Meet our new head greenkeeper

a huge welcome!

Please join us in Welcoming Peter Lawton, our New Head Greenkeeper here at Sherdley Park Golf Club. We sat down with Peter to find out more about his experience, plans for the course and to get to know the man behind the role.

Tell us a little about your greenkeeping journey so far:

I have worked in the greenkeeping industry for 20 years, spending 17 years at Deanwood Golf Club where I gained my NVQ level 2 and 3 qualifications in sports turf. After progressing to first assistant then Deputy Course manager I sought out a new challenge as Head greenkeeper at Beacon Park Golf course, where I spent two successful years culminating in a nomination for an England Golf award.

What are your immediate plans for the course?

I am very excited to join Sherdley Park as Head and believe the course has fantastic potential. Together with my team we will be looking to carry out several projects, with the immediate aim to help dry out the wet areas of the course and improve the playing surfaces.

What’s your handicap and your favourite course you’ve played or visited?

I am a keen golfer (bad) with a handicap of 17 and have been a member of a golf society for two years playing a variety of courses, my favourite being Vale Do Lobo in Portugal.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I am happily married and a father of two amazing girls who are 4 and 7. When I am not with my family I love to exercise and to get outdoors. Last year I ran a pb half marathon 1 hour 36 mins and completed the national 3 peaks in under 24 hours!


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 Sherdley Park Golf Club is home to a spectacular 18-hole golf course, that’s set against the beautiful woodlands of the park itself and is a challenging par 71. Membership grands you unlimited play on our award-winning course, plus the opportunity to experience some other local courses with a significant discount.