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Peter Fjallman Elected New EIGCA President

Peter Fjallman, left, and Rainer Preissmann, right

Peter Fjallman has been elected as the new President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. He replaces Rainer Preissmann, whose two year tenure ended at the EIGCA AGM in Malmö last week. Peter has been involved in the golf industry for thirty years. He was a club manager at several golf clubs in Sweden before starting his own design practice in 2000. Peter was one of the first students to enrol in the EIGCA’s Professional Diploma Course, from which he graduated with distinction, and he will be the first former student to be elected President. He has served on the EIGCA Council for many years and currently holds the post of Honorary Treasurer.

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EIGCA Hail ‘Most Successful’ AGM and Annual Conference in Malmö

EIGCA Members at the 2013 AGM

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects have declared their recent AGM and Annual Conference as the most successful yet. Over 100 delegates, comprising EIGCA Members, Industry Partners, Consultant Partners, and invited guests gathered in Malmö, Sweden, last month for a whole week of events including the EIGCA annual conference, AGM, seminars, workshops and golf.

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EIGCA Welcomes New Students

New students Jakub Cervenka, Neil White, David Minogue and Gareth Williams either side of Christian Lundin, EIGCA Associate Member

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects recent AGM in Sweden marked an important milestone for students of the EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design. Whilst one group were finishing their two year course the Education Board was busy welcoming the next intake onto Europe’s only educational course on golf course architecture.

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Blinder International and Greenmakers become EIGCA Industry Partners

Peter Fjallman, incoming President on the left, and Rainer Preissmann, outgoing President on the right

The European Institute of Golf Course architects is delighted to announce two new Bronze Industry Partners, Blinder International and Greenmakers by Nelson & Vecchio.

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New Consultant Partners for EIGCA

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has announced that Roger Davey and Jim Fergusson have become EIGCA Consultant Partners.

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Golf – A European Success: Exhibition Opens at European Parliament

Solheim Cup Captain Alison Nicholas and MEP James Elles with the EGA Golf Course Committee at the European Parliament

Tuesday May 7, 2013 - An historic first golf exhibition in the European Parliament in Brussels opened today showcasing ‘Golf - A European Success’. The exhibition, which brought the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup trophies together in celebrating the success of the European teams in their respective matches against the United States at Medinah last year and Killeen Castle in 2011, highlighted the environmental, social and economic impact of golf across Europe.

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Members' News

We have a section on our News page for Members' News which is designed to showcase what our members are doing. To select these news stories, click on the drop-down box headed 'All News'.

Please send us your press releases and news about your projects to include in this section.

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Rain Bird - Waste Water Treatment

Rain Bird

The world has limited resources and clean water is one of them. It is all our responsibility to ensure we use our water efficiently, reduce waste and reuse them as much as we can. We develop products and technologies that allow user to conserve water and use efficiently.

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Toro Irrigation for Birthplace of Ryder Cup

Shaking hands in the centre are Robin Farrer, right, and Lelys Robert Jackson, with, front row from left, Nathan George from MJ Abbott, Chris Carpenter and club chairman Bryan Peirson. The greenkeeping team look on.

Verulam Golf Club in St Albans, Hertfordshire, is one of the latest venues to benefit from Toro’s Golf Decoder Controller (GDC) irrigation system.
The 18-hole course is known as the ‘home of the Ryder Cup’ after Samuel Ryder first conceived the idea for the famous tournament while playing at Verulam. But the club now has a further tie to the tournament – state-of-the-art Toro irrigation products as used at past and upcoming Ryder Cup UK venues, including 2014 host Gleneagles.

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Silver Industry Partner News

John Deere – Muirfield is often described as one of the fairest of the Open Championship, and everyone at The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is eagerly anticipating the staging of the 16th Open Championship at Muirfield in July.
Jacobsens – Following on from their sponsorship of the EIGCA Raising the Standard of Sustainable Golf Course Development Workshop, Jacobsen turf equipment explains why they wanted to support the initiative.

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Bronze Industry Partner News

Hunter Industries Announces the New Pilot™ Golf Central Control System
Semillas Fitó presents its new grass varieties for 2013, especially Rinovo and Seaspray
FibreCore Europe – Maintenance-free bridges made of fiber reinforced polymers (FRP)
Jacklin Golf – Ignite: the latest creeping bentgrass
Everris launches Memorial, a brand new creeping bentgrass
Blinder Bunker expansion
Profile Products - Venus Rock Golf Resort

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Consultant Partner News

A Consultant Partner is an individual who is working in a solely fee-based professional practice associated with the golf course design business such as agronomy, irrigation engineering, drainage design, land planning, surveying, landscape architecture, environmental consultancy, legal, financial and marketing services, photography and clubhouse architecture.

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Gold Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Rainbird
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Toro

Silver Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Deere
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Ransomes Jacobsen

Bronze Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Blinder International
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: European Golf Services
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Everris
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Hunter Industries
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: InfraCore Golf Bridges
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Jacklin Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Greasley
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: MJ Abbott
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Pötter-Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Profile Products
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Semillas Fitó
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Sol Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Tanto International Golf