Anna Nilsson Becomes Deputy Head Greenkeeper of The Belfry’s Brabazon Course
Anna Nilsson has been appointed the new Deputy Head Greenkeeper of the Belfry Hotel & Resort’s legendary Brabazon Course.
Previously Senior Greenkeeper, Anna now becomes the first woman to manage the world-renowned, four-time Ryder Cup course.
Anna’s new duties will include turf management, people management, and maintaining tournament standard for all players on a daily basis. The main task this year will be preparing the Brabazon course ahead of this year’s British Masters which is being staged from May 5-8 and hosted by former Masters champion Danny Willett
Nilsson said: “It is an honour to have been promoted to Deputy Head Greenkeeper of The Belfry’s flagship course. I am proud to have been given this opportunity and to be able to work alongside such a fantastic, knowledgeable, and inspiring team every day. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for them.”
She added: I’ve worked on a number of courses and nowhere compares to The Belfry, we ensure that our guests can experience a Ryder Cup quality course daily as the Brabazon is always up to tournament standard. I am very excited to continue share my passion and knowledge and I hope that my story will continue to inspire more women to join this incredible industry.”
Anna joined The Belfry in 2019 after moving from her native country Sweden. She studied at the Swedish University of Agricultural Studies and has worked on various golf courses throughout Sweden during her career, which included maintaining the courses in snowy conditions as well as fixing moose and wild boar damage on the course.
Angus Macleod, Director of Golf Courses and Estates at The Belfry Hotel & Resort, said: “Anna is a credit to our team, and we are delighted to promote her to Deputy Head Greenkeeper of the iconic Brabazon. Anna is extremely dedicated and continues to show great passion in everything she does, we look forward to the incredible expertise that she will bring to the role. I hope that Anna’s success will continue to unite the industry and raise interest in golf amongst women, which I hope leads to more women choosing to pursue a career in greenkeeping.”