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Tournament Preparation Behind the scenes of the WINSTONgolf open 2013 Date: September 18th and 19th 2013 Speakers: Dirk Thelen, Andy Matzner, Ian Butcher Costs: 190€ (90€ without dinner and accommodation) WINSTONuniversity in partnership with WINSTONgolf offers you the opportunity to witness our course preparations for the 2013 WINSTONgolf Senior Open being played on September 6 th to 8th. We open our doors and allow you to see at first hand the long and short term preparations. We have unique insights from Tour players themselves, and practical demonstrations of Course Set-Up. Results depend on a team based approach and we bring different perspectives together so you can ask the questions that are relevant to your own golf club´s “Big Day”.

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Expectations from Players and an Overview of a Tournament Maintenance Plan Techniques and resources for turf management practices Working with the European Tour & WINSTONgolf Management/membership Organizing the Maintenance Facility to achieve tournament standards on the course, including maintaining the cutting units Training, scheduling and motivating your manpower to fulfill the dream of the perfect golf course. Contingency Planning, for when things do not go to plan Q&A session with our key speakers

Schedule Tuesday 17th Arrival

You are welcome to arrive anytime during the day, check in at Schloss Basthorst and play Golf at either course, at a preferential rate of 50 % on either of the courses,using the term “WINSTONuniversity Guest”. Please pre- book at WINSTONgolf under Tel or email.


You will be welcomed with a drink at Schloss Basthorst where the participants and the speakers gather before dinner.


At 8.00pm dinner will be served at Schloss Basthorst. Dresscode: smart casual

Wednesday 18th

07.30am - 09:00am

Breakfast and check out if not staying a second night. You can leave your luggage at the Schloss Basthorst.

9.00am – 10.30am

Basthorst Seminar Room 1. Introduction to WINSTONuniversity Ian Butcher and Hubertus von Treuenfels introduce WINSTONuniversity 2. Preparing for the European Senior Tour Andy Matzner

10.30am – 11.00am

Drive to WINSTONgolf (5 min) please contacting us, if not using your own vehicle. Meeting point at WINSTONgolf: Driving Range

11.00am – 13.00am

Course Walk with Andy Matzner (WINSTONgolf) Dirk Thelen (Ex European Tour Agronomic Advisor) Practical demonstrations of Course Set Up • Preparing Practice facilties: • Greenstester Measurements: Speed, Trueness, Consistency • Bunker Preparations • Tee Preparations • Hole changing and positioning

1.00pm – 2.00pm

Lunch at WINSTONgolf Kranich Restaurant

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Links Stroll to Jacobsen Excellence Centre.

2.30 pm– 4.00pm

1.Maintenence facility tour & a comparison of Cutting Unit preparations Team Jacobsen 2. Motivating the Team to be prepared Andy Matzner

From 4.30pm

Final Q&A session involving all Speakers at WINSTONgolf House How to get the best out of your golf course and resources. Following closing comments you are welcome to play another round of golf, enjoy the SPA at Schloss Basthorst or visit our student facilities at Gut Vorbeck.

Speakers Andy Matzner

Andy will focus on WINSTONgolf objectives, techniques and organization of resources in preparation for the 2013 tournament. He will demonstrate how the course set up is conducted, and answer questions ranging from agronomy, team building and the realities of keeping WINSTONgolf in condition for members and visitors prior to the tournament.

Dirk Thelen

Dirk will explain the role of an Advisor in the build up to a tournament and the importance of having a good working relationship with the local Course Manager. The European Tour have their own performance criteria for event preparation, and this will be discussed in relation to the venues perspective.

Team Jacobsen

Jacobsen support WINSTONgolf in terms of the most modern fleet equipment and technology to produce the modern playing surfaces. They will provide a comparison of sharpening techniques to achieve long term results, and answer questions on the merits of relief grinding and other preparation practices .

Benefits and Costs Day Seminars costs â‚Ź 190,- including one night of accommodation, Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch. If you are not staying over night the cover charge is 90 â‚Ź including lunch. You are very welcome to book you round of golf at a 50% discount. Any additional night at Schloss Basthorst is offered at a 25% discount. The costs for a second participant from the same company reduce all seminar prices by 10%. Any accompanying person not attending the seminars receives a 25 % discount on the regular hotel prices.

How to Book Please make your reservation through by sending us the names of the participants and the seminars you would like to attend. We will then send you a confirmation and invoice. For further inquiries regarding the program please call Ian Butcher at + 49 172 175 67 53.

For further information regarding the seminars and speakers please go to More about the accommodation at the castle, you will find at and about the golf course on


The WINSTONuniversity campus is located near the city of Schwerin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, on the premises of WINSTONgolf, host to the 2013 WINSTONgolf European Senior Open, Gut Vorbeck and Schloss Basthorst. Closest Airports are Lßbeck and Hamburg, an 1.5 hour’s drive by car. The airports of Berlin and Bremen are approximately 2.5 hours away.

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