The Team

Your Team

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John Donaldson

John 21/05/1957

I have lived in Banbury 30 years, moving here to construct Cherwell Edge Golf Club for the Local Authority, I was a third generation Green Keeper and worked on golf courses for over 25 years.

Grass is my passion and always has been.

I started The Grassman some 21 years ago and have worked all over Banburyshire mowing grass to my hearts content.

I have been Married to Paula since 1989 and have two lovely teenage daughters.

I Have also play a part in local politics over the last 12 years, currently as Lead Member for Housing for Cherwell District Council and also a Banbury Town Councillor (past Mayor 2006) So life is pretty busy.

As my business grows I have added several people to the team, each bringing their own unique talents and skills to the team.

Hobbies: I enjoy watching Motor sport and if I get a chance to watch TV it would be Syfi or the Big Bang Theory. Will play golf a few times a year only if the sun is shining, I am also involved with many local charities and voluntary organisation.

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Sam Wooton

Sam 16/07/1987

I Have lived in Banbury all of my life. I originally went and study Forestry but when I left college I found myself trying to fill a gap while I was working out what to do next. An unexpected door open with the Grassman to join the team and 12 years on with a little break in between for me to pursue a role in a forestry opportunity I’m still here working with the Grassman.

I also have an active involvement working on a farm in the winter months when the season comes to a slow.

Hobbies: Tractors Vintage & Classic and more recently have taken up road cycling (Note I’m only a fair weather Cyclist)  Other Likes: Listening to music, Food especially Cake, I also like to moan about the weather.

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Carl Slater

Carl lives in Banbury with his partner and young family and is now in his third season with us. Another of our ex-greenkeepers Carl has a keen eye for detail and a keen interest in football

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Douglas Webb

Douglas has broad range of skills at his fingertips, as well as being one of our ex-greenkeepers he is a tree surgeon and undertakes all our fencing requirements

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Neal Carter

Neal is our treatment expert and has been with us for several years now and is an accomplished  Golf Course Manager