NRC - From Lockdown to the Rose Ladies Series
From Lockdown to the Rose Ladies Series
When Justin Rose and his wife Kate announced the Rose Ladies Series, a one-off Ladies European Tour event, shortly after golf reopened following lockdown, the greenkeeping team at the JCB Country Club in Uttoxeter had their work cut out for them - to get the golf course into shape for a behind closed doors, COVID safe, televised tournament – all with one month’s notice!
Presented by Callum Wark, Golf Course Manager, JCB Country Club
An NC in greenkeeping from Elmwood College led Callum to his first full time role at Loch Lomond Golf Club. In his six years at the club he worked at three Barclay’s Scottish Open’s and achieved his HNC in Golf Course Management.
After completing a two-year turf programme with Rutgers University in the USA, Callum made the move to JCB in Uttoxeter. As a senior greenkeeper at the start of the construction he played a key role in the finishing and grow in of the golf course, transitioning into the position of head greenkeeper and now golf course manager.