Maintaining high quality playing surfaces in central Europe

In this session Steve will discuss the maintenance practices he uses at Royal Bled Golf Club, Slovenia to produce the high quality playing surfaces expected from an exclusive International Membership. He will discuss fertility, biological and cultural programs used along with the associated challenges faced when maintaining cool season grasses in a hot summer climate.

Presented by Steve Chappell, Golf Course Superintendent, Royal Bled Golf Club


Steve Chappell
Royal Bled Golf Club | Golf Course Superintendent

Steve has worked in the greenkeeping industry for 30 years managing a wide range of golfing facilities from traditional member owned clubs to single owner commercial operations. Steve has been involved in four Ryder Cups including the hosting of the event at Gleneagles in 2014. In 2018 Steve moved to Slovenia to become the Golf Course Superintendent of Royal Bled Golf Club.


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