The Green Room Episode 4: 'What happens when a Yorkshire farmer builds a golf course?'

4 January 2019 Announcement



In the podcast this week, Karl and BIGGA Member Services Manager Sandra Raper pay a visit to Phil Rowbottom, BIGGA member and owner of Woolley Park. Phil's a lifelong farmer who has been operating a golf course since 1995.

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Karl Hansell
Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Manager


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