0 “New Faces” For STRI’s Southern Team

"New Faces" For STRI's Southern Team

By Anne Wilson

STRI introduced a number of "New Faces" who will be working for their southern turfgrass advisory team at this years Saltex Show at Windsor.

stri-tim.jpg Steve Gingell, the Thames Valley Regional Adviser for the past four years, has been promoted to lead the southern team as STRI's new Area Manager for Southern England and South Wales. Steve has recently relocated from Ascot to Exeter and has been busy re-grouping his region.
stri-phil.jpg Philip Armitage joins STRI from a management position with Glen Farrow, an irrigation company where he worked in a technical advisory role. Philip has an honours degree in Turfgrass Science and a Higher National Diploma in Golf Course Management. He has worked for a number of golf courses around the world including Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, the Belfry and Westchester Country Club. Philip will be covering East Anglia and the Home Counties.
stri-j-lockley.jpg John Lockyer has joined STRI from Spain, where he was working as a golf course manager. John, who has a Masters degree in Sports Turf Management, has worked in the industry for 15 years, including time as a lecturer in turfgrass, soil and plant sciences and supervisory management. John will be covering Central Southern England.
stri-stella.jpg The fourth member of the team is Stella Rixon Stella has 8 years experience in the industry and has worked as an STRI Regional Adviser for three years in the Thames Valley and Kent and is an honours graduate in Biological Sciences, with a specialism in Ecology. Stella's recent work assignments have included a number of Open Regional Qualifier golf courses, a grass airstrip and a trip to Brands Hatch to advise on the turf edges round the track.
stri-4.jpg Assisting the southern team is experienced agronomist Peter Winter, who first joined STRI in 1969. Peter, who has worked in the industry for over 30 years, is well known to greenkeepers and grounds managers in the South West. He opted for semi retirement last year but has agreed to help out and support the "New Team" in the South.

For further details contact:

Anne Wilson
Head of External Affairs
St Ives Estate
West Yorkshire
BD16 1AU
Tel: 01274 565131 Fax: 01274 561891


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