Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia: Harley Kruse has been elected as President of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA).
Kruse replaces Ted Parslow, an original founding member of the SAGCA who served four years as President.
The election of Kruse along with Paul Mogford as Vice President, and the re-election of Paul Reeves as Secretary/Treasurer, sees the passing of the SAGCA Executive baton to the next generation of golf course architects.
Kruse 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).
Speaking after his election at the SAGCA’s 27th Annual General Meeting, Kruse said: “It is an exciting time at the SAGCA and I look forward to working alongside the two Pauls, 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 United States, my mission as President is to put the SAGCA 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.”
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