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

Welcome

This is the first newsletter of 2020 and spring is in the air. We have a lot to tell you about so read on for member and partner profiles, information on what to expect at the Annual Meeting and Conference next month, a report on what we got up to at BTME, EIGCA's response to the Distance Insights Project, plus news from members and partners to keep you up-to-date.

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Gold Partners

10 Questions for ... Simon Gidman MEIGCA

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

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Spotlight on ... Southwest Greens Construction

5 questions for ... Southwest Greens Construction. The latest in our series of Partner Profiles so you can get to know who our Partners are and what they do.

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Silver Partners

Golf for all – with a spotlight on Women’s golf

'Golf for all – with a spotlight on Women’s Golf' is the theme for the 2020 EIGCA Annual Conference.

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EIGCA out in force at BTME

If you are going to have a break from exhibiting for more than 10 years, when you return with an exhibition stand you have to go big and this is just what we did at this year’s BTME, supported by many members.

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EIGCA Partner numbers continue to grow

The EIGCA Partnership Programme continues to attract new companies with the addition of three companies on the bronze level .

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EIGCA’s response to the Distance Insights Report by The R&A and USGA

The Distance Insights Project is a huge step forward in recapturing golf’s original true values of skill, variety and balance that have increasingly been overshadowed by the pursuit of distance in the game.

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Major Makeover Teed-Up at Ladybank by architects Paul Kimber MEIGCA and Niall Glen MEIGCA

A leading Scots golf club is teeing-up an ambitious £240,000 makeover.

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Alan Rijks MEIGCA renovates Schaerweijde Golf Club

Golf and Hockeyclub Schaerweijde in Holland is a common combination in different sportclubs.

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Peter Fjällman MEIGCA assists with major changes on former European Tour course in Sweden

Kungsängens GC, a 36-hole golf facility outside Stockholm, have hosted three European Tour events in the past.

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Stephen Ridgway MEIGCA assists with new golfing scheme

A new golfing scheme by Ridgway Golf Design in Milton Keynes – www.sportshubmk.com – which is going to public consultation this Saturday prior to being put into planning in April.

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Marco Martin MEIGCA attends the Golf Saudi Summit 2020

From February 2nd to 5th, I have the opportunity to participate at the Golf Saudi Summit 2020, celebrated at King Abdullah Economic City(KAEC), one hour north of Jeddah.

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Reconstruction of Moor Hall’s Bunkers Nears Completion

EIGCA Past President, Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd has been working with Industry Partners, John Greasley, ably assisted by new partner, Irrigation Control in the reconstruction of all bunkers at Moor Hall Golf Club near Sutton Coldfield, England.

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Tom Mackenzie MEIGCA announces that Phase 1 Of Liphook’s Ambitious Re-routing Is Completed

Liphook Golf Club in Hampshire is set to celebrate its centenary in 2022 and part of its preparations include plans to eliminate its dangerous road crossings to make the course more enjoyable for all involved.

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Ken Moodie MEIGCA plans long-term vision for Sand Moor

Ken Moodie is under way with the first phase of a renovation project at Sand Moor Golf Club. Its course was originally designed by Dr Alister MacKenzie and lies alongside his Moortown and Alwoodley layouts in Leeds, England.

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Update from EIGCA Members Rolf-Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman

Twenty years ago, EIGCA Members Rolf-Stephan Hansen and Peter Fjällman were students on the Professional Diploma Course. After graduation they decided to start working together.

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Regnum Group selects EIGCA Gold Partner Rain Bird IC System™ technology for its latest golf venue

The first Rain Bird® IC System™ to be installed in Turkey has already proved invaluable during the grow in of the new 18-hole course at the Regnum Ankara Golf & Country Club.

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EIGCA Silver Partner John Deere expands fairway mower line-up

John Deere has announced two new additions to the economical 6000A Series fairway mower line-up, which were previewed at BTME 2020 in Harrogate in January.

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An update from EIGCA Bronze Partner Club Car on the power of partnerships

Club Car experienced a busy year in 2019, supporting some of golf’s biggest tournaments with 100-strong fleets, including the momentous 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner CMF Global Keeps moving forward globally with AquaFuse HDPE Irrigation systems………..

CMF Global continues to expand our base with specifiers, installers and most importantly, end users/owners, with AquaFuse HDPE Irrigation systems and is now the number one, complete HDPE irrigation systems specified and installed globally!

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Profusion Environmental – Not only but Also!

Based in the South of England on the Wiltshire Dorset border but travelling and working throughout the UK and Europe, Profusion is well known for the original rubber crumb bunker lining system – Blinder.

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Introducing new EIGCA Bronze Partner Turfgrass

Turfgrass is a world leading golf course development consultancy company, specialising in building the golf courses of tomorrow.

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Golf’s ‘Sustainability Champions’ recognised for their outstanding contribution

Giving credit to the international community of industry professionals and volunteers that lead the sport’s drive in environmental and social responsibility

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Major milestone for golf in the Netherlands

At the Sportive Connect conference on Thursday 23 January in Amsterdam, the Dutch sports sector made an important step in its contribution to the climate agreement by signing the Sustainable Sports Roadmap.

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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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