Meet The Team
Hi Iain here – Welcome to the greenkeeping team. We are a highly qualified team with a variety of skills and specialisms in turf management, landscaping, fertiliser application and engine maintenance. Myself, I’ve been green keeping for 31 years and was the youngest head greenkeeper by a long margin when given the post in 1998. Prior to Bangor I was deputy head at Clandeboye GC and before that, as a youngster, worked at Shandon park gc.
I’ve gathered a lot of relevant qualifications over the years, including qualifications from Greenmount in sports turf management (top student in my year!), technical spraying certs and chainsaw licenses. Turf management science is developing continually and I’m currently studying for a Foundation degree in sports turf/horticulture with a view to gaining a BSC. Outside Bangor Golf Club I’m married with 4 kids and interested in all sorts of things from horticulture to motorbikes. I enjoy every day on the golf course as my first love is turf culture. I have been very lucky throughout my career, greenkeeping has taken me to many parts of the world and I feel I’m only just getting going.
Set out below are a few pics and details of each member of the team. Say hello when you meet them out there.
Alan Mckee – deputy course manager. Age 38.
Started working at the club in 1999.
Alan was previously at Clandeboye Golf Club for 2years.
He is fully qualified to level 3.
He is a keen angler, motorbike fan and mid handicap golfer.
Andrew Cousins. Age – 34.
First assistant. Started – 2002, having worked previously for Blackwood Golf Club for two years, qualified to level 2 from green mount college.
Category 1 golfer and member of Bangor Golf Club.
Keen football fan and snooker player.
Daniel McMillan. – green keeper.
Started in Bangor Golf Club back in 1999.
He is qualified to level 2.
He is a keen darts player, football fan and golfer.
James McCready age 41.
Our mechanic, James fixes everything the staff breaks !!
Fully qualified and factory trained.
Started 2013 having previously been with us for 7 years.
He is married with two kids taking up what spare time he has.
Peter Roberts age – 34
Started 2016, having previously worked at Clandeboye and Donaghadee Golf Clubs.
Peter is qualified to level 3.
He is a Cat 1 golfer. He is married with two kids and runs a small turfcare business in his spare time.