Golf Course Team

Golf Course Team

Meet the Golf CourseTeam

Introducing our team of dedicated green keeping professionals, keeping the course in 1st class condition all year round.

Christopher Ball

Course Manager
Chris started with the club in June 2014. Chris' career starteed at Woking Golf Club. Prior to his appointment at Newbury & Crookham he held the position of Head Greenkeeper at Bearwood Lakes Golf Club and was also the First Assistant at Walton Heath Golf Club. Chris holds various high level qualifications and has also studied at Myerscough University. Chris’s hobbies include reading, cooking, and socialising.

Jeff Drake

Senior Assistant Greenkeeper
Jeff is by far our longest serving member of staff and our Ecology & Conservation expert. He joined the club in 1997. He has previously worked at the Hampshire Golf Club, Erlestoke Golf Club, and Salisbury & South Wilts Golf Club. Jeff also holds his City & Guilds Level 1, 2, 3, & 4 in Greenkeeping. Jeff is the driving force behind our ecology and conservation work. Recently Jeff undertook his bee keeping training and is now tending to the golf club's hives.

Michael Cox

Deputy Course Manager
Mike started at the club in 2012. Prior to that he was employed at Donnington Valley as the Head Greenkeeper. Mike has gained various qualifications such as his Level 2 & 3 in Greenkeeping plus chainsaw operation certificates. Mike is also a keen gardener and landscaper.

Shawn Woodbridge

Assistant Greenkeeper
Shawn has been with the club now for nearly five months. He worked at Bearwood Lake G.C. for four years where he served out his apprenticeship and gained his Level 2 Greenkeeping qualification. In his spare time Shaun and his wife like to visit National Heritage sights.

Dave Bartholomew

Golf Course Mechanic
David joined us in 2012 and took over the maintenance of the fleet from Brian Lewenton. David is responsible for maintenance, servicing and repairs of our fleet. David is a keen fisherman, a motorcycle enthusiast and goalkeeper for a local football team. He has little spare time!

Brad Chick

Apprentice Greenkeeper
Brad joined us in July of 2018. Brad will soon be undertaking his Level 1 & 2 Greenkeeping courses. Brad holds a brown belt in Judo and competes at a high level.

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