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Unique opportunity from Scott Cranfield

9.36am 11th November 2011 - People

Scott Cranfield, already a PGA Master Professional, has now added another accolade to his career. This, ‘the icing on the cake’, has inspired him to offer fellow PGA Pros a truly unique opportunity; one that could see the Pro adding massively value at the club they represent, and becoming a knight in shining armour during these tough economic times!

Cranfield along with business partner and PGA member Simon Preston are building a family golf centre specifically aimed at getting new golfers into the game.  They have achieved this mighty challenge by building the course using E.A. approved soil, a method which is becoming better known yet extremely misunderstood.  Scott said… “If it wasn’t for the fact we were in a very fortunate position to dedicate over 2 years of full time work and a lot of money to learning the ins and outs of developing golf facilities using E.A. approved soil, it would never have happened.  It is a minefield and one that can catch you out if you are not aware.

But understand it they have, and so much so that the social impact of the project and construction methods used helped Cranfield & Preston win the ‘Green’ Award at the prestigious Havering Business Awards.

Havering is London’s 3rd largest borough.  This award is a true testament to how a modern facility can not only be good for the environment but also for the community.  But it comes with a twist, which is where the opportunity comes in for PGA Pro’s.

Namely that opportunity is to either develop a new facility or to upgrade an existing one, and to do so with either zero or minimum financial investment. There could even be an opportunity for PGA Pros to get involved with the design.

Cranfield is inviting other PGA Pros who feel their club or facility could benefit from further development or improvement to contact him for a appraisal,

Scott says “This opportunity is not just about improving or developing a golf facility, it will also bring new life to the facility and we believe the PGA Pro should be at the heart of it.  New energy brings new golfers which can generate lessons, equipment sales and membership.

To build such a project and comply with all the policy and make it sustainable in every way you have to have a strong team.

Cranfield concluded, “Our dedication has resulted in assembling an essential team of Lawyers, Insurance experts, Architects, Golf Course Constructors, Agronomists, Green Keepers, Ecologists, Archaeologists, Hydrologists, Hauliers, Irrigation & Drainage experts etc.  All are absolutely necessary to have any chance of creating what you want within policy and to make a profit!”

If you believe your facility would be suitable to develop or improve, maybe it has additional land that could be used or you know of suitable land then feel free to contact Scott on



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