Martin Ebert, golf course architect and member of the R&A Championship Committee, visited Elmwood College recently to present a lecture on golf course architecture.
Over sixty Elmwood greenkeeping, golf course management and golf facility management students attended the lecture, which included information on golf history, issues in golf design, global warming and design philosophy.
Martin and his company Mackenzie and Ebert Ltd, are charged with making significant design changes to courses all around the world, working not only on new courses but also on the acknowledged classics. He has worked on four out of the nine Open Championship venues in the last four years and has advised on almost fifty of the top hundred courses in Great Britain and Ireland during his career. He has also designed four courses in the USA, two in Canada and another in The Bahamas.
Paul Miller, Course Leader, commented, “Today’s golf industry is a huge business, yet the public perception remains that greenkeepers just ‘cut the grass.’ Martin brought so much into his presentation and did so much to dispel that myth and whet the students’ appetite for their future careers in golf.”