals from around the world to the industry’s annual global summit for the business of golf. The 68th edition of the PGA Merchandise Show is scheduled for Jan. 26-29, 2021, in Orlando. Learn more at www.PGAShow.com.
In the summer of 2020, PGA Golf Exhibitions introduced PGA Show Connects, a year-round, interactive virtual community designed to complement in-person events and engage PGA Show attendees and exhibitors by offering live and on-demand access to premium content, digital business sourcing and professional networking programs. Learn more at www.pgashow21.com/PGAShowConnects.
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