EIGCA 2013 Conference & AGM - Conference Programme

"DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF GOLF IN NORDIC COUNTRIES"
Venue: Gamla Börssalen, Malmö Börshus
Date: Friday 26th April 2013

2013 EIGCA Conference Programme

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2013 EIGCA Conference Programme

Morning Session 1

09.00 - 09.10 Welcome & Opening Address Rainer Preissmann & Peter Fjällman (EIGCA)

09.10 - 10.25 Golf in the Nordic Countries:

  • 09.10-09.25 Sweden - Georg Kittel (President, Swedish Society of Golf Historians)
  • 09.25-09.40 Norway - Svein D Olsnes (EIGCA)
  • 09.40-09.55 Denmark - Caspar Grauballe (EIGCA)
  • 09.55-10.10 Finland - Peter Mattson (Tapiola Golf Club)
  • 10.10-10.25 Iceland - Edwin Roald (EIGCA)

10.25 - 10.45 "Death of the Short Par 5" Robin Hiseman (EIGCA)

Morning Session 2


11.00 - 11.30 "Drainage v. Surface Water Control" Agnar Kvalbein (Bioforsk, Norwegian Inst for Agricultural & Environmental Research)

11.30 - 11.35 "Working in Partnership at the PGA Sweden National" Howard Storey (John Deere)

11.35 - 11.40 "The Economic Impact of Golf on the Economy of Europe" Libor Jirasek (EIGCA)

11.40 - 12.10 "Golf in Sweden" Gunnar Håkansson (Gen. Sec. Swedish Golf Federation)

12.10 - 12.25 Falsterbo Golf Club Göran Bernhoff (Chairman)

12.25 - 12.40 Ljunghusens Golf Club Stig Persson (General Manager)

12.40 - 13.00 "STERF (Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation)" Maria Strandberg (Director)

Afternoon Session 1

14.00 - 14.30 Special Guest

14.30 - 15.00 "Winter Injuries on Golf Greens" Agnar Kvalbein (Bioforsk, Norwegian Inst for Agricultural & Environmental Research)

15.00 - 15.30 "Construction and Grow-In of Fescue Green Complexes in Denmark" Jacob Arnkvist (Course Manager Ljungbygaard GC, Denmark)

Afternoon Session 2


15.45 - 15.55 "Wee Golf" Thomas Beckmann (Rain Bird)

15.55 - 16.00 "Rafael Sundblom, First Modern Golf Course Architect in the Nordic Countries" Peter Fjällman (EIGCA)

16.00 - 16.30 "Tapiola GC Project" Peter Mattson (Tapiola Golf Club)

16.30 - 16.35 "What the good doctor prescribed" Svein D Olsnes (EIGCA)

16.35 - 16.45 "Operational challenges facing Nordic Golf Courses"  Andy Brown (Toro)

16.45 - 17.10 "Halmstad Golf Arena" Christian Lundin (EIGCA)

17.10 - 17.30 Questions, Discussions, Closing Remarks


(subject to change at EIGCA's discretion)

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