The RSSGCD programme is the first and only programme of its kind in the golf industry. Endorsed and verified by the GEO Foundation, this EIGCA initiative is the gold standard for sustainable golf course design and equips participants with the knowledge to meet the ever-increasing demand for environmental sustainability.
Consisting of 33 webinars covering 6 themes: nature, water, energy, supply chain, pollution and community, the RSSGCD is a major time undertaking. Once the webinars have been completed, the final requirement involves a case study of a course the participant has designed. Once the case study has been verified by the GEO Sustainability Associate (GEOSA) network the participant is confirmed as a Sustainable Design Leader. Pierfrancesco’s case study was on his design of the Taormina Golf Course, in Sicily (watch the video here).
Christoph Städler MEIGCA, President of EIGCA, says: “Pierfrancesco has not only proven his competence in sustainable golf design, but also his passion for golf and golf course architecture. I am delighted to welcome Pierfrancesco to the EIGCA Sustainable Design Register, in recognition of his commitment and achievement. He joins other EIGCA members with industry-leading expertise and experience in sustainable golf course design.”
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