Ryder Cup course directors to teach in England16th October, 2012 by Tania Longmire
The course manager at Medinah Country Club, host of this year’s Ryder Cup, is to teach British golf clubs about how he created his world-famous golfing venue.
Curtis Tyrrell MG – director of Golf Course Operations at the American club, will appear alongside Jim McKenzie, director of Golf Courses at Celtic Manor, host of the 2010 Ryder Cup, and Steve Chappell, course manager at The PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles, which will host the 2014 tournament, in January 2013 in Harrogate.
The trio will be speaking at a ‘Continue to Learn’ seminar, part of the British and International Greenkeepers Association’s (BIGGA), Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2013 event.
A spokesman for BIGGA said: “Where else will you be able to get the lowdown on the past, present and future Ryder Cups?”
The show, from January 22 to 26, will also host the third annual Turf Managers’ Conference, featuring Dr Thom Nikolai, one of the world’s eminent turf professors, who will look at green speed.
“Quite simply a well planned visit to BTME makes you a better turf manager. In this competitive age, this is an opportunity not to be missed.”