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June 2018

Assistant Greenkeeper Casper Erikson to join the Le Golf National team for a month of education and experience

FEGGA are very pleased to announce the recipient of their Greenkeeper Experience Programme placement in partnership with Jacobsen and Le Golf National. Casper Erikson will spend the whole of September with Alejandro Reyes and his team as they make their final preparation for the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National.

Casper, from Aarhus Golf Club in Denmark was one of 98 greenkeepers who applied for the education placement, an initiative made possible by the support of Jacobsen. Casper can now look forward to gaining considerably from this unique Greenkeeper experience, providing unique hands-on experience at preparing and maintaining the Albatross Course at Le Golf National, both before and during the Ryder Cup Matches. Casper commented “Being chosen for this experience programme means the world to me. It´s a really big honour for me to be given this opportunity and it makes me very proud to have been selected amongst so many others. I feel this will give me new inspiration and valuable knowledge which I can use in my daily work. It will also give me a lot of motivation to keep striving to get better, because I believe, that in this job you should never stop learning. I really look forward to working alongside highly skilled people and I know, that this experience will stay with me forever.”

Casper was informed of the good news by Alejandro Reyes, Superintendent at Le Golf National.  On hearing the news, Goncalo Carneiro, Export Regional Sales Manager for Jacobsen commented “We are very happy for Casper who has deservedly been chosen to work at Le Golf National for the whole of September and during The Ryder Cup. It will be a fantastic experience for him, and Jacobsen, as an Official Supplier of the 2018 Ryder Cup, is very proud to have played a part in making this possible.”

Casper is Assistant Greenkeeper at the Aarhus Golf Club in Denmark, where he has only been working for some two years, along with being a member of the Danish Greenkeepers Association for the same period, something that Casper places high value in belonging to a professional association. Aarhus Golf Club is an established 18 hole golf course being the 6th oldest in Denmark. The Club place high value in their greenkeeping staff, and take a very supportive attitude when it comes to education and training. Current Chairman of the board, Claus Holm Christensen said; “Aarhus Golf Club is proud to employ Casper who has sincerely earned this opportunity. Casper is working hard to learn during his daily work and I am certain he will return to Aarhus inspired and more experienced having been introduced to and working alongside the top greenkeepers in the world while preparing and conducting the top team golf event. I am certain this once in a lifetime experience at Le Golf National will boost Casper and further develop him as a greenkeeper.”

 

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Global Turf Equipment Unveils New International Website

(SAN ANTONIO, Fla.) – Global Turf Equipment (GTE) – the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment – has launched a new website to service the burgeoning international market.

The new GTE international website, www.globalturfinternational.com , showcases refurbished equipment immediately ready for sale in the United Kingdom and across Europe. Inventory includes top brands such as Toro, John Deere, Jacobsen and allied equipment. Equipment manuals and information on financing, inspection, service and international shipping are also featured on the site. Easy access to international inventory will allow for quicker shipments to customers outside the U.S.

“We’re proud to release the Global Turf international website which will allow us to better serve our rapidly expanding roster of global accounts,” says Jim Sartain, Chief Executive Officer of GTE. “Our international stock of the best brands in golf turf care will serve as a wonderful complement to our U.S. inventory that can still be shipped by container anywhere in the world.”

Based outside Tampa, GTE showcases 400-600 “like new” machines across several warehouses totaling more than 35,000 sq. ft. Offering savings of up to 50% on products from brand leaders like Toro, John Deere, Jacobsen and Club Car, its inventory includes fairway green and rough mowers; top dressers and spreaders; trim mowers; turf aerators, sprayers, vacuums and blowers; utility vehicles and more.

Servicing golf facilities in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, GTE is proud to carry high quality, low hour, off-lease equipment. All machines purchased from GTE have received a thorough inspection of the engine, drive train, electrical system, hydraulic system and cutting units. They also come with a minimum of 50% of reel and tire life remaining, as well as new oil and oil filters, fuel and fuel filters, spark plugs, hydraulic fluid and hydraulic filters, rotary blades, bedknives, and more.

More information about GTE: 866-588-3092 or www.globalturfequipment.com

About Global Turf Equipment
Global Turf Equipment is the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course machinery, and a fiscally prudent alternative to buying new products. Founded in 2003, GTE purchases mowers, grinders, green rollers and more from short-term leases in partnership with major US financial lending firms. A 35,000-sq. ft. warehouse space serves private club, resort and daily-fee golf course clients in all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Featured brands include Toro, Jacobsen, John Deere and Club Car.

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FEGGA are pleased to offer another Support Team Opportunity for Greenkeepers at the forthcoming Czech Masters – 19th August – 26th August 2018

Ben Lovett, Superintendent at the Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic is looking for Tournament Support Volunteers for the 2017 Czech Masters. In total Ben is looking for 20-30 volunteers, all with a minimum of three years’ greenkeeper experience.

This is a great opportunity for greenkeepers to experience all aspects of tournament set-up, and procedures during the event, and under the leadership of the experienced Ben Lovett.

All volunteers will be given:

• Accommodation during your stay
• Food and refreshments
• Tournament uniform

If you are interested in participating, please send your details to myself at dean.cleaver@btinternet.com or lovett@albatross.cz

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