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Another Three Scholars Join STRI

STRI Group has strengthened its UK regional consultancy operation

5th May 2017
Golf and your community,Managing personnel
Gary Walters, Michael Boyes and Richard Wing  
STRI, the official agronomic consultants to The R&A Championship Committee giving advice on the venues that host The Open, have just announced that have now added three more R&A Greenkeeping Scholars to their agronomy team.

Michael Boyes, a former Myerscough Scholar, joins STRI after a distinguished career in greenkeeping where he worked in Spain, Dubai and over five years at Loch Lomond Golf Club. Michael will be based in Milton Keynes covering the south of England and south midlands.

Meanwhile Gary Walters, also from Myerscough, will be based out of STRI headquarters in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Gary moves to STRI from his position as lecturer in Sportsturf Science at Myerscough College. Before becoming a lecturer, he worked at The Belfry, Norwegian Golf Clubs Miklagard and Larvik, as well as the Vail Golf Club in Colorado, USA. 

Michael and Gary, join fellow new agronomy recruit Richard Wing, who started in STRI’s new Scottish office in early March.  Richard, another Myerscough Scholar, was previously Assistant Links Superintendent at The Island Golf Club, Dublin, Ireland.  

Over the past few years, STRI have employed eight R&A Greenkeeping Scholars including former Myerscough Scholars Paul Woodham and Adam Newton.

R&A Director - Sustainability, Steve Isaac, said “We are delighted to see our scholars finding employment within the golf and sportsturf industry.  We are even more delighted to see a company of the international standing of STRI, and with whom we have a close working relationship, recognising the R&A scholarship as a marker of quality in job applicants.”