PGA Merchandise Show – Golf Course Architect Interview

Interview with Noted Golf Course Architect Jason Straka

Jason Straka of Fry Straka Global Golf Course Design discusses how the business of golf course design has gone global, along with his involvement in the design of Erin Hills, site of the 2017 US Open.

Prior to my career teaching golf, I was a member at the Evanston Golf Club for 22 years where I was Greens Chairman and was headed the Architect Selection Committee to oversee restoration the 85-year old Donald Ross design.

I conducted this interview as a guest editor of, run by world class clubfitter and videographer Russ Ryden of Dallas, TX. You can find out more about his efforts at, and

About Biv Wadden

Biv Wadden is a Class A Teaching Professional with the PGA of America, and a Level 9 Certified Clubfitter with the Association of GolfClub Fittting Professionals (AGCP). He provides golf instruction and custom clubfitting to his students in the western and northern suburbs of Chicago.


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