" During the last five years, Jake
has been in charge of all shaping and contouring on three of
our (Peter Harradine) Golf Course Projects:
* Abu Dhabi Championship Golf Course
* Doha Golf Club
* Jebel Ali Golf Course & Resort
Jake has an depth of valuable and diverse experience in the
Golf Course industry. From a strong background in turf management,
Jake has the know how and skills to co-ordinate Golf Course
Projects from their onset through to grow in.
Jake's skills on shaping work are well known and respected in
the golf industry and he is a true master at his craft.
I would not hesitate to provide Jake with a report of confidence.
He knows how to get the difficult jobs done professionally and
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jake for any position
in the industry."
" It has been a pleasure to work with Neil
McTavish on the project of Poggio Dei Medici Golf and Country
Club in Scarperia, Italy. Neil McTavish is industrious, prompt
and willing to perform any task required to fulfill his duties
pertaining to his work.
I have found Neil McTavish to have a variety of experience and
talents in golf course construction. The knowledge and experience
that Neil has of golf course construction and maintenance is
Neil has my highest recommendation for your company to utilise
his talents and skills as a Golf Course Shaper. "
" From my professional experience,
I know directly that Mr McTavish is a highly qualified shaper,
well trained, honest and hard working. He has a strong interest
in golf course construction and the game of golf.
I recommend Mr McTavish without hesitation or reservation.
I will be glad to answer any question I can regarding Neil,
and know him as an excellent golf course shaper and a fine person"
" Jake has worked with me on two golf course
projects during the past four years :
* Doha Golf Club, Qatar
* Abu Dhabi Championship Golf Course, United Arab Emirates
During the construction of these courses Jake demonstrated an
ability to shape a golf course, not only with artistic skill,
but to do the job efficiently and quickly.
Jake's former training in golf course maintenance gives him
a distinct advantage during fine shaping works and enables him
to understand the complete construction process.
Having Jake in the team has certainly made my job as construction
manager far easier. I would not hesitate to hire Jake for any
future project that I an involved with and would recommend Jake
to anyone requiring quality workmanship in golf course shaping."
For a full reference by Jack McMillan regarding
the Greenkeeping skills of Jake McTavish, please
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