RENOWNED Melbourne golf course designer Tony Cashmore is the newly appointed president of the Australian Golf Course Architects Society. Cashmore was voted to the position at the organisation s annual meeting held at the New South Wales Golf Club during the week of the Australian Open. Cashmore has been the vice president for the past two years and replaces Ross Perrett who announced his resignation. Regarded as one of the best in the business, Cashmore is delighted to be in the position and is keen to build relationships overseas and within the wider golfing community. This is a real honour for me to take this on and I m excited by the opportunities going forward, he said. I m looking forward to working closely with other course architect societies overseas and ensuring information and issues facing our profession are better understood by golfers. The society has an important part to play as the industry moves through a period of change. Cashmore s company, Cashmore Design, is involved in projects throughout Australia, Asia and Europe. The Dunes Golf Links in Rye and Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads are his best-known local projects. Cashmore also designed the soon-to-open second course at The Heritage Golf and Country Club in Melbourne s east.