Committee meeting in Frankfurt, Germany - 24-26 of March 2017
Enclosed are the highlights of the more than 20 different topics
discussed during the three-day WMF Executive Committee meeting in Frankfurt,
Germany, which took place from 24th until 26th of March 2017. These highlights include competition plans,
relations with IOC, AIMS, SportAccord, finances, reports of Continental
Federations and others.
The Executive Committee consists of members from 8 different
countries (Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Kenya, United States,
China and New Zealand), spread over all 5 continents (Africa, America, Asia,
Europe and Oceania).
Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann, WMF President, expressed his compliments
to the members of the Executive Committee for their important work during the
last period and informed in detail about the development regarding the IOC
recognition process, the position of WMF within AIMS and the participation in
the upcoming SportAccord Convention in Aarhus (Denmark).
A big part of the meeting was spent by talking about the future
strategy of WMF, an update of the media and marketing plans, the value of the
input of the WMF Special Committees, the activities to be part of Multisport
Events and the start of a worldwide Grand Prix tour.
A permanent seat of the WMF Youth Officer inside WMF Executive
Committee will be proposed to the Delegates’ Conference 2017 and the WMF Youth
Committee would in future report directly to the Executive Committee, if the
motion will be approved.
Greg Newport (United States) was appointed on recommendation of
the American Continental Federation as the Representative for America inside
the Athletes' Committee.
The detailed reports of the Representatives of the Continental
Federations about the progress on their continents were very much appreciated.
The financial report for 2016 and a draft of the budgets for
2018 and 2019 were discussed and it was decided to forward them to Delegates'
Conference for final approval.
Other discussions included motions for Statutes and Rulebook
changes, Anti-Doping development in education and in general, support projects
for members as well as membership strengthening and expansion.
The World Adventure Golf Masters 2018 is provisionally awarded
to Horní Bezděkov (Czech Republic). The awarding is provisional until the
Championship Contract has been signed.
Preparations were done for the next meeting of the WMF Executive
Committee (September 16th 2017) and the WMF Delegates' Conference, which both will take
place at Zaton Holiday Resort (Nin, Croatia) on September 17th 2017.
Last but not least the organization of the upcoming European
Grand Prix, World Adventure Golf Masters, World Championships General Class and
a first World Championship for deaf players at Zaton Holiday Resort (Nin, Croatia) was prepared.