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WINSTONuniversity now accepting applications for new Semester

12.53pm 29th July 2014 - Management Topics

The 2013 WINSTONuniversity graduates celebrate on the Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews
The 2013 WINSTONuniversity graduates celebrate on the Swilcan Bridge in St Andrews

WINSTONuniversity, the golf management institute based at the WINSTONgolf 45-hole facility at Gneven Ot Vorbeck in Mecklenburg, northern Germany is now accepting applications for the new semester, which commences in October. The application deadline is 30th September 2014.

With a curriculum encompassing turf and resource management together with the economics and strategic marketing of a golf facility, the WINSTONuniversity executive management programme runs for 6 months.

To provide young career minded individuals with the best possible chance of reaching their potential and drive the game of golf forward, WINSTONuniversity has announced the introduction of the Walter Woods Scholarship. Named after the legendary Scot, who for 21 years worked as superintendent at the St. Andrews Links Trust and presided over four British Open Championships, the scholarship covers all academic fees.

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowers and turf maintenance equipment, is an exclusive supplier to WINSTONuniversity and provides a range of equipment to aid the teaching of greenkeeping and fine turf modules at the international sportsturf education centre of excellence.

Earlier this year the first graduates from the WINSTONuniversity executive management program celebrated the end of their six month of studies at St Andrews in Scotland before moving onto placements and promotions around the world, including roles as Internees, Course Managers, Club Managers and Vice General Managers in locations as diverse as Beijing, Iceland and New York, at some of the most prestigious golf clubs including Baltusrol, Loch Lomond, The Dukes and Kingsbarns.

Frank Ahern, one of the first graduates to complete the WINSTONuniversity course said, “We not only learnt about turf and resource management, but also gained a solid background in the economics and strategic marketing of golf courses. I can only advise anyone who sees their future in golf course management to apply for the next cohort at WINSTONuniversity.”

Application forms with detailed information on the curriculum can be downloaded on the website For any further information please contact WINSTONuniversity at

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