Greenkeepers all pass BASIS award

Sherriff Amenity has announced a 100 per cent pass rate for greenkeepers and other turf professionals for the BASIS Foundation Award in Amenity and Horticulture, which raises the knowledge of pesticides among professional users.

With support from Bayer and Everris, the nine candidates, from clubs and organisations UK-wide, took part in a three-day course conducted by the STRI’s head of research Dr Ruth Mann at this year’s BTME in Harrogate and the STRI HQ at Bingley.

All of them learnt recently that they were successful in the exam set subsequently by BASIS, the independent organisation which sets, maintains and assesses standards of pesticide production and usage.

Bayer national account manager Eleanor Jenks said: "We helped support candidates through the course in association with Sherriff Amenity. We feel that it is important to support education within the industry and continued professional development. We are very pleased for the candidates and congratulate them on their success."

The full list of award winners is:

Mike Bush of St Mellion Golf Club, Cornwall
Derek Hunter, Marriott golf resorts
Mark Todd, Wildernesse Golf Club, Sevenoaks
James Bird, Pyrford Golf Club in Surrey
Pete Newton, Rockliffe Hall Golf Club, County Durham
Bill Davison, Gavin Jones Group - landscaping
David Bruhlmann, McAlpine - construction
Darren Cuddihy, The London Golf Club
Steve Robinson, Moortown Golf Club, near Leeds

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