Bernhard Academy launches educational workshops at Moortown Golf Club

Tom Skinnerin Training & Education

The Bernhard Academy, the turf industry's foremost education provider, has announced a pair of upcoming educational workshops designed to offer expertise on a range of key topics.

The Bernhard Academy will be running two, one-day courses, on Tuesday April 25 and Wednesday April 26, at its satellite training facility, at Moortown Golf Club in Leeds. The courses, designed for operators of cylinder mowers and anybody wanting to gain a better understanding of turf appearance through quality of cut, will operate on a first come, first served basis, with limited space available.

Director of Education for the Bernhard Academy, Craig Haldane, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for greenkeepers and grounds people from around the country to join us for a day of enlightening education. This facility at Moortown is a great space to come to learn, and enhance your knowledge of mower set up, the importance of grinding, and how to communicate with stakeholders.

"There are a great number of learning outcomes," he added. "These include the agronomic benefits associated with quality of cut, best modern practices in mower set up, the skills to effectively communicate with your stakeholders, and what impact you have on the day-to-day running of the business."

Attendees will be introduced to a wide range of information they can take away, while learning the correct way to set up units, depending on site conditions and/or turf species and time of year. They'll better understand the principles of cutting units and be able to take control of their cutting unit maintenance regime by understanding the fundamentals of using grinders to get the best out of mowing equipment - ensuring the highest quality of cut year-round.

These one-day educational workshops are aimed at course managers, equipment managers, deputies, mechanics, greenkeepers, apprentices, and anyone who operates cylinder mowers and wants to gain a better understanding and appreciation for turf appearance through quality of cut.

Attendees can find sign up links below:

Sign up for workshop on Tuesday 25th April -

Sign up for workshop on Wednesday 26th April -

Alternately, to submit your interest in attending one of these workshops, email

Both workshops will take place at Moortown Golf Club Maintenance Facility, The Fairway, Leeds, LS17 7PE. A light lunch will be provided between 12pm-1pm. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

The Bernhard Academy will be launching further educational content, designed to offer the turf industry valuable information to take back to their facilities. A key part of this will include 'The Bernhard Academy Leadership & Management Series'. This series of interactive and engaging workshops will provide guidance to those in supervisory, middle management, and senior management positions, supporting the transition through their careers.

For more information on the Bernhard Academy, head to

You can find the Bernhard Academy on Twitter at @BernhardAcademy or on Instagram at @bernhard_academy