European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter


It was lovely to see so many of our Members and Partners at our Annual Meeting in Belfast last month.
In this issue we have an article by our President, Tom Mackenzie, on Good Greens and the Golf Course Architect , and another by Christoph Städler, Council Member, on Bunkers .

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The Institute had a very successful Annual Meeting in Belfast last month. The week kicked off with five students from five countries beginning their Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design . At the Industry Partners' buffet on the Thursday evening, a special Award was made to five Industry Partners who had supported the Institute for fifteen years; and at the President’s Dinner on Friday, at the Royal Belfast Golf Club, the Harry S Colt Award was presented to the Golfing Union of Ireland.

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Members' News

In the past few months our members in the UK have been working on projects at Trevose G&CC, Westerham GC and Rossington Hall.

Further afield, one member has designed a course in St Tropez, another has begun construction in Dubailand, and a third is working on a renovation project in Buergenstock.

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Toro Infinity Sprinklers

Partner and Patron News

Toro, a Gold Industry Partner, participated in the United Nations World Water Day held at the White House in March by promoting water efficiency.

Silver Partner Ransomes Jacobsen hosted a golf day for juniors at their three-hole golf course in Ipswich to encourage young people into the sport.

We also have news from Bronze Partners AHA de Man and Jacklin Golf, and from Consultant Partner Mark Alexander.

GEO and The R&A took part in the annual ISEAL Global Sustainability Standards Conference with the USGA in Washington to promote sustainability in golf around the world.

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EIGCA Library

Resource Centre News

“What a fantastic resource!” was the reaction of one member on seeing the Library on his first visit to HQ. There are over 1,000 books and journals in the collection, most of which are available to borrow. The Librarian can carry out research for you using materials in the collection or by online searching.

Of particular interest in the collection are the Dissertations – in depth studies by past students of the Institute’s education course. We have received the latest issue of Golf Architecture from SAGCA, our fellow architects in Australia. KPMG have published their latest report on Golf Participation Report for Europe, and finally we have the report on Articles you may have missed which covers the contents of recent journals received by the Library.

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