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Chris Timlin, who is 21, and 19-year-old Ronnie Horton have started permanent jobs as trainee greenkeepers, as part of which they are studying on-site for NVQs in horticulture from Cumbria's Myerscough College.
One of the 2006 intake, Ksenija White, 29, has since married one of the Old Course greenkeepers, while another three have fallen for staff.
My old boss at Southerndown was once a greenkeeper at Carnoustie and he used to talk about how golfers got battered by the elements.
Simon, who made it through to the regional interviews for Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2013, successfully completed his apprenticeship to a very high standard.
BIGGA stands for British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and this newspaper's association with their chief executive officer, Jim Croxton, goes back about 10 years.
CLEAN-UP OP: Greenkeeper Gary Evans, right, and assistant Lee Cameron, above, work to clear the debris after a sewage flood at Teesside Golf Club, also pictured Clean-up pictures by IAN McINTYRE
Of course, in the hands of the skilled greenkeeper a roller does useful work - but to use it successfully you need to have an already smooth lawn.
As a member of the 60-strong team, comprising greenkeepers from all over the world, Perry, who is deputy golf course superintendent at Royal Golf Club, will assist Turnberry's own greenkeeping team with preparation of the golf course as well as walking with one of the matches each day to rake any bunkers that the players visit.
And an hour later, despite diligent work by head greenkeeper Julian Doughty and West Region tournament organiser Andy Holding to squeegee the greens, the 14th in particular, the day was abandoned.
This week, he took on the Record at Kingsfield Golf Course, near Linlithgow, the club where he now volunteers as a part-time greenkeeper.
He won this club major event by a margin of seven strokes from club greenkeeper Mark Widdop who shot two 74s.