Young Greenkeepers Conference 2024

9:30AM - 12:30PM, 24 Jan 2024

This conference is for those of any age who are new to the greenkeeping industry. If you would like to meet others who have just joined the industry or who are making their first steps into learning and development, this conference provides an excellent opportunity to network with likeminded greenkeepers.

Featuring six learning stations, attendees will be split into groups and spend 20 minutes at each station, before rotating to the next. All stations will be educational with several featuring hands-on, practical learning.

To encourage interactivity, everyone is invited to ask any questions they have on the topic under discussion at each station.

Refreshments will be provided.


  • Grass identification with Fiona Crossley, STRI Group
  • Volunteering and working abroad with Steve Chappell, Taymouth Castle
  • Turf equipment and machinery with James Wilkinson and Chris Minton, TETO
  • Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year with Matt Milligan, Fulford Golf Club, and Tom Bromfield, Trentham Golf Club
  • Mental health and wellbeing with Dave Cottrell, Mindset by Dave
  • Agronomy with Professor Elizabeth Guertal, Kansas State University

Hosted by:

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Jack Hetherington

Course Manager, Chester-le-Street Golf Club



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