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The European Turfgrass Specialists aim to provide the best possible agronomy service to each of our clients.
We can undertake regular monitoring of your site and we will carry out visual inspections, traditional agronomic tests and also more modern agronomic tests to help identify any stresses that your turfgrass may be subject to. We will then show you how to overcome these turfgrass issues and help you to:
- Maximise the efficiency of your watering programme
- Reduce pesticide applications
- Provide sustainable work practices based on your individual sites conditions
- Improve the general health and playability of your turfgrass
Our recommendations are founded from extensive research and evidence which has been carved out of some of the best research stations and universities globally.*
Agronomist – Philip Armitage
Philip Armitage is a Turfgrass Advisor for the European Turfgrass Specialists. He initially started a greenkeeping career at his local private golf course Bingley St Ives.
He is now, one of only twenty five individuals in Europe who are currently on the Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists (RIPTA). Philip is BASIS qualified and continues to uphold his professional certification annually.
He previously worked for the STRI as a Turfgrass Agronomist for 5 years advising sports clubs on a wide variety of different agronomic matters. Prior to establishing himself as a Turfgrass Agronomist, Philip worked as an Irrigation Manager in the South East of England.
He gained precious experience designing and contract managing irrigation systems for different clients, in various sporting venues such as bowling greens, football pitches, tennis courts, cricket squares, rugby pitches, golf courses, hockey pitches, agriculture and horticulture.
Philip holds a Bachelor in Science Degree in Turfgrass Science, coupled with a Higher National Diploma in Golf Course Management.
In addition to his extensive knowledge and experience in turfgrass science, irrigation and chemicals. Philip possesses over ten years first-hand experience working as a green keeper at some of the best golf courses around the world:
- The Belfry Golf Courses
- Pinehurst Golf Resort
- Westchester Golf & Country Club
- Wisley Golf Club
He was involved in tournament preparation, grow-ins and re-construction works at each of these golf courses.
*For further information or advice from Philip, please contact him by using our contact form. Please provide us with a brief outline of your general request and the European Turfgrass Specialists will respond to you within 48 hours. We look forward to hearing from you.