Harley Kruse of KruseGolf was recently elected President of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) at its 27th Annual General Meeting held on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Harley replaces the outgoing President Ted Parslow who is an original founding member of the SAGCA and served 4 years in the role.
The election of Harley along with Paul Mogford as Vice President, and Paul Reeves re-election as Secretary/Treasurer, sees the passing of the SAGCA Executive baton to the next generation of golf course architects.
Harley who is the only golf course architect to have worked for the design firms of Australia’s two greatest male golfers in Peter Thomson (SAGCA Patron) and Greg Norman (SAGCA Honorary Member) commented
“it is an exciting time at the SAGCA and I look forward to working alongside the two Pauls in Mogford and Reeves. In the golf course design world which has become truly global and where our members are designing and remodelling courses in Australia, the Asia Pacific region, and indeed as far away as Scotland and the USA, my mission as President is to put the SAGCA out on the front foot and see us promote both the services and the excellent work that our members do. From a humble country course, through to city golf clubs, and to the development of new courses I would like to see a greater awareness of the value of excellent design and the services that our members can bring to the table. Importantly I look forward to growing our existing relationships within the golf industry and at the same time forging new ones”
Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA)
As the eminent body representing the profession of golf course architecture in Australia the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects SAGCA was formed in June 1990. Today it has 34 members from across Australia and New Zealand with members also residing in Asia, the UK and Malaysia. The SAGCA serves to promote the profession of golf course architecture and the services its members provide. The SAGCA is a member of the Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC) along with Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association (AGCSA), Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG), Australian Sporting Goods Association (representing golf equipment suppliers & manufacturers) – ASGA, Golf Australia (GA), Golf Management Australia (GMA) and PGA of Australia (PGA)