Founder of European Turfgrass Specialists, Philip has worked with many fantastic golf clubs, football clubs and sports clubs throughout Europe. He has dedicated years to building his knowledge, skills, and experience. Having previously worked as a greenkeeper, he understands the sector, its demands, and the direction it is progressing in.
Philip brings his passion and excitement for agronomy to each club he works with. But more than that, he brings his forward thinking and understanding of the task at hand. His unique way of working as an independent turfgrass agronomist has allowed him to shape Euroturfgrass into a service that promotes quality, learning, education, and independence for its clients.
Having experienced the job first hand, Philip understands the dedication and work that is required from greenkeepers. It’s this that has led him to use his expertise to enable others to achieve their goals.
‘The truest of greenkeepers in my opinion, are stewards of the land.’
With increasing pressure on greenkeepers caused by dwindling budgets, high expectations for play, and the increasing environmental need to incorporate more sustainable methods, Philip supports his clients to establish robust, long-term strategies that procure top class playing surfaces, whilst addressing these issues.
‘With massive shifts in nature, speedy evolution and massive globalisation issues, changes are afoot, and we need to know much more about a wider range of topics than we ever did before. This I guess is where I come in, with my knowledge and approach.’
As Director of SoilBioLab, established in 2014, Philip has ensured an environmental approach is embedded in Euroturfgrass services, which is now leading the soil biology area in Europe.
‘I believe this sustainable way of maintaining sites in harmony with the environment is one of our strengths.’