DUBLIN, Ohio -- Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf-course design, has been named the Golf Course Design Firm of the Year for 2013 by The Boardroom Magazine in the publication's annual Excellence in Achievement Awards. The Boardroom Magazine, endorsed by the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), is the official publication of the Association of Private Club Directors (APCD).
The award ceremony will take place Feb. 6 at the CMAA National Convention, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, in Orlando, Fla.
"We are honored to have won this Excellence in Achievement Award from The Boardroom Magazine," said Dana Fry. "We take pride in designing courses and renovations that exceed the expectations at each club, providing enjoyment for players far into the future."
In a year in which the golf industry experienced evolutionary change throughout the world, Fry and Straka attained global acclaim for their completed works. Two of their projects, Camelback Golf Club (Ambiente Golf Course) and Columbia Country Club, are among the 12 courses named this year as recipients in the second annual ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program, and Ambiente was named among Golf Digest's Best New Courses of 2013. Also, both Fry and Straka were in demand this year on several continents with numerous speaking engagements, radio interviews, and invitational appearances. The requests and accolades for the design company continue to grow.
Acknowledgement for Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design seems certain to increase with the approach of the 2017 U.S. Open, to be played at Erin Hills Golf Course, in Erin, Wis., as both partners were instrumental in the design of this renowned venue.
About The Boardroom Excellence in Achievement Awards
The Boardroom Magazine Excellence in Achievement Awards recognize vendors and educators for their impact, achievements and contributions to the club industry. Winners, selected by an independent panel of industry experts representing various aspects of club and course operations, are chosen for overall excellence in their respective fields, innovation, vision for future growth and continued impact on private club operations.
The Boardroom Magazine is the only publication of its kind that is designed to educate the board of directors, owners, general managers and department heads of private golf, city, yacht, tennis and country clubs about issues concerning all aspects of the club, including golf course management and operations. The magazine is distributed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia.
About Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design
Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design is a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf-course design. Golf course architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka, having worked together for nearly 20 years, continue to bring their collective design experience, talent and renowned client dedication to their venture.
Although the pair collaborates on all projects, it is not uncommon for the partners to be traveling on opposite sides of the world so they can serve their global clients with ease, efficiency and the utmost in professional dedication. In addition, the company has a diversified staff of associates - speaking a combined six languages - based in Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and dispersed around the U.S. Thus Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design can service any job, anywhere in the world, with the highest of standards and a consummate commitment to excellence.
For more information, see www.frystraka.com
Sally J. Sportsman