Architect and Greenkeeper - the dream team
4:00PM - 5:00PM, 15 Sep 2020
Synopsis: This webinar will focus on how design influences maintenance levels, members from both the EIGCA and BIGGA will be joined by the GEO to talk about the positives when these two disciplines work together. From the distance between edge of greens and bunkers to mowing methods for greenside bunkers and slope faces, there are many design decisions which make a course easier to be maintained.
Course managers to be confirmed
Tim's passion for golf began at the age of 10 when he followed his father to the local golf course for his first experience with the game that would come to dominate his life. This passion never ceased and it lead him to pursue his career in golf course design.
He began his career in 1995 working in Australia and Malaysia. In 1998, he joined the London-based practice of European Golf Design. From 2004-2016, Tim was principal architect and managing director of Thomson Perrett & Lobb in Surrey, UK, the golf course design firm founded by five times Open Champion Peter Thomson. Following Peter’s retirement Tim formed LOBB + PARTNERS to service ongoing Thomson Perrett & Lobb projects as well as gaining future golf course design commissions.
Steve Ritson, Director, Green Tyger Design Ltd
Steve Ritson is an independent golf course and chartered landscape architect, who set up Ritson Golf Design Ltd in 1997 to provide a professional golf consultancy service to landscape design practices in the UK. Since then, Steve has undertaken a variety of golf design projects including; par 3, academy and 18 hole courses, remodelling of existing courses, new hi-tech golf ranges and private members courses. Recent appointments include the design of new 18 hole championship golf courses in Morocco, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt as well as several new 18 and 27 hole courses in the UK.
Steve's approach is to work closely with the client from the outset, advising on all aspects from the initial feasibility study, through the design process and takes a `hands on` approach during construction to ensure the courses are well finished and within budget.
Sam Thomas, Director of Golf Development, GEO
Sam is focused on GEO's role in supporting and advocating sustainability in golf development, in both established and emerging markets, working with architects, developers, governments, and tourism bodies. From oversight of the programme for sustainable development and dissemination of best practice and standards, Sam's dedication and focus set a pace at GEO. He is a chartered member of the UK Landscape Institute with an MSc in Golf Course Architecture.
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