- Full Name
- Dana Raymond Fry
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- Year of Birth
- Place Born
- Kansas City, Missouri, USA
As a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects since 1992, Fry has served on the Board of Governors and has served as a speaker at the Golf Industry Show on behalf of the ASGCA. He has assumed a leadership role in Asian golf development with his significant contributions to its emerging market, and consistently demonstrates a dedication to the entire evolving field of modern golf course design. ASGCA
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Dana was educated at the University of Arizona from 1980 to 1983, where he studied Business. Playing for the men’s golf team, he shot a course record 64 at Randolph Park Golf Course in Tucson then set another course record while home in Kansas City between semesters with a 62 at Minor Park Golf Course.
The summer before his senior year, he met up with Andy Banfield, a lead designer for Tom Fazio, who invited Dana to have a look at a new course under construction at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club in Tucson. Dana started out by flagging saguaro cacti that required transplanting and before he knew it he was offered a part time job.
Andy taught him how to run a bulldozer and shared a lot of his thoughts on golf course design. Tom Fazio then made Dana a full-time employee which meant he never completed his studies but, as he says himself: “I never graduated from college but boy did I ever get an education.”
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