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August 17, 2007
A Tribute to Ed Seay (1938 - 2007)
Ed Seay, died August 14, 2007 at his home in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He was 69.
Born in Dade City, Fla., Mr. Seay graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Landscape Architecture, was a commissioned officer of the United States Marine Corps. He was a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, a member of ULI (as a member of the Recreational Development Council), and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He also belonged to several state and regional golf associations including the National Golf Foundation.
Ed was actively engaged in golf course architecture and recreational development planning for nearly 40 years and was known and respected all over the world. He began working with Arnold Palmer in 1972 and in 1979 they formed the Palmer Course Design Company. Ed participated in the design, construction, and promotion of more than 350 golf courses worldwide with more than 250 designed with Arnold Palmer. Prior to his joining Palmer, Ed had the distinction of having designed many well-known courses. Among the most prominent is Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which was the site of the Tournament Players Championship from 1977 through 1981.
Ed Seay loved life and lived it to the fullest. He was a highly respected mentor and leader to those he worked with. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, and adult children Mason Seay and Tracy Raymond.
More information on Mr. Seay's career, as well as video clips of him discussing his work, is available at the ASGCA Architects Gallery.
Posted by apdev at 10:25 AM
August 01, 2007
Palmer, "Greats of Golf," to play in Minnesota
Arnold Palmer will make his first appearance of the year on the Champions Tour August 4-5 when he plays in a special, unofficial event in conjunction with the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities course in Blaine, Minnesota, outside Minneapolis. It will be his first public competition since the Wendy’s Champions Skins Game in Hawaii January 13-14.
He, Don January and Miller Barber, three of the biggest stars in the early years of the then PGA Seniors Tour, will again make up one of the three teams competing in the “Greats of Golf” exhibition, which will be integrated into the regular 54-hole tournament.
The other threesomes in the best-ball-of-threesome competition are Billy Casper, Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Tony Jacklin, Gene Littler and Charles Coody. All nine men will play in a pro-amateur at 3M’s Tartan Park golf course on Friday, August 3.
Posted by crodell at 10:37 AM