Golf for all – with a spotlight on Women’s golf
'Golf for all – with a spotlight on Women’s Golf' is the theme for the 2020 EIGCA Annual Conference.
A perfect fit with the EIGCA purpose of “Safeguarding the future of golf through the design and development of (sustainable) golf courses”, delegates will hear from a range of experts on the role golf course design has in equality and diversity.
Open to EIGCA members, partners and patrons, the Conference will spotlight women’s golf, including a session on the R&A’s Women in Golf Charter and delegates will hear from two of the most high profile women in the sport: Carin Hjalmarsson, former Solheim Cup Captain, and Fanny Sunesson.
The role of golf course design in progressing equality and diversity is strengthened by sessions covering: how to appeal to and cater for golfers with disabilities – specifically those with hearing loss; and how golf is helping rehabilitate lives after military service. The day will come to a close with a panel session.
The Conference is part of the EIGCA’s Annual Meeting which takes place over three days in April 2020 and this year is held in and around Cardiff, Wales.
- Day 1 (Monday 27th April) - The President’s Cup - played at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club, a links course unusually laid out in two loops of nine, golfers will have stunning views over the Bristol Channel, the Gower Peninsula and the magnificent welsh hills. Affectionately known as ‘P&K’, this Mackenzie Ross course, ranked No. 7 in Wales, has something for everyone, particularly the awesome, breath-taking second 9 holes which will test even the very best golfers.
- Day 2 (Tuesday 28th April) - The President’s Cup - played at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club, the highest ranked course in Wales (also top 25 in Great Britain and Ireland and top 100 in the world. This world-class links course has holes facing every point on the compass with sea views from every hole. The course is not only a highlight for every keen golfer, but also an exceptional study subject for any golf course architect. The Partners’ Buffet will be held in the evening.
- Day 3 (Wednesday 29th April) – EIGCA AGM (members only) then the Annual Conference. The President’s Dinner – a Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle – in the evening after the Conference brings the Annual Meeting to a close.
- Days 4 and 5 - Students on the EVQGCD continue in Wales until the weekend with two days of lectures after the official proceedings come to a close.
The final agenda and confirmed speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.