Ten greenkeepers to attend golf show in California

By Tania December 24, 2018 13:50 Updated

From a greenkeeper who plies his trade at a modest Northumbrian golf club to the head greenkeeper responsible for preparing the course for The Open at Carnoustie, greenkeepers from all corners of the golf industry will benefit from the incredible experience of participating in the ‘BIGGA Delegation to the Golf Industry Show’ sponsored by Bernhard Company.

Each year the delegation provides members of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association with the opportunity to attend the GCSAA’s Golf Industry Show in the USA, where they benefit from networking opportunities and hands-on access to world-leading golf course and facility management solutions.

The delegates will also attend some of the GIS’ education seminars, presentations and workshops.

The successful greenkeepers are:

Scott Aitchison, deputy course manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club

Craig Boath, head greenkeeper, Carnoustie Golf Links

Stefan Carter, senior greenkeeper, The Wentworth Club

Lyle Davidson, deputy head greenkeeper, The Carrick & Cameron House

Gwynn Davies, course manager, unattached

Graham Down, course manager at Harewood Downs Golf Club

Craig Earnshaw, course manager, Harleyford Golf Club

Peter McVicar, course manager, Hesketh Golf Club

Tom Pattison, deputy head greenkeeper, Blyth Golf Club

Yannick Weber, deputy course manager, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, New Zealand.

The USA’s equivalent of BTME, the Golf Industry Show takes place at the San Diego Convention Center on 2 to 7 February 2019.

Tom Pattison, deputy head greenkeeper at Blyth, said: “It’s going to make a massive difference to me personally. I’m going to be asking so many questions that I wouldn’t like to be the person sat beside me on the flight to San Diego!”

Steven Nixon, director at Bernhard Company, said: “The high calibre of the candidates again this year has made the decision-making process a real challenge.

“We are very proud to share this experience with the 10 men who have been selected.”

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton added: “Congratulations to every one of the BIGGA delegates and thank you once again to Bernhard Company for providing this brilliant opportunity for our members, which I am certain will once again prove to be a tremendous success.”


By Tania December 24, 2018 13:50 Updated

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