Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) 2019
Firstly thank you to all those who applied for the 2019 Future Turf Managers Initiative, the standard was very high which made for a close and tough task for each of the judges.
The NZGCSA is pleased to announce and congratulates the following individuals who have been selected to take part in this year's Future Turf Managers Initiative which is being held in Melbourne, Australia, 17-19 March 2019 in conjunction with the AGCSA.
Ben Simons (Cape Kidnappers)
Callum Cameron (Remuera Golf Club)
Harry Middleton (Tauranga Golf Club)
Phil Marra (Shandon Golf Club)
We know you four will do a great job representing the NZGCSA and that you will also get a lot out of the FTMI as those who have attended in previous years before you have. The FTMI is also awesome chance to establish potential life time contacts and friendships with fellow green keepers from across the ditch as well as extend your knowledge with the mentoring program, seminars, talks and workshops which make up part of the FTMI.
Big thanks to Jacobsen for this wonderful opportunity for our members to partake in. Their continued ongoing support of our industry and in particular the FTMI is very much appreciated.
The 2018 NZGCSA Graduate of The Year sponsored by Powerturf
The NZGCSA would like to announce the winner of the 2018 Graduate of The Year sponsored by Powerturf.
Congratulations to Stefano Godinich from Whitford Park Golf Club for taking out the title! Well done Stefano, a outstanding effort to prove to your peers and showcase yourself as the top trainee in the industry which is a great achievement!
The finals day was held at the end of last week at Pakuranga Golf Club with the trainees put through their paces with marks carried across from the Industry Exam results, along with practical components of golf course turf management that the judging panel feel that the finalists would be likely to encounter in the next steps of their turf management careers.
Also well done to the other finalist who took part in the GOY: William Brown (Poverty Bay Golf Club), Hayden Coutts (Otago Golf Club), Peter Roberts (Hawkes Bay Golf Club) and Brad Milne (Whitford Park Golf Club).
As always a big thanks to Powerturf for sponsoring and supporting the GOY.
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.
NZGCSA Environment Award supported by PGG Wrightson Turf