Photograph by: Ben Adams - Parkstone Golf Club
Greenkeeping in the 21st Century
How do would-be greenkeepers enter the profession and what does a typical career path look like?
The greenkeeping profession has become highly skilled and training takes many years. The opportunities available are life-changing and greenkeepers can find themselves travelling the world, helping out at golf's most prestigious events and coming face to face with top golfers.
There are a variety of ways to become a greenkeeper. Some take a purely vocational route, others follow an academic path. However, most use a combined approach to their education and training within the industry.
Here is what a typical career path would look like:
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