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Golf Information News, Vol 5, No 9, November 2012

Welcome to the latest issue of Golf Information News - your guide to what's worth reading in golf course architecture.


The Perfect Golf Links: The Links of the European Club in Pictures with Musings on Golf Course Architecture

Perfect golf links

Pat Ruddy presents an intensive pictorial excursion from the first tee to the eighteenth green and discusses many intriguing golf design concepts on the way.
This book was kindly donated to the EIGCA Library by Paul O'Brien.


The Sunningdale Story

Sunningdale Story

First written by Guy Bennett, a pre-war Secretary of the club, it has been extensively edited and added to by John Churchill, who has been a member of the Club for 55 years and studied the “archaeology” of the courses. This is available only as a Kindle e-book from Amazon, but Mr Churchill has kindly deposited a hard copy with the EIGCA Library.


R&A EU Monitoring Reports

We have received a new batch of Burson-Marsteller reports from the R&A. The reports are available here for you to download.
(These are available to members only and you need to be logged in to see this page.)


A Survey of Professionals to Explore Procurement in the European Golf Course Development Industry

The sports industry has been notorious for delivering its construction projects with both cost and time overruns. Recently there have been some high profile success stories but the golf sector has remained isolated from the cutting edge thinking implemented on such projects. A dissertation submitted by John Bowden in partial fulfillments of the requirements for the MSc degree in Construction Project Management. John was a former student on the EIGCA Diploma Course.


What's in the news?


A round up of recently published articles from a range of magazines and online newsletters. All the usual titles have been covered, including the latest issues of Golf Management Europe, Golf Course Architecture, STRI Bulletin for Sports Surface Management, Greenkeeper International and Greenkeeping.


Journals - Contact Details

Our thanks to the publishers, who have allowed us to include their journals in the newsletter.


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