NZGCSA elects new president
Just as the AGCSA recently elected a new president in the form of Coolangatta & Tweed Heads GC superintendent Peter Lonergan, our counterparts across in New Zealand have also had a change of guard. Queenstown Golf Club course superintendent and AGCSA international member Ryan Irwin (pictured) has been elected as president of the New Zealand Golf Course Superintendents Association.
Irwin, who was among a number of Kiwis to attend the recent Melbourne conference, takes over from Peter Boyd who stepped in as interim president earlier in the year following Grant Bunting’s departure to the trade. Irwin was elected at the NZGCSA AGM which was held during the recent North Island Fine Turf Seminar in Palmerston North which also saw Dane Hawker (North Shore Golf Club, Auckland) and Steve Hodson (Westown Golf Club, New Plymouth) elected to the executive. The AGCSA wishes Ryan and the NZGCSA Board all the best during their next term.