Jay Morrish

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Jay Morrish (c. 1936 – March 2, 2015) was an American golf course designer. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management. In 1964, he taught Horticulture at that university while pursuing graduate degrees.

Morrish served a four-year apprenticeship with Robert Trent Jones, and subsequently two years with George Fazio. From 1972–1982, he worked for Jack Nicklaus as a member of his golf course design support staff.

In 1983, Morrish left the Nicklaus organization and formed a partnership with PGA Tour professional Tom Weiskopf. The Morrish/Weiskopf partnership resulted in the design or updating of more than twenty golf courses including:

  • Double Eagle Club
  • Northwood Club 
  • Troon North Golf Club
  • Scottsdale TPC
  • Forest Highlands
  • Blackstone Country Club

Morrish was a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and was president of that body from 2002–2004. He died at the age of 78 on March 2, 2015.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/jay_morrish

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