Ross Butler, a qualified apprentice greenkeeper at Abbey Hill Golf Centre, a BGL venue in Two Mile Ash, has been nominated as a regional finalist for the industry renowned Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award.
The young greenkeeper will be representing Hertfordshire based Oaklands College where he is currently undertaking his greenkeeping qualifications.
The successful candidate will receive a five night trip to the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition in Harrogate next January, which will include four days of educational workshops and seminars, plus a Toro training voucher for a course of their choice.
Runners-up will receive a three night trip to Continue to Learn at BTME, which will include educational workshops and seminars, and a Toro training voucher for a course of their choice.
“It’s an honour to have been nominated for such a prestigious award,” commented Ross, “the opportunity to visit the BTME and further my greenkeeping skills amongst the best in the industry is incredibly exciting.”
Andrew Scholey, General Manager at Abbey Hill Golf Centre, is delighted with the news:
“We are always striving for the best possible playing conditions at our course, and Ross’ nomination is a testament to his hard work and dedication to his studies,
“We will support Ross throughout his bid for the title of Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year, and wish him the best of luck in the next stage of the award.”
Abbey Hill Golf Centre offers a challenging 18-hole parkland layout that features some spectacular backdrops, as well as a 9-hole par three short course, driving range, and Mr Mulligan’s Pirate Golf which are all popular attractions in the local area.
For more information regarding Abbey Hill Golf Centre, visit www.abbeyhillgc.co.uk.