Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture - The Core Group
Harrison Minchew, ASGCA
Golf Course Architect
Harrison received his degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. He's been a regular member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (1984) and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Harrison Minchew joined Arnold Palmer Design Company in 1982, and as Vice President, Director of Design Services, and Senior Golf Course Architect, along with Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, was completely involved in all phases of the design on over 140 golf courses worldwide, and personally designed nearly 100 golf courses worldwide from conception to completion.
Today, as President of Harrison Minchew Golf Architecture (HMGCA), Minchew brings to the golfing industry a unique perspective and unmatched experience. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, he literally grew up on the world famous greens, and knew from early childhood, that golf was his destiny. Harrison grew up learning golf on a Donald Ross course. As a teen, he was inspired by two additions to Augusta golf that were designed by Ed Seay and Ellis Maples.
Loving both the game and its beautiful playing field, Harrison Minchew knows innately what golfers want in a course. His deep respect for integrating the overall design with the splendor of nature and his devotion to the high standards set by the premiere Scottish golf architect Donald Ross, are just two of the qualities that set a Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture apart from and above the rest.
Ian Gannon heads the Ireland Branch of Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture, located in Roscommon, Ireland.
Since majoring in civil engineering at Trinity College in Dublin, and graduating from the University of Lancashire with a degree in Agronomy, Ian Gannon has worked throughout the world as a project manager in the golf course construction business.
Gannon served his apprenticeship with MacCurrach Golf Construction of Jacksonville, Florida, working with renowned golf architects such as Pete Dye and Tom Fazio, notably at Harbour Town Golf Links and at TPC Sawgrass.
He has subsequently worked on new developments throughout Europe, Russia and Africa, including the spectacular Arnold Palmer designed Vignoly Golf Resort, Paris, France; Zhailyau Golf Resort in Kazakhstan, and the K-Club, Ireland - site of the 2006 Ryder Cup matches.
Ian's impressive international record demonstrates his ability to consistently deliver the highest standards of golf courses in any environment around the globe. With his "can do" attitude and highly honed organizational skills, Ian Gannon's innate love of golf, golf course architecture and his extensive knowledge garnered through years of hands-on experience, assure that every Harrison Minchew Golf Architecture Project that originates from the Ireland Office will exceed every expectation.
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