I have been a Head Greenkeeper for thirty five years and have run my own fine turf consultancy for the past twenty years. I can offer a consultancy and management service for golf courses and bowling greens of any size, and have experience in working with both small local clubs and national-level venues.
I can tailor my advice to suit the budget requirements of any club requiring my services, ranging from simple e-mail advice on an ad-hoc basis right through to monthly site visits. I will be happy to quote for a full management contract if that’s what you need.
Whatever you’re looking for in terms of a fine turf service, I think I can help. Have a look at my experience below for more information and Contact Me if you have any questions. You can also browse my articles on Fine Turf care on this website.
Golf course experience
I have managed a wide variety of golf courses, both parkland and links, and have prepared for many major competitions such as the Open final qualifying at Prestwick St Nicholas, the Home Internationals, Irish Interprovincials and the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch, and yearly Pro-ams on Belleisle, Lochgreen, and Girvan.
Some well known courses I have helped in my consultancy role have been the Island GC, Loughrea GC, Monkstown GC, Little Island GC, and Drumoland Castle GC, all in Ireland, and Werneth GC, Kirkcudbright GC and Langholm GC in the UK.
I have also designed and constructed a number of golf courses including The Pines Golf Centre in Dumfries, Brighouse Bay in Kirkcudbrightshire and Ballumbie Castle in Dundee.
Bowling green experience
In my time as Fine Turf Superintendant for South Ayrshire I was in charge of the five green bowling complex at Ayr Northfield along with another four greens. In my time with South Ayrshire, Northfield hosted the mens and ladies World Championships, the Home Internationals, seven Scottish Championships and four Inter County Championships. I also advised another seven bowling clubs in the Ayrshire area over a period of seven years.
In Ireland I carried out an extensive renovation of the Guinness Sports Club’s bowling green to save them being expelled from the Irish bowling league.