Ted Parslow a founding member of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) and a Principal of Parslow & Winter Golf Design was recently elected as the new President of the SAGCA.
Ted replaces Graham Papworth who has stepped down after serving the SAGCA for a remarkable period of 22 years in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President and for the last 4 and a half years as President.
Commenting on his election at the recent SAGCA annual meeting on the Gold Coast, Ted Parslow said, “Firstly I would like to thank ‘Pappy’ (Graham Papworth) for his incredible service to the SAGCA. Pappy has only missed one meeting in our 24 year history and he served the Society in an exceptional capacity as Secretary, Treasurer and recently President. And I would also like to acknowledge his recent efforts representing SAGCA in the inaugural years of the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC). Furthermore I look forward to taking on the role as President and steering a sound path for the SAGCA over the next few years.”
Ted has been based in Kuala Lumpur for over 20 years where he is partnered with SAGCA member Jason Winter and his brother Geoff a former tour professional in their design business. Ted helps to bring a regional insight to the Society which will be of benefit as our membership clientele covers not only Australia but the broader Asia Pacific region.
Stepping into the role of SAGCA Vice-President is Harley Kruse of Harrison+Kruse. Also highly active in the Asia Pacific region Harley said, “Based here in Sydney I look forward to supporting Ted in his role as President and helping to raise the profile of the SAGCA and what we do both in Australia and across the region.”
Paul Reeves of Pacific Coast Design was re-elected as the Secretary/Treasurer of the SAGCA, a role he has excelled in over the past 4 years.
The SAGCA is the representative body of practicing Australian Golf Course Architects. A group of likeminded golf course design professionals whose operate mainly in Australia and the Asia Pacific. The Patron is Australian golfing legend and course designer Peter Thomson AO CBE who incidentally won his first of 5 Open Championships at Royal Birkdale GC 60 years ago in 1954.