Gordon Moir given lifetime achievement award

By Tania February 10, 2019 12:08 Updated

The former director of greenkeeping at St Andrews Links Trust, Gordon Moir, who retired at the end of last year, has been given a lifetime achievement award.

The award was given at the 2019 Golf Environment Awards in Harrogate, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group and The R&A.

STRI head of ecology, Bob Taylor, said: “It was a real pleasure to be able to honour Gordon Moir at the 2019 Golf Environment Awards with a lifetime achievement award, giving recognition to his dedication to ecology and environmental sustainability, and all that he has achieved during his illustrious career spanning over 27 years at the St Andrews Links Trust.”

Also at the awards, Aldeburgh Golf Club was named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year 2019’, Phil Stain was named ‘Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year 2019’, Wylihof Golf Club won ‘Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year 2019’ and Corhampton GC won ‘Operation Pollinator 2019’.

STRI ecology consultant, Rowan Rumball, said: “A huge congratulations to the winners and finalists of this year’s awards. We have been amazed by the work that golf clubs and greenkeepers are doing for the ecological and environmental wellbeing of their courses and within the local community.

“Environmental best practice is an important part of all golf clubs’ working remit and through the introduction of next year’s Home Nations awards we hope more clubs will be encouraged to enter the 2020 Golf Environment Awards.”


By Tania February 10, 2019 12:08 Updated

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