Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year announced

Head greenkeeper at Horsforth Golf Club in Leeds, Andrew Stanger, has been crowned Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2010.

Head greenkeeper at Horsforth Golf Club in Leeds, Andrew Stanger is Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2010 - image: Toro Commercial
Head greenkeeper at Horsforth Golf Club in Leeds, Andrew Stanger is Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2010 - image: Toro Commercial

The 25-year-old who has just completed an NVQ Level 3 in Sports Turf Management at Askham Bryan College, won the competition against seven fellow student greenkeepers at the national finals held at BIGGA House near York.

Commenting on the win, Stanger said:  "I’ve always had high hopes for my career – just to be put forward by my college is a huge boost, but to win was a big career goal and one I can’t quite believe I’ve achieved."

As part of his prize, Stanger has won an all-expenses-paid trip to the US in 2011 to attend a six-week residential turf management course at the University of Massachusetts and visit Toro’s global headquarters in Minneapolis and GCSAA Golf Industry Show & Conference in Orland in February.

Stanger added:  "I really look forward to representing BIGGA as the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year over the next 12 months."


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