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Agustin (Augie) Piza slated to speak at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Agustin Piza will discuss his design philosophy coined "Less footprint, more fun"

SAN DIEGO, CA. – February 8, 2022 – Pizá Golf, internationally recognized as a world-class architecture and golf course design firm, will participate in the Lightening Round Learning Session at the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show. He will speak on Thursday, February 10th at 10:00am at the San Diego Convention Center in Ballroom 20.

“It is an honour to contribute to the GCSAA educational portion of the conference and trade show. I look forward to sharing how a small portion of land can be transformed into a golf course facility that can be played in a variety of ways for a fun and exciting golf experience. The concept can also be applied at an existing driving range to attract new or non-golfers as well as increase the ROI. I refer this theory as ‘Less footprint, more fun,” said Augie Pizá, Founder of Pizá Golf.

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The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show provides an opportunity to connect with the golf industry’s decision-makers from the golf course and facility management industry. In addition, the learning and networking agenda makes the annual event a must-go.

“This conference and trade show is my annual favourite event. It allows me to reunite with all my colleagues and friends. If you are attending, come by Ballroom 20 to listen to all the speakers,” added Pizá.

For more information on the Lightening Round Learning Session, hosted by Kelly Lynch, please visit:

About GCSAA Conference and Trade Show:
The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show provides the golf management industry with a dynamic, progressive week of unparalleled networking opportunities and access to golf course and facility management solutions for the professional members of GCSAA, GCBAA, ASGCA, NGCOA, NGF and USGA.

At the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, you'll join the industry's newsmakers, including golf course superintendents, owners/operators, chief operating officers, architects, builders, and equipment managers, all in one place.

About Pizá Golf Founder – Arch. Agustin Pizá, MSc:
Award-winning architect Agustin Pizá has earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from the Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) and the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA).

Pizá, recognized with many international accolades, has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with his unique design concepts – Wellness Golf®, Multi-purpose Golf, and the Butterfly Effect. He was recognized by Forbes Magazine twice as one of the top one hundred inventive minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 issue as an “Up-and-Coming Superstar” and in 2022 as one of the TOP nine innovators in the golf industry. Sport Illustrated included Pizá in their top four golf course architects to watch. He is the Director of the First Tee in Mexico.

For 24 years, Pizá has worked on world class golf developments. His designs are known for delivering quality, aesthetic, and strategic golf courses. He and his design team have worked and have been involved in more than seventy projects on three continents.

Most recently, Pizá joined forces with PGA TOUR Champion, and Golf Channel Analyst – Brandel Chamblee. The newly formed partnership will expand the Pizá Golf Branded Collection and their signature Pizá Chamblee golf designs are available on select projects. The duo is working on projects in both the United States and in Mexico.

Pizá Golf has design studios in San Diego, CA. and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

For more information on Pizá Golf, please visit the company website: