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Seasons Greetings from Meadow View!

The Council, EIGCA Members and Head Office Staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

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EIGCA 2011 Conference and AGM details announced

Potsdam Brandenburg Gate

Potsdam Brandenburg Gate

Following a very successful World Forum of Golf Architects last year, organised in association with ASGCA and SAGCA, the EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS is pleased to announce that its 11TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE will be held in POTSDAM, NEAR BERLIN, from 4TH to 7TH MAY 2011.

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EIGCA 2011 Conference and AGM - Golf

Berliner Golf Club Gatow

Berliner Golf Club Gatow

The President's Cup will be played over 2 of the best courses in the area, the Berliner Golf Club Gatow on Wednesday, 4th May and Seddiner See Golf and Country Club, North Course, on Thursday, 5th May.

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EIGCA President at the 2nd Golf Investment & Development Conference

Delegates at the Golf Investment & Development Conference

EIGCA President, David Krause, recently made a presentation to the 2nd Golf Investment & Development Conference, held in Warsaw, Poland.

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EGCOA 5th European Golf Business Conference a big success

EGCOA conf logo

EIGCA President, David Krause, attended the EGCOA 5th European Golf Business Conference, held in London at the beginning of December at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London. The conference was well organised and, in spite of the weather, well attended.
About 200 delegates attended this year’s Conference. A growing number of golf courses were represented, compared to last year’s conference in Amsterdam. This is demonstrating the significance of the event to a large number of participants.

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GEO Sustainability Guidance launched

Ben Warren (GEO); Tom Mackenzie (EIGCA); Annika Sorenstam; Erik Larsen (ASGCA); Harley Kruse (SAGCA)

Ben Warren (GEO); Tom Mackenzie (EIGCA); Annika Sorenstam; Erik Larsen (ASGCA); Harley Kruse (SAGCA)

GEO have launched their guidelines for sustainable golf development in recent presentations at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit and the EGCOA Conference in London.
EIGCA have played a big part in this important project throughout: not only through our funding support, but also through continued promotion at our own events, and through the direct contribution of our Environment Convenor Mike Wood, who helped to define the scope and the shape of the content in his central role as Lead Consultant.

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PGA Accolade for Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas with John Heggarty (PGA)

Dave Thomas with John Heggarty (PGA)

Four-time Ryder Cup player and EIGCA Senior Member (retired), renowned course architect Dave Thomas has been honoured with a special PGA award.
Thomas, who with Peter Alliss designed The Belfry’s famous Brabazon Course, received a PGA Recognition Award for outstanding service to the game of golf and The Professional Golfers’ Association at a Manchester lunch at the Lowry Hotel.

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EIGCA plans a new vocational course for golf architects

The EIGCA is very proud of its education programme but due to the current market conditions the EIGCA Council, Education Board and Members felt it necessary to review the format.

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Rain Bird Golf’s new full- and part- circle rotors feature faster, easier arc adjustments

Rain Bird® rapid adjust technology featuring Memory Arc®

Rain Bird® rapid adjust technology featuring Memory Arc®

Rain Bird® 751 Golf Rotors with Rapid-Adjust Technology Offer Full- or Part-Circle Irrigation with the Twist of a Screw.
More than ever before, golf courses need irrigation technology that provides top performance, water-efficiency, versatility and value. Now, Rain Bird is helping golf course superintendents and managers make the most of every dollar with Rain Bird’s new Full- and Part-Circle 751 Golf Rotors, featuring Rapid-Adjust Technology and Memory Arc®

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Toro GDC Control System Making Lots of Friends

GDC System

GDC System

Toro’s GDC new technology control system has surpassed now the 200-system mark in worldwide golf course applications. First released in 2006 and with 4+ years of experience, this proven product has become the leading choice where non-satellite systems are preferred. It’s flexibility allows for both integrated applications (located at the sprinkler), as well as the option to be located out of the field of play when that choice provides either cost savings, lower maintenance costs or any of its additional advantages.

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Silver Industry Partners

John Deere - Irrigation online
Ransomes Jacobsen - Roxburghe re-sign exclusive agreement

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Bronze Industry Partner News

Profile Products - Company profile
John Greasley - Recent projects

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Gold Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Rainbird
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Toro

Silver Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Barenbrug
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Deere
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Ransomes Jacobsen
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Turf Seed Europe

Bronze Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Benedetti
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: DME
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Jacklin Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Greasley
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: MJ Abbott
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: PROFILE Products LLC
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: SOL
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Sportechnic2000