Mandell Named to 'Influential List'
Richard Mandell, of Pinehurst, continues to gain stature nationally and internationally as one of the brightest young architects in golf design.
Golf Inc. Magazine’s spring issue recently included Mandell as one of the 15 most influential golf architects.
Richard joined a list that includes Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, and Tom Fazio, to name a few.
Mandell points out that he “obviously wasn’t considered for my ‘big name’ and although the above names certainly qualify in that regard, the days of the high-profile name to sell golf courses are coming to an end.”
Minimalism has been alive and well in golf course design for more than a decade, but the new era is one of practicality and that is something Mandell has spent 20 years practicing.
Mandell feels he is primarily on the list of Most Influential Architects because of his direct dedication to affordable golf. But it’s much more than just simply inaugurating the Symposium on Affordable Golf.
A two-decade career of creating great solutions to a myriad of design problems regardless of budget amount has kept him busy the past six years while others may not have been so fortunate.
Setting trends 20 years in the making have now borne fruit for Mandell and Richard Mandell Golf Architecture in the new economy. As one of golf’s Most Influential Architects, he has shown that great design does not cost lots of money to implement and field decisions to make improvements don’t necessarily mean an over-budget product.
Award-winning, fun and challenging are all adjectives that describe Mandell’s work over the years. So do practical and now, influential.
Visit www.golf-architecture.com to see how one of the busiest up-and-coming architects stays busy.
Contact Howard Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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