European Golf Architects & Course Owners Partner Up

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has become a partner of the European Golf Course Owners Association. The agreement between the organizations was signed at the first annual EGCOA conference held in Amsterdam.

The EIGCA currently has 130 members based in more than 30 countries. They represent Europe's most qualified and experienced golf course architects. EIGCA members have shown that they are able to design and supervise the construction of golf courses to the highest standard.

Mark Adam, president of EIGCA, said, "The EIGCA is committed to the promotion of environmentally friendly and sensitive design and believes it to be a cornerstone of our profession. We believe that cooperation with other golf organizations is necessary to bring the golf business to a higher level."

The EGCOA is made up of approximately 600 golf course owners across 12 European countries. It looks after the interest of the owners by representing them on a European Union level in contact with the European Commission, other EU golf bodies and relevant EU organizations.

Marcel Welling, former chairman of the Dutch Golf Course Association and president of the EGCOA signed the agreement of behalf of the EGCOA. He commented, "We are very happy that the EIGCA became a partner of the EGCOA. The organizations can now exchange information, promote each other and, perhaps the most important: promote the golf game."

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