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.