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Bc. Karolina Růžičková Höfferová - greenkeeper Bc. Karolina Růžičková Höfferová - greenkeeper

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I was born in Prague where I also graduated at Czech University of Life Sciences, field of study Horticulture. During the study at the University I spent one semester in Finland (through european exchange student program Sokrates-Erasmus), studying Sport Turf Management.

In the year 2007/2008 I studied HNC Golf Course Management at Elmwood College in Scotland and two times volunteered at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links. From april till october 2008 I worked at Loch Lomond Golf Course and therefore participated at preparation of Barclays Scottish Open, followed with three months at Jacks Point Golf Course at New Zealand. Since april 2011 verifier for GEO - Golf Environment Organization. GlobalTurf Network Agronomist and consultant to GlobalDrn website. Currently I cooperate with Czech greenkeepers association at educational program for greenkeepers.

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Date of birth: 28.4.1983

Work experience:

  • since 2010 Agronomist for Czech Republic at GlobalDrn – part of Global Turf Network
  • december 2008 – february 2009 Jacks Point Golf Course, New Zealand
    • mowing: greens, tees, approaches, fairways, rough, raking bunkers, spraying
  • april - october 2008 Loch Lomond Golf Course, Scotland
    • Preparation of golf course for Barlays Scottish Open
    • mowing: greens, tees, approaches, fairways, rough, hole changing, raking bunkers, participation at drainage programme
    • machinery used predominantly John Deere

Education:

  • 2007/2008 Elmwood college in Cupar, Scotland, HNC Golf course management; bursary from R&A; volunteered at Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Kingsbarns Golf Links 2007 and 2008; PA1,6 obtained
  • 2003 – 2007 study at Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (Czech University of Agriculture), finished with Bc. Degree in Horticulture and bachelor work focused on Golf course maintenance; connected with practice in tropical greenhouse Fata Morgana in Prague Botanical garden, work at university’s fields and research institute for landscape and gardening Silva Taroucy in Pruhonice
  • 2005/2006 one semester in Finland (Sokrates – Erasmus programme between Universities) at HAME Polytechnik in Lepaa, field of study Sport turf management + one month practice at Lepaa’s golf course (rough, fairway and green mowing, hole changing, raking bunkers)
  • 2002 distance study at Masaryk’s University in Brno, field of study Journalism and Social studies
  • 2001 – 2002 studium at College of journalism in Prague

Membership:

  • Czech greenkeepers association

Languages:

  • my native language is czech; fluent english, beginner german, spanish and russian
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