Wednesday, 9 August 2017

TORO Student Greenkeeper of the year FINALISTS!!

                                             Graham Hastie (Deputy Course Manager)  
                                                   Levi Pethick (First Assistant Greenkeeper)

I have great pleasure to inform you that BOTH Graham Hastie and Levi Pethick have made the National Final of the Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award. This is one of the most prestigious Awards in the greenkeeping industry, with former winners including the likes of Murray Long who went on to be Course Manager at Sunningdale, Euan Grant who was Course Manager at Turnberry and now the JCB club.  
Graham and Levi who were not only both nominated by Oaklands College out of the 120+ students they have on greenkeeping courses, they now make up two of the six finalists after coming through the regional interviews.

The final will begin on Monday 11 September at BIGGA HQ in York, where candidates will join an industry discussion group hosted by BIGGA Chairman Les Howkins.
The finalists of the awards will then undertake a variety of tasks, culminating in the awards presentation, which will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 September.
The Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winner will receive an eight-week all expenses paid scholarship, including a six-week residential turf management study course at the University of Massachusetts, a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to the Toro factory.
The runners-up of each award will also receive a training package for BTME 2018.
Everyone at Stoneham are very proud of Graham and Levi and what they have achieved and wish them all the luck in the world at the final.
For more information see press release below:

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