Assistant Greenkeeper

Blacknest Golf and Country Club - Hampshire - South East
Greenkeeper 11 November 2021

Blacknest Golf and Country Club are looking for a Qualified Assistant Greenkeeper to join our Greenkeeping team.

This is a full-time position based on a 40-hour week, with working hours dependent on the season, morning weekend work is required on a rota basis.

The ideal applicant should possess the following attributes:

  • A minimum 2 years greenkeeping experience
  • NVQ Level 2 in Sports Turf Management or equivalent
  • Be hard working
  • Be able to work in a team and as an individual
  • Be well presented and able to communicate well with both members and colleagues

The following qualifications would also be desirable but not required:

  • PA1, PA2, & PA6W Spraying Certificate
  • Chainsaw Certificate

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Monitor and maintain Health & Safety in the workplace;
  • Mowing of tees, collars, approaches, fairways, rough, semi-rough and surrounding areas;
  • Assist in ensuring the course is properly laid out, prepared and maintained;
  • Changing of holes, moving tee markers, marking of drop zones and hazards;
  • Switch and brushing of greens, top dressing, scarifying, verti-cutting, aerating and fertilizing;
  • Raking and maintaining of bunkers;
  • Strimming of ditches, bunkers and other areas of long grass;
  • Collection of driving range balls, cleaning and maintenance of equipment;
  • Identify and control weeds, pests and diseases;
  • Maintaining bridges, course furniture signage and general course features;
  • Renovate worn and damaged turf;
  • Preparing, establishing and maintaining plants on the course and grounds;
  • Maintaining trees and shrubs on the course and grounds;
  • Assist in maintenance of machinery and plant;
  • Cleaning and charging of golf buggies;
  • Communicating effectively with members and visitors;
  • Ensuring the Head Greenkeeper is informed of appropriate issues.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter either by email to Ben Parris: 

or by post addressed to:

Ben Parris,
Blacknest Golf and Country Club,
Frith End Road,
GU34 4QL.



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