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

Seasons Greetings

As this is the last EIGCA newsletter of 2019, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. We hope you have enjoyed reading our newsletters over the last 12 months and we will see you again in February 2020.

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Gold Partners

10 Questions for ... Michiel van der Vaart MEIGCA

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

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10 Questions for ... Leopoldo Espinosa MEIGCA

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

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Silver Partners

Irrigation Control Ltd sees the benefit of partnership with the EIGCA

Irrigation Control Ltd, a sports turf irrigation contractor specialising in golf course renovation and construction, has joined the EIGCA’s Partnership Programme as a Bronze Partner.

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Are you heading to Cardiff in April 2020?

The next EIGCA Annual Meeting will be held in the Welsh capital, Cardiff, in April 2020 with play at two top courses … and we want to see you there.

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EIGCA and BIGGA create new publication resource

As part of EIGCA’s programme to streamline administration activities and costs, the EIGCA library has merged with BIGGA’s.

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EIGCA appoints Equality Advisor

Kari Haug AEIGCA was interviewed by Golf Club Manager on her appointment as EIGCA's Equality Adviser and a four-page feature appeared in the September issue.

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Peter Harradine MEIGCA completes remodelling project at Arosa

Harradine Golf has completed a project to remodel nine holes at Golf Club Arosa in Switzerland.

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Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA re-designs Hedeland Golf Club, Denmark

The course is situated close to Roskilde in an old gravel quarry. The quarry was closed and then filled with material from building sites around the greater Copenhagen area and on top of this was created a golf course as part of a large recreational area.

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Dubai Hills by Gary Johnston MEIGCA is named World's Best New Course

Dubai Hills – the most recent course by Berkshire-based architecture firm European Golf Design – has been named the 'World's Best New Golf Course' at the prestigious World Golf Awards.

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Ken Moodie MEIGCA works with EIGCA Bronze Partner Golfgraffix at Headingley Golf Club

EIGCA Member and Past President Ken Moodie, of Creative Golf Design Ltd, was commissioned by Headingley Golf Club, in May 2019, to redesign its large practice ground and to create an enlarged small practice area near the clubhouse for golfers to warm up on prior to play.

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First nine at Altaona set to open designed by Marco Martin MEIGCA

The first nine of a new 27-hole course designed by Marco Martin MEIGCA, Stirling & Martin Golf Architects at Altaona Golf and Country Village in Murcia, Spain, is set for a November opening.

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Club de Campo Villa de Madrid reopens short game and practice area

Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in the Spanish capital has reopened its short game and practice area following remodelling work by Marco Martin MEIGCA, Stirling & Martin Golf Course Architects.

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JCB Golf & Country Club by Robin Hiseman MEIGCA makes new entry into Great Britain & Ireland’s top 100 golf courses

JCB Golf & Country Club – the new English course designed by European Golf Design – debuts in the respected top 100 ranking compiled by Top 100GolfCourses.com

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Adventures in Golf

Tim Lobb MEIGCA explains the challenges he faced when designing the course at the New Giza Golf Club which opened earlier in 2019.

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100 Years of Innovation in Golf — Part 3: Greens

This series of articles will attempt to capture just a few innovations, old and new, that EIGCA Gold Partner Toro has developed over the past 100 years to help our customers meet the ongoing challenges of maintaining their golf courses.

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John Deere, Silver Partner, renews relationships at Glasgow Golf Club

Founded as a members club in 1787, Glasgow Golf Club is proud of its heritage as the ninth oldest golf club in the world.

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Princes Golf Club chooses innovation following renovation

Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, has invested in innovative new sharpening equipment from EIGCA Bronze Partner Bernhard and Company to complement the recent renovations that have taken the club’s on-course offering to the next level.

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An update from Bronze Partner Capillary Concrete Bunker Liners

Over 600 golf courses around the world have installed Capillary Concrete Bunker Liners, including Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland.

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2019 Inspired by Colt and Simpson

Looking back over 2019 EIGCA Bronze Partner Conor J Walsh Golf LTD have been very fortunate to have worked with a number of clients reinstating or developing a theme inspired by the classical designers Colt and Simpson.

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An update from Bronze Partner John Greasley Ltd

As we approach the end of 2019, we are delighted to share this brief insight into the main projects we’ve been involved in.

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Meet EIGCA’s newest Bronze Partner - Irrigation Control Ltd

Irrigation Control Ltd a sports turf irrigation contractor specialising in golf course renovation and construction works, is the latest company to see the benefit of partnership with the EIGCA and has joined the EIGCA’s Partnership Programme as a Bronze Partner.

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Profile Products Earns International Trade Council Go Global Award

EIGCA Bronze Partner Profile® Products was honored with the International Trade Council’s Business of the Year Award in the Legend of Manufacturing category during the 2019 Go Global Awards held in Chicago on October 23.

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Bronze Partner Semillas Fito is proud to announce the release of GREENLAND perennial ryegrass.

This new variety has been obtained after many years of selections in order to find a variety Gray leaf spot resistant with lateral growth, dense canopy, with dark green color and excellent persistence in hot conditions.

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The R&A and USGA to Modernise Rules of Amateur Status

The R&A and the USGA are conducting a review of the Rules of Amateur Status to make them easier to understand and apply.

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More support for golf clubs in sustainability and climate action

OnCourse® programme refreshed and further improved, with new features, benefits and languages

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2019 President’s Award for Golf Development goes to le Fédération Français de Golf – 100 Petites Structures

In recognition of the sheer scale of its golf development work, and the almost immediate impact it has had on French golf, the 2019 President’s Award for Golf Development has been awarded to le Fédération Français de Golf [FFG] for its ambitious ‘100 Petites Structures’ legacy project of the 2018 Ryder Cup in Paris.

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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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