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R&A Greenkeeping Scholars success

Four Scholars recognised with special awards upon graduating.

31st July 2013
Managing personnel
The successful R&A Scholars, left to right Michael Boyes, Adam Newton, James Hutchinson and Ian Nichols, seated.  

The R&A Scholars have all been studying at Myerscough College, Preston, England.

James Hutchinson won the Soil Science Award, which is supported by the British Soil Science Society, for his excellent research project.  Adam Netwon won the Martyn Jones Award for the best/highest attaining BSc online student.  Michael Boyes won the Barenbrug Turf Award for the best/highest attaining FdSc online student.  Ian Nichols won the Ransomes Jacobsen Cup for the best/highest attaining student overall from all courses.

The R&A Greenkeeping Scholarship Programme has been in operation since 2004 and has supported over 165 students from 19 different countries enrolled in professional turf management education programmes at either Myerscough College or the SRUC Elmwood Campus.  Investing in the next generation of golf course management professionals is an important component of The R&A’s work to promote the sustainable development and management of golf facilities worldwide.  With many past scholars now holding senior positions at golf courses around the globe, the calibre of supported students has proven testimony to the ongoing success of the programme.