Golf architect Rick Jacobson takes cue from Jack Nicklaus, dominates his field
Released on = March 28, 2007, 1:23 pm
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Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Ex-Nicklaus associate Rick Jacobson makes his own name in
golf design. Top designers at GolfCourseRealty.com
Press Release Body = By William K. Wolfrum,
Golf Publisher Syndications
(March 28, 2007) - When you look at golf course architect Rick Jacobson\'s resume,
one name leaps off the page - Jack
But while Jacobson\'s history as a design associate with Nicklaus\' firm is the sizzle
on his CV, the work he\'s done since he
began Jacobson Golf Course Design Inc. more than 15 years ago is surely the steak.
At 49, with 25 years in the golf architecture game behind him, Jacobson is busier
than ever, with seven projects ongoing,
including the Lions Golf Resort in Guang Dong, China, and a collaboration with
Nicklaus on Harbor Station in Prince
William County, Va.
Add to that his extensive renovation work and it\'s easy to see why the national
Association of Private Clubs & Directors
named Jacobson its Golf Course Architect of the Year for 2006.
While Jacobson will gladly accept the accolades, he\'s the first to point out that,
like a quarterback, he\'s reaping the credit
for a whole team\'s efforts.
\"It\'s always great to be recognized by your peers,\" he said. \"The thing is, there
are a lot of professions involved that make
these projects come to fruition. It\'s a collaborative effort.\"
Jacobson began to envision a career in golf design at the University of Wisconsin,
where he studied landscape architecture.
\"I loved being outdoors,\" he said. \"And then there\'s the architectural process where
you put something on paper, and then
see golfers out there that enjoy it.\"
After his 1980 graduation and a short stint with a landscape-architecture firm,
Jacobson went to work at Chicago course
design firm Packard Inc. He moved to Wadsworth Golf Construction Co. when the two
firms partnered in a joint venture.
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