Golf News for Thursday, October 13, 2011 | Books

ASGCA's "Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development" now in Kindle eBook

Golf Course Architects select eBook agency to create and market "Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development" through and other eBook retailers

The third edition of the American Society of Golf Course Architects' (ASGCA) An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development has been released in Kindle eBook format and is available for purchase on Focused on golf course development and permitting, the book also includes 18 unique case studies that provide real-life examples of recent projects which address key environmental issues such as water supply, wildlife habitat, wetlands protection and mitigation and brownfield reclamation.

"The unique role that golf courses continue to play, in terms of providing environmental, social and economic value to their local community or region, is a message of utmost importance to our association and to the community at large" Rick Phelps, ASGCA president said. "Now, we are able to share our stewardship message with an even broader audience by offering our popular publication: An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development through Amazon's Kindle store."

David Wogahn, president of eBook agency, explains further: "We are identifying new publishing opportunities for businesses and associations to leverage the rapid consumer adoption of eReader devices like Kindle and iPad. Forward-thinking organizations know that in order to reach a 21st century audience they need to produce their publications in eReader-friendly formats and offer them through eBook retailing stores."

The Amazon Kindle edition is available for immediate purchase and can be read on Kindle, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, Android and Blackberry devices. A version for the Barnes & Noble Nook will be available in October.

Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry. For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, log on to the ASGCA website at or call (262) 786-5960.

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