Silver Lakes Golf Estate
Situated in the east of Pretoria in South Africa’s Gauteng province, Silver Lakes derives its name from the numerous lakes around which the course was built, with the most beautiful ‘silver’ sunsets over the water. With a signature 18-hole Peter Matkovich designed golf course, the Estate offers a tranquil lifestyle to its residents which includes fishing opportunities in our numerous natural dams, two tennis courts, two squash courts, a game reserve filled with local buck and small animals, nature hiking trails & other fun activities.
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)
The creation of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took place in 2012 by merging SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) with three respected partners (Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges).
SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange’ services is of significant value to all with an interest in land-based activities – be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers.
The R&A organises The Open, golf’s oldest Major, along with a number of other amateur and junior events, some of which are sanctioned by other golfing bodies. In addition, The R&A assumes responsibility for the administration of the Rules of Golf with the consent of 152 organisations from the amateur and professional game, and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 138 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. The R&A also provides best practice guidance on all aspects of golf course management, to help grow golf throughout the world in a commercially and environmentally sustainable way.
Ransomes Jacobsen’s long history begins in 1789 when Robert Ransome started his iron-foundry business with only £200. Ransomes Jacobsen is committed to providing superior quality turf maintenance equipment to customers around the globe. Ransomes Jacobsen is committed to providing the turf care industry with the best training available for its customers and end users.
The P.G.A. of South Africa
The Professional Golfers Association of South Africa is a members’ organization of over 500 qualified Club Professionals. The PGA was founded in 1925 and lists amongst its members over the years many of South Africa’s greatest golfers and most dedicated servants of the game. The PGA is committed to training and serving golf pros whose principal aim is to offer a highly professional service to golfers in all aspects of the game.
The South African Golf Association
The South African Golf Association is the governing body for male amateur golf in South Africa.
Rain Bird Corporation
Rain Bird Corporation is a privately held company founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California and is the leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for golf courses, farms, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world.
Bernhard and Company Limited are the leaders in the sharpening systems market and one of the world’s most influential forces in the presentation and quality of turf grass. In the USA they are in 75 of the top 100 golf courses, and over 65% of the World Top 100 golf courses.
Bernhard continue to support and develop research and education programmes, and understand better than most the relationship between sustainability, conservation and a keenly run maintenance department. They achieve this fine balance by their continued support and partnership with professional greenkeeping / superintendent associations, and other professional bodies.