1 STRI announce 2010 Golf Environment Awards Winners

PortmoreGolfClub2.jpgPortmore Golf Park, in Barnstaple, Devon and James Hutchinson, Greenkeeper at Fairhaven Golf Club in Lytham St Annes are the principal award winners in the 2010 Golf Environment Awards.

The awards are organised by the STRI and sponsored by Campey Turf Care, County Turf, Ransomes Jacobsen, Scotts and Syngenta. Media sponsors are Golf Monthly and Pichcare.com.

Principal awards:

Overall Achievement Award: Portmore Golf Park, Colin Webber, Owner/Manager

Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year: James Hutchinson, Fairhaven Golf ClubFairhaven.jpg

Both win a Study Trip to the USA .

Regional awards:

Scotland: Loch Lomond Golf Club, David Cole, Golf Course Superintendent

Wales: Aberdovey Golf Club, Meurig Lumley, Course Manager

Northern England: Silloth on Solway Golf Club, Brian Story, Course Manager

Southern England: Aldeburgh Golf Club, Mark Broughton, Course Manager

David, Meurig, Brian and Mark win an STRI Ecological Consultancy

Individual Project Awards

Nature Conservation: Delamere Forest Golf Club, Andy Ralphs, Course Manager

Water Management: Maesteg Golf Club, Rhydian Lewis, Chairman of Greens

Waste Management: Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club, Keith Martin, Keeper of the Greens

Turfgrass Management: Royal St. David's Golf Club, Roger Kerry, Course Manager

Andy, Rhydian, Keith and Roger win attendance at an STRI Training Course

The Golf Environment Awards were created in 1997 to highlight effective and sustainable projects being managed by individual golf courses across the UK and reward the individuals that are making real improvements to their local environment and quality of life for the future.

Entry to the awards is free, easy to enter and open to any golf course across the UK, no matter how big or small.

Visit www.golfenvironmentawards.com for further details.

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