Annual Meeting

  • Hosted by member club on rotating basis
  • 2 ½ Days in duration
  • Attended by club appointed Director and Historian
  • Additional club members invited, number determined by host club
  • Business meeting of Board of Directors
  • Welcoming cocktail party for arriving participants
  • History presentation by host club
  • Guest speaker on golf architecture or related subject
  • Evening banquet with featured guest speaker
  • 36 Holes of golf with informal competition

Meeting History

Year Location Session Speaker Title Topic
2005 Pauma Valley CC Keynote Speaker: Roger Rulewich Architect My Days with Robert Trent Jones
Historian Session: Bob Kummer Member History of Golf Architecture
Bob Giere Member History of Pauma Valley CC
2006 Point O’Woods G&CC Keynote Speaker: John Kaczkowski WGA Director Evans Scholars Foundation
Historian Session: Tom Gearen PO’W Historian History of Point O’Woods G&C
2007 Spyglass Hill GC Keynote Speaker: Roger Rulewich Architect Golf Course Architecture
Historian Session: John Kluga Member History of Spyglass Hill GC
2008 Robert Trent Jones GC Keynote Speaker: Robert T. Jones Jr. Architect Growing Up with Robert Trent Jones
Historian Session: Dr. Stanley Zontek USGA Agronomist Latest Trends in Course Agronomy
2009 Old Warson CC Keynote Speaker: Ron Whitten Golf Digest Robert Trent Jones and the Top 10
Historian Session: Bill Franz OW Historian History of Old Warson CC
Tim Roethler Greens Superintendent Old Warson Bunker Restoration
2010 Birnam Wood GC Keynote Speaker: James Vernon USGA President Challenges in Golf Today
Historian Session: Bob Kummer Member History of Birnam Wood GC Greens Committee Ten Year Plan Greens Superintendent Comparison
2011 Greenville CC Keynote Speaker: Rees Jones Architect Architecture in the Jones Tradition
Historian Session: Frank Foster Member History of Greenville CC
Hayward Sullivan Member History of Chanticleer Course
2012 Spyglass Hill GC Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Hansen Author My Biography of Robert Trent Jones
Historian Session: Neal Hotelling Historian History of Pebble Beach
Elaine Engst Director – Archives Cornell University RTJ Collection
2013 Robert Trent Jones Trail Keynote Speaker: Dr David Bonner Founder Founding of Robert Trent Jones Trail
Historian Session: Roger Rulewich Architect Building of Robert Trent Jones Trail
Bobby Vaughn Developer
Niall Fraser Course Shaper
2014 Pauma Valley CC Keynote Speaker: Robert T. Jones Jr. Architect How My Father Influenced My Design Career
Historian Session: Robert T. Jones III RTJ II Firm Conserving Our Most Precious Resource One Golf Course at a Time
Bruce Charlton Architect
2015 The Wigwam Keynote Speaker: Brian Whitlark – USGA Agronomist Behind the Scenes at the US Senior Open
Historian Session: Leo Simonetta Director of Golf Remodeling of the Gold Course at the Wigwam
2016 The Dunes Keynote Speaker: Rees Jones
Joe Passov
Architect
Golf Magazine
Fireside Chat
Historian Session: Jack Bonner
Dr. James Hansen
Director
Author
History of The Dunes
“A Difficult Par” Update