Deputy Greenkeeper

Posted:
10th October 2017
Closing:
25th October 2017
Location:
Chadwell Springs Golf Club - Hertfordshire
Website:
https://chadwellsprings.co.uk/

Job Description

Chadwell Springs golf club site formerly known as East Herts Golf Club (1899) sits on what was originally Lime Kilm Farm. McMullen & Sons have operated Chadwell Springs since 1974 with Dave Smith being our resident PGA Golf Professional since 2005.The golfing green is built across 48 acres of grass landscape and is formed over chalk caves. Overlooking the local nature reserve of the Kings Mead. The golf centre currently comprises of a driving range with 19 bays, with automated ball collection plus a nine-hole pitch and putt course and foot golf. With a nine-hole par-3 course due to open in the spring of 2018. The redevelopment of Chadwell means golfing facilities improve as well as its landscape, planning habitat creation over 1.2 hectares in size and planting over 2,000 trees.

Why McMullen’s?
The Chadwell Springs Golf Course is part of the McMullen family and therefore have the backing of an independent, long standing Company who make decisions based on the long term. On top of a competitive salary we can offer:

  • 50% discounted meals when you are working
  • 25% discount card for you and your friends on your day off
  • Fantastic training and career development if you wish to progress
  • A step into a progressive Company who believe in treating people as a name, not a number

Key responsibilities but not limited to;

  • Monitor and Maintain health, safety and security in the workplace
  • Mowing banks, rough, tees, greens, fairways, surroundings and approaches
  • Mowing turf using tractors, ride-on machines and specialist hand mowers.
  • Treating turf to ensure consistent playing surfaces.
  • Using environmentally friendly treatments to control weeds, fungal diseases and pests when instructed to do so by supervisors or management.
  • Renovating and maintaining bunkers and other hazards such as water features.
  • Removing early morning dew and debris from the greens.
  • Repairing wear and tear caused by golfers and animals such as moles and rabbits.
  • Responding to enquiries and dealing with any golfers in line with current responsibilities and management guidance.
  • Attending to drainage problems.
  • Applying irrigation.
  • Cutting new holes on greens.
  • Planting and pruning trees and shrubs as required.
  • Operating and maintaining machinery and tools.

No formal qualifications are needed; however, experience in horticulture and agriculture, and a good understanding of golf may be an advantage such as,

  • BTEC National Awards, Certificates, Diplomas in horticulture.
  • Level 2 National Certificate in sports and amenity turf maintenance.
  • Level 3 Advanced National Certificate in sports and amenity turf management.
  • NPTC Level 3 Award in managing sports turf areas.
  • Foundation degrees and degrees in subjects such as sports turf, surf grass science and golf course management.
  • Masters degree in sports turf technology.

Interested? Get in touch!

Applications to Phill Ritter at recruitment@mcmullens.co.uk.