Mattias Kolborg – HNC Golf Course Management
Mattias Kolborg, from Gothenburg, Sweden enrolled on the SRUC Elmwood Campus HNC Golf Course Management after recommendations from friends who work as greenkeepers. Mattias who now lives in Edinburgh, has over 10 years experience in various managerial roles in the hospitality industry, and decided it was time for a change.
Mattias, a keen golfer who enjoys the outdoors and early starts, applied as a greenkeeper to St Andrews Links prior to starting the course so that he could build up some practical experience and skills. Since starting his course Mattias continues his part-time employment at the Links, balancing employment and study.
“I am enjoying the entire course, it’s so interesting. I’m particularly enjoying the soil science, design and construction. The skills I have developed in my previous management roles have been transferable into this course and I am appreciative of the college for allowing me the flexibility to build up my practical skills while completing the course”.
Mattias hopes to continue on to the HND Golf Course Management by distance learning through Elmwood campus.
“I want to continue with my education while developing my career. I’d definitely like to travel more, and in this industry you can work all over the world”.