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Conference for the emerging golf nations of Europe

1.12am 24th October 2008 - Exhibitions & Conferences

The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers’ Association (FEGGA) is holding a conference in Slovenia next month which aims to develop the industry for the future. The two-day event will be held at the Kompas-Lovec Hotel in Bled, Slovenia during 17 – 19 November and will be open for anyone working or representing the Golf Course industry.

“FEGGA has made a commitment to assist the new golf emerging countries,” said Dean Cleaver, FEGGA’s executive officer. “With this in mind we have put together a one off conference that will focus on this initiative. The programme is a strong one and will provide many benefits.

“The countries we will be focusing on are Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bosnia, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Malta.”

The Conference will start with a welcome reception on the evening of 17th November, followed by a one and half day conference programme including dinner on the evening of the 18th. The Conference will conclude at lunchtime on 19th November.

The Conference will be aimed at all areas of Golf Course Management covering subjects on:

Golf Course Design:
• The importance of choosing the right architect
• Building the right golf course
These two seminars will be delivered by The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) and will focus on how to choose the right architect and what to look at when making this important decision. It will also focus on building the right design of golf course and how that decision impacts on the future maintenance needed and long term quality

Project Planning and Specification through to Construction and grow-in of the Golf Course:
• New golf course development guidelines
Presented jointly by the EIGCA and the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO)
• Understanding the importance of good specification including Drainage and Irrigation
Presented by Sylvain Duval, Golf Course Superintendent at Polaris World.

• A focus on Greenkeeping Pan European Standards
• Setting up Greenkeeper education
• Gaining practical experience
These subjects will be covered by FEGGA and the European Greenkeeping Training Unit (EGEU)

• A guide to Good Environmental Management
• Accreditation
Presented by Jonathan Smith, CEO and representatives of the Golf Environment Organisation

Best Golf Course Practice:
• Creating and managing good Sustainability
• How Benchmarking can really assist you and your golf course
Keith Duff of the R&A Golf Course Committee will illustrate the role of sustainability and how benchmarking can really assist you on the golf course.

The Slovenian model:
• Looking at Slovenia as a Case Study

For further information and to book places at the conference contact Dean Cleaver, Tel/Fax: 0044 (0)1789 762 912 E-Mail:


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