Join us on Sept 10th

Added on July 23rd, 2012 by
Posted in General, Greenkeeping, Slow play

In celebration of the ‘running’ game, everybody is cordially invited to the inaugural FineGolf Enjoyment Day at Temple GC on Tuesday September 10th.

To book your place simply email to

The itinerary, starting from noon, includes:- 

Donald Steel

Donald Steel

• A sandwich lunch and meeting fellow guests 

• Advice from Martin Gunn, Temple’s Course Manager and Phil Baldock, Ganton’s head greenkeeper on what agronomic and ecological aspects to look out for, as you play this beautiful chalk downland ‘running’ course overlooking the Thames valley near Henley and which has some of the highest quality, fine-grass greens to be found anywhere around London. 

A shot-gun start

for an individual, stableford, handicap competition played to FineGolf rules which will incorporate some of Ted Dexter’s solutions for speedier golf. Win Johnstons of Elgin cashmere and green-fees to one of the generally agreed finest courses around London, Sunningdale New.

Nick Park

Nick Park

• Out-putt the ‘Greenstester’   on the putting green. Malcolm Peake, ex-Green Chairman and author of two STRI books, doubts you can! 

• The chance to inspect special plots of pure fescue, browntop bent and other grasses from Barenbrug that will be on show. Symbio will also be there.

A Panel Discussion

after the golf, which will centre on ‘FineGolf’ issues and

“How to make the recreational ‘running’ game more enjoyable”,

with questions from the audience.  The opportunity of being involved with the opinion leaders of today’s recreational game.  The panellists will include: 

Donald Steel, golf author, golf architect, champion golfer and GTC chairman.

Stuart McColm

Stuart McColm

Nick Park, golf commentator on the recreational game and member of various

R&A golf course committees for 25 years. 

Stuart McColm, General Manager of Castle Stuart GC and constructor of Kingsbarns GC. 

Alistair Beggs, Official Agronomist to The R&A Championship Committee.


Alistair Beggs

Alistair Beggs

• A two-course supper

with prize-giving and departure ca 8pm


Tickets are only £47 each, with a non-golf and supper option of £25.


The number of places is limited so to be sure of booking your place email now to

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