The EGA's 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was scheduled to be held in Rome, although amidst the second wave of the COVID pandemic in Europe, the decision was taken to cancel the in-person meeting and hold the AGM 'virtually'.
On November 14, 92 participants from across the continent connected to a webinar hosted by the EGA's Executive Committee and chaired by EGA President, Haukur Örn Birgisson.
In total, 43 member federations were represented by at least one delegate, with past EGA presidents, and officials from the R&A also listening in.
The assembly voted on a number of propositions, including small changes to the EGA's constitution, and the relocation of the EGA's official seat from Luxembourg to Lausanne, all of which were approved by the members.
The delegates also voted to accept the application of membership from the San Marino Golf and Pitch & Putt Federation. With the reinstatemement of the Golf Association of Moldova, this takes the EGA's number of members to 49.
The attendees heard reports from the chairman of the Championship Committee, John Roger Jones, the Handicapping & Course Rating Committee Chairman, Richard Cau, and the Championship Manager, Arnaud Baratçabal.
Those listening in also heard from retiring Honorary Treasurer, Caroline Huyskes, who was gratefuly thanked by the President for her contributions to the EGA over the last four years, following her final yearly report to the members.
Achim Battermann was elected as the EGA's new Honorary Treasurer during the meeting, replacing Caroline Huyskes. The Vice-President of the German Golf Association, who has won the Luxembourg Salver twice in its last three editions, joins the EGA Executive Comittee with immediate effect.
The next EGA AGM is due to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland on Saturday, 13 November 2021.