Best student award for up-and-coming golf-course professional

Jon Oostendorp has won a best-student award for his work at Salisbury and South Wilts Golf Club, where he is deputy course manager.

His moment of pride came at a graduation ceremony at Myerscough College, where he has been studying part time for the last six years to complete a foundation degree in sportsturf.

This year Oostendorp graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in turfgrass science and the award forms the highlight of a career that took in a stint in the USA.

He began his career at the Hampshire Golf Club near Andover before joining the Ohio State international programme, working at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, before joining Salisbury and South Wilts.

Ransomes Jacobsen, which sponsors the best-student award, presented a trophy in recognition of his commitment and contribution to the study programme.

Also presented with a Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored award was Kyle Morrison, who won the Ransomes Jacobsen turf machinery practical award, after completing an extended diploma in sportsturf.


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