New Man at the New

Euan Grant has been appointed Head Greenkeeper on the 107-year old New Course at St Andrews Links Trust. He was selected from around 50 applicants. In his new position, he will be responsible for a team of seven greenkeepers who maintain the New Course, which in 2001 was rated among the top 50 golf courses in the UK by Golf World.

Coming from a greenkeeping background, Euan, 32, has worked on several different golf courses in the UK. His previous job was as Head Greenkeeper at Marriott Forest of Arden Golf & Country Club. Before that he was responsible for building two 18 hole golf courses for Westerham Golf Club and Happy Valley Golf Club.

As a student, Mr Grant was awarded Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award in 1994.

'We are delighted to have found a candidate with so much experience and a good eye for detail,' said Gordon Moir, Links Superintendent at St Andrews Links Trust.

'Euan has very good course presentation skills and is used to managing large teams. We are looking forward to his contribution to greenkeeping at St Andrews Links.'