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Golf event is fairway to heaven for Adams

Thousands of people just walked all over Bermudian Sean Adams' hard work in California — and he's delighted.

For Mr Adams worked to maintain the course at the prestigious United States Golf Association Women's Open at CordeValle in the Golden State.

The graduate in turf grass management from Pennsylvania State University said: “I had the opportunity to volunteer cutting greens, cutting fairways and working with USGA.

“I went to meetings with them to talk about weather and conditions from the day before and how they could change conditions with how much water they put on the greens during the evening and night.”

Mr Adams, 36, assistant supervisor of the course at Rosewood Tucker's Point and who is also a partner in grass maintenance firm Horti-Tec, added: “It was amazing — the things you can bring back, the ideas. It was really fun to be part of something with so much energy behind it.”

Mr Adams got the chance to work at the tournament as a volunteer at the event because the CordeValle course in Northern California is part of a Rosewood hotels resort and spent the first two weeks of July in California.

And he got the chance to meet course design legend Robert Trent Jones, who created the CordeValle course.

Mr Adams and business partner Kent Brazier also run Horti-Tec in Bermuda, with Mr Adams specialising in turf maintenance, while Mr Brazier concentrates on horticulture.

Mr Adams said: “We have quite a few clients with golf greens or croquet lawns who need a bit more than the average landscaper.”

He added: “I started in this field because I enjoyed playing golf and I enjoyed being outside and working outside.

“Horti-Tec has been open for nearly a year now. That's our parent company because I have been running Apex Lawn Care for about three years now.”

Mr Adams said that climate conditions in Northern California, where nights are much cooler than in Bermuda, meant that different strains of grass were used.

But he added: “It was more for the experience. Because of the Rosewood connection, it was nice to have a representative from Bermuda go over there and represent the country.”

Green day: golf course design legend Robert Trent Jones, left, meets Sean Adams, a turf maintenance expert who worked at the USGA Women's Open in California

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Published August 31, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 30, 2016 at 8:58 pm)

Golf event is fairway to heaven for Adams

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