A Golf Greenkeeper is responsible for the maintenance, care and overall appearance of a golf course in line with the employer’s requirements. It is their job to maintain a good quality playing surface and ensure the course offers a consistent challenge and an enjoyable experience for golfers.
There are four key turfgrass areas on a golf course greens, tees, fairways and areas of rough, each of which requires a different type of maintenance.
Using a range of equipment and machinery safely and competently will play a major part within an apprentices training programme.
Golf Greenkeepers will also be involved in hazard, environmental and ecological operations which may include bunker maintenance, planting turf, trees, shrubs and developing wildlife habitats. The skills required to become a competent greenkeeper will be acquired whilst working on the golf course.
By the end of the programme, the apprentice will know when, how and why the range of maintenance operations are carried out. A career as a Golf Greenkeeper can take you wherever the game of golf is played. Working outdoors in a healthy environment nd as new countries are embracing the sport and more golf courses are being built, there is no better time to consider joining this great profession.