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Green keeping

The green keeping team is led by our Course Manager Stuart Hogg, who has worked on links courses his entire career. His Deputy Peter Cotgreave, who has worked here at West Lancashire for 20 years and having previously worked and learnt his trade at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, along with 7 other greenkeepers.

Stuart is a Fully Qualified BIGGA Master Greenkeeper, and is the only Master Greenkeeper to have passed this qualification on a links golf course.

The aim every day of the golfing season is to achieve as close to Championship Standards as possible but still carrying out the required practices the turf requires. The course has seen massive improvements since Stuart’s arrival in April 2015, and the course now has much more ‘managed’ rough making it much more playable than in the past, yet still a tough test of golf.

The club has big plans for the future and are currently investing records amounts on the course. The course layout has always been world class, and now the continual improving condition matches the layout.

To see what work is happening at the course every day, please take a look at our ‘Greens’ Twitter feed on the left hand side on this page.

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