Thomas Flavelle wins Toro Student of the Year 2012
Posted on Friday, 21st September 2012
The 23-year-old greenkeeper from Lingdale Golf Club (and Myerscough College) scooped the coveted prize after a tense day at BIGGA HQ, involving a technical task and a testing interview. He is now looking forward to a fantastic educational trip to America in January courtesy of Toro - which includes a six-week intensive study course at the University of Massachusetts.
The runners-up were Christopher Watson, assistant greenkeeper at Peterculter Golf Club (Elmwood College), and Peter Thompson, assistant greenskeeper at Sunningdale Golf Club (Oaklands College). They win a paid trip to the Continue to Learn education programme at BTME 2013.
The judges, who were hugely impressed with the standard of the finalists, were golf course consultant Bruce Jamieson, Toro Key Accounts Manager Trevor Chard, BIGGA Vice Chairman Tony Sealey and BIGGA's Head of Learning and Development Sami Collins. The day was concluded with a meal in York before a highly enjoyable (and competitive!) evening of ten pin bowling.
Everyone at BIGGA would like to congratulate Thomas and all the finalists. Look out for a full interview with Thomas in the next edition of Greenkeeper International.