Experience: 15+ Years Experience. Assistant Head Groundsman at Chelsea Football Club, Greenkeeper at Reigate Hill Golf Course.
Qualifications: NVQ Level 2 in Horticulture and Turfcare.
Hi, I’m Alix, your local Lawn Master representative in Croydon and East Grinstead. Some of the areas that I cover include: Croydon, New Addington, Purley, Kenley, Chelsham, Whytleafe, Coulsdon Chipstead, Hooley, Tadworth, Walton On The Hill, Box Hill, Lower Kingswood, Chaldon, Caterham, Woldingham, Titsey, Oxted, Godstone, Nutfield, South Nutfield, Bletchingley, Tandridge, South Godstone, Blindley Heath, Lingfield, New Chapel, Dormansland, Kingswood, East Grinstead, Sutton, Epsom, Banstead and any other surrounding areas.
I joined the turf care industry straight from school and now have over 15 year of experience in this area. My experience consists of working at the following locations:
- Reigate Hill Golf Club, where I originally started training and learned about turf care. I worked here for 3 years
- Chelsea Football Club, starting as an Assistant Groundsman then later being promoted to Assistant Head Groundsman at the Cobham training grounds where I worked as part of a team to maintain 32 natural grass pitches. I worked alongside with Jon Eves here for a total of 5 years
I enjoyed my 5 years working at Chelsea F.C, especially helping prepare the pitch at Stamford Bridge for the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup fixtures.
At the age of 23, I became the youngest Assistant Head Groundsman in the Premiership.
In 2012, I was asked to help prepare the training pitches for the London 2012 Olympic Games. This was a great opportunity to meet and work alongside some great people who prepare various pitches for major sporting events.
I always like to ‘talk turf’ and pass my knowledge on to others. I have taught and supervised work experience students and took a qualification in Management & Leadership whilst working at Chelsea.
What Alix Can Do For You
With all my turf management experience, I can help you with any issues your lawn has, such as:
- Chafer Grubs
- Red Thread
- Casting Worms
As all lawns are different, I will explain the type of feed programme that your lawn requires and how we can solve the problems that your lawn particularly struggles with.
There have been significant advances in technology in the turf industry over recent years, including products that will reduce how often you need to cut your grass. Therefore, if you want to reduce the upkeep of regular maintenance tasks to your lawn, ask me about our services.