Scottish course designer Ken Moodie has been elected President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), succeeding Mark Adam, who has held the position for the last three years. David Krause has taken over as Vice-President.
Moodie said, “During my presidency, I’m especially keen to work on strengthening our relationships with the other professional bodies in the field, such as the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA). We are planning a joint world summit on golf course architecture in 2010, which will be a great opportunity to share our thoughts on the global development of the profession and the game of golf.”
Education is a key part of EIGCA’s remit and Moodie is committed to strengthening the Institute’s training programmes.
“Our diploma course is continuing to grow, but we must keep improving it,” he said. “We also plan to expand the areas of research we already support and carry out, including learning more about the impact of club technology on course design so that our members are better placed to design golf courses that will be playable long into the future.”
Seven EIGCA members form the Council – the President, Ken Moodie, and six members, each of whom has responsibility for chairing a committee, as follows: David Krause, PR & Promotion; Thomas Himmel, Professional Development; Rainer Preissmann, Membership; Howard Swan, Education Board; Peter Fjallman, Finance; and Mike Wood, Environment.
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