PODCAST: Visiting the greenkeeping team on Saddleworth Moor

25 October 2019 Editorial


Welcome to this week’s edition of the podcast, where myself and BIGGA’s membership services manager for the Northern region, Sandra Raper, took a drive up on to Saddleworth Moor to visit the greenkeeping team in this infamous corner of the Peak District.

They’re a great bunch of guys and it was really interesting to sit and find out about the ways they manage the course. Funnily enough though, it was actually more interesting to learn about the team themselves. Which of them has considered bumping off his parents for their inheritance and which one recently sold antique dolls on an episode of Dickenson’s Real Deal?

What’s clear is that they’re a team that gets on really well and when your course is relatively isolated, that can mean the world. 

So David Roberts is course manager and he was joined on the podcast by greenkeepers Peter Buckley, Chris Hyde and Jake Standon. 

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Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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