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NZGCSA President’s Report - 2019

As you know the NZGCSA AGM is being held on Tuesday 18 June. On the link below is the NZGCSA President Steve Hodson’s report for you to view if you wish ahead of the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.

NZGCSA President’s Report 2019

Environmental Pages

We have added a Environmental section to the website and these pages are now ‘live’.

You can access the pages under the 'Environmental' tab (or click here) and they are fill of tips, resources, useful links to funding and ideas to contribute, get you thinking or help get you started towards a more sustainable environment for us and future generations.

Every little bit helps and this information is a basic handy guide to the environmental needs of clubs and how to access funding and resources to be part of the change and help with your environmental journey.

The pages are not the finished article as things change with new ideas and incentives happening all the time so they will be updated often with new information, ideas and resources.


As previously advised, the NZGCSA AGM will take place during the Fine Turf Seminar in Taupo.

A reminder to those who wish to attend that this will take place on Tuesday 18 June at 8.00 am (yes nice and early again!) at the Great Lake Centre in Taupo.

A copy of the NZGCSA end of year financial accounts will be available before hand if you would like a copy by emailing

The Players Championship Volunteer Program - supported by John Deere

Expressions of interest have closed for The Players Championship Volunteer Program and those who applied will now be putting together their formal application video for stage 2 which closes Wednesday 31 July 2019. After which the chosen candidates from stage 2 will be invited to attend a formal interview for stage 3, from which one person will be selected to take part in the program.

In March 2020 one NZGCSA member and three AGCSA members will head to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in the US to join the course management team at TPC Sawgrass and help prepare the famed Stadium Course for The Players Championship in what is an outstanding career development opportunity.

Selected persons will join the TPC Sawgrass maintenance team for the duration of The Players Championship, with travel, accommodation, meals and uniform all included.

Many thanks to John Deere for providing our members with this opportunity and we look forward to announcing the lucky person in due course!!!

The Players Championship Volunteer Program - information leaflet

Click here to go to The Players Championship Volunteer Program application page

Fine Turf Seminar 2019

The Central North Island Turf Managers Association (CNITMA) in conjunction with the Sports Turf Association NZ (STANZ) is hosting the 2019 Fine Turf Seminar which is being held in Taupo on 16-18 June 2019 at the Great Lake Centre.

This promises to be a information filled event along with the anticipated golf tournament on the Sunday and CNITMA dinner on the Monday night.

Registrations have now closed for the FTS but keep an eye on our facebook page and website for any updates and also on the Central North Island Turf Managers Association facebook page, you can also follow them to keep up with any information and happenings for the FTS.

Below is Seminar Program Information.

FTS 2019 Program

FIY - For any STANZ people below is a link to a copy of the FTS program -STANZ stream.

FTS 2019 Program - STANZ stream