European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter


This Newsletter comes to you in the middle of The Open Championship – we hope you can make time to read it. In this issue we have an article by EIGCA’s President, Tom Mackenzie, on the environmental credentials of The Open. In the second article, Council Member, Edwin Roald explains the significance of The R&A’s 9-hole championship held in the build-up to this week’s Open.

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Last month saw the United Kingdom vote on whether to remain in the European Union. The vote was close but the Leave campaign won the day. The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) represents members and students in 26 countries inside and outside the EU. Our members work all over the world and we do not see this situation changing as a result of the EU Referendum in Britain.

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Weston Park - the existing clubhouse

Members' News

In recent news from our members, we see that they are designing new courses for Royal Norwich Golf Club and at Les Lacs de L'Eau D'Heure in Belgium, others are upgrading facilities at Welwyn Garden City and at Waxholms Golf Club in Sweden, while another has built a small practice area for Golf Club Gelsenkirchen Leythe.

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Valderrama Golf Club

Partner and Patron News

Rain Bird, a Gold Industry Partner has renovated the irrigation system at Valderrama Golf Club, one of the best known golf clubs in Europe.

Silver Industry Partner, John Deere, has supplied Royal Troon with maintenance equipment to help them prepare for The Open.

We also have news from our Bronze Partners, Benedetti-Guelpa and ICL.

The R&A has recently published two significant reports – one on Pace of Play Guidance, and the other, together with the USGA, on driving distances in professional golf.

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Resource Centre News

Catch up on any articles you may have missed; read about the new books added to the Library collection; and find your way the maze of EU Publications.

The EIGCA Library has over 1000 books and journals, most of which are available to borrow. The Librarian can help you with any research you may need using materials in the collection or by online searching.

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