GUELPH – Cutten Fields in Guelph, Ont., has announced Jeff Mingay has signed on as a consulting architect.
Mingay will review the course and work the club’s superintendent, Bill Green, as well as its Course and Grounds committee to create a long range master plan. There is currently no timeline or plans to make any major changes to the golf course.
The course and grounds committee set out to develop a long range master plan that encompasses all aspects of golf including, playability, safety, agronomics, financial and environmental sustainability. Requests for proposal were sent to five Canadian architects, all specializing in restorations and educated on the architectural design and philosophies of Stanley Thompson.
Since establishing Mingay Golf Course Design (MGCD) in 2009, Mingay has worked on golf course design and construction projects throughout Canada and the United States. He worked with fellow Canadian golf architect Rod Whitman for nearly a decade and assisted with the design and construction of Edmonton’s Blackhawk Golf Club, Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club in Merritt, B.C., and Cape Breton’s Cabot Links. He currently serves on the board of directors with the Stanley Thompson Society.
Cutten Fields has a long history of hosting Golf Canada championships. In 2015, the club hosted the Canadian University / College Championships and later this summer it will host the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship.