Myerscough College held their presentation of awards ceremonies over two days on Thursday 15th July and Friday 16th July.
The ceremonies see many students presented with outstanding achievement awards, rewarding their efforts over the duration of the course. This year saw eight Sportsturf students given awards as the top students on their courses.
Paul Cook, from Woking, won the Martyn Jones Award First Prize for his work on the BSc (Hons) in Sportsturf and Golf Course Management Degree. For the FdSc Sportsturf Degree, David Golding, from Southport, won the Ernest Jones Award First Prize and Robert Clare, from Clitheroe, won the Ransomes Jacobsen Turfmech Cup. Peter Leach, from Exeter, won the Barenburg Turf Award for the FdSc Sportsturf Degree Online.
At Further Education Level, Neil Kellington, from Levens, Cumbria, and Gary McCluskey, from Liverpool, won the Rufford Top Dress Cup and Ransomes Jacobsen Turf Machinery Practical Award respectively for the National Diploma in Sportsturf. For the First Diploma in Sportsturf, Stephen McGrath, from Lancaster, won the Institute of Groundsmanship Cup, while Mark Willis, from Blackpool, won the Torro Turf Machinery Practical Award.
The awards recognise the exceptional dedication and commitment that they have put into their studies.
Paul Cook will now move into full time employment. Robert Clare will begin the Master Green Keeping Award. Peter Leach will continue to work as Deputy Course Manager at Exeter Golf and Country Club where he hopes to put all of the skills he has learnt into practice. Mark Willis is looking for an apprenticeship within the Sportsturf area. David Golding and Stephen McGrath will now progress on to the next level of education at Myerscough College.
Congratulations from everyone at Myerscough College, and best wishes for the future.
The group image shows the four Degree students (from let to right), Peter Leach, Paul Cook, Robert Clare and David Golding.
Individual Image: Stephen McGrath.