EcoBunker Consulting2018-10-12T17:01:10+00:00

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At any golf course, the most qualified and experienced person on the management team is usually the Head Greenkeeper or Course Manager. Sadly the profession doesn’t generally get the respect it deserves, despite the fact that the modern day greenkeeper is challenged by balancing the needs of a wide range of competing interests, increasingly unpredictable weather, limited budgets, raised expectations, rapidly advancing technology, H&S, and legislation changes to name but a few. This is a difficult job, but fortunately there are consultants available who can share the load, especially if there is no budget for recruitment.

EcoBunker Ltd employs a diverse team of professionals with a wide range of skills which are available to golf courses on a consultancy basis.

EcoBunker Ltd is owned and managed by Richard Allen, a civil engineer who has 27 years of experience providing consultancy services to landowners, contractors, developers, architects, planning consultants, local authorities and golf courses. Skill areas specific to golf courses include, (but are not limited to) drainage and land drainage, all forms of bunker design and construction, planning, H&S, contract management, access road and car park design, feasibility studies and cost benefit analysis.

For advice on agronomy and the challenge of day to day golf course management we can offer one of the leading figures in the industry, Huw Morgan MG. Huw joined EcoBunker Ltd in November 2017 and brings with him a wealth of skills and experience gained in a 32 year career at Southerndown, Wildernesse, Ashburnham, Pennard, plus a spell with Avoncrop Amenities. Huw is an innovator, a pragmatist and a strong advocate of sustainable golf course management. He is retained by Wales Golf (formerly Golfing Union of Wales) as their preferred advisor to Welsh golf courses on sustainable greenkeeping practices.

Richard has been providing engineering based consultancy advice to golf clubs for many years. Examples are:

Golf Club Consultancy Services
Pyle and Kenfig Drainage
Caddington HGV travel plan for construction
Maesteg Drainage (award winning)
Southerndown Bunker Liner Advice
Royal Town of Caernarfon Drainage
Whittingham Heath Car Park Design
The Grove Strategic Highway Access
Swansea Bay Access Road Design
The Grove Hole re-routing plan
Maesteg Golf Course Design
Churston Transportation Assessment
Newark Bunker Liners
Denham Bunker Liners
Maesteg Environmental Surveys and Plans
Bury St Edmunds Bunker Sand Grading Analysis
Confidential Sites Various Feasibility Studies for relocation

Recent publications from Greenkeeping Magazine and Golf Course Architect Magazine

Clean and Consistent Lake Edges – Golf Course Architect Magazine Article by Richard Allen

Autopsy of a Bunker – Greenkeeping Magazine article by Richard Allen.

Sand and Deliver – Greenkeeping Magazine article by Richard Allen.