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Training opportunity extended

12.10am 28th April 2003 - Management Topics

STRI is holding a regional version of “Running Golf Courses in the 21st Century” – the popular annual training programme held every January during BTME week in Harrogate – at Temple Golf Club near Maidenhead on 24th and 25th June.

Following the oversubscribed success of the one-day event piloted at Temple last year, the programme has been extended to two days and will include a conference dinner with guest speaker and a round of golf to end the second day.

The seminar will help all those who manage and administer golf courses, including secretaries and chairman of green, to maximise the agronomic and financial potential of their golf course.

The content covers a range of topical issues including:

Selection of grasses for the golf course

Choosing rootzones

Avoiding and controlling pests and diseases

Avoiding mistakes in construction

Solutions to modern day problems

Systems of golf course management

Taking an ecological approach.

Speakers from STRI will be joined by Martin Gunn, course manager at Temple. Well known for its sympathetic ecological approach to golf course management, Temple’s progress is documented in “Confessions of a Chairman of Green” written by Malcolm Peake and published by STRI last year. Martin’s session will include an ecological field walk illustrating the work at Temple.

Costs for the two days include all training, course notes, two lunches, refreshments and a round of golf plus conference dinner on day one – £169 plus VAT per person or for STRI Subscribers £144 plus VAT inclusive of discount.

Bookings with payment to be sent to Tim Nichols at STRI, St Ives Estate, Bingley, BD16 1AU.

Full programme details can be viewed on the STRI website www.stri.co.uk/training

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