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by Kerry Haywood in Keynote Interview, People, and Golf on 10th Jan 2020

This article appeared in Pitchcare Magazine, Issue 88

In his own words, Kenny Mackay ‘got lucky’, but it could only be through hard work and determination. He spoke to Kerry Haywood about his career path and life now at Wentworth Club.

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Assistant Head Greenkeeper Position

Golf Club de Geneva

 

GOLF CLUB DE GENÈVE

We invite you to join our team as:

ASSISTANT HEAD GREENKEEPER

Golf Club de Genève is renowned for the quality of its course and for hosting every year, the exclusive tournament of the European Challenge Tour, the ROLEX Trophy. To pursue our quest of excellence, we intend to fill the vacancy of the position of Assistant Head Greenkeeper as described hereafter.

In charge of a team of 16 employees, our Head Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance and construction work on the Course. In this task, he is assisted by the Assistant Head Greenkeeper.

The mission of the Assistant is:

  • To manage the maintenance of the course under the instruction of the Head Greenkeeper
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of the course when the Head Greenkeeper is not on site
  • To bring up innovative and additional proposals to the Head Greenkeeper aiming at enhancing the quality of the course.

The candidate for this high responsibility position will have similar experience in an equivalent operation. Familiar with the maintenance of a modern golf course, he will be responsive to environmental aspects and sustainability. He will also be comfortable with computers, both in office and technical aspects. A good level of golf knowledge is an additional advantage.

Qualifications related to this position are mandatory as well as being fluent in French and English.

If you are interested in meeting this challenge with us, please send your curriculum vitae on or before December 18th 2019 to the attention of François Lautens, General Manager, by post to Golf Club de Genève, 70 route de la Capite, 1253 Vandoeuvres, Switzerland or by email to direction@golfgeneve.ch

We will handle your application with great care and interest.

SENIOR GREENKEEPER VACANCY, DUBLIN

Posted date:      29/10/2019

Location:             Dublin South, Ireland

Contact:              admin@turfgrass.ie

Established in 1997, Turfgrass Consultancy Ltd. is a world leading golf course development company who specialise in golf course agronomy and project management. Turfgrass Consultancy work with a large network of specialists in the field of Agronomy. We are supported by a team of renowned professors from around the world. Our services include; construction and renovation, grow-in, course maintenance and tournament preparation.

Job Description

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Greenkeeper to raise the standards of this private golf academy. The successful candidate will be based at a championship standard golf academy in South County Dublin, Ireland, reporting to Julian Mooney, Director of Agronomy, Turfgrass. The position requires 3 days work per week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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RTJ II makes Vietnam debut with Hoiana Shores

Golf Course Architecture Magazine  Issue 58 – October 2019

Photo credit: Gary Lisbon @garylisbongolf

A new golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II at Hoiana Shores Golf Club in Vietnam has opened for preview play. Robert Trent Jones Jr said that when he first visited the site in Hoi An, he was immediately struck by its potential: “I thought, my god, I’d kill for this. Architects are luck to get a single property like this one in an entire career. ”

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Building a Golf Course. Beyond Everything

 

Turfgrass, golf course specialist, highlight some key features of the rebuild, renovation and maintenance of The Golf Course at Adare Manor, Ireland, in anticipation of the Ryder Cup in 7 years.

26th September 2019 –  The substantial brief that was handed to the golf designer Tom Fazio and all the consultants involved in the remodelling and rebuild of The Golf Course at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, Ireland, was to build a Golf Course, “beyond everything”. JP McManus’s bold and daring vision has resulted in this prestigious golf course now being awarded the 2026 Ryder Cup.

Turfgrass, was enlisted as the agronomy, course specifications and construction management experts on this imposing project back in 2015. They have been working closely with the Adare Manor team, Fazio Design and Atlantic Golf Construction on all areas of the design to deliver a masterpiece golf course worthy of such an illustrious golf tournament.

Golf Course Superintendent, Alan MacDonnell confirms, “John and Julian became our Agronomists in 2015 to assist with all aspects of the construction, the specification of materials, the sourcing of materials, the ‘grow in’ and the development of the course. They have really become trusted colleagues and friends of Adare Manor and we are very thankful for their involvement in helping us produce the quality befitting Tom Fazio’s design.” Continue reading

Turfgrass appointed as Official Supplier of Agronomy to The 2019 Solheim Cup for the fourth time

Turfgrass, a world leading golf course consultancy company that specialise in golf course project management and agronomy, is delighted to be re-appointed as the official supplier of agronomy to the 16th edition of The Solheim Cup, which will be hosted at the world-famous PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, from September 9th – 15th, 2019.

Turfgrass have provided an invaluable and highly effective service as the official agronomists to the European hosting of The Solheim Cup for the past 12 years with the successful delivery of The 2007 Solheim Cup, Halmstad, Sweden, The 2011 Solheim Cup, Killeen Castle, Ireland and The 2015 Solheim Cup, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

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Adare Manor masterpiece to deliver epic playground for Ryder Cup stars

Second staging of showpiece a sign of how far we’ve come, writes Dermot Gilleece

independent.ie | 28 July 2019 2:30 AM | Dermot Gilleece

Premiere Irish Golf Resort in Adare, County Limerick, Ireland

When set against the challenge of landing Tiger Woods for three pro- am events, each 8ve years apart, securing the Ryder Cup seemed a modest objective. Which is probably why it is no surprise that the 2026 biennial showpiece is going to Adare Manor.

Ireland’s second staging of the event is down to the enterprise of JP McManus, who invested in the venue specially with this grand prize in mind. And he is set to deliver the elite players from Europe and the US a very special playground.

“It will be the best conditioned golf course in my experience of this event,” said John Clarkin, managing director of the Irish company, Turfgrass, who are retained as Adare’s agronomists. “All the infrastructure for a successful staging is already in place.” Continue reading

Turfgrass are delighted that Ireland’s Adare Manor has been awarded the 2026 Ryder Cup

We were enlisted as the agronomy, course specifications and construction management experts on this remodel and rebuild of the Golf Course back in 2015 and have been working closely ever since with the Adare Manor team on all aspects of the design and build to deliver a masterpiece golf course worthy of such an illustrious golf tournament.

Adare Manor is a purpose built golf course. Both the design and construction of the course were specifically aimed at producing  a challenging yet memorable playing experience for golfers of every level and most importantly to attract premiere professional and amateur golf events.

With this objective achieved, we will be meticulously  working alongside the passionate and devoted team of greenkeepers led by Alan MacDonnell, to ensure that Adare Manor provides an unforgettable and captivating Ryder Cup in 7 years time.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this amazing Golf Course.

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