Preston & Lancaster

Contact name: Gary Robertson

Tel: 0800 156 0541

Email: gary.robertson@lawnmaster.co.uk

Experience: 18+ Years Experience at various golf courses/football clubs. Blackburn Rovers FC Groundsman, Course Manager, Golf Course Construction.

Qualifications: Fully Qualified with a NC in Groundsmanship and Greenkeeping. National Diploma in Sportsturf.

Biography

Introduction

Hi, I’m Gary, your local Lawn Master representative in Preston, Fylde coast, Cumbria and the Lakes.

Gary’s Background

I have worked in the turf/golf industry for over 18 years, including work at the following locations:

  • Blackburn Rovers Football Club, where I worked at the 1st Team training ground and ran the academy area
  • Penwortham Golf Club, where I joined as First Assistant and eventually spent five years as Course Manager managing USGA spec greens
  • The 5-star Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort in Bulgaria, where I spent two years growing-in the 18-hole Ian Woosnam-designed course
  • The BlackSeaRama golf resort in Bulgaria, where I helped grow-in the 18-hole Gary Player-designed Championship course

During my career, I’ve had the privilege of preparing turf at the highest level, be that in golf or in football. I’ve also had the opportunity to work at newly-constructed, first-class golf courses on the continent.

Gary’s Achievements

Managing turf overseas on two Signature golf courses was a fantastic experience for me. BlackSeaRama, which I helped grow-in, was voted ‘Best new golf course in the world for 2009’, international category, by Golf Inc. magazine.

I’ve also had the opportunity to train and encourage the next generation of turf professionals by training and supervising a number of apprentices and dozens of work experience students.

What Gary Can Do For You

With all my experience, I can help you with any issues that your lawn has, such as:

  • Chafer Grubs
  • Leatherjackets
  • Red Thread
  • Fusarium
  • Moss
  • Weeds
  • Casting Worms

The North West of England is the wettest part of the UK. The ground in the Preston area is heavy clay, which can create drainage issues.

During my career, I’ve grown grass on many different soil types and can help get the best results from your lawn as well as advising on effective drainage, as waterlogged lawns are highly susceptible to turf diseases and moss growth.