The Course Manager’s Calendar – July

Royal Troon Golf Club will host the Open Championship for the ninth time in July. We talk to Billy McLachlan, Royal Troon’s course manager, about his preparations to welcome back the oldest Major. What is still to be done between now and the start of the Open Championship? “We’re just polishing things up. We had our last visitor’s day and a patrons’ day, and then it was just members and guests. We’ll have the course closed for two weeks before the Open, so we’ll just be refining certain areas.” Is there anything still to do with bunker presentation? “We did...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – June

As Castle Stuart Golf Links once again prepares to welcome the world’s best golfers to the Highlands for the Scottish Open, we catch up with Chris Haspell, the venue’s much-admired course manager. Is the Scottish Open week one to relish or just get through? “If you’ve got a strong team around you, it’s not as hard some people might have you believe. It’s all about getting the team and preparation right. There’s a lot of responsibility but it’s nice when you have people around you can trust. If you can’t get up for a tournament, you shouldn’t be getting up...

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Transport and Logistics article

Recently Hugh King & Co were featured in the Transport and Logistics magazine, you can view the article by clicking on the following link. http://www.hughking.co.uk/sands/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/hugh-king-Co-48-51.pdf...

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The Course Manager’s Calendar – May

When Archie Dunn arrived at Auchterarder Golf Club, he was meant to stand in initially for six months. Twenty three years later, he is now the club’s cornerstone golf course manger. We’re into the golfing season proper now, so what are your plans for May? “May is a hectic month as we try to get as much aeration and top dressing done on all areas during a busy golfing period with member and visitor play increasing as the weather improves.” What in particular will you be doing? “Our greens and approaches programme will consist of us solid tinning areas with...

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