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Golf Industry News - Graham Marsh

The International Association of Golf Course Architects, launched at China Golf 2000 in December, has changed its name to Golf World Course Designers and Contractors Group. This is intended to reflect the commercial nature of the organisation. With immediate effect the Golf World group will stop using the IAGCA name

Some of the leading names in the world of golf course design are now collectively represented by a newly formed Association, the International Association of Golf Course Architects (IAGCA), which is to have its headquarters in Perth, Western Australia

Three out of four halls at China Golf 2000 are already sold out even though the exhibition does not take place until early December. Apart from the normal desire by companies to reserve prime locations for their stands, this year’s rush can also be explained by the need to book and pay for stands before the end of June in order to avoid a new tax which will hike stand prices by 12.5% come 1st July