Early in 2009 saw the first meeting of the newly formed Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects (ScotAGCA), set up to represent the golf course architecture profession in Scotland.
The Association intends to promote the highest standards of golf course architecture in the home of golf and aims to highlight the essential role to be played by golf course architects in the continued development and improvement of golf facilities in Scotland.
The membership currently comprises six professionally qualified golf course architects, all currently living and practicing in Scotland and with the relevant experience to design new courses and provide advice and a range of design services to golf club officials regarding the range of issues facing them as they embark on alterations to their golf course.
At the first meeting the members discussed a wide range of subjects including the key objectives of the Association and the how these can be achieved. Every member will have a role to play in contributing towards the key processes that underpin the Association’s philosophy for progress.
Discussions are underway with The Scottish Golf Union which views the creation of the Association as a step forward in the development of golf in Scotland with the addition of another valuable service available to golf clubs.
To learn more about the Association, its goals and its members visit their website at www.scotagca.co.uk