Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019

Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from printed and online resources on Architecture, Environment, the Game, Greenkeeping and Health&Safety.


EIGCA's 2019 Annual Conference was held in Paris with the outstanding presence of Semillas Fitó and GTM Golf
Last week the Annual Congress of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) took place in Paris, , 8 May 2019.

Acclaimed golf architect Mark Parsinen passes away
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
The co-designer of both Castle Stuart Golf Links and Kingsbarns Golf Links, Mark Parsinen, has died, aged just 70, after suffering a stroke.
Golf Business, 4 June 2019.

Enhancements for Trump Turnberry
Author: Tania
Trump Turnberry has unveiled new enhancements to its Ailsa course.
Greenkeeping, 13 May 2019.

Christoph Städler Newly-Elected President Of The European Institute Of Golf Course Architects
Christoph Städler became President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects on 1st May 2019. This is his speech to members, partners, sponsors and guests at the EIGCA Presidents Dinner in Paris.
Golf Business News, 10 May 2019.

Christoph Städler takes reins of EIGCA following Paris meeting
Author: Toby Ingleton
German golf course architect Christoph Städler, the principal of Städler Golf Courses, has been appointed president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architect
Golf Course Architecture, 10 May 2019.

EIGCA Annual Meeting 2019 Breaks Records
The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) held its annual meeting in Paris at the beginning of May and welcomed the largest number of delegates in the event’s 19-year history.
Golf Business News, 15 May 2019.


Earth Day Commitment From 2019 Solheim Cup
The organisers of the 2019 Solheim Cup chose ‘Earth Day’ to launch the event’s sustainability initiative which sees a wave of additional efforts to minimise the climate and environmental footprint of the event.
Golf Business News, 24 April 2019.

Let’s Go Green Together
The Ladies European Tour, with help from GEO Foundation, has developed a sustainability plan
Golf Business News, 5 June 2019.

R&A Removes Sale Of Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles At The Open
Next month’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush will become one of the first major global sporting events to remove single-use plastic water bottles from sale.
Golf Business News, 5 June 2019.

Beating Air Pollution: How Golf Can Improve Air Quality
On #WorldEnvironmentDay, learn how golf is playing its part to #BeatAirPollution through natural solutions to environmental issues.
Golf Business News, 5 June 2019.

Societal benefits multifuntional golf
The article "Societal benefits of multifunctional golf facilities" is based on a survey about multifunctional activities on Nordic golf facilities. Contains practical examples that will inspire!
Sterf Newsletter, no 45, 3 June 2019.

Golf - the game

More golfers, but poor weather killed rounds in 2018
Author: Jim Trageser
The state of health of the golf industry may be finally trending up after several years of decline.
Golf Inc, , 24 April 2019.

Global Industry Unites In Support Of Women’s Golf Day
June 4 promises to be the largest ever single-day celebration of women’s golf with venues from every corner of the globe joining forces to promote the sport through Women’s Golf Day.
Golf Business News, 13 May 2019.

England Golf Launches Second ‘Women And Girls’ Golf’ Week
Women and girls will celebrate their love of golf and be encouraged to take up the sport when a second awareness week is held across Great Britain and Ireland later this summer.
Golf Business News, 29 May 2019.

Caddie Documentary Set For UK Premiere At Edinburgh Film Festival
A documentary film about the role caddies have played in the history of modern golf is to get its first public screening in the UK at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on June 21, ahead of its nationwide cinema release next month.
Golf Business News, 5 June 2019.

Golf operator calls for volunteers to help people with dementia
Author: Tania Longmire
A ‘buddy scheme’ has been launched in Edinburgh to give people living with dementia a chance to get back on the fairways.
Golf Business, 28 May 2019.


What do we do about irrigation if there’s another heatwave?
Author: Tania
Following lessons learnt from last year’s record summer heatwave, Peter Robin looks at practical ways of improving irrigation uniformity and water coverage.
Greenkeeping, 30 April 2019.

The Ins and Outs of Zoysiagrass Fairway Management
Although establishing zoysiagrass is expensive, this turfgrass will typically require
fewer inputs than other turf types to maintain a quality playing surface.

USGA, Vol 15 no 11, 7 June 2019.

Using A Drone To Scout Turf Stress
Author: Brian Whitlark
Drone imagery can help identify turf stress more efficiently than scouting from the ground.
USGA, 19 April 2019.

How to minimise risks when carrying out renovation to a golf course
Author: Tani
Golf course maintenance is essential every year. Noel Mackenzie advises on minimising risks.
Greenkeeping, 25 May 2019.

Health & Safety

Welsh Pro Backs Mental Health Campaign Through Golf
A PGA Professional from Wales is launching a new mental health campaign for young adults, after the sport helped him turn his life around from depression.
Golf Business News,16 April 2019.

Wales Golf Stroke Scheme Gets Boost In R&A Health Week
Stroke survivors around Wales will get the chance to use golf as part of their recovery following the success of a pilot scheme run in partnership with the Stroke Association.
Golf Business News, 23 April 2019.


Would having British Summer Time for the whole year help the golf industry?
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
The chief executive of the UK Golf Federation has said that golf participation in the UK would be boosted if British Summer Time (BST) was adopted for the whole 12 months of the year.
Golf Business, 24 April 2019.

Just 1.5% of American greenkeepers are women
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
More female golf club managers, greenkeepers and course architects would drive greater profitability in the golf industry, says an expert on inclusion in business.
Golf Business, 3 June 2019.

How More Female Leaders Can Make Golf More Profitable
More female club managers, course superintendents and golf course architects would drive greater profitability in the golf industry, according to a leading expert on diversity and inclusion in business.
Golf Business News, 22 May 2019.

Madeira Enjoys Surge In Golf Visitors
Madeira has experienced a boost in golf numbers during the first four months of 2019, with its two mainland courses experiencing almost double-digit growth.
Golf Business News, 7 June 2019.

More than one in two golf clubs now offer nine-hole green fees
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
For the first time ever, more than one in two golf clubs in England now offer nine-hole green fees, according to England Golf.
Golf Business, 28 May 2019.

National Golf Foundation Releases 2019 Golf Industry Report
The National Golf Foundation (NGF), the only trade organization that works with every sector within the golf industry, has released its 2019 Golf Industry Report, a comprehensive state-of-the-industry overview.
Golf Business News, 18 April 2019.

What the government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ means for golf clubs
Author: Tania Longmire
The government introduced a policy paper called ‘The Good Work Plan’ in December 2018, which sets out its vision for the future of the UK labour market.
Golf Business, 19 April 2019.

Golf Course Design