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Golfers ‘Question Time’

10.00am 9th April 2001 - People

Is Tiger Woods the greatest golfer of all time? Is Augusta National past its sell by date? These and other hot topics in golf will be open to debate at Edinburgh College of Art’s first ever ‘Golfers’ Question Time’ event on Thursday, 19thApril. The event is designed to appeal to all golfers and those connected with the game.

The College, which is responsible for the world’s first MSc in Golf Course Architecture, invites members of the public to pose the questions in golf and to debate the issues in Golf course architecture.

Questions invited from the audience will be open to debate by a distinguished panel of experts including:

  • Simon Gidman, President Elect, The European Institute of Golf Course Architects
  • Hamish Grey, Chief Executive, The Scottish Golf Union
  • David Malcolm, Golf Historian and Author
  • Mike Williamson, Golf and Tourism Consultant
  • Jonathan Smith, Scottish Golf Course Wildlife Advisor
  • Ian Young, PGA Golf Professional, Braidhills Golf Centre

Golfers’ Question Time will take place in the Main Lecture Theatre. As places are restricted to 200 and already interest in the event is keen, potential audience members are encouraged to reserve their places and submit their questions in advance by contacting the College on Tel: 0131 221 6230 or email

Golfers Question Time is presented in conjunction with Edinburgh College of Art’s Masters Degree (MSc) in Golf Course Architecture which was introduced last year. The introduction of the course in 2000 has generated considerable interest from the UK and overseas. The MSc is run by the School of Landscape Architecture and places particular emphasis on the importance of designing in harmony with the landscape and the environment in general.

Mike Wood, Director of the MSc, said, “I am delighted to be involved in the education of a new generation of golf course architects. The content of our degree reflects a world-wide trend towards more environmentally-sustainable golf course design. I think this is more than a mere fashion trend – hopefully it marks a welcome return to the classic design principles which Scotland was instrumental in developing. I strongly believe that in the future golf can make an important contribution to the sustainable management of the natural landscapes both in this country and abroad.”

For further information about the course, please contact the Course Director Mike Wood by telephone 0131 558 7216 or email

For more information about Golfers’ Question Time please contact Jane Fiddes on 0131 221 6215 or email

Edinburgh College of Art


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