Architect Bob Graves Dies
Bob Graves, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, died June 28 in Bend, Ore., after a long battle with cancer. He was 72.
Graves served as ASGCA president in 1974-75, and was elected a Fellow at the recent annual meeting in Pittsburgh.
Most of his work was done in California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Malaysia. Among his courses are the Golf Club at Quail Lodge, Lake Merced Golf and Country Club, La Purisima Golf Club and Sea Ranch Golf Club in California; Black Butte Ranch Golf Club, River's Edge Golf Club and Seventh Mountain Golf Club in Oregon; and Port Ludlow Golf Club in Washington.
A noted author and lecturer, Graves' most recent work "Classic Golf Hole Design" was done with Geoffrey Cornish, with whom he conducted many two-day seminars on golf course architecture.
After living and working for many years in Walnut Creek, Calif., Graves moved to a ranch in Bend, Ore.