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Time for bespoke training

Features, Sport / 22nd November 2016

Devoting time and energy to training can be an exasperating process. Budgets are tight, travelling offsite is time consuming and your staff have different requirements. Then there’s trying to fit it around the day job. No wonder training slips to the bottom of your priority list.

Staff training and development, however, can’t be ignored. To keep your business successful and relevant you must invest or your club could be lagging behind its rivals.

STRI has a solution – bespoke training, by our experienced and knowledgeable staff, at your venue.

We offer full, half or multiple day training programmes to suit your needs. A broad selection of topics can be selected which will be tailored to your site or project work, and the time of year. Or we provide more rounded studies that suit broader work-based problems, as well as subjects taught to higher education students.

Clients have already realised the benefit of using STRI bespoke training as team building or continued professional development exercises. The opportunity to train staff onsite, saving on time, travel and accommodation costs, is an attractive proposition for clubs and schools.

Here’s what some of our current clients had to say about our bespoke programmes:


Royal Cromer GC

Royal Cromer GC


Mark Heveran, course manager, Royal Cromer GC: “We have decided to enlist the help of STRI to help with the delivery of our group training sessions for the greenkeeping staff. I wanted this training to go completely back to basics covering a wide range of topics from nutrient input, pest and disease, through to the basics of construction and tournament preparation.

“We have recently undergone the first of these training sessions which was a huge success. It was timed to allow us to set up the course for play in the morning, then moving on to training for the rest of the day under the expert guidance and knowledge of Alistair Beggs. The training was applied to real time situations, and kept very informal which was really well received by the team. As they grew in confidence, it allowed them all to get involved and ask questions without feeling the pressure of a big audience.

“We shall certainly be setting up training sessions with STRI every six months. I feel already it has been of huge benefit to both the staff and the club, and this service is another great string to the STRI bow.”


Carnoustie Golf Links

Carnoustie Golf Links


Sandy Reid, links superintendent, Carnoustie Golf Links: “The STRI Training Modules gave our greenstaff a better understanding of many of the technical and practical issues we manage on the golf courses, which in turn has given them more confidence to improve methods and look for solutions themselves. By having it take place onsite made it easier for more staff to attend and provided fantastic value for money.”


Gullane Golf Club

Gullane Golf Club


Stewart Duff, course manager, Gullane Golf Club: “At Gullane Golf Club, we have had two STRI Training Days, both of which were very informative, educational and very relaxed. I liked the idea of these lectures being held onsite, at a day and time that suited our needs. All of my staff really enjoyed these days and I will certainly be looking at doing some more in the future.”


To sign up to bespoke training or for further information, please email training@strigroup.com or call +44 (0)1274 565131