BIGGA member, Sam Evans, 27, has been appointed Head Greenkeeper at The Fulwell Golf Club in Middlesex. Sam, who was formerly appointed Course Manager at Oakland Park Golf Club at the tender age of 25, joined his new club at the end of February. He will be working closely with Greg Evans MG (no relation), who has the position Head of Golf Course Development at the club.
Sam joins a relatively young yet experienced greenkeeping team at Fulwell who are all looking to push the course to that next level. Sam’s early career saw him work at Heythrop Park Resort as an Assistant Greenkeeper under Phil Helmn MG and Deputy at Oakland Park Golf Club under Graham Down.
Greg commented on his appointment, ’Sam went through a rigorous recruitment process which took several months to complete. We were very happy when he accepted the position and has made a great start to the role.’
Having lived in the Oxfordshire town of Chipping Norton all his life, he will now make the move to Twickenham with his wife and young daughter. He said: “I am extremely excited about joining Fulwell, the team have been very welcoming so far and it is great that we all have the same goal to take the course forward in the future. I am looking forward to working with Greg and Murray Cook our new Secretary, learning different turf management techniques to ensure we produce the best possible product.’