Richard Louisson – Golf Course Manager
I am the Club 'Golf Course Manager and am responsible for the day to day green keeping and management of the actual golf course. Working closely with the Club Manager and Chairman of Greens my team and I endeavour to present the golf course to a high standard.
I first joined the golf club in the late 80's as a junior member. The love of the game made me pursue a career in the green keeping. After my A -levels I gained an HND in Golf Course Management. I then spent 3 years working on the new courses at Minchinhampton Golf Club. In 2001 I was given the opportunity to return to the golf club as Deputy Head Green keeper under David Bougen. I then took over from Dave in 2007.
In that time I have really enjoyed the role and the opportunities the club has given to me. The last few years have been extremely testing in trying to deal with our very unpredictable and at times extreme weather! This plays a huge part of my job and makes every year different, you never stop learning!
Away from the job but not really, I enjoy my golf and have played A-Team golf for a number of years. Over the past couple of years I have taken a bit if a sabbatical from playing golf as I have two young children to keep me very busy!
Jack Fairbairn - Deputy Course Manager
Jack is the Clubs Deputy Course Manager. He joined the club when he finished school about 8 years ago. During that time Jack has worked extremely hard in achieving his NVQ level 2 and 3. He also has all his spraying certificates and recently became a qualified chainsaw operator. Jacks experience, qualifications and dedication gained him promotion to Deputy after Joe Curtis took the Helm at South Cerney Golf Club nearly two years ago. Jack is my wing man and in my absence takes control of the day to day duties involved in course presentation and management of the staff.
Jacko is a very keen footballer and plays league football to a high standard. He claims he is the Ronaldo of Charlton Rovers! He also enjoys riding his motor bike and loves extreme walking as he is about to attempt the 3 peak challenge .
Lawrence Osbourne - Mechanic & Greenkeeper
Lawrence is our part time mechanic/ greenkeeper. Having previously worked at the club he returned in 2011. Loz uses his vast mechanical experience to maintain the clubs fleet of machinery to a very high standard, he also services members mowers at a very competitive price.
He makes sure all tractors and mowers are regularly serviced and that all cutting units are kept sharp. When not in the work shop Loz is a really useful helping hand out on the golf course.
Lawrence spends his spare time helping out with a local Drag racing team. He enjoys dabbling in antiques and is a very keen motorcyclist. You always know it's going to rain if Loz turns up at work in the car and not on the bike!
Nigel Kinson - Greenkeeper
Nigel is the clubs longest serving member of staff. Having joined the club in 1983 he has given the club nearly 31 years of sterling service! Nige is Mr Rough and will usually be seen on the rough mower keeping the rough presented to a high standard.
Nige has an abundance of knowledge, the perfect man to have on your team for the pub quiz! He is our resident Flora and Fauna expert.
Away from work Nige is a massive Gloucester Rugby Fan!! He can always be spotted on the middle of the shed putting his voice to good use. Nige regularly sings for the Gloucestershire Police male voice choir and the Cirencester Choral Society. Nige is pretty nimble with his feet too as he enjoys the art of Ceroc dancing.
Chris Load - Greenkeeper
Chris is our newest member of the green keeping staff after joining the club in the summer of 2012. Although new to the golf sector Chris has gained over 10 years experience working in the sports ground industry. Chris has worked at Cheltenham College and most recently at Bristol City Football Club.
Chris assists the team with all the day to day tasks required in presenting a golf course to a high standard. The further knowledge he has gained and hard work has helped Chris achieve his NVQ level 2 in sports turf. It is hoped to put Chris through his spraying certificates in the near future and eventually step up to his level 3 qualification.
Swindon Town FC is the team Chris has supported since he was a nipper. When not supporting he enjoys playing local league football as an experienced goal keeper.
Jake joined Cirencester Golf Clubs green keeping team in May 2014 as our apprentice. After a lot of hard work since October 2014, he is about to complete his work based level 2 in sports turf management from Myerscough College. With a handicap of six Jake is not bad with the sticks. After leaving Kingshill school he studied golf studies at Hartpury College. With a family background in green keeping Jakes work ethic and enthusiasm is driving him towards becoming a very accomplished green keeper.
Away from the golf course Jake is a pretty good goal keeper from what I hear and is a very proud owner of a classic mini. His mechanic skills are progressing well as his mini seems to spend more time in the garage than out!