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Part of Elwood Golf Course’s Green Team. From left to right at the back are Ryan Stenhouse, Lucy Archibald and Dan Lang, Steve Johnstone. In the front row are Mark Hood, Stuart Pearson, Holly Scott and Greg Kilmour.

Driving for sustainability

Published: Friday, 22nd February 2019

In November 2018, Elmwood was assessed for the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) Eco Mark, the gold standard for sustainable golf courses globally.

Future of golf to the fore

Future of golf to the fore

Published: Thursday, 13th September 2018

Scotland’s Rural College is coming to the “Home of Golf” to bring together its expertise in the rural and land-based sector with the latest innovations in golf management.

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All good for Hood

Published: Thursday, 6th September 2018

A career change in his 40s has led to trainee greenkeeper Gregg Hood winning SRUC’s Elmwood campus’s annual John Deere HNC Student of the Year Award, also sponsored by Scottish turf dealer Double A.

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Lecturer Masters the Golf Course

Published: Thursday, 28th June 2018

A professional golf lecturer at Scotland’s Rural College has drawn on over 25 years of experience and a lifetime’s passion for the game to help students aiming to continue their studies in the US.

Mike Clark, SRUC Greenkeeping lecturer and James Macbeath, Course Manager at Brora Golf Links are pictured with Alistair Morrison.

Greenkeeper par excellence

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018

Alistair Morrison, Head Greenkeeper of Durness Golf Club in Caithness, recently won the BIGGA Young Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, which recognises up-and-coming talent in the golf industry.

The golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus

Golfers driving for Nationals

Published: Friday, 17th November 2017

Two golf teams from SRUC’s Elmwood campus are on course to qualify for the chance to compete among the best in Britain.

Elmwood Golf students get pro jobs

SRUC Students Recruited by High Profile Golf Clubs

Published: Wednesday, 6th May 2015

Three HND Professional Golf students, currently at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, have been hired as PGA Assistant Professionals at high profile golf clubs.

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Young Golfers from SRUC Elmwood Win League for Fourth Consecutive Year

Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015

Golfing students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) continued their winning streak in the recent British Schools & Colleges Golf Tour.

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SRUC Students at Elmwood and Ayr Riverside Offered Opportunity in Europe

Published: Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Over 60 students from the Elmwood and Ayr Riverside campuses of Scotland’s Rural College will take part in study tours to Sweden and Spain next year, through an EU funded Erasmus Project.

Derek Daly, Director of Education at the Silver Lakes Academy in South Africa

SRUC Lecturer Maintains Elmwood’s Links with Golf in Africa

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Dr Paul Miller, Lecturer in Greenkeeping and Golf Course Management at SRUC's Elmwood campus, has just returned from the first ever African R&A Greenkeeping Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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SRUC Raises Profile at Gleneagles Third Scen China Youth Summit

Published: Wednesday, 3rd December 2014

Scotland’s Rural College was a noticeable presence in Gleneagles at the third Scen China Youth Summit.

Kevin Laidlaw at the Ryder Cup

Elmwood Student Enjoys Opportunity to Work at Ryder Cup

Published: Wednesday, 1st October 2014

SRUC student Kevin Laidlaw, studying HNC Golf Course Management at the Elmwood Campus in Fife, has said he has the College to thank for his recent experience working at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Ryder Cup visits Elmwood

Ryder Cup Visit Inspires Young Fife Golfers

Published: Wednesday, 13th August 2014

More than 100 young golfers were inspired to reach for the stars when they got a close look at the Ryder Cup at SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

Student golfers caddying at Gleneagles

Student Caddies’ Top Flight Experience

Published: Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Golf students studying at the Elmwood campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently acted as caddies for a prestigious tournament held at Gleneagles.

Defib Saves Lives

SRUC's Elmwood Golf Course Joins Nationwide Campaign to Help Save Lives

Published: Wednesday, 12th March 2014

Cupar's Elmwood Golf Course, which is run by Scotland's Rural College, is now part of nationwide campaign to help save lives by having a defibrillator on the premises.

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American Golf Internships for Elmwood Students

Published: Wednesday, 5th March 2014

Greenkeeping students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College recently had the opportunity to learn about long-term placements working on some of America’s finest golf courses.

SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge

Inaugural Elmwood Hickory Golf Challenge

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2013

The first SRUC Hickory Golf Challenge took place at Kingarrock Golf Course recently, organised by HND Golf Course Management students at the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

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Greenkeeping Students Learn About Scholarship Offer

Published: Tuesday, 15th October 2013

Golf Course Management and Geenkeeping students at Elmwood recently heard about a Scholarship offered to deserving candidates by the R&A.

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