ASGCA searches for new executive director following Chad Ritterbusch’s retirement

By |  October 4, 2023 0 Comments

Chad Ritterbusch, executive director of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) plans to retire from the position he has held since 2004. ASGCA began the search for a new executive director and Ritterbusch will stay in his current role until a successor begins in the summer or fall of 2024.

According to the ASGCA, the executive director works with the ASGCA executive committee and board of governors, guiding service to members and furthering ASGCA’s role in the game of golf. The executive director also helps oversee the programs of the ASGCA Foundation.

“ASGCA is grateful to Chad for his leadership and the time, caring and commitment he has shown over the past three decades,” Brit Stenson, president of the ASGCA, said. “Besides serving ASGCA, the ASGCA Foundation and the golf industry, Chad has put together a great team of staff members who will continue their good work on behalf of ASGCA.”

Ritterbusch began serving ASGCA and its members in 1994. At the time, he worked with Paul Fullmer, who served as ASGCSA executive secretary from 1970 until his retirement in 2004.

“I am so grateful to ASGCA and put a lot of prayer into a decision that I ultimately felt was best for my family and many others,” Ritterbusch explained. “I feel it’s best for ASGCA, too, as it can seek a new leader with fresh ideas, able to tackle a golf landscape that has changed a great deal since I was tapped to lead 20 years ago. And now is a good time for a gradual transition, as ASGCA is very healthy and has such strong volunteer leaders and staff.”

Stenson will lead a search committee comprised of ASGCA leaders that will begin reviewing applications later this year and into 2024.

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