Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2024

44 COMPANIES A-Z LGD – Leeds Golf Design 100 High Ash Drive Alwoodley Leeds LS17 8RE UK Contact: Giulia Ferroni, Managing Director Tel: +44 7477 011526 Leeds Golf Design is a young and enthusiastic company specialising in golf course architecture; based in Leeds, UK, and Ferrara, Italy. Its services range from project planning to the design of new golf courses and the renovation of existing courses. The firm is very committed to delivering sustainable solutions that always fit the context and respect the existing environment and landscape. Author of the ‘Acupuncture Approach’ that involves focusing on highly specific actions or specific details to maximise the effect and the resources available for the renovation. Since July 2019 the team is part of GEO Foundation network as an official GEO independent verifier. The company has a focus on sustainability, and in response to recent global calls to action is launching the new programme ‘Zero Impact Golf Courses’ to minimise the carbon footprint of proposed golfing development or redevelopment. Leeds Golf Design is also a supporter of the R&A Women in Charter initiative; assessing, designing and improving golf courses to promote women’s play and ultimately women’s participation. Mark Alexander Golf Photography Kinross Business Centre 21-25 High Street Kinross KY13 8AW UK Contact: Mark Alexander Tel: +44 7855 361203 Mark Alexander is an award-winning professional photographer and filmmaker. Brought up at the Home of Golf, he travels the world capturing the beauty and drama of some of golf’s most iconic courses. In 2013, he became the first commissioned photographer to shoot Prestwick Golf Club in its 162-year history. In 2014, he undertook an extensive photography project in New Zealand and in 2015 he was commissioned by hotel giant Marriott to photograph its UK golf properties. He has also photographed The Kings and Queens courses at Gleneagles, Muirfield, St Andrews and Golf Du Medoc in Bordeaux, as well as Royal Troon, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Carnoustie Golf Links and Dumbarnie Links. Mark’s work appears in various magazines including Golf World, Today’s Golfer, Golf Illustrated and, of course, Golf Course Architecture. In 2023, he was commissioned by Links Magazine to photograph some of the best golf courses in Italy in the run-up to the Ryder Cup. His imagery is also used by national tourism agencies, corporate websites and across various social media platforms. His overriding aim is to create content that captures the essence of the course and excites both the client and the viewer. The result is imagery that is both compelling and effective, with clients describing his work as “outstanding”, “dramatic” and “inspirational”.