Newquay Golf Club in North Cornwall was formed in 1890 with the intent of creating Cornwall’s finest golf course alongside the wonderful stretch of Fistral Beach. Lee Williams met with Head Greenkeeper Dan Kendle on a very wet and windy day on the Atlantic coast.
The club was established in 1993 as Teesside Athletic and initially played in the Teesside League. In 2005, they joined the Wearside League and, in 2010, the club’s name was changed to Redcar Athletic. Lee Williams met up with their Head Groundsman, Paul Wilson.
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Ripon is known as Yorkshire’s Garden Racecourse, due to its most pleasant surroundings and well-kept bedding areas which are often entered into the Yorkshire in Bloom awards. Lee Williams met Carl Tonks, forty-six-year-old, Head Groundsman to find out more.
Old Trafford, known for sponsorship reasons as Emirates Old Trafford, opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and, since 1864, has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. This is where Lee Williams met with Matt Merchant, the 45-year-old Head Groundsman who has been at the club for twenty-nine years.