EGCOA and EGIA to progress European golf

The European Golf Course Owners Association and the European Golf Industry Association have signed a co-operation agreement which will see the two influential bodies united in moving the sport forward in Europe.
The agreement – rubber-stamped at the recent European Golf Business Conference in Amsterdam – should mean closer co-operation between golf course owners/operators and the sport’s trade associations.
Lodewijk Klootwijk, a director of the EGCOA, said: “This is all about working together towards a common goal: in this case growing the game of golf. This is what binds our two organisations together and I think it will be hugely beneficial not just for the two parties involved but for the industry as a whole.”
“One of our primary objectives as an association has always been to initiate closer ties with governing bodies and other industry organisations,” added Dirk Vinken, chairman of the European Golf Industry Association. “An agreement like this is at the core of our ethos.”
More than 210 delegates from 20 countries attended the annual event, at which dozens of contracts and preferred supplier agreements were signed between companies across the Continent.