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EIGCA Welcomes New Students

10.39am 31st May 2013 - People

Dannis Nieuwpoort receives some guidance from EIGCA Senior Member Ken Moodie
Dannis Nieuwpoort receives some guidance from EIGCA Senior Member Ken Moodie

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects recent AGM in Sweden marked an important milestone for students of the EIGCA Vocational Qualification in Golf Course Design. Whilst one group were finishing their two year course the Education Board was busy welcoming the next intake onto Europe’s only educational course on golf course architecture.

The first two students to complete the programme presented their major design projects to a panel of golf course architects that had assembled to assess their work. The Major Design Project is the culmination of two year’s hard work and is designed to test everything the students have learnt during that time. It counts towards 50% of their final mark.

Whilst this was taking place the newest intake, comprising students from the UK, Ireland and the CzechRepublic, were taking part in their first design workshop. The next two years will see these new students – Gareth Williams, Jakub Cervenka, Neil White and David Minogue – completing increasingly complicated design tasks together with written assignments on history, strategy, maintenance, construction and ecology.

Chairman of the EIGCA Education Committee, Gary Johnston, commented: “We were very pleased to welcome another four students on to the Vocational Qualification during our AGM at Malmo. The programme is an important step in helping aspiring designers break into the profession whilst ensuring that we maintain the high standards of golf course design which the EIGCA promotes. Hopefully the two students graduating this year will go on to forge successful careers in the industry.”

For more information on the EIGCA Education Programme please contact EIGCA Head Office at

European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA)


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