11, Sunningdale Close, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham, B20 1NP
t. 0121 554 3387 e-mail: info @handsworthgolfclub.net

21st October 2016,

Dear Conor,

On behalf of Handsworth Golf Club I would like to thank you for the bunker refurbishment program that you recently completed. The whole project has been a great success from start to finish. Your shaping expertise is clear to see and many of the alterations you suggested have worked extremely well. At our first meeting we agreed that the infrastructure was most important and that has been achieved with drainage, bunker blinder and sand all working well.
The timeline that you completed all workings was impressive and testament to good working practices and the quality of your workforce. The fact that you refurbished 68 bunkers in twenty-one days is proof of the skill and commitment of your employees and shows a commendable work ethic.

Many thanks for all your hard work and Handsworth Golf Club are very happy to associated with Conor Walsh Golf Ltd.

Ian Ashford
Green Director

April 2017

December 2011,

To whom it may concern

In the years 2010 – 2011, we carried out a new links style18-hole golf course called University Golfclub Paderborn. Mr. Conor 1 Walsh had been the lead shaper on this project.

I forced the construction company Brehmer Golfplatzbau to choose Conor as a lead shaper and he exceeded the expectations. He worked not just as a lead shaper but also as site manager for the construction company. The construction company and myself felt lucky to choose him for this job. He worked to our utmost satisfaction. The course is wonderfully shaped, fdl of character and real eye-catchers.

Conor understood perfectly what kind of style the client and myself had been looking for. He is easy, works quick and is able to work with different kind of machines.

Thus I’m very pleased about the shaping work of Conor and I can strongly recommend him to anyone who is seeking an excellent shaper for links style golf courses.
If you would like to contact me in regard to this letter please email me at reinmuth@golfdesign.de

Achim Reinmuth

March 2017

14 July 2010

To Whom It May Concern

Letter of Testimonial on behalf of Conor Walsh

I am pleased to write this testimonial on behalf of Conor, he was a lynchpin in DMK Golf Construction Services team in creating a stunning golf course at gWest, that has retained the character of the surrounding heathland topography. His ability to lock into the designer’s requirements and subtly move and mould the topography such that at the end of the day the discerning golfer would presume that the course was timeless and untouched by human hand. This ability to move the large pieces of engineering equipment deftly to create the subtlety in shaping of the golf holes is awesome. We at Ochild Developments (UK) Ltd., would be more than pleased to provide a reference for Conor and have no hesitation in recommending his talents to other clients.

Stuart L. Davie
Project Director

March 2017

To whom it may concern,

1. I would recommend Conor Walsh to any golf club looking to improve their course, his professionalism and work ethic is second to none.

2. Having lived with a very poorly designed hole for too long, we decided to make major improvements, after looking at several designers and shapers we chose Conor Walsh, his attention to detail and ability to blend new with old is in my opinion second to none.

3. Having watched Conor shape Machrihanish Dunes, i had no hesitation in asking him to travel to Hesketh to improve our 15th green complex, in one week he transformed a bland poorly designed hole into what, in my opinion will become Hesketh’s signature hole.

4. Looking at the 15th green complex now at Hesketh, i am delighted we chose Conor Walsh, the members are even asking when he’s coming back!!

Peter McVicar
Course Manager, Hesketh Golf Club

March 2017

To whom it may concern,

Conor Walsh worked with the contractors on the shaping of The Castle Course at St. Andrews from 2005 through to 2007 and was an integral part of the team that developed the rugged look The Castle Course has become known for. Conor’s main forte was the intricate shaping and construction of the bunker and teeing complexes and St Andrews Links Trust are delighted with the work he produced.


Gordon Moir, Director of Greenkeeping
St Andrews Links Trust | Pilmour House | St Andrews | KY16 9SF | Scotland
T: +44 (0)1334 466676 | F: + 44 (0)1334 466679 | M: +44 (0) 7850 139799
E: gordon.moir@standrews.org.uk | W: www.standrews.org

Gordon Moir
Director of Greenkeeping

March 2017

To whom it may concern,

Conor was the lead European shaper during our time at DMK Golf Design. There we worked together on several high profile projects within the DMK portfolio. On each project Conor’s understanding of landform, his unique ability to interpret the vision of the architect from a simple on site discussion and add his own creative flair assured the creation of some stunning golf terrain.

Conor is equally at ease on the bulldozer or excavator and his quality of workmanship on either is first class. He has worked on all types of terrain and his varied on site experiences enable him to offer more to a project than just shaping services. He is easy to work with, communicates well and admits to being his own worst critic when evaluating his own work.

Conor is a strong asset to any golf construction project he is involved with and I have no doubt he will continue to create the best golf courses in the business.


Niall Glen | Principal | Glen Golf Design | 57 Fawkner Close | Chelmer Village | Chelmsford | Essex | CM2 6UP | United Kingdom |
Tel + 44.1245.604911 | Mbl + 44.7944.383020 |

Niall Glen

March 2017