European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter
European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter

Welcome

Welcome to the June Edition of the EIGCA Newsletter. We hope all Members, Affiliates, Partners and Patrons enjoyed the recent Annual Meeting in Paris.

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Gold Partners

Wellness Golf - connect with golf on a deeper level

The health benefits of golf have been identified and discussed for many years (read The 7 health benefits of golf and why golf is good for body and mind), but connecting golf and wellness* specifically is a new concept.

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Ramón Espinosa 1932 - 2019

We are very sorry to inform you that Ramón Espinosa passed away in Madrid on May 22nd, 2019. Ramón was one of the most respected Spanish golf course architects.

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Silver Partners

10 Questions for ... Edwin Roald MEIGCA

The latest in the popular series of Member Profiles where you can get to know our members better.

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EIGCA goes to Paris!

Last year in Bruges it was decided that the 2019 Annual Meeting would be held in Paris. Around 60 EIGCA members joined partners and specially-invited guests in the French capital at the end of April to arguably the best annual meeting to date.

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New EIGCA President to focus on the future of golf and its health benefits

Christoph Städler of Städler Golf Courses has become the 11th President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA).

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Latest intake of EIGCA golf course design students commence studies

Following on from the Annual Meeting in Paris this year, the seven successful student applicants gathered at Golf de Saint-Marc in Versailles to begin the EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design run by the Institute.

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The what, the why, and the how of EIGCA’s new purpose

The environment in which professional bodies exist is a challenging one. With so many demands competing for the attention of stakeholders, professional bodies such as the EIGCA must ensure they are relevant in order to survive.

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Alan Rijks MEIGCA renovates Domburgsche Golf Club

At the Domburgsche Golf Club work is underway on the renovation of holes 5 and 6.

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Jeff Howes MEIGCA design at Golfclub Linsberg opens for play

The new 18-hole Golfclub Linsberg layout – designed by golf course architect Jeff Howes – has opened for play in Lanzenkirchen, Austria.

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Water task: EIGCA Gold Partner Rain Bird specifying and fine-tuning one of Europe’s most advanced irrigation systems

There cannot be many finer backdrops to any game of golf than at Royal Bled.

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Major Championships Trust EIGCA Silver Partner Better Billy Bunker

Two recent major championship host facilities have seen first-hand the benefits of Better Billy Bunker.

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EIGCA Silver PartnerJacobsen's Eclipse® 322

The latest in hybrid drive technology and the ingenuity of Jacobsen’s unique mower control systems combine to make the Eclipse® 322 a leading contender when considering low emission mowers.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Bernhard Company launches new Training Academy

Pioneering industry-leading training programmes.

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Stunning early results for Capillary Hydroponics

EIGCA Bronze Partner Capillary Concrete, the supplier of golf’s most scientifically advanced bunker liner product, has launched a revolution in golf turfgrass management – and the first installations are showing some great results.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Club Car Receives Golf Digest Honours for Fourth Consecutive Year

Club Car, a world-leading manufacturer of small-wheel, zero-emissions electric vehicles and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has been presented Golf Digest’s 2019 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Electric Golf Car.

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Latest news from EIGCA Bronze Partner John Greasley Ltd

It’s been a busy and productive first half of 2019 for Greasley’s, starting the New Year on a very interesting Heathland re-development project at Whittington Heath GC, Lichfield with Jonathan Gaunt.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Semillas Fito working at new golf project in Turkey

Semillas Fito is proud to announce that has been chosen to supply the turfgrass seed varieties and mixtures for the seeding of Regnum Ankara new golf project in Ankara(Turkey), designed by the EIGCA member Architect Tim Lobb.

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Earth Day commitment from the 2019 Solheim Cup

Pinnacle of women’s golf launches sustainability plan to address climate and conserve biodiversity.

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The Open leads the way to removing single-use plastic water bottles

The Open will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles in a move supported by the UN.

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Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from printed and online resources on Architecture, Environment, the Game, Greenkeeping and Health&Safety.

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