The first three students to graduate from the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers' Association (FEGGA) Scholarship Programme for Golf Course Management visited RANSOMES JACOBSEN's head office and manufacturing plant in Ipswich recently at the end of their end year-long placement in Spain.
Petr Moucha from the Czech Republic, Tuukka Montinen from Finland and Elena Gonzalez Perez from Spain spent a day with the golf course machinery manufacturer prior to visiting Elmwood College to collect their diplomas following the successful completion of their educational programme.
FEGGA, in association with Polaris World and Ransomes Jacobsen, have devised the programme to provide aspiring young greenkeepers with the opportunity to gain further practical and theoretical experience, using the facilities at several of the Polaris World golf courses in Murcia.
Tuukka Montinen, speaking on behalf of all three students said,
"This was tremendous opportunity and an experience that we will never forget. We are extremely grateful to Sylvian Duval, the Director of Golf at Polaris World, for his support and to Ransomes Jacobsen for their sponsorship of the lecture programme and numerous other items, which made this such a fantastic experience."
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