A golf industry Power Player
Jeffrey D. Brauer has contributed decades of successful and award winning golf course designs. E Nolan of teetimespress.com presents A “Golf Profile Series” titled “Power Player”. Nolan chronicles the story of Jeffrey D. Brauer’s hard work, amazing talent, and determination. Mr. Nolan writes “Jeff Brauer belongs in the conversation on elite golf architects with legends of yesterday like Mike Strantz and the modern marvels of today like David Kidd
The article tells of Mr. Brauer’s beginnings, the big break and a successful track record of his award winning designs. Read the story of Mr. Brauer’s beginning as written by E. Nolan here.
“A long time architectural apprentice with many distinguished mentors but few opportunities for individual recognition, Jeff gambled on himself in 1984 and launched his own design firm in Dallas, Texas (still his home and work base today). We all hope someone will believe in us, to help kick start our dreams, and Jeff found his initial backer in Shreveport, Louisiana – his big break a small 9-hole project. “Blessings come in ALL sizes.” The successful completion of that project opened the door for a TPC Las Vegas pitch. “And I thought for sure I had it,” Jeff says, “but ultimately didn’t get it. A high-profile project like that would’ve set my career on a very different track. Art Hills got a gig like that at the time and ended up developing half of Florida. That’s where I thought I was going.” Nope. Not right away anyway. Instead of the bright lights of Vegas, Brauer ended up closer to the Northern Lights – a long, long, way from Florida and The Strip – in “Up North” country. “You had to settle for Minnesota?” I asked. “Settle?” he shook his head emphatically. “Not at all! Sometimes the profile of a project is what you make it. Minnesota ended up being perfect for me. Three projects with good budgets, remarkable building sites and excellent owners that understood the input/output balance perfectly. They trusted me to execute everything as I said I would, and I’m confident everyone walked away satisfied.”
For the full story and wonderful account of Mr. Brauer’s career. Go to www.jeffreydbrauer.com. If you’re organization, or community is planning a new or redesign of your golf course. Contact awarding golf architect Jeffrey D. Brauer.
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