hear from lodewijk
CEO, European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA)
Lodewijk Klootwijk has been in the golf business since he graduated at the University of Amsterdam and managed various golf courses in Holland. He has presented numerous time and was voted best keynote in 25 years at the NGCOA Canada conference (Lodewijk was one of our most popular speakers at Golf Business Forum 2016). He is passionate about the growth of the game of golf and is dedicated to finding what it takes to get and keep people in golf. In his 25 years in the golf industry in various roles he keeps picking up new insights and looks forward to sharing them with us in July.
Lodewijk is chief executive of the European Golf Course Owners Association (EGCOA). This organisation represents 14 national owners’ associations and more than 900 courses in 21 countries in Europe. The association was founded in 2004 and has three main goals: Grow the game of Golf, Represent the Golf Course owners on a European level and Professionalise the golf business.
Lodewijk is also chief executive of the Dutch Golf Course Owners Association and is a member of the advisory council of the Golf Environment Organisation, treasurer of the Dutch Turfgrass Research Foundation and member of the Education Policy Board of CMAE.
Lodewijk lives in Amsterdam with wife Marjon and their two children.