European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter
European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter

Welcome!

Welcome to our new look Newsletter.

All the usual content is still here, the Member and Partner Profiles, news from the EIGCA, our Members, Partners and Patrons and some interesting articles that you may have missed, but in a different format.

We hope you like it.

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Gold Partners

10 Questions for EIGCA Member...Paul O'Brien MEIGCA

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

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Spotlight on … Pure Seed

As a new EIGCA Bronze Partner can you tell our Members a bit more about what Pure Seed do and what you specialise in?

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Silver Partners

The EIGCA announce the addition of three more new Partners

The three new companies to become Partners, Southwest Greens Construction, Pure Seed and Conor J Walsh Golf Ltd will further broaden the wealth of industry expertise and knowledge base that the EIGCA programme brings together.

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EIGCA Announce Autumn CPD Event

The EIGCA has announced that their Autumn CPD Seminar will take place at the Sofitel Hotel, Gatwick Airport on the 28th and 29th of November. The previous CPD seminar, which was held at the same venue in 2016, proved to be very popular and was well attended by both Members and EIGCA Partners.

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EIGCA members raise standards through continual learning

Golf course design and development are constantly evolving and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the most effective and easiest way to keep up with the pace and remain relevant.

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David Williams renovations continue at Real Golf De Pedreña

Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, David Williams has been working as Consultant at Real Golf de Pedreña, situated near Santander on Spain’s northern Atlantic coastline, for the last eight years and, in that time, has completely renovated five holes of the Harry Colt 1928 layout, one of only two remaining Harry Colt 18 hole courses in Spain, as well as effecting other improvements to the historic course.

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Ceremonial opening for new Regnum Golf and Country Club Bodrum designed by Tim Lobb

New course is first full-length golf in popular Turkish resort region.

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Construction work completed at RSHECC in Madrid

Construction work has been completed on MEIGCA David Williams’ designed total transformation of the Short Game Practice Area at Real Sociadad Hípica Española Club de Campo (RSHECC) on the northern outskirts of Madrid, Spain.

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Renovation & redesign of Golf Club Büsum Dithmarschen by Holger Rengstorf MEIGCA

After a year of planning, the renovation of nine of the 18 holes at Golf Club Büsum Dithmarschen is soon to start.

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News Update from EIGCA Gold Partner Rain Bird

Renovation of Ålands Golf Club one of Finland's finest golf courses and Rain Bird Europe appoints Matt Gilks as Golf Sales Specialist

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Why Machinery Matters

Paul Armitage, General Manager at Le Golf National, explains the importance of choosing the right machinery for your course, in wake of The 2018 Ryder Cup and EIGCA Silver Partner Ransomes Jacobsen were able to assist.

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Better Billy Bunker Method solving Golf Course Maintenance issues…

Given the exceptionally dry weather conditions throughout the UK and mainland Europe this Summer, one could be forgiven for thinking that business might be slow for a company engaged in solving Bunker drainage issues, however EIGCA Silver Partner Better Billy Bunker continues to see an expanding portfolio of Courses adopting the BBB Method.

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Dumbarnie Links

The brainchild of former Ryder Cup player, and BBC golf commentator, Clive Clark, Dumbarnie Links is the largest new golf construction project underway in the UK during 2018 and EIGCA Bronze Partner EcoBunker are pleased to be involved.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Sol Golf are keeping busy

2018 has been a very exciting year for EIGCA Partner SOL Golf. We were delighted to welcome John O’Sullivan on board as our new Development Manager. We have a number of new exciting projects in construction and in progress for 2019.

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“Distance Insights in golf: Share Your Opinions” survey

You may have seen the announcement by The R&A and the USGA about the launch of the “Distance Insights in golf: Share Your Opinions” survey, which is being administered by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. SMS are very keen for as many people to take part as possible.

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Global consensus for golf in the race to tackle physical inactivity

Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by EIGCA Patron The R&A, was presented this month in London at the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH).

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Golf’s Modernised Rules and New Player's Edition Published

Golf’s new Rules have been published by The R&A and the USGA ahead of coming into effect on 1 January 2019 and feature the most significant changes to the rules of golf in more than 60 years.

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Some articles you may have missed...

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

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