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STRI Training Courses for Greenkeepers and Course Managers

6.29am 5th November 2012 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Monday, November 5th, 2012

STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) is providing a series of training courses throughout November and December for greenkeepers and course managers throughout the UK and Ireland.

Eight venues across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland will each host four individual days of training covering detailed and practical information on the latest products, techniques, technology and machinery used in the management and development of golf courses and putting greens.

Science-based, practical and interactive sessions across fourteen separate golf modules encompassing technical turf management, progressive turf management as well as pests, weeds and diseases will be included in each course.

The courses will be hosted by a number of STRI agronomists who have extensive experience of providing sportsturf management consultancy at golf courses throughout the UK and Ireland, including all Open Championship courses for the R&A.

Stuart Ormondroyd, who will be amongst the STRI consultants conducting the courses, said: “We’re delighted to be running these training programmes which provide sportsturf managers with invaluable insight and knowledge delivered by our knowledgeable staff.

“Each of the fourteen modules provides delegates with detailed knowledge which is being delivered to suit their individual needs. Whether they attend for all four days, or just a selection of the modules to meet their requirements, I’m sure the information provided will be invaluable to assist them to improve and sustain the quality of their turf.”

The schedule of training courses is as follows:

  • Best Western Gleddoch House Hotel & Golf Spa, West Scotland: 12-15 November
  • Moor Allerton Golf Club, North England: 12-15 November
  • Castleknock Hotel & Country Club, Ireland: 13-16 November
  • Mill Green Golf Club, North London: 19-22 November
  • Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel: 19-22 November
  • Carmathen Golf Club, Wales: 26-29 November
  • The Green Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort, East Scotland: 26-29 November
  • Tunbridge Wells Golf Club, South East: 3-6 December

Carolyn Beadsmoore, head of sales and marketing at STRI adds: “We’ve already received a great response from turf professionals to attend these courses. Each training session is only offering a limited number of spaces to ensure delegates receive quality and individual attention throughout the training. I’d urge greenkeepers and courses managers to book their place at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.”

To make a booking or for further information contact STRI on 01274 565131 or email



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