Unsung Heroes open Nominations
By Carol Dutton
Terrain Aeration's Unsung Heroes, Karl Fulford, head groundsman at Abbeydale Sports Club, Sheffield and Mike Symons head greenkeeper at Bovey Castle Golf Course on Dartmoor in Devon were on hand on the Terrain Aeration stand to open nominations for this year's awards, which will send the winners on holiday to the South of France.
David Green, the company's MD said that the awards, sponsored by Turf Professional Magazine and Pitchcare were designed to highlight the hard work and dedication that goes on day by day to maintain our sportsfields and golf courses, and they weren't just confined to the more prestigious facilities. "There are scores of unsung heroes out there, greenkeepers and groundsman who deliver much more than the job description specifies and they're often taken for granted," he declared. "The idea behind these awards is to help redress the balance."
The winners, one greenkeeper and one groundsman selected by three judges, Gordon Child of BIGGA, Derek Walder of the IOG and Steve Gingell who takes over from Tim Lodge at the STRI, will receive the hire of a house in the South of France for the week of their choice and £200 towards travelling expenses.
Anyone in the industry who would like to nominate a greenkeeper or groundsman as Unsung Hero for 2005 can download a nomination form (114kb PDF). Call Lynda Green at Terrain Aeration on Tel: 01449 673783 for more information.