Michael Dasher, B.C.E., M.S.C.E.

BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION

A 1973 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelorís degree in Civil Engineering, and later a Master of Science degree also in Civil Engineering (1980), Michael Dasher took his appreciation of the game of golf to the next level. He wanted more than to simply play outstanding courses. He wanted to design outstanding courses. Michael, a native of Atlanta, traces his golf beginnings back to that cityís public courses. "I started playing golf, caddying and shagging balls at Candler Park when I was just twelve or thirteen. High school and junior tournaments took me to courses all over the area. My first paying job was as a rock-picker during the construction of the Mystery Valley course in DeKalb County."

A far cry from rock-picker, Michael Dasher began his career with Wadsworth Golf Construction, where as Project Superintendent (1973-79), he supervised all phases of construction on 6 major projects in Georgia, Illinois and Wisconsin. In search of new challenges, Michael joined Arthur Hills & Associates in 1980 as an Architect. Over 16 years with Arthur Hills, Michael assisted in the design and construction of over 40 courses. In addition to numerous awards for their work, these courses have hosted PGA TOUR and SENIOR TOUR events, collegiate tournaments and state championships. Author John Strawn even called upon Michaelís insider experiences when writing Driving the Green: The Making of a Golf Course, in 1991.

Building on a tested foundation of expertise and experience, Michael established his own design firm in 1997. Dasher Golf Design was born of a desire to provide clients with the highest level of personal attention. Work with Dasher Golf Design, and you work with "Dash".

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  1. American Society of Golf Course Architects
  2. American Society of Civil Engineers
  3. United States Golf Association