The Green Room Golf Course Podcast
By Karl Hansell
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Bringing you the latest news and discussions from the golf greenkeeping industry in the UK and around the world. Hosted by Karl Hansell with the assistance of BIGGA staff and members of the association. Find out more about BIGGA and the work of UK greenkeepers by visiting www.bigga.org.uk and by reading Greenkeeper International, the monthly magazine produced for members of the association. Produced by the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.
||Clean9: ‘We had three weeks to save the club before the gates were locked’ - Gloucester Golf Club||In September 2018 the owners of Maywood Golf Club in Derbyshire announced the course would close its doors on 31 March of this year due to issues such as falling membership an increase in pay and play golfers and the ongoing VAT dispute. The Derbyshire.||14 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: Wentworth's Kenny Mackay discusses the BMW PGA Championship||The course we’re visiting this week needs no introduction. Wentworth is home to the European Tour and each year hosts the BMW PGA Championship. The courses and estate are under the stewardship of Kenny Mackay, the former BIGGA chairman who previousl..||28 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: 'We don't try and sell this place as all singing and dancing' - Kevin Moore at Whitwood Golf Club||This week's podcast features a conversation with Kevin Moore, club manager at Whitwood Golf Club in West Yorkshire. Whitwood is a nine-hole course constructed on the site of a former coal mine spoil heap. It's a modest club, but it's playing a mass...||14 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: In conversation with... Steve Isaac of The R&A||This week's podcast features a conversation with The R&A's director of sustainability Steve Isaac. Recorded at BTME 2019, Steve discusses the Golf Course 2030 project and how the courses of the future may look, including the increasingly-important ...||31 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: In conversation with... BIGGA President Chris Sheehan of West Derby and an introduction to BTME 2019||In the podcast this week, Karl visited Chris Sheehan at West Derby Golf Club in Liverpool, ahead of his becoming BIGGA President for 2019\. Chris has been at the club for almost four decades and yet he continues to be an incredible supporter of educati.||18 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: 'What happens when a Yorkshire farmer opens a golf course?' - Phil Rowbottom of Woolley Park Golf Club||In the podcast this week, Karl and BIGGA Member Services Manager Sandra Raper pay a visit to Phil Rowbottom, BIGGA member and owner of Woolley Park. Phil's a lifelong farmer who has been operating a golf course since 1995\. Thanks for listening to t...||3 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: 'I was at a meeting and a little old lady called me a dendrophile' - BIGGA's James Hutchinson||The third episode of the Green Room Sports Turf Podcast introduces James Hutchinson, BIGGA's Membership Services Manager (Ecology and Sustainability). James is a Gold Badge R&A Scholar and is considered among the leading names in the drive towards sust.||20 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: 'We achieved some things that we didn't think were possible' - Peter Todd of Royal Norwich Golf Club||In the second edition of The Green Room Sports Turf Podcast from BIGGA, Royal Norwich Estates Manager Peter Todd discusses the club's brand new Turfcare Centre of Excellence and how a quality greenkeeping facility could be key to raising standards acro.||6 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: 'I wasn't ready for that kind of role, I just couldn't handle it' - Scott Reeves of Leyland Golf Club||In the first episode of the Green Room Sports Turf Podcast from BIGGA, Leyland Golf Club Course Manager Scott Reeves talks about the journey he has taken in his career, which will lead to his appoint as chairman of BIGGA at BTME 2019. For more informa.||22 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A fresh new podcast to listen to. Thoroughly enjoyable and an excellent insight into the Greenkeeping world. I will be recommending this to fellow colleagues at work.