20 October 2021

EIGCA Annual General Meeting means change at the top

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects EIGCA held its Annual General Meeting in Cardiff, Wales on Wednesday 13th October 2021 and elected a new President and Vice-President to lead the Institute.

EIGCA Annual General Meeting means change at the top

Tim Lobb (R) and Caspar Grauballe (L)

Australian-born (now based in the UK) Tim Lobb MEIGCA was elected President, and Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA from Denmark was elected as Vice-President.

On being elected as President, Tim Lobb MEIGCA says: “I will use my term as EIGCA President, and the platform this provides, to drive ahead with the message that the design of a course is fundamental to safeguarding the future of golf. We need to stress how the design of courses helps promote the game of golf, for all.”

After his term as President ended in Cardiff, Christoph Staedler stood down from Council and USA-based Kari Haug MEIGCA was elected to fill the resulting vacancy. Kari is EIGCA’s Equality Advisor and is the first female to be elected as a member of the EIGCA Council. The membership of EIGCA’s Council therefore consists of:

  • Tim Lobb MEIGCA (President)
  • Caspar Grauballe MEIGCA (Vice-President)
  • Niall Glen MEIGCA
  • Kari Haug MEIGCA
  • Gary Johnston MEIGCA
  • Paul Kimber MEIGCA
  • Christian Lundin MEIGCA
  • Gareth Williams MEIGCA

EIGCA membership stands at 101, with members based in 25 countries.

Golf construction specialists MJ Abbott are Bronze Sponsors of the EIGCA.


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