The Austrian Greenkeeper Association (AGA) has a new president!
From left to right; Alex HÖFINGER – vice-president, Michael HAITSZINGER – minutes secretary, Wolfgang ASCHAUER – cashier, Andreas LEUTGEB – president, Gertraud ZOPF – AGA secretary, Alex HÖFINGER – vice-president, Michael HAITSZINGER – minutes secretary, Wolfgang ASCHAUER – cashier, Andreas LEUTGEB – president, Gertraud ZOPF – AGA secretary
After 9 years has Alexander Höfinger stepped down as the president of the AGA.
During the general meeting at the AGA main conference in October in Wagrain, Salzburg, voted the members Andreas Leutgeb, former AGA vice-president, with 98% yes-votes as the new president. His and the new board’s term will last for three years.
During his 9 years as president, Alexander Höfinger, has amongst many achievements, established a website and regular newsletter for the AGA members, a progressive and communicative cooperation with the Austrian authorities for the registration and use of pesticides on golf courses, and with the ministry of labor to improve the safety standards for golf course workers and greenkeepers.
The AGA has the highest number of members (greenkeepers, companies and golf courses) since 2007 and is a financially healthy and 100% independent association.
Andreas Leutgeb has planned to expand the AGA even further and improve the quality of the continuing education for greenkeepers, as well as the communication with golf course owners and managers. Another future goal is to open the AGA for groundsman and workers from soccer clubs. “Alex has done a great job in strengthening the AGA and reaching many goals that were set in the last 9 years. My new board and myself will continue along this path and make the AGA a strong partner in this industry”, says Andreas Leutgeb.
Over 20 years of AGA presidency – Andreas LEUTGEB – current president, Alex HÖFINGER und Hein ZOPF – past presidents