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The EGA's Annual General Meeting Held in Malta

The EGA's Annual General Meeting took place in Malta on 17 November. Delegates from across Europe were present on behalf of their national golfing authorities.

In the days leading up to the meeting, 53 of the delegates competed for the Luxemourg Salver at the Royal Malta Golf Club (read more here) and many more attended workshop sessions and zone meetings.

The EGA's President, Pierre Bechmann, welcomed the delegates and thanked the President of the Malta Golf Association, William Beck, for his warm welcome to Malta and great contribtion to the successful hosting throughout the week.

The President paid tribute to European Ladies' Amateur Champion, Celia Barquín Arozamena, who tragically lost her life in September, and asked the delegates to stand for a moment of silence in her memory.

The President also paid tribute to several former players who had made a significant contribution to the game of golf and who had passed away during the course of 2018, namely, Lally Segard, Emma Villacieros, Cristina Marsans, Goran Lindeblad, and Manuel Beamonte.

The President then reported on the work of the Executive Committee during 2017/2018.

The Chairman of the Championship Committee, John R. Jones, delivered a report on the EGA's 2018 championships, and gave special thanks to the contributions of the Championship Committee members.

Further reports were heard by the Chairman of the Handicap and Course Rating Committee, Ana Gabin, on handicapping, and Caroline Huyskes, who was re-elected as Honorary Treasurer, on the EGA's financial statment, and budget for the year to come.

Arnaud Baratçabal, the EGA's Championship Manager, presented the delegates with the confirmed venues of the EGA's 2019 championships. (Click here for the EGA's 2019 Calendar)

The assembly then heard reports by three speakers on behalf of the R&A from David Rickman, representing the Amateur Status Committee, David Bonsall, Chairman of the Rules Committee, and Philip Russell, representing the Sustainability Committee.

The EGA's 2019 Annual General Meeting will take place on 16 November in Chantilly, France.