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NZGCSA Graduate of the Year supported by PowerTurf NZ
The NZGCSA Board would like to announce that Mark Mills from Hasting Golf Club is the winner of the 2016 NZGCSA Graduate of the Year supported by PowerTurf NZ.
The NZGCSA Board advises the resignation of Martin Burger from his brief position of President of the NZGCSA. Sadly Marty has left the industry to pursue other interests that have come about a few years earlier than expected. We wish Marty well for the future and thank him for his time and efforts spent on the NZGCSA board over the last few years.
The NZGCSA board have appointed Steve Hodson to the President’s position. Steve is in his 5th year on the board and brings to the position a passion for the industry, a desire to ensure that staff receives ongoing development and education and to ensure that staff are appreciated and recognised within the golfing fraternity. He also brings a wealth of knowledge of life and work skills, and common sense gained through his 40 years of working. Steve is currently the Course Superintendent at the Westown Golf Club in New Plymouth in the Taranaki and as such shares the same issues and concerns that you all do.
Steve is positive for the future and is grateful for the support of the NZGCSA board and looks forward to working with you all over the next few years.
Fine Turf Seminar - Dunedin 2017
The Southern Turf Managers Association will be hosting a Fine Turf Seminar to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. This celebration is kicked off on Sunday the 20th August 2017 with a Golf Tournament at the Otago Golf Club, the oldest Golf Club in the Southern Hemisphere, followed by a Dinner in the evening.
Monday the 21st and Tuesday the 22nd of August will be a 2 day Fine Turf Seminar at one of the few successful roofed Stadiums in the world - “Forsyth Barr Stadium”.
At this time there are 40 rooms booked at the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - to receive the discount rates for this event please use the code 7489762 when booking accommodation.
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross, daytime phone number - 03 477 0752 or mobile 027 230 743
If you would like further information you can contact the Committee of the Southern Turf Managers Association below but we will update information regarding this event on the NZGCSA website as it becomes available.
John Humphries, mobile 027 555 0398.
NZGCSA Life Membership
The NZGCSA would like to announce that Peter Boyd has been presented Life Membership of the NZGCSA.
Peter has been recognised for his many years of contribution to the turf industry throughout his career, he has been involved for a number of years with the Auckland Golf Course Superintendents Association and the NZGCSA Executive.
Congratulations Peter on your achievement of NZGCSA Life Membership.