Golf greenkeeper

Golf greenkeeper

“Caring for the overall appearance of a golf course, maintaining a good quality playing surface and ensuring a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers”

As an apprentice golf greenkeeper, it will be your job to maintain a good playing surface and ensure the course offers a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience for golfers. The four key turfgrass areas on a golf course—greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough—each requires a different type of maintenance. Using a range of equipment and machinery safely and competently will play a major part within your training programme. Golf greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations, which may include bunker maintenance and developing wildlife habitats. Working outdoors in a healthy environment and as new countries are embracing the sport and more golf courses are being built, there is no better time to consider joining a profession that is respected around the world.

Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: PE and geography

Entry requirements: Five GCSEs at grade D or above, including maths, English and science, or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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