May I through the letters pages of your publication write to express my congratulations to Keith Scruton on his recent success as B.I.G.G.A. Student of the year for 2003.
I have known and taught Keith for some 3 years now during his time at Myerscough College studying for a Higher National Diploma in Turf Grass Science and Golf Course Management - from which he successfully graduated in June of this year. During this time Keith proved to be an excellent student bringing to his studies the value of his experience as a practicing Greenkeeper.
Undertaking a higher education course on a part time basis whilst working in the sportsturf industry is no easy task - yet Keith brought both dedication and enthusiasm to his studies. Difficult times leading up to his final year tested Keith to the limit but with support from B.I.G.G.A. and from the Sportsturf team at Myerscough, Keith went on not only to pass the course but to be awarded a top academic prize.
His success in achieving the B.I.G.G.A. award is testimony to Keith's knowledge, experience and professionalism know that he will be an excellent ambassador for the British sportsturf industry.
Programme Leader Sportsturf
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