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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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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