GOLFIKA
The European Association of Golf Historians & Collectors
 
  
 

Main objectives are:

  • To strengthen the relationship between all golf historians and collectors.
  • To recover from oblivion, list, study, preserve, highlight all documents and items related to the game of golf.
  • Share as broadly as possible the information related to the history of golf, mainly on the Continent. A newsletter is regularly published and Golfika Magazine is now issued twice a year.
  • Maintain and encourage relationship between any organisation related to golf heritage.

Social life is not forgotten and we shall organise meetings, members’ exchange fairs and, of course, having golf in common.

Current Board (2016 & 2017)

Lally Segard, Honorary President,
Poul-Erik Jensen, President
Jean-Bernard Kazmierczak, Vice-President
Christoph Meister, Honorary Secretary
Georges Jeanneau, Treasurer
John Hanna,Consultant
Leif Einarsson, Consultant
Patrick Massion, Consultant
Stephan Filanovitch, Editor, Webmaster.

Past presidents

 2006-2007 J-B Kazmierczak (France)
 2008-2009 Christoph Meister (Germany)
 2010-2011 John Hanna (Northern Ireland)
 2012-2013 Leif Einarsson (Sweden)
 2014-2015 J-B Kazmierczak (France)

A bit of history.

The Golfika web-site started in 1997 as the personal web-site of J-B Kazmierczak. It became soon the link between all golf collectors and historians, initially in France but then all around the world, focusing on the European Continent.

It established a strong relationship between a group of friends, sharing information, ideas and items related to Continental golf, creating the first virtual association of golf historians and collectors in Europe.

Of course, this was not the first association of golf collectors. In 1970, in the USA, was created the GCS - Golf Collector Society. A group of 27 impassioned persons decided to form the first society of golf collectors and historians. A few years later, UK followed, inaugurating the BGCS - British Golf Collector Society.

Today these two societies are well established. Thirty years later, the first counts 1200 members for 27 millions golfers and the second 520 for 3.8 millions.

In France, there were a few trials, in the past, to create such an association; all failed. Taking for base a ratio close to what is observed in the United States or in UK, we can expect about thirty or forty possible members. It is certainly too few to be successful in forming a living group.

A similar situation should be expected in all the other countries of Continental Europe. As several, among us, established friendly contacts with collectors in Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark or Switzerland, it appeared that a project federating these passions could be the right way to take.

So, after many years of virtual relationship, the core group of friends on the Continent decided to create a formal association. Starting in 2005, we exchanged a lot of e-mails, met a lot of people, received many suggestions, sent several "Information Letters" to all supporters of our project. This association is now a lively one. Following a suggestion from John Hanna (then Captain of the BGCS) we decided to name it:

The European Association of Golf Historians & Collectors (EAGHC)
also called Association Européenne des Historiens & Collectionneurs de Golf

We are working closely to the British Golf Collector Society and the American one. Both are supporting our actions in their magazine. As well as the Deutches Golf Archiv (Dietrich Quanz, The Dutch “Early Golf Foundation” (Dr J. Ayolt Brongers) and the Golf Museum from Denmark (Erik Halling, Poul-Erik Jensen). The association received a strong support from many prominent international figures which is impossible to list here.
Let us just thanks Lally Segard (viscountess de Saint Sauveur), who gave us the energy to complete our project and who kindly accepted to take the Honorary Presidency.

 
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  Download the EAGHC official Statutes  as registered on May 23rd 2006 at "Sous-préfecture de Mantes-la-Jolie" (France)

Click here to apply to the EAGHC 

  
  How to send money to the EAGHC

If for any reason, you have to send money to the EAGHC (membership fees, renewal, support, funds ...) please use one of the three following ways:
 
- 1 -
 Bank transfer (wire)
NameEAGHC
IBANIBAN: FR76 3000 4005 6600 0100 4380 392
BIC BNPAFRPPBBT
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 Personal check only on a French bank. Please contact:

 
 
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