We had a busy time at BTME Harrogate Week and it was with pleasure to hand out our Unsung Hero Awards to Keri Jarman, Deputy Head Groundsman at Moor Park, and Hugh Murray, Head Greenkeeper at Bridgwater College for their outstanding commitment to the industry.
Keri Jarman was nominated by Stuart Bertram, the Course Manager of Moor Park Golf Course. Stuart told us that Keri took only four days leave (although he was entitled to more) having tragically lost both parents to illness in quick succession.
Sadly, Keri was left with his disabled brother to care for, while continuing to work full time. Keri finally made the very difficult decision to put him into a home: if his poor luck and recent difficulties weren't enough, Keri slipped on the ice and broke his leg - despite being in plaster, Keri hobbled in to work to check that all was well.