147th Open at Carnoustie

What a brilliant week at Carnoustie Golf Links for this years Open Championship.

After unprecedented drought conditions, the Links was a dry as any of the greens staff could remember and although this meant that there was very little mowing to be done, this creates its own challenges in achieving consistent playing surfaces. This was done brilliantly by the team at Carnoustie.

Once play finishes today, the countdown begins for the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.

Aaron Bell volunteered to assist the greens staff for the week in mowing tees and surrounds amongst other tasks. This is the 3rd Open Championship in which we have sent our own greenkeepers to assist, which has been great experience for our own staff.

This years Open venues volunteers

I attended the build up from Sunday through Wednesday for both morning and evening set up which was great to see. Sandy Reid, Craig Boath and their team were very accommodating and generous in their time which was really beneficial to us for next years Championship.

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2 thoughts on “147th Open at Carnoustie

  1. Graeme – what a marvellous thrill for you & your team of Greenkeepers to share in the first hand knowledge re set up of the Links with the Carnoustie Greenkeeping Staff this week. My best wishes & support to everyone for the exciting & challenging year ahead at Royal Portrush in preparation for the 148th Open Championship. What a very special occasion & honour this will be for Staff & Members alike. Jane Allen

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  2. What a brilliant experience for you and your greenkeeping team Graeme, you’re all set now for a massive year ahead at Royal Portrush. As an ex-greenkeeper we know the work and effort it takes, enjoy the countdown to the 148th Open on your home turf.

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