Turfgrass official ‘agronomy supplier’

Turfgrass from Ireland that specialise in golf course project management and agronomy, has been re-appointed as the official supplier of agronomy to the 16th edition of The Solheim Cup. The tournament will be hosted at the PGA Centenary Course, Gleneagles, from September 9th – 15th, 2019.

Turfgrass have been the official agronomists to the European hosting of The Solheim Cup for the past 12 years already, including delivery of The 2007 Solheim Cup, Halmstad, Sweden, The 2011 Solheim Cup, Killeen Castle, Ireland and The 2015 Solheim Cup, St. Leon-Rot, Germany.

The Turfgrass team will be working with the host venue and very closely with the European Captain, Catriona Matthew MBE and Tournament Director, Davide Lantos, who said: “Turfgrass is long lasting partner of the LET and I am delighted to have them on board to provide agronomy support. I have been honoured to work with John Clarkin and Julian Mooney over the years.  The level of accuracy, professionalism and dedication that the company provides is of the highest level and fits perfectly into a world class event like the Solheim Cup. I am sure that with the supervision of Julian Mooney and the “ground force” of Gleneagles, first and foremost led by Scott Fenwick and Craig Haldane, we will deliver to the players, spectators and the golf audience around the world the perfect “stage” for the best “show” in women’s golf.”

Scotland is known as the ‘Home of Golf’ and The Gleneagles Estate as the ‘Riviera of the Highlands’, while Nicklaus himself described his PGA Centenary Course as ‘the finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been given to work with’. This triple acclaim will provide the most magnificent of backdrops for the highlight of the 2019 professional golf calendar. The Solheim Cup will bring together the 12 leading golfers from both Europe and the United States to compete for the illustrious cup at The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland, in early September.

Julian Mooney, Director of Agronomy at Turfgrass, affirms, “It is a privilege to again be invited to participate in the delivery of the agronomy program for such a prestigious event. To be involved at literally a “grass roots level” with one of the biggest international tournaments of the year, is a complete honour. Gleneagles have a rich history in hosting major tournament golf and that brings a significant level of competency from the agronomy team as well as a high baseline standard of maintenance. With Scott Fenwick, Craig Haldane and the agronomy team we have been focusing on physical performance of key playing surfaces and insuring that ball performance metrics are achieved.”

Gary Silcock, Director of Golf at Gleneagles, commented: “Julian has been a joy to work with. The support he has provided to both Scott and Craig along with their own vast ‘tournament experience’ will surely make PGA Centenary Golf courses even better than past events. The course keeps getting better each year and we look forward to showcasing ‘Gleneagles’ and ‘Golf in Scotland’, Turfgrass have been an added bonus to the improvements.”

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