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R&A Greenkeeping Scholarship brochure

New publication describes the programme and how you can become a scholar.

18th June 2014
Managing personnel
The new brochure is available to download from this site.  

If golf courses are to be developed and managed in a sustainable manner we need well qualified, ambitious and committed greenkeepers and this is dependent on continued investment in their education and training.


The Open
Working on the greenkeeping team preparing the course for The Open is one of the exclusive opportunities available to scholars.

The R&A Greenkeeping Scholarship Programme was established to support high achieving students enrolled in professional turf management qualifications.  The R&A has now produced a brochure which describes the programme, how it operates and how students can apply to become an R&A greenkeeping scholar.  The brochure also outlines exclusive networking and continuing professional development opportunities which enhance industry exposure and employability.  A number of former scholars now working in the golf industry are featured in the brochure.  The brochure can be downloaded here.

The R&A currently operates its greenkeeping scholarship programme through Myerscough College and SRUC Elmwood Campus.  The R&A identifies the most deserving students to receive scholarships through close co-operation with these educational establishments and a rigorous selection process.  The decision to award a scholarship is based on a number of criteria, such as academic performance, tutor recommendation and career aspirations.

Anke Perplies
Anke Perplies from Germany is one of the scholars featured in the brochure.

Since the inception of this programme in 2004, The R&A has supported over 180 scholars from 20 different countries, equating to an investment of proceeds generated by The Open of over £0.6 million.
To learn more about The R&A Greenkeeping Scholarship Programme, download the brochure. Enquiries about the programme, and your eligibility to apply for an R&A Greenkeeping Scholarship, should be sent to gkscholarships@randa.org