Published Wednesday, 24th October 2012 in Elmwood Campus news
Scotland may be the home of golf, but Fife is the home of golf education, something it is now being recognised for worldwide.
SRUC’s Elmwood Campus has just hosted four Indian students who head home with high hopes of paid employment in the golf industry.
The four students - Nirupam Dhar, Amit Bajaj, Bipra Das Saha and Jagdish Chander – were all studying at the International School of Corporate Management (ISCOM) in India before they decided to broaden their horizons by enrolling on the PDA level Golf Facility Management course based at Elmwood.
Nirupam said: “I have learned so much whilst studying at the College which will hopefully help to secure me a job in the golf industry back home.”
Amit, who is keen to begin a career in greenkeeping, said: “Scotland was made for golf, the climate makes it ideal. The course exceeded my expectations and we have felt very welcome during our stay at Elmwood.”
The comprehensive course includes golf operations, customer care, history and development of golf, as well as an introduction to golf courses. Along with their peers, the Indian students visited eighteen golf courses while in Scotland including Kingaroch, North Berwick and Musselburgh. They also enjoyed a week long placement at St Andrews Links and Turnberry Golf Resort.
Head of Faculty, Rick Bond said: “Having visited and worked with staff at the ISCOM in June last year, I think these students have been excellent ambassadors for the institute, and a credit to the teaching team there. We look forward to hosting more students from ISCOM in the very near future”.
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