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Take a sneak peek at PGA Frisco during virtual Golf Industry Show

Talents behind the creation of the PGA of America’s new home come together

Lawrence, Kan. (Dec, 1, 2020) – Get the inside scoop on the creation of the championship golf courses at the PGA of America’s future home in Frisco, Texas, at 11 a.m. EST Feb. 4 during the 2021 Golf Industry Show general session, “Behind the Scenes at PGA Frisco”. The Golf Industry Show is presented by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and will take place Feb. 2-4.

Hosted by GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans, the panel will feature PGA of America Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook; GCSAA Class A Superintendent Roger Meier; Gil Hanse of Hanse Golf Course Design (East Course architect); Beau Welling of Beau Welling Design (West Course architect); Matt Lohmann of Wadsworth Golf Construction; and Doug Wright of Heritage Links.

“We are excited to bring the key players together to share their insight and how teamwork has been essential,” Evans said. “PGA Frisco is a unique project with lots of moving parts spread out over 680 acres. And while it will be a place that will host high profile events, the lessons learned during its development can be applied at any golf facility.”

The panel will discuss the design and build of the two golf courses, which are scheduled to open in 2022. PGA Frisco will be the future home of both men’s and women’s major championships.

The session will be available live and through extended on-demand access for all GIS registrants.

GCSAA and presenting partners, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), will offer a virtual experience that will continue the GIS’s long tradition of connecting attendees, exhibitors and industry experts through a progressive week of unparalleled education opportunities and access to golf facility solutions for golf industry professionals. The theme of the 2021 GIS — “Your space. Your pace. All in one place.” — not only reflects the ability of participants to attend the show from the safety of their homes or offices and consume the content on their own schedules, but also speaks to the convergence of industry experts that will be a part of the high-caliber education lineup in keeping with past GIS events.

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The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 19,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. Visit our industry-leading magazine at

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