Date: Thu 02 May 2013

Peter Fjallman Elected New EIGCA President

Peter Fjallman has been elected as the new President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.

Peter Fjallman, EIGCA President

Peter Fjallman, EIGCA President

He replaces Rainer Preissmann, whose two year tenure ended at the EIGCA AGM in Malmö last week. Peter has been involved in the golf industry for thirty years. He was a club manager at several golf clubs in Sweden before starting his own design practice in 2000. Peter was one of the first students to enrol in the EIGCA’s Professional Diploma Course, from which he graduated with distinction, and he will be the first former student to be elected President. He has served on the EIGCA Council for many years and currently holds the post of Honorary Treasurer.

Speaking after his appointment at the President’s Dinner, Peter commented; “I am very proud and honoured to be elected President of the EIGCA. Since the Institute was founded in 2000 we have become an internationally recognized organisation and my objective is to strengthen this position further. Our professional development program "Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development", which was launched this week in Malmö, is a vital part of this ambition and the EIGCA’s priority will be to provide further opportunities for our members to gain competitive advantages through education and learning.”

“Becoming President is both inspiring and challenging but I am looking forward to working with our Council and wonderful staff over the next two years and to continuing the work of my predecessors.”

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