Andrew Wood, the club's deputy head greenkeeper
, said: "Because of the comparatively small number of people with the qualification, greenkeeping can offer a very secure career.
They worked with the country's finest specialists through a scheme run by the British and International Golf and Greenkeepers
In the ultimate work-experience he is taking time out from his advanced course at the Greenmount campus in Antrim to join some of the world's best greenkeepers
They were recruited to maintain the Old Course and the town's other links, but four of the divot hit squad have now fallen for greenkeepers
in the home of golf.
As a member of the 60-strong team, comprising greenkeepers
from all over the world, Perry, who is deputy golf course superintendent at the Royal Golf Club, will assist Turnberry's own greenkeeping team with preparation of the golf course as well as walking with one of the matches each day to rake any bunkers that the players visit.
A Birmingham greenkeeper
with an "obsessional" hatred of the police was caught with a stun gun and a pepper spray, the city's crown court was told yesterday.
Southerndown can be a treacherous course to play when it's blowing a gale and teeming with rain," said Matthews, a former greenkeeper
at the course.
Undeterred, the greenkeeper
cleared water from the third green and checked the safety of the course, which resulted in a decision to resume play after an hour's delay.
YEARS ago as a greenkeeper
I met numerous celebrities and stars, most memorably Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards and my childhood hero Jackie Milburn.
has secured a top job on the other side of the world.
Among the 56 members of BIGGA at Muirfield are Michael Gunn, the assistant head greenkeeper
at Tyneside, who even with 24 years' service coming up in December is still lagging way behind his father Matt, the former club pro.
Gary Evans, head greenkeeper
, said: "We spent three months preparing the course for the start of the season but we had to cancel.
Among them is assistant chief engineer Darwyn Wang who is hoping to win the title of Manager of Tomorrow for The Belfry, after the resort's former head greenkeeper
Neil Smith was highly commended in the category in 2011.
Graham Royden, head greenkeeper
at Royal St George's in Kent, where the famous golf competition is held, says that gardeners can work towards making their grass look as good as his.
BAHRAIN-based golf course expert Matthew Perry will be walking in the same footprints as Tiger Woods and Colin Montgomerie next month, having been selected to be a member of the British and International Golf Greenkeeper
Association's (BIGGA) Open Championship Support Team at Turnberry in Scotland.