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Southern Fine Turf Seminar - Dunedin 20 - 22 August 2017

Attached in the link below is the programme for the Southern Fine Turf Seminar.  

The SFTS takes place in Dunedin 20 -22 August 2017 and has content for everyone with various topics, speakers, a golf tournament, dinner and field trip.  Take a look and register to attend.  A copy of the registration form is available on the 'Conference' page tab on the tool bar at the top of this page. 

All Turf Managers and people in the industry are welcome to attend. More information is on our Conference page. 

Get updates and information on the SFTS on FaceBook by following the FaceBook page 'Southern Fine Turf Seminar'

Southern Fine Turf Seminar Programme

Announcement of 2017 FTMI Candidates

The process of applicants vying for this year’s FTMI selection has now been completed.  As with previous years the calibre of applicants was extremely high resulting in a very close competition.

NZGCSA in conjunction with the Jacobsen are very pleased to announce the following persons who will travel to Australia next month for the FTMI training at Twin Waters;

George Flynn (Pukekohe Golf Club)

Alex Yates (Royal Wellington Golf Club)

Connor Scott (Titirangi Golf Club)

Kiel Stechman (Manawatu Golf Club)

Lance Morrin (Pakuranga Golf Club)

Congratulations to all those selected and we know the experience will help you all to grow as individuals and also as future leaders within the turf industry.  The opportunity allows you to mix with your Australian counterparts and to forge relationships for the future.

My thanks also to the 2 NZGCSA board members and 1 Jacobsen International judges for their involvement with the judging process and also for the work that our Administration Officer Fiona put into collating all the information.  And of course my extreme thanks to our sponsor Jacobsen who have allowed the dream to happen for the five above.

Steve Hodson

NZGCSA President

Southern Fine Turf Seminar 2017 - Registration Form

The Southern Fine Turf Seminar is taking place in Dunedin on the 21-22 August 2017 along with a Golf Tournament and 50th Anniversary celebratory dinner for the Southern Turf Managers Association at Otago Golf Club on 20th August 2017.

The STMA wishes to welcome turf managers and industry empolyees to attend this event

Below is a link to the registration form and a selection of presentations from the seminar program.  The full program is getting its final touches and will be available shortly on the Southern Fine Turf Seminar and Southern Turf Managers Assn Facebook pages.

If you require accommodation we would advise you to book as soon as possible as Dunedin has the Australia vs NZ rugby test the following weekend and could see accommodation at a premium.  We have 100 rooms at the Scenic Circle Hotel at a special rate. The email and contact number is as follows: or 03 4746016.

Click here for Registration form

Click here for Information Leaflet