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Reaseheath Level 3 sports turf apprentices and staff join Course Manager Euan Grant at the course under construction at JCB

Top venue trip for sports turf apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

Level 3 sports turf apprentices had the chance to see two golf courses at either end of the spectrum during an educational visit during National Apprenticeship Week.

Stephen Charles (Frodsham Golf Club), Tom Sheridan (Vicars Cross Golf Club), Chris Brayford (Harper Adams University) and Peter Lewis (Royal Liverpool Golf Club), accompanied by Peter Knight (Reaseheath Welfare Officer) and Lyndon Smith (Horticulture Assessor) first visited a course under construction at JCB’s  World HQ in Uttoxeter. The apprentices enjoyed a guided tour with Course Manager Euan Grant and shared JCB’s vision of a £30 million world class tournament venue, which is due for completion in 2018.

They then moved on to well established Ashbourne Golf Club in Derbyshire,  where they looked at efficient and effective management with Course Manager Richard Walker.

Peter Lewis said: “This was a great opportunity to see the industry from two different perspectives.”

Reaseheath Level 3 sports turf apprentices and staff join Course Manager Euan Grant at the course under construction at JCB

Reaseheath Level 3 sports turf apprentices and staff join Course Manager Euan Grant at the course under construction at JCB

The sports turf apprentices with Course manager Richard Walker during their visit to well established Ashbourne Golf Club

The sports turf apprentices with Course manager Richard Walker during their visit to well established Ashbourne Golf Club