Greenskeeper at Trump golf club wins Myerscough's Best Student Award

Michael Boyes, assistant golf course superintendent at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, is this year's recipient of the Best Student Award at Myerscough College.

Michael Boyes, left, with Ransomes Jacobsen's David Timms. Image: Supplied
Michael Boyes, left, with Ransomes Jacobsen's David Timms. Image: Supplied

Boyes graduated this summer after completing his BSc Sportsturf Science and Management degree in two years. He was by his own admission a "late starter" after entering the industry in 2005 at the age of 35.

"With many of my peers half my age I have striven to progress both professionally and academically playing 'catch up' on both fronts," he said.

"I have a thirst for knowledge and through volunteering at tour events I have been able to gain valuable experience and take advantage of the networking opportunities that this brings. I have just enrolled for the new MA Sustainable Golf Course Management, so it seems studying is in my blood."

The Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored award package includes joining the BIGGA Future Turf Managers' Initiative next spring.

A second award, the Ransomes Jacobsen Further Education Award, went to student Stephen Hull, who completed his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sportsturf.

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