Bradford, Leeds & Harrogate

Contact name: Lyn Slingsby

Tel: 0800 062 2702

Email: yorkshire@lawnmaster.co.uk

Experience: 20+ Years Greenkeeping Experience.

Qualifications: HND Qualifications in Golf Course Management.

Biography

Introduction

Hi, I’m Lyn, your local Lawn Master representative in based in Bradford. Some of the areas where I treat lawns include: Bingley, Shipley, Harrogate, Ripon, Knaresborough, Leeds, Otley, Wetherby, Collingham and other surrounding areas.

Lyn’s Background

I have been greenkeeping since I was 17 years old, where I first undertook work experience at Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club. They employed me as a part time seasonal worker as an Assistant Greenkeeper. It was during my time here that I decided I wanted to pursue a career in turf maintenance.

Since then, after leaving college I have worked at a number of locations, including:

  • Hollins Hall Golf Club - I was employed here immediately as an Assistant Greenkeeper after leaving college. At the time, the golf course was a new construction and I joined as part of the team during its final stages in preperation for the opening of the course. During my time here, I learnt a lot about the aspects involved in establishing new turf and ground preperations.
  • Headley Golf Club - I was employed here as Head Greenkeeper after establishing myself in the indsutry. I was tasked to improve the 9 hole golf course on a very limited budget. During my time here, I created definition on the course, helped build dams and identify where water could be extracted for irrigation of the greens. When I started working here, the greens were bare with patches and moss, but by the time I had been there 6 months, they had a full dense coverage which I maintained throughout the winter and into the following growing season.

During my time in the greenkeeping industry, I have also worked as a seasonal Assistant Greenkeeper at the following golf courses:

  • Loch Lomond Golf Club - I worked here as part of a team that hosted the Jet Stream Tournament that saw high profile professional golfers compete. I was responsible for ensuring that the greens were kept in the best condition possible before and throughout the tournament.
  • St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club - I undertook general greenkeeping duties in maintaining a well presented golf course.

Lyn’s Achievements

I am a fully qualified greenkeeper with a HND in Golf Course Management where I achieved a distinction.

My qualifications and experience have allowed me to deal with turf in the worst conditions and transoform grass areas into the best they can be. My experience has been most helpful when it comes to dealing with customers lawns as they are often in their worst state before they start receiving treatments from us.

What Lyn Can Do For You

With my many years of experience in the industry, I can help you achieve the lawn you have always wanted. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Tailored fertiliser programmes - Each lawn is different and should therefore receive a bespoke fertiliser plan. I can explain why your lawns may need a different products compared to others and why this would be beneficial.
  • Scarification and Over-Seeding - This is an essential process that all lawns require periodically to remove thatch layers and organic matter from your lawns. Over-seeding allows new grass to grow to create a thicker and more dense sward.
  • Aeration - This is a key treatment that should be carried out a minimum of once per year to provide many benefits to your lawn such as improved air circulation and improved drainage.
  • Application of various top dressings - I can apply various dressings to deal with whatever problems your lawns have. Top dressings can be applied after aeration for example to improve drainage furthermore.

Every lawn I treat is different and each require tailored programmes to get the best results. I will put together a free no obligation quotation for you that clearly shows the best plan of action to achieve the lawn you want. Please feel free to call me for a free lawn analysis.