Publisher of Golf Management Europe (GMé), Michael Lenihan, received the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA) Media Award for 2014 at the recent EGCOA Vision 20/20 Conference in Barcelona, November 4-6.
The award, which was presented at a Gala Dinner held at the DoubleTree Hilton hotel adjacent to Real Club de Golf El Prat, was awarded in recognition of the magazine’s support not only to the EGCOA, but the wider golf industry in general.
Presenting the Media Award, Alexander Baron von Spoercken, president of the EGCOA said: “Since the start of the EGCOA in 2004, the support of the media has played a key role in helping us share our message throughout Europe and around the world. Each year we recognise a leading organisation for their support of both the EGCOA and the global golf industry. We are delighted to give this year’s EGCOA media award to GMé, who throughout the years have provided an unparalleled insight into global golf development. Endlessly in search of emerging industry trends and opportunities for the golf industry, GMé is truly a leading publication.”
Commenting on the award, Michael Lenihan who is pictured above (left) with Santiago Casanella, European regional manager of Hunter Industries (centre) and Alastair Graham, director real estate, leisure and tourism for KPMG, said: “Naturally, as the publisher of GMé, I was delighted to accept this award, which reinforces the strong standing that the magazine has within the global golf industry.
“Throughout the ten-year history of the EGCOA, as an independent industry magazine, GMé has always endeavoured to support the association, whilst retaining a degree of impartiality, and I was particularly pleased this year to see the conference held at a golf resort as opposed to a city-centre location as in previous years. The EGCOA provided first-class transportation between Real Club de Golf El Prat and Barcelona airport, so hopefully next year, the conference — which will mark its tenth anniversary — will once again be held at a golf resort.”
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Michael Lenihan www.golfmanagement.eu.com