Lindsay graduated in 1968 from Purdue University with a BS in Landscape Architecture. After college, he worked for David Gill, Golf Course Architect, for approximately five years. He then relocated to Maryland where he worked for several multidiscipline planning/engineering firms such as Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc. and Dewberry & Davis. While working with these companies Lindsay was involved with residential subdivision and commercial design along with some golf course design.
In 1979 he started his own company and has since been designing successful quality golf courses.