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Golf News (posted 10th November 1998)

Dubai venue for greenkeepers conference

London - Greenkeeping staff from as far apart as South Africa and St Andrews will meet next month in Dubai for the European Tours sixth biannual Greenkeepers Conference.

The four-day conference will give greenkeepers from the main European Tour as well as the Challenge and Seniors Tours a chance to meet and discuss some of the latest and most sophisticated methods of preparing golf courses.

A total of 57 leading greenkeepers and course consultants are attending the event which is being staged in the Middle East for the first time following three visits to Penina and one to La Manga.

The European Tour's greenkeeping consuiltant, Richard Stillwell, Chris Kennedy of Wentworth, Gerry Byrne of the K Club and Loch Lomond's Ken Siems are among the guest speakers. David Garland and David Probyn, director and assistant director of Tour Operations, respectively will address the conference.

The theme of the conference is Annual Meadow Grass