Industry expert praises Golf Aberdeen’s Kings Links Golf Course

Kings Links Golf Course

FOLLOWING a recent review, Sport Aberdeen was delighted to receive positive feedback from the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) on the grounds maintenance works provided by idverde UK regarding the condition of its Kings Links Golf Course. 

The charity regularly invests in course improvement works across all of its golf courses to enhance the experience for its customers and members. 

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Improvements at the end of last season involved bunker revetting, tee levelling, and routine annual winter course maintenance to the greens including brushing, light verticutting, deep aeriation, top dressing and application of wetting agents and other treatments which all help promote the regeneration of root systems to provide high quality greens. 

After his visit in late May, Gary Smith, Argonomist at STRI, said: “Sport Aberdeen could claim to have some of the best presented and highest agronomic standard municipal courses in Scotland.

“The greens at Kings Links are much further on and offer better playing conditions than the vast majority of courses I’ve seen for this time of year.” 

Graham Ritchie, Golf and Outdoor Services Manager at Sport Aberdeen, said: “We were delighted to receive praise from Gary Smith at STRI regarding the condition of greens at all of our Golf Courses. 

“Our longstanding effective partnership working with idverde UK has been crucial to maintaining the high standards of our courses and we appreciate the hard work and dedication of the idverde team.” 

Scott Davidson, Contracts Manager at idverde, said: “This is a flagship contract for idverde and we are very proud of the work we do to maintain the prestigious Sport Aberdeen golf courses across the city. 

“It involves working with in tune with the weather conditions and nature as well as applying technical solutions to ensure we keep the greens at their best from a sustainable point of view for the benefit of players, visitors and wildlife. Our team being recognised in this way is a great testament to our work.”

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