Avington Park Golf Course


Joe Sexton is our Head Greenkeeper at Avington.

Some information about work being carried out on the course and why it is done.

Please do not hesiate to ask if you would like to know more.

New Greenkeeper


Hello, I'm Joe, the new Head Greenkeeper for Avington Park G.C, so I thought I would introduce myself and tell you a bit about me. 

I am an experienced Head Greenkeeper, with many years leading at courses in Surrey and Kent which is where I grew up. I am enthusiastic about my career in Greenkeeping which has probably come through from many years spent playing golf as a junior at my local golf club.  I love working outdoors, with nature and wildlife which is also a passion of mine, Avington is the perfect mix. 

My family and I have recently relocated to Hampshire to be nearer extended family.  I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at Avington Park and working together with the team and members to improve everyone's golfing experience for the future.  

I pride myself on a strong work ethic and would love to hear from those that play and enjoy the course about how we can improve further.

I have arrived in a very frosty Winter and looking forward to Spring arriving.  It will be very nice when the mowers become a regular site on the golf course again after this long winter we have endured.

Hope to see you all around and about on the course.

Please get in touch if you have any ideas or feedback. Do come and say hello if you see me on the course.

Why are they doing that?
Top Dressing Greens

Top dressing after hollow coring is done to ensure the green soil profile does not become too compacted. It also helps to ensure there is not too much organic matter in the top few inches which holds water and can make the greens wet and soft. This layer also reduces percolation of water after rain. The top dressing aids water percolation.
Top dressings are also used to help produce a level and faster putting surface.


Turf requires deep healthy roots to absord minerals and water. Aeration allows more air to be held in the root zone. This aeration can be done by removing hollow cores or punching solid tines or knives into the green, this then allows the roots to penetrate further and promotes better topgrowth.



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