Ken Siems launches Siems Turfgrass Consultancy Service and brings the world's premier sand injection system, Dryject, to the UK and Ireland.
Siems Turfgrass Ltd will operate two independent services available to golf courses, football clubs and all other grass sport surfaces.
SIEMS TURFGRASS CONSULTANCY
Providing site-specific golf course management consulting, tailored to support clients in improving all aspects of their golf course maintenance, from improved budget management to course construction and renovation.
- Turfgrass Management
- Staffing/Budget Management
- Project Management
- Water Management
- Environmental Management
- Individual Customised Consultancy Packages
Dryject is the world's number one sand injection service that aerates, topdresses and amends in one pass, with playing surfaces ready within 1 hour after treatment. Dryject is routinely used at thousands of golf courses around the world and now Ken is excited to bring this unique service to the UK and Ireland.
DryJect uses a high-speed, water-based injection system to blast aeration holes through the root zone to fracture the soil. The patented vacuum technology simultaneously fills holes to the surface with high volumes of sand or amendment. This means you can relieve compaction, increase water infiltration, reach the root zone with oxygen and amend your soil with high volumes of material all at the same time. Using wet or dry sand, DryJect leaves the surface smooth and playable which results in no negative loss to club revenue.
ABOUT KEN SIEMS
Ken Siems is an internationally recognised turfgrass specialist with over 40 years' experience at the top end of the global golf industry, including Augusta National in the USA, Loch Lomond GC in Scotland and Pestovo GC in Russia. His consultancy business, Siems Turfgrass Ltd, provides site specific golf course management consulting tailored to support clients in improving all aspects of their golf course maintenance, from improved budget management to course construction and renovation.
A graduate of the world renowned Turfgrass Management Programme at Pennsylvania State University, Ken's journey in golf has led him to work in some of the most challenging conditions possible, from extreme rainfall, to extreme heat, ice and snow - sometimes all in the one day! Despite what nature has thrown at him, his passion for managing turfgrass has never wavered and he has consistently delivered and exceeded owner/client expectations throughout his career. His extensive knowledge and experience gives him an enviable ability to determine the appropriate course of action for any site specific challenge.
A Certified Golf Course Superintendent with the GCSAA and also Master Greenkeeper with BIGGA, one of very few in the world to hold both certifications. Ken previously held the position of Golf Course Superintendent/Director of Agronomy at several notable golf courses and projects worldwide, most notably, Islington GC (Canada), East Sussex National GC (England), Loch Lomond GC (Scotland), Jinhai Lake GC (China) and Pestovo GC (Russia). He also spent time in the UAE honing his golf course construction skills as Project Manager for Tanto International Golf.