Amanda spent 18 years at GEO Certified Dundonald Links in Ayrshire as a greenkeeper and environmental co-ordinator. She played a pivotal role in the course being certified three times as well as being involved in many other high profile sustainability projects such as the Irvine to Girvan Nectar Network which is supported by The R&A, NatureScot and The FairWays Foundation.
Amanda took up a new position in June 2021 at another GEO Certified facility - the world-renowned Gleneagles - where she works closely with the greenkeeping team and others as the Sustainability Coordinator.
A shining light in sustainable golf
Amanda's passion and commitment to sustainable golf shines through in all she does. This has resulted in many awards, recognition and being accepted onto The R&A's Women in Golf Leadership Development programme.
Amanda's enthusiasm has seen her taking part in many of GEO's initiatives and awareness days over the years which have amplified the successes of the team at Dundonald Links and highlighted the vital role golf can play in many of the environmental issues the world faces today.
She is a very popular figure within the greenkeeping community and is always keen and happy to help out other professionals if they need any advice or assistance with practical matters or getting started on their sustainability journey.
During her time at Dundonald Links, Amanda has shared many sustainable golf success stories via the OnCourse programme. These covered a wide range of topics including planting for pollinators, helping to reintroduce the Small Blue butterfly to the local area, working on education programmes with local schools and a number of recycling initiatives.
As part of GEO's social media posts to mark World Environment Day 2021, the heather restoration projects at Gleneagles were highlighted to a global audience of those in the sport and the wider sustainability community.
You can follow Amanda on Twitter to learn more about her passion for sustainable golf in picturesque Perthshire.
The Gleneagles connection ties in nicely with another of the Sustainable Golf Champions, Suzann Pettersen