Turf Industry Updates

 

ASTMA announces the launch of new National Awards for the Turf Industry

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is delighted to announce the addition of two new National Awards for the turf industry, acknowledging and recognising the contribution of sports turf management professionals.

For more than two decades, the National Turf Industry Awards have served as a means for Sports Turf Managers to gain local, national and international recognition for their achievements and contribution to the Turf and Sports & Recreation industries.

Each year the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association rewards outstanding performances and emerging talent in the turf industry at the National Sports Turf Management Awards ceremony held during the Asia Pacific Sports Turf Management Conference.

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is thrilled to announce the addition of two new industry Awards:  

  • The Excellence in Sportsfields & Grounds Management Award          
  • Sports Turf Management Team of the Year Award

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Awards represent the ultimate in recognition for the industry and the Association is delighted to announce the addition of these two new National Awards for the profession, joining existing awards for Excellence in Golf Course Management Award, the Environment & Sustainability Award, Graduate of the Year Awards and Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Distinguished Service Award 

Find out More information about the new Sportsfields & Grounds Management ,Team of the Year and all National Turf Industry Awards via the Association website here

 

 

 

Australian Sports Turf Managers Association launches industry Certification Program

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association has launched a professional industry Certification Program for Sports Turf Managers, recognising leading turf manages and encouraging investment in education and continual professional development.

Australia’s turf managers are among the best in the world. The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality, recognition and professionalism of the industry, in addition to promoting the industry and professionals to the public, and supports this commitment through managing the turf industry certification programs that provide a quality benchmark for the industry.

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Certification Program is aimed at encouraging Turf Managers to invest in their continued professional development, and recognise the value and skills of turf managers to the Australian Sports & Recreation industry. 

The Certified Sports Turf Manager (CSTM) designation is bestowed upon turf managers who complete thorough requirements, and continue to invest in their personal and professional development. The CSTM designation is designed to be the most widely recognised industry standard, and the highest recognition that can be achieved by Sports Turf Managers and acknowledge as the leading Sports Turf professionals in the country.

Attaining Professional Certification enables use of the post-nominal letters (CSTM) as an acknowledgement of their Certified Professional status, e.g. John Citizen (CSTM)

 

Visit the Sports Turf Managers Certification Program page

 

 

 

Coming Events

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2021 Australian Sports Turf Management Conference

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21 June 2021 - 24 June 2021

2021 marks the return of the Sports Turf Management Conference and Trade Exhibition to the Gold Coast. Bringing industry together for the first time since 2019, for four days of workshops, seminars, trade exhibitions and social events.

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Program Released for 2021 Australian Sports Turf Management Conference

26 February 2021

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is delighted to announce the release of the 2021 Conference Program, and announce that Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club will host the ASTMA National Golf Championships

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Move from Golf Course Super to Racecourse Manager

23 February 2021

ATM editor Brett Robinson catches up with former golf course superintendent David Morrison who for the past three years has been track manager at Clifford Park in Toowoomba, one of the country’s premier twilight racing facilities.

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Nominations are Open for National Turf Industry Awards

18 February 2021

The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is delighted to announce nominations are Open for the National Awards for the turf industry, acknowledging and recognising the contribution of sports turf management professionals.

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Sandringham Golf Links: Public Course, Private Pedigree

16 February 2021

Royal Melbourne director of courses Richard Forsyth looks at the redevelopment of the public access course which is forms part of the new home of Australian golf in the heart of Melbourne’s famed Sandbelt.

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Update for Victorian Turf Managers - Victorian Lockdown 12th February 2021

12 February 2021

This afternoon, the 12th February 2021, the Victorian Government announced a 5-day lockdown for Victoria, including restrictions on activity commencing at 11.59pm on Friday, and ending at 11.59pm on Wednesday.

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Essential Maintenance Statements for Sports Turf Facilities

12 February 2021

The ASTMA has developed Essential Maintenance Statements for both Golf Courses and Sportsfields & Grounds that can be utilised to determine essential work for maintenance and turf management to prevent loss or damage. 

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Moonah Links all set for back-to-back events

08 February 2021

Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula continues to be the focus for tournament golf, with Moonah Links (pictured) jumping back into the spotlight last week and next hosting back-to-back PGA Tour of Australasia events.

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Wild week hits the west - Fires, drought-breaking rains and a Covid-19 lockdown

05 February 2021

It has been a wild ride over in Western Australia this past week, with Perth having to contend with bushfires in addition to a COVID-enforced lockdown, while up north and inland drought-breaking rains have caused headaches of their own.

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Registrations for the 2021 Australian Sports Turf Management Conference are now open!

22 January 2021

This year the conference returns to Broadbeach, Queensland for the first time since 2014 with the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre playing host from 21-24 June.

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Irrigation - Water Quality

22 December 2020

In the final article of this series on water management and irrigation, John Neylan looks at the issue of water quality and availability and assessing the suitability of alternative water sources.

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Employment Ads

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Various - Qualified Greenkeeper, Landscaper and Apprentice Positions

Applications close: 02 April 2021

Programmed Turnpoint has various opportunities open at Sandhurst Golf Course, home to two of Victoria’s great golf courses rated in Australia’s top 100 courses

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Assistant Superintendent

Applications close: 17 March 2021

Pennant Hills Golf Club, a private members club and one of the oldest golf clubs in Sydney, NSW, is looking to appoint an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

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Apprentice Greenkeeper (Sports Turf Management)

Applications close: 12 March 2021

Devilbend Golf Club located 15 minutes from Mornington seeks to employ an apprentice keen to enter the turf industry. We seek a keen person looking for a career in turf management. Applications must show good communication skills and be able to work in a small team.

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4th Year Apprentice / Tradesperson

Applications close: 08 March 2021

Liverpool Golf Club is now seeking to appoint a highly motivated and suitably trained/qualified vibrant person that is at the completion or near completion of their apprenticeship looking to take the next big step in his or her career

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Mechanic

Applications close: 05 March 2021

Redcliffe Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course North of Brisbane. The Club is seeking a Golf Course Mechanic to carry out general maintenance and repairs of all vehicles and equipment.

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Qualified Greenkeeper

Applications close: 22 March 2021

Cromer Golf Club is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Adjacent to the Narrabeen Lake and the surrounding Garigal National Park. Cromer Golf Club is seeking applications for the position of a Qualified Greenkeeper.

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Turf Tradesperson

Applications close: 05 March 2021

Situated just 30 minutes south east of CBD, Spring Valley Golf Club is home to one of Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt courses with a layout that ranks among Australia’s best. An exciting opportunity now exists for a qualified Turf Tradesperson to join the team.

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Course Foreman

Applications close: 05 March 2021

Situated just 30 minutes south east of CBD, Spring Valley Golf Club is home to one of Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt courses with a layout that ranks among Australia’s best. An exciting position has become available for the position of Course Foreman.

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Groundsperson

Applications close: 23 March 2021

BSF Golf Management is a Victorian Company servicing golf clubs throughout Victoria and other states.

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Grow in Greenkeeper

Applications close: 31 March 2021

Global Turf is a leading and innovative organization with a number of Golf, Sports Field, Racecourse and Landscape projects under construction in Victoria. We are looking for a greenkeeper that wishes to take the next step in their career.

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