Welcome Phil Helmn to The Bernhard Academy

Welcome Phil Helmn to The Bernhard Academy

Welcome Phil Helmn to The Bernhard Academy 1080 1350 Natalia Pinto

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently expanded our leadership team by appointing Phil Helmn as our full-time Program Leader for agronomy, leadership, and management.

In his new role, Phil will oversee the delivery of all Bernhard Academy courses and workshops related to agronomy, leadership, and management. He will collaborate closely with Sami Strutt, our newly appointed Education Director, and our internal and external teams to ensure a coordinated and enriching experience at the Bernhard Academy.

With over 35 years of experience in the Turf and Agronomy industry, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. He has managed full golf course construction projects and has previously supported the Bernhard Academy as a speaker and workshop guest. Phil is a GCSAA Class E (Educator) member and a Master Greenkeeper, a prestigious title held by only a few worldwide.

Phil shared his enthusiasm about joining the Bernhard Academy, saying, “I’m delighted to be joining the Bernhard Academy and helping Sami expand its operations. Since its inception, the Bernhard Academy has been making real progress and providing greenkeepers and turf professionals in the UK with superb tools to enhance their careers. Throughout the last year, the cutting unit setup workshops and management programs that the Academy has delivered have been very successful.”

In his first few months, Phil will be tasked with identifying and developing a range of workshops focused on agronomy, leadership, and management for the upcoming fall/winter season. His extensive background and forward-thinking approach will undoubtedly bring fresh perspectives and innovations to our educational offerings.

In addition to Phil’s appointment, we are also recruiting for a second senior management position: Program Leader for Technical and Equipment Management. The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, adapting, and introducing programs that deliver world-class learning and development opportunities in all subjects related to technical training and equipment management.

We are excited about the future of the Bernhard Academy and confident that these leadership additions will significantly enhance our ability to provide top-tier education and training for turf professionals. Stay tuned for more updates and new workshop announcements as we continue to grow and innovate.

Posted on: May 20, 2024