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Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) 2019

The NZGCSA in conjunction with Jacobsen are very pleased to announce that the Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) is to return again early next year.

The 2019 FTMI will be held in Melbourne Australia from Sunday 17 to Tuesday 19 March 2019 with an intensive 2.5 days of seminars, talks and workshops covering subjects such as;

·      Communications

·      Budgeting

·      Team management

·      CV writing and interview techniques

·      Networking

·      Career development

All travel, accommodation and transfers will be organised for the successful applicants with meals and other travel also provided over this period.

As with previous years this is a fantastic opportunity for candidates to enjoy a mentoring programme with their Australian counterparts and take away invaluable course content. As well as providing for upskilling of knowledge in important areas it also allows for networking with peers from New Zealand and Australia.

Previous years candidates have all found the initiative to be a fantastic experience enabling them to have a greater understanding of what is required with the next step up to a Superintendents role.

The qualifying criteria and application form are on the links below.

Please complete your application form and return this together with your mentors supporting letter by Friday 23 November 2018 to NZGCSA, 7a Lex Avenue, Green Bay, Auckland, 0604 or emailed to nzgcsa@xtra.co.nz

Applications without a supporting mentor letter will not be considered.

Once again we thank Jacobsen for this wonderful opportunity for our members to partake in. Their continued ongoing support of our industry is very much appreciated.

Steve Hodson

NZGCSA President

Click here for 2019 FTMI Guide

Click here for 2019 FTMI Application Form


NZGCSA Parkland Excellence Award sponsored by Parkland Products

The NZGCSA is pleased to announce that John Spraggs - Royal Wellington Golf Club is the winner of the NZGCSA Parkland Excellence Award sponsored by Parkland Products.

This is New Zealand's premier golf course management award.  John was presented with the award at the Presidents Dinner on Monday night during the Australasian Turfgrass Conference for his commitment to Excellence.  This achievement was recognised and celebrated in front of over 340 New Zealand and Australian turf industry peers. 

Congratulations John! Well done! A thoroughly deserved award to honor your commitment to Excellence and the turf industry. 

The NZGCSA is very appreciative for the support of Parkland Products for this award.

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NZGCSA Environment Award supported by PGG Wrightson Turf

The NZGCSA is pleased to announce that Spencer Cooper - Remuera Golf  Club is the winner of the NZGCSA Environment Award supported by PGG Wrightson Turf.

Spencer was presented with this award at the Presidents Dinner on Monday night during the Australasian Turfgrass Conference and it was a wonderful opportunity to recognise and celebrate his achievement in front of New Zealand and Australian peers.

Congratulations Spencer!  Well done! A deserved award for your commitment to making the environment a better place for now and the future.

The NZGCSA is very appreciative for the support of PGG Wrightson Turf for this award.

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