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 2020, 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 next year.

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Gold Partners

10 Questions for ... Achim Reinmuth MEIGCA

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

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EIGCA welcomes two new Sustainable Design Leaders

Two members – Marc Westenborg MEIGCA and Ken Moodie MEIGCA – have successfully completed EIGCA’s Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development programme (RSSGCD) and been welcomed on to the Sustainable Design Register as Sustainable Design Leaders.

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Golf Course Architecture – a truly global profession

Our December Clubhouse was a fitting end to 2020. The pandemic has restricted travel, yet the power of the internet brought us together with colleagues from ASGCA and SAGCA invited to join us in our final Clubhouse of the year.

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Six EIGCA members achieve the highest level of CPD accreditation

Golf course design and development are constantly evolving, and it is important that EIGCA members keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date to remain relevant in the profession.

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EIGCA has a strong 2020

The COVID pandemic and state of the golf industry did not dent EIGCA’s membership numbers, with joiners and upgrades in the last year announced at the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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Clubhouses continue to bring the EIGCA community together

Our Clubhouse sessions continue to be a popular way to get the EIGCA community.

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Germany chosen for EIGCA’s first Regional CPD Golf Day

Providing opportunities for members and partners to meet face-to-face is a key component in the EIGCA offering.

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Four EIGCA members complete their CPD to retain CPD Approved accreditation

The EIGCA CPD Programme was created to help members gain recognition for professional learning and building on current skills and knowledge. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is how professionals ensure their skills remain current.

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New Ankara layout opens

A new 18-hole golf course designed by EIGCA Vice President Tim Lobb, principal of Lobb + Partners, has opened for preview play in Ankara, Turkey.

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Redesign of six green areas at Gullbringa GCC

Peter Fjällman, MEIGCA & Fjällman Golf Design, has been appointed as the golf course architect for the redesign of six green areas at Gullbringa GCC (www.gullbringagolf.se).

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Renovation of 18 Bunkers, Real Golf de Pedreña

Ten years ago, in Autumn 2010, Past President of the EIGCA, David Williams, was commissioned by Real Golf de Pedreña, near Santander on the north coast of Spain, to undertake a Course Audit and Masterplan for their Championship Course.

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Golfclub Breitenloo – 1 member, 3 partners + 1 affiliate = a great team

Great work happens when EIGCA members work with EIGCA partners and affiliates, with Golfclub Breitenloo an excellent example of how these relationships work successfully in practice.

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Carnoustie Golf Links announces partnership with EIGCA Silver Partner John Deere and EIGCA Gold Partner Rain Bird

Three global brands with shared values have united with a vision to produce a blueprint for world leading golf course management.

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Gorleston Golf Club Go Jacobsen, EIGCA Silver Partners

With an ageing fleet and the decision made to replace it, quality of cut, comfort and simplicity saw Gorleston Golf Club go for nine new Jacobsen mowers.

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Synthetic System Solutions - A closer look at the Practice Putting Green

The acceptance of high-quality synthetic turf solutions in the golf industry is gaining more and more traction. EIGCA Silver Partner Southwest Greens Construction leads the way with its 15+ year track record, creating a wide portfolio of synthetic turf systems that each serve a purpose of their own.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Atlantic Golf Construction

As a specialist golf course construction and renovation company, Atlantic Golf Construction has made its mark on the industry with the renovation and construction of such highly acclaimed courses such as Adare Manor and Ballybunion Old Course in Southern Ireland to the more recent renovation of San Roque Old Course in Southern Spain.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Perrot new Irrigation Control System

We are glad to announce the availability of the new Perrot SIRRAHTM central control system.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Profile Products Teams Up with Key Partners in Sotogrande Renovation

Profile Products has built a foundation of excellence in golf course construction and renovation, in large part because of relationships with first class industry partners, nurtured over the years.

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Developing Varieties That Make A Difference

EIGCA Bronze Partner Pure Seed is the global leader in turfgrass genetics.

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Happenings in the World of EIGCA Bronze Partner Total Golf Construction during these unusual times

Even with Covid 19 this has been a busy past 6 months.

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Suzann Pettersen becomes a Sustainable Golf Champion

Golf icon steps forward to help GEO Foundation establish new levels of awareness, action and the celebration of leadership across the sport

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Celebrating the Green with the Ladies European Tour

Initiative will promote environmental awareness and action across women’s professional golf.

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Pascal Grizot’s CPG Honorary Presidence Extended into 2021

Honorary President of the Confederation of Professional Golf [CPG], Pascal Grizot, will continue his tenure for a third year with the organisation, as the extension was recently announced during the CPG’s Annual General Meeting.

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