Hamilton Stutt, one of the founder members of the British Association of Golf Course Architects, has been made an Honorary Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. EIGCA President, Peter Harradine, paid tribute to Hamilton Stutt for always being an advocate of the European idea. He thanked him for his continuous support, particularly through the process of amalgamation that led to the formation of the Institute, and wished him well in his retirement from the profession. Hamilton has been involved in golf course architecture for over 50 years, learning from past masters such as Mackenzie Ross (a partner of Tom Simpson) and John Morrison (a partner of H.S.Colt). He has worked on 120 projects throughout Europe and the Middle East and was awarded the first Silver Medal by the former British Institute of Golf Course Architects for “Outstanding services to golf architecture and the game of golf”.
Nigel Henbury, Marco Croze, Ross McMurray and Bruce Weller have been accepted as new Members, while Achim Reinmuth, Ljubica Jovetic, Steven Ritson and Richard Myers became Associates.
Johnny Stenegaerd, Niall Glen and Johan Benestam became graduates on passing the MSc at Heriot-Watt University. In addition Johnny Stenegaerd was confirmed as the winner of the Toro Student Golf Course Architect of the Year Award. Winner of the President’s Cup this year was Tom Mackenzie.
For further information, please contact: Julia Green, Executive Officer, European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), Chiddingfold Golf Club, Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4SL United Kingdom.
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