The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has announced the latest members to achieve the Master Greenkeeper Certificate – including Hunley Hall’s Greg Fitzmaurice.
Greg is one of five men joining some of the leading names in the turf management industry from across the globe on the roster of Master Greenkeepers, which began in 1991.
Greg, course manager at Hunley Hotel & Golf Club, said: “I have always looked at ways to improve, in order to be the best that I can be. Attaining the Master Greenkeeper Certificate has been another way of doing this and the process has been very challenging, motivating, rewarding and enjoyable. I have not only been able to improve my own attributes, but also improve the facilities at Hunley along the way.”
The other four Master Greenkeepers added to the roster are: Gregory Jones (golf course superintendent, Champions Run, Nebraska), Anthony Williams (director of golf course operations, TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, Texas), Matthew Aplin (course manager, Goring & Streatley Golf Club, Berkshire) and Alan FitzGerald (golf course superintendent, LedgeRock Golf Club, Pennsylvania).
The Master Greenkeeper Certificate is awarded to members of BIGGA who have reached the highest standards of greenkeeping and golf course management. Examination is rigorous and candidates must pass three stages to achieve the certificate, including an assessment of golf course operation and a case study and technical examination, on top of 10 years’ experience as a greenkeeper with at least three years spent in a course manager, head greenkeeper or superintendent position.