Life on the Links
Raised on the fairways of North Berwick West Links classic golf architecture is in Benjamin’s blood. The new courses he experienced as a youth were disheartening but fortunately inspiration came to Scotland in the form of Tom Doak and his talented crew. Benjamin helped the grounds crew with finish work at The Renaissance Club at Archerfield. The seeds of his future career were sown.
In a stroke of good fortune Benjamin was available to join the Renaissance Golf Design team working in St. Emilion in 2012. He was set to work on a bulldozer from day one and started learning how to shape. From there he went on to work with Gil Hanse and his team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, helping to finish the elegant sand-belt bunkering and shaping parts of the academy facility.
Working with the Golf Environment Organization for five years Benjamin helped to advise prestigious golf clubs, national federations and professional golf tours. He was introduced to the inner workings of the game and became convinced that the multi-disciplinary role of the golf architect is critical to building a sustainable golf industry.