Dick Phelps

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  • Dick Phelps


    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, BSLA, 1961
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, MLA, 1963
    Thesis: “The Influence of Planting in Golf Course Design”

    Professional Experience

    Richard M. Phelps, Ltd. – Golf Course Architects
    Principal 1982-Present
    Phelps – Benz & Poellot, Inc.
    Principal, 1980-1982
    Phelps – Benz & Associates, Inc.
    Principal, 1973-1980
    Phelps – Brauer & Associates, Inc.
    President, 1967-1973, Member Board of Directors
    Phelps – Brauer & Associates, Inc.
    Vice President, 1966-1967, Member Board of Directors
    Harrison – Brauer – Rippel
    Golf Course Architect, 1962-1966

    Professional Organizations

    American Society of Golf Course Architects
    Past President, Elected in Gleneagles, Scotland, May, 1980
    Board of Governors, 1978-1981

    Association of Disabled American Golfers
    National Golf Foundation
    United States Golf Association
    Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association

    Licensed Landscape Architect in Colorado

    Awards and Offices Held

    Colorado Golf Hall of Fame, 1998
    Turfgrass Man of the Year, Rocky Mountain Turfgrass Association, 1984
    ASLA President, Colorado Chapter, 1971
    Colorado Open Lands Foundation President
    Golf Digest’s “Best New Courses” Top Ten, 1993, 1996, 1998
    USGA Green Section, Committee Member, 1980-1984
    Environmental Improvements Merit Award, Englewood Golf Course by the ALCA


    International GCSAA Turfgrass Conference and Show, 1981, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1994
    NGF Conferences, 1980 and 1982
    Golf Federation of Holland, Arnham, Netherlands, 1982
    National Recreation and Parks Association, San Diego, 1996, 1997
    Numerous Regional Turfgrass meetings, guest speaker