DORSET will have two greenkeepers tending to The Open course at Royal Troon this year.

Weymouth Golf Club’s Sam Trott has joined fellow green guru James Lockwood, from Came Down Golf Club, in the greenkeepers’ team.

The 21-year-old Trott will head to Scotland’s fabled Royal Troon venue for what will be the 152nd Open Championship.

Ex-Budmouth College student Trott is no mean golfer himself, currently possessing a handicap of just one.

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He applied to join the greenkeeping support team at Troon via the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.

Sam will travel to Troon in July where he will work with the ground staff for the duration of the competition.

The Open week runs from Sunday, July 14 to Sunday, July 21 and will feature defending champion Brian Harman plus a host of other stars such as Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Brooks Koepka battling it out for the famous Claret Jug.

Rob Mabb, Weymouth Golf Club’s head greenkeeper, said: “We at Weymouth Golf Club are delighted that Sam has been selected to join the greenkeeping support team at this year’s British Open at Troon.

“This is a further string to the bow in Sam's development as a golf greenkeeper.”

Bob Mico, the club’s president, echoed Mabb’s thoughts and believes Trott’s call-up is a great honour for both the man himself and Weymouth’s greenkeepers.

Weymouth Golf Club’s board and members also offered their congratulations and well wishes to Trott.