American Society of Golf Course Architects
The American Society of Golf Course Architects (abbreviated as ASGCA) is a professional organization of golf course
Golf course
A golf course comprises a series of holes, each consisting of a teeing ground, fairway, rough and other hazards, and a green with a flagstick and cup, all designed for the game of golf. A standard round of golf consists of playing 18 holes, thus most golf courses have this number of holes...

 designers in America. Founded in 1946, its members are actively involved in the design of new courses and the renovation of existing courses in the United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

 and Canada
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean...

. One of its founders was noted golf course architect Robert White
Robert W. White (golfer)
Robert W. "Bob" White was born in St Andrews, Scotland and emigrated in 1894 to the United States to study agronomy. He worked as a professional and greenkeeper at several clubs including Shawnee Country Club in 1914. White helped many young men from the British Isles find work in the United...

. The abbreviation is typically referenced at the end of a person's name when documenting or discussing golf course architecture.

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