Swiss PGA General Assembly 2020

Due to the general assembly restrictions imposed to contain the Covid 19 pandemic, this year's ordinary general assembly of Swiss PGA had to be postponed from spring to late summer. The Swiss PGA Team Championship, which traditionally takes place on the same date, unfortunately had to be cancelled completely this year.

A total of 54 members met on September 14 for the postponed General Assembly in the Moossee Golf Park. The invitation of guests was deliberately waived this year in the context of the necessary Covid protection concept.

In the center of this year's meeting of the association were the new elections of the president and the executive committee. Keith Marriott was unanimously confirmed as president for his second term of office. The re-election of the previous board members Marc Chatelain (Vice President), Gianluca Patuzzo (Captain) and Andrea Mantoan (Education) was also unanimous. Patrick Ruppen (Finance) and Jonathan Wallett (Training) were newly elected to the board.

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f.l.t.r.: Jonathan Wallett, Keith Marriott, Irene Oberländer, Andrea Matoan, Patrick Ruppen, Gianluca Patuzzo und Marc Chatelain

The General Assembly approved the admission of 6 new "Temporary Teaching Members" and 2 new "Temporary Playing Members". The Association is particularly pleased about the admission of 4 new apprentices. Diplomas were awarded to the six new "Swiss PGA Advanced Professionals" Nora Angehrn, Sabina Blok-Zemanek, Branislav Banic, Piero Führer, Frank Stewart and Tristan Schilstra. Andrea Gabaldo was honored for his successful completion of his apprenticeship.

Another focus of the meeting was the presentation of the key findings of last year's strategy review. In his keynote address, Keith Marriott outlined the strategic directions and the key figures of the implementation planned from 2021. In the discussion that followed, the President and the members of the Board were available to answer questions.

Finally, the President thanked Irene Oberländer on behalf of the Board and the Swiss PGA members for her constant trust and commitment over the past 11 years. As previously communicated, the long-standing General Secretary will resign from her position at her own request as of 31.12.2020 due to her personal career and life planning. The successful further development and professionalization of the association and its service organization achieved during this time was particularly emphasized. The members present confirmed the President's words of thanks with great applause.

Christian Dyrda

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