European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter


Welcome to the November issue of the EIGCA Newsletter. In this issue we have two articles by our Industry Partners: our Gold Partner Rain Bird has written about Water Management and Golf Course Design, and from Rick Elyea, of Bronze Partner Jacklin Seed, we have an article following up on his talk at this year’s conference on New Grass Varieties. And in the first of what we hope will be a regular feature, we have a personal review of Panmure Golf Course by Past President Peter Fjallman.

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The Institute is pleased to announce the date and location of its 2017 Annual Meeting. This is a unique opportunity for members and partners to network and discuss industry issues.

The latest intake of EIGCA golf course design students met last month at headquarters in Bramley for their second workshop, which gave them some on course experience as well as allowing them to ‘get messy’…

There were many eulogies to Arnold Palmer following his death in September. EIGCA Council Member, Alan Walker, was fortunate to meet him, and here he pays his own heartfelt tribute to 'The King'.

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Royal Greens Golf & Country Club

Members' News

In recent months our members have been adding holes at Whittington Heath Golf Club, building a new course in the Highlands, and winning awards for a course in Saudi Arabia. Another member has launched his own firm following the retirement of his former partner.

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

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Tytherington Golf Club bunker reconstruction

Partner and Patron News

Our Gold Partner Rain Bird has announced a new appointment, strengthening its golf team in the UK, and Silver Partner John Deere has supplied a new fleet of mowers to The Belfry.

We have news from our Bronze Partners John Greasley, MJ Abbott, Jacklin Golf, and CMF Global, as well as from our new Partner Asian Golf Construction and Consultant Partner Mark Alexander.

Health is very much in the news with EGCOA announcing the addition of the Health benefits of Golf to its Vision 2020 project, and the World Golf Foundation launching the Golf & Health Project, academically researching and highlighting how the game can benefit peoples’ lives.

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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.

We have added a new book about Tom Simpson to the collection and a loan copy of the famous Taylor on Golf, by J P Taylor. There is also a new KPMG Report on Central and Eastern Europe.

Catch up on any articles you may have missed; and find out about the range of information available on Dr Alister MacKenzie.

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