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

Welcome

We have a lot to tell you about so read on for member and partner profiles, an update on the Instagram campaign, plus news from members and partners to keep you up-to-date.

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Gold Partners

10 Questions for ... David Bily 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 ...Turfgrass

Our series of Profiles throws a spotlight on our Partners so you can get to know who they are and what they do. Here, EIGCA Bronze Partner, Turfgrass answers 5 questions.

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Silver Partners

EIGCA Clubhouse update

The EIGCA Clubhouse opens its virtual doors every month to bring the EIGCA community together to discuss key topics.

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“Around the World” Tour on Instagram

EIGCA’s “Around the World” tour on Instagram has started really well. So far, 19 members have provided images of nearly 70 projects in 28 countries.

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BIGGA’s Green Room Golf Course Podcast

BIGGA invited EIGCA to take part in a panel discussion about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on current and planned projects and future work for architects.

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The Path to becoming a Sustainable Design Leader

Recent changes to simplify the EIGCA’s RSSGCD programme have encouraged more members to embark – and progress – on the path to sustainability recognition.

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GolfBC appoint MEIGCA Tim Lobb's golf course design firm

GolfBC Group, Western Canada’s largest golf course owner and operator and one of Canada’s foremost golf, resort and residential management company has appointed EIGCA member, Tim Lobb MEIGCA's firm, Lobb + Partners to review their 7 courses in British Columbia to identify opportunities for improvements, including playability & enhanced sustainability initiatives

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The Magical Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre

As this season’s winter works draw to a close Dave Sampson MEIGCA reflects on what has been one of the more challenging and restrictive builds over the past few years.

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9 holes par 3 course in Holland - Golfcourse Princenbosch

EIGCA member, Alan Rijks MEIGCA, was asked to work on the 27 hole course at Golfcourse Princenbosch to design an interesting 9 hole par 3 for the members on the area of the old driving-range next to the clubhouse.

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New Par 3 course at the Evian Resort Golf Academy

Dave Sampson MEIGCA & European Golf Design have been working with the Evian Resort to transform a 4 hole executive course into a 6 hole par 3. Works commenced in early January 2020 and all greens turfed by early March.

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Future-proof hybrid irrigation solution - the benefits explained by Gold Partner Rainbird

It’s a common misconception that altering, extending or redesigning areas of a golf course always requires ripping out and replacing most, if not all of the existing irrigation system.

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Carnoustie Golf Links announces EIGCA SIlver Partner John Deere partnership

Carnoustie Golf Links Chief Executive Michael Wells announced today that a strategic partnership with John Deere has been secured, following a detailed period of exclusive discussions between the two organisations, whose joint vision laid the groundwork for today’s announcement.

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Simons Golf Club have chosen Bronze Partner Capillary Concrete

Simons Golf Club in Denmark which is a European tour venue decided to review the existing bunkers from a strategic point and also look to rectify some maintenance and playability issues

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Newgiza opts for EIGCA Bronze Partner Club Car

Egypt’s new golf course, NEWGIZA, designed by Lobb & Partners (principal, Tim Lobb, is the EIGCA’s Partner Liaison Officer) has invested in new fleets from Club Car.

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Highs and Lows of 2020 so far……

At the start of 2020 the team at EIGCA Bronze Partner CJW Golf continued our restoration works at New Zealand GC while also continuing our phased bunker works at Guildford GC, also adding two new clients to our portfolio at Camberley Heath GC and Bramley GC.

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EIGCA Bronze Partner John Greasley Ltd provides a brief project update

on two recent projects at Whittington Heath and Moor Hall Golf Clubs

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EIGCA Bronze Partner Semillas Fito working at Blackwater Links

Semillas Fito is proud to announce that has been chosen as the grass seed supplier of the new BLACKWATER LINKS 18 holes championship golf course and golf academy designed by golf course architect Caspar Grauballe being built on more than 70 ha of land near the beautiful city of Poznan in Poland.

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Slovenia's Bostjan Primec Joins the Board of Directors of EIGCA Patron CPG

President of the PGA of Slovenia, Boštjan Primec, has joined the Confederation of Professional Golf’s [CPG] Board of Directors, further adding to the diversity of expertise in the Association’s leadership.

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The PGA of Ukraine have been announced as the newest Member of the Confederation of Professional Golf

The organisation that is a part of the Ukraine Golf Federation, enters Membership as an Associate Member, joining 31 other countries within the CPG who are patrons of the EIGCA.

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