Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2024

34 COMPANIES A-Z European Institute of Golf Course Architects Suite I Windrush Court Abingdon Business Park Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 1SY UK Contact: Lindsey Collumbell, Executive Officer Tel: +44 7717 744719 The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) represents Europe’s most qualified golf course architects, who have trained, or completed substantial projects, in Europe. Everything the Institute and its members do is with the purpose of safeguarding the future of golf through the design and development of sustainable golf courses and playing facilities. The Institute’s work to educate and train golf course architects to the highest level, raises the standard of golf course design. Members use their skill, knowledge and experience to help golf be enjoyed by all ages and abilities and are mindful of the need to create designs which are thought-provoking, fun and sensitive of time to play. By designing facilities which maximise the use of available land and appeal to all golfers, regardless of age, gender or ability, our members have an important role in the popularity and playability of golf. The EIGCA has almost 100 members and candidates for membership based in 25 countries across three continents, supported by a network of industry partners. European Turfgrass Laboratories Unit 6, Millar Court Alloa Business Park The Whins Alloa Clackmannanshire FK10 3SA UK Contact: Sharon Singleton-Bruce Tel: +44 1259 725060 European Turfgrass Laboratories (ETL), formed in 1996, provides an independent and unbiased service for the analysis of soils, sand, peat, gravel, rootzone and other materials specifically for the turfgrass industry. Based in Scotland, ETL aims to supply an invaluable and essential tool to golf course architects, agronomists, golf superintendents, golf course contractors and suppliers. It issues prompt, accurate and reliable results – ensuring that its clients have as much information about their samples to enable them to make an informed decision. As an A2LA-accredited laboratory since 1997 in the field of geotechnical/putting green materials (Certificate 0903.01), ETL is on the USGA approved list of physical soil testing laboratories. Testing at ETL can provide data to help with selecting materials for new construction projects, identifying problems with rootzones or topdressings, establishing soil nutrient levels, ensuring materials are compatible, choosing suitable bunker sand, determining appropriate construction depths for different materials and ensuring irrigation water is fit for use. Accreditation and constant monitoring of the laboratory’s management and quality system ensures that ETL remains one of the leading testing centres for golf course construction materials in the world.