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

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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