World Forum Conference Presentations

‘Golf Course Architecture for the 21st Century - Challenges and Opportunities’
26 & 27 March 2010 - Upper & Lower College Halls, St Salvator's Quad, St Andrews

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Economics of Golf Session - Chaired by SAGCA - Friday 26th March 2010
• Economics of Golf & the Golf Course Architect - John Neylan, AGCSA General Manager (pg 1)
• Environmental Economics & the Golf Course Architect - Ross Perrett, SAGCA (pg 10)
• The Economics of Water for the Golf Course - George Diakogeorgiou, SAGCA (pg 17)
• The Cost of Golf Course Maintenance - Phil Ryan, SAGCA (pg 22)
• Design Considerations on Economic Impact - Paul Mogford, SAGCA (pg 27)
• Affordability of Golf - The China Experience - Ben Davey, SAGCA (pg 33)
• Affordability of Golf - The Australian Experience - Neil Crafter, SAGCA (pg 42)
• Key Points of Economics of Golf Session - John Neylan, AGCSA General Manager (pg 48)
Panel Discussion: Water Scarcity and Golf
• Water Scarcity & Golf - John Neylan, AGCSA General Manager
• Golf & Water, How the Game is Working for the Environment – Bruce Charlton, ASGCA

Environment Session - Chaired by EIGCA - Saturday 27th March 2010
• Sustainability In Golf - Steve Isaac, The R&A
• Sustainable Golf Development Guidelines – Jonathan Smith,GEO; Benjamin Warren, GEO; Mike Wood, EIGCA
• How different will new courses be in 2010? – Peter Harradine, EIGCA
Panel Discussion: Designing for the Environment
• Designing for the Environment – Rainer Preissmann, EIGCA

Design Trends Session - Chaired by ASGCA - Saturday 27th March 2010
• The Value of the Golf Course – Rick Phelps, ASGCA
• Update on Balls and Implements - Steve Smyers, ASGCA/USGA
• (Steve Otto’s presentation is not available but if you would like more information on the data he presented in St Andrews please contact Steve directly at SteveOtto@RandA.org )

Short Presentations
• Golf Architects - is the market ready for more? - Phil Ryan, SAGCA
• Critical paths for planning golf courses in Portugal, a recent experience – Alexandra Almeida, Portuguese Golf Federation
• Golf course & drought in Yunnan, 2010 – Ying Kang (Connie), EIGCA
• The modern golf ball vs safety & environment – Peter Nordwall, FSGA
• Dunkerque, once a rubbish dump – Robert Berthet, EIGCA
• Golf course architecture & brewing beer, really? – Rick Phelps, ASGCA
• Bunker Policy Case Study – Rick Baril, ASGCA