Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2024

42 COMPANIES A-Z Josef Pötter Golf Fuechtenfeld 22 Gronau – Epe 48599 Germany Contact: Matthias Pötter, Managing Director Tel: +49 2565 402980 Boasting many years of national and international experience in golf course construction, Josef Pötter Golf is a go-to partner for any golf-course related projects. The company’s goal is to create distinctive golf courses that unite perfect technical construction with a passion for sport, at the highest standard of quality. It is dedicated to what it does, both in the construction and maintenance of customers’ courses. The company are specialists for the complete construction of new golf courses, remodelling and renovation of existing courses and follow-up maintenance. The company’s experts cover a wide spectrum of abilities in golf course construction, installation of irrigation systems and greenkeeping services. Josef Pötter Golf also provides all supplementary construction services such as the construction of footpaths, access roads and parking spaces, as well as planting services and the provision of outdoor facilities. From earth-moving, shaping and feature construction areas to finishing and seeding work, it can perform all tasks using state-of-the-art equipment. The same holds true for the follow-up, developmental and maintenance care services. The family-owned company has been in the landscaping business since the 1930s. Under the guide of Matthias Pötter, Josef Pötter Golf has worked together with the most respected architects in the industry, and has been involved in numerous prestigious golf projects that have attracted attention in the European golf industry. Kari Haug Planning and Design Contact: Kari Haug, Golf Course Architect Tel: +1 612 272 3432 Kari Haug is the founder of the PlayablePathways approach to design of the golf course. This approach applies golf course design techniques and methods to improve the playability and access to the golf course for all golfers, but with special attention to the issues that specifically affect seniors, women and other slow swing speed players. The result is a product that truly improves playability for all golfers. The following six principles provide the foundation for Haug’s PlayablePathways approach: • P rovide multiple pathways for play from tee to green. • D esign with heightened attention to the ground game and the golf experience. • P rovide a choice of tees and course lengths for all golfers. • E nsure the golf course is connected to the ecology of the community and the environment. • F ocus design work on environmental and cultural sustainability. • Ensure a socially inclusive golf campus. As one of the few female golf course architects in the world, Haug’s approach to designing the golf experience is unique. In addition to bringing different life perspectives to the design table, she has done research on the slow swing speed player’s hitting metrics and uses the data from this study to design golf holes and course lengths that are data-driven. Haug has experience in phased developments and creating sustainable plans that will help to safeguard the future of the game. She is also a member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and serves on its council as the diversity, equity and inclusion committee chair.