In December 2014 the newly formed Management Board at Fulwell Golf Club in Twickenham commissioned Greg to complete a full agronomy audit of the greens. An in depth survey took place, with Greg identifying several long-term issues. Many clubs tend to focus on their long-term issues to the detriment of the immediate playability attributes that are so important to a club’s business plan. With that in mind, the audit provided short-term goals, which allowed the greens’ surfaces to perform at their maximum potential on a daily basis, whilst simultaneously tackling longer-term agronomic issues.
Greg’s role at Fulwell has evolved in the two years that he’s been associated with the club. He is now engaged on a long-term management agreement and oversees the golf course maintenance department. He oversaw the recruitment process to employ a new Head Greenkeeper and works with him and the rest of the greenkeeping team, to improve the playing surfaces at Fulwell.
Feedback has been positive, with the club implementing a long-term course improvement strategy. Phase 1 is underway with the updating the bunkers and tees’ playing surfaces. Within his role at the club as ‘Head of Golf Course Development’ Greg oversees the work on behalf of The Management Board, liaising between the clubs architect and contractor.