The Course Manager’s Calendar – September

Since it opened its doors 20 years ago, the Strathmore Golf Centre has seen continuous improvement both on and off the course. Under the watchful eye of course manager Scott Robertson, the 27-hole Perthshire property has made particular strives in its playing surfaces following the introduction of a new sand supplier. You changed your sand supplier a few years back. What prompted that change? “Our old sand wasn’t working for us. It wasn’t doing the job we wanted it to do. It was difficult to get into the ground and didn’t wash in very well. You would top dress on...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – August

Allan Patterson has had a busy year. The extensive renovation and redesign of Trump Turnberry was a monumental task completed in just eight months, to universal praise. As we enter the peak season, we find out what the golf and estates manager at Trump Turnberry is up to. July’s weather has been mixed. Has this helped or hindered the relaunch? “The weather for us has been OK. With the amount of renovation work we’ve done, a really dry summer like ’89 or ’77 would have been a challenge for us. I am quite happy to have a cool, damp summer.”...

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HUGH KING SAND UNDERPINS TRIUMPHANT TURNBERRY RETURN

[caption id="attachment_284" align="alignnone" width="300"] Trump Turnberry Resort on July 19, 2016 in Turnberry, Scotland.[/caption] The key role played by Hugh King & Co in one of the most ambitious renovation projects ever undertaken on an Open Championship course has been highlighted by Turnberry’s courses and estates manager, Allan Patterson. The family run business was an integral supplier during the exciting resurgence of Trump Turnberry’s Ailsa Course, delivering bunker and top-dressing sand to the famous course during the eight-month overhaul. During the £200 million investment in the Ayrshire resort which affected 16 hectares of the championship Alisa Course, Hugh King &...

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Hugh King & Co Quarry of the Year

Graeme King, Managing Director congratulates Martin Gunning, Health & Safety Officer after collecting the British Aggregates Association, Quarry of the Year Award, 2016 at Buxton during the Hillhead Quarry Exhibition. The company also received their certificate of compliance from the BAA. Congratulations to everyone at the firm for ensuring Hugh King & Co is a safe place to work....

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