European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter


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With the Ryder Cup nearly upon us we have an article by Ross McMurray, EIGCA Vice President, on the issues involved in staging the tournament. Ross was involved in the renovations at Celtic Manor prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup and is working at Le Golf National in preparation for the 2018. In our second article, Council Member Svein Drange Olsnes asks whether longer courses are the only golf course design solution to modern technology and long-hitters?

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New IPs logos


The Institute is delighted to welcome three new Industry Partners : Capillary Concrete, Asian Golf Construction and Perrot. The EIGCA Partnership Programme provides unrivalled opportunities to gain direct access to golf course architects – the designers, consultants, advisors and specifiers for new and refurbished golf courses across the world.

We are also pleased to announce that the EIGCA has been shortlisted for three awards: the public relations and marketing activity which the EIGCA has recently invested in has been shortlisted in three categories of the UK's leading PR awards, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) annual PRide Awards.

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The Leicestershire Golf Course

Members' News

Congratulations to Jeffrey Danner for his appointment as a Senior Design Associate with Greg Norman Golf Course Design in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jeff was one of our EVQ students graduating in 2009 and became an Associate Member in 2012.

In other news from our members, we see that one is adding another 9 holes to Kankaisten Golf in South-West Finland, while another is carrying out renovations to The Leicestershire Golf Course.

For more information about each of our members go to the Directory on our website.

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Partner and Patron News

If you enjoyed the golf at this year’s Olympics you will be pleased to hear that Toro, one of our Gold Industry Partners, has helped in supporting Water Conservation Efforts on Rio's Olympic Golf Course, and that Jacobsen, a Silver Industry Partner, supplied equipment to prepare the Course.

We have news from our Bronze Partners Josef Pötter-Golf, Tanto and Team Green, as well as from our new Partners Capillary Concrete and Perrot.

The Rio Olympic Golf Course has been recognised for its commitment and contribution to the enhancement of the environment by the Golf Environment Organization, who have also published a new Sustainable Golf Development standard.

The R&A has announced it is to merge with The Ladies’ Golf Union.

EGCOA has announced that centrally located Amsterdam will be the host city of the 11th Golf Business Conference Europe in November.

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Resource Centre News

The EIGCA Library has over 1500 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.

Catch up on any articles you may have missed; read about the new books added to the Library collection; and find out about the range of information available through The R&A’s website.

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