European Institute of Golf Course Architects - Email Newsletter

Happy New Year!

From all staff and Council Members at EIGCA we hope you had a peaceful Christmas and wish you success in the coming year.

In this newsletter we have an open letter to golf clubs on the benefits of having a par 3 course, by Council Member Alan Walker, and one on how they construct greens in The Netherlands where the ground is below sea level, by Associate Member Michiel van der Vaart.

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CPD Autum Seminar


Last month our members met with Industry Partners for a CPD event to discuss aspects of bunker liners and the use of social media. We are also pleased to announce a new Silver Industry Partner, Better Billy Bunker.

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Christian Lunden and Henrik Stenson

Members' News

Despite the Christmas break, several of our members have been busy with new projects: one has been appointed to design a course at the Dutch Sallandsche Golf Club, one is redesigning the course at Golf Club Sylt in Germany, another has broken ground on his first design with Henrik Stenson and a fourth has had a grand opening for his course in Morocco.

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

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Danny Campbell, Commercial Director (SAL), Euan Loudon, Chief Executive (SAL), Rick Olson, President and CEO (Toro) and Andy Brown Senior Sales Manager, Commercial Equipment, Golf Irrigation and Corporate Accounts, Europe, Middle East and Asia (Toro)

Partner and Patron News

Our Gold Partner, Toro, has signed a contract to supply turf equipment to St Andrews, while Silver Partner, Jacobsen has become the official supplier to the 2018 Ryder Cup.

We also have news from out Bronze Partners Profile Products and ICL.

FEGGA have recently announced the publication of Responsible Golf Course Management, which details a targeted strategy for minimising impact on local ecology and encouraging responsible course management throughout the industry. EIGCA Senior Member Edwin Roald worked very closely with FEGGA to produce this report.

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Tom Doak Confidential Guide

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 in the golfing press; and find out about the range of information available from Sterf, the Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environment Research Foundation. Also we’d like to thank Tom Doak for donating the first three volumes of the revised edition of his Confidential Guide to Golf Courses.

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