May 13, 2014

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Sally J. Sportsman

Virginia Costa

DUBLIN, Ohio (May 13, 2014) – Virginia Costa, a senior designer and agronomist at Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design (, was named an Associate Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) at the body’s annual conference, which took place last month in Estoril, Portugal.

“We congratulate Virginia on this important professional achievement,” said Dana Fry, a principal of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design. “We are proud to have her as a member of our design team.”

Costa, who resides in Italy, is an accomplished amateur player, having been a member of the Italian National Team and the University of Florida women’s golf team. She has significant turf-grass and design experience. Costa began working toward her EIGCA associate-member designation in 2008, when she earned an EIGCA diploma in golf-course design. She officially became an associate member after having completed a personal workshop with Rainer Preissmann, a past president of the organization. Costa devotes her golf-course design talent to projects in Italy and throughout Europe.

“From a professional point of view,” Costa said, “nothing is more exciting than creating and designing a golf course. Now that I am an associate member of such an important institute as EIGCA, I will have many more opportunities.”

About Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design

Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, founded in 2012, is a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf course design. Golf course architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka, having worked together for nearly 20 years, continue to bring their collective design experience, talent and renowned client dedication to their venture.

Although the pair collaborates on all projects, it is not uncommon for the partners to be traveling on opposite sides of the world so they can serve their global clients with ease, efficiency and the utmost in professional dedication. In addition, the company has a diversified staff of associates – speaking a combined six languages – based in Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and dispersed around the U.S. Thus Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design can service any job, anywhere in the world, with the highest of standards and a consummate commitment to excellence.

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