In order to implement our strategy successfully and in a targeted way, we have set up a series of committees which examine specific topics in-depth. Every committee has defined a clear mission and core tasks.
Performance Sport Committee
Ensures that the structures, processes and resources for achieving ambitious objectives in elite sport (amateurs and professionals) are created, maintained and developed.
Defines and implements an innovative, successful strategy for talent acquisition, the development of top-class players, establishing the best Swiss players in the US college system and ensuring the sustained ability of top professionals to maintain their position on the US and European Tour.
Ensures careful management of relationships with the key stakeholders (Swiss Olympic, Swiss PGA, clubs, public golf, parents, schools).
Consistently improves the quality of elite coaches by means of a “Train the Trainer” concept (assessment, training and peer coaching).
Thomas Busin, President Barbara Albisetti Marc Chatelain Marcel Meier
Ensures the correct application of the R&A Rules of Golf. Organises and trains the referees.
Responsible for supervising the correct application of the Rules of Golf (as brought into force by the R&A) in Switzerland, in particular: - If the Competition Committee is unable to come to a decision during a competition, it can refer the facts of the case to the Rules Committee, whose decision is final. - If the Rules Committee is unable to come to a decision, it can refer the facts of the case to the R&A, whose decision is final.
Responsible for the initial and continuing education and training of the referees and assistant referees: - Defines the content of the National Rules School, makes itself available to the latter for instructions and presentations, and tests the level of knowledge (Rules Exam). - Defines the content of Referee Workshops and makes itself available to them for instructions and presentations. - Decides on the delegation to the TARS (R&A).
Nomination and advancement of referees and assistant referees.
Assignment of referees and assistant referees to tournaments which are on the lists of tournaments published by Swiss Golf.
Decides, in consultation with the Executive Unit, on the delegation to international tournaments at home and abroad.
Encourages and maintains national and international contacts (R&A Rules Ltd., USGA, golf associations).
The Chairman of the Rules Committee can propose motions to the Board of Swiss Golf through the Chairman of the higher and combined “Rules/Handicap/Course Rating/Regulations” Committee.
Lukas Eisner, President Rudi Achermann (Chairman) Charles-André Bagnoud Christine Pappert Daniel Waldmeier
Swiss Golf supports its members in their efforts to use resources in a sustainable and measurable way, encourage biodiversity, shape our environment responsibly and promote the game in combination with preventative health for young and old.
Demonstrating the added value of GEO certification for golf courses and facilities and achieving planning certainty for management and greenkeeping.
Developing processes for benchmarking and the sharing of best practices.
Using resources in a sustainable and measurable way.
Encouraging biodiversity in flora and fauna.
Golf courses are valuable local recreational areas for the whole population and have a positive influence on the ecosystem.
Jan Driessens, President Michel Follonier Rolf Bernhard Franziska Iten Erich Steiner Jonathan Swan