AGCSA History

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents' Association (AGCSA) was formed in 1981 to further the profession of golf course management in Australia and the Pacific Rim.

Since its formation, the AGCSA has proudly and steadfastly promoted the role of the golf course superintendent and course maintenance personnel for the betterment of the game of golf. The AGCSA became a fully incorporated association in 1991 with Doug Robinson elected inaugural president.

For his tireless work over the years at both state and national level, Doug would go on to receive AGCSA life member status (click here to read more). The full list of AGCSA presidents, Board members and annual Australian Turfgrass Conference location is presented below. For a full list of past AGCSA Golf Championship and Scramble/Corporate Cup/Conference Cup winners.

Peter Lonergan2014-2015

President: Peter Lonergan (Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, QLD - pictured right)

Board Members: Darren Wilson (Wembley GC, WA - Treasurer), Brett Balloch (Anglesea GC, VIC) and Steve Lewis* (Royal Hobart Golf Club, Tas). * Lewis co-opted to the AGCSA Board following the resignation of Robin Doodson (Sanctuary Cove G&CC, QLD) in July 2014.

2014 Conference: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD (22-27 June 2014)


2013-2014

President: Peter Lonergan (Coolangatta & Tweed Heads Golf Club, QLD - pictured right)

Board Members: Darren Wilson (Wembley GC, WA - Treasurer), Brett Balloch (Anglesea GC, VIC) and Robin Doodson (Sanctuary Cove G&CC, QLD)

2013 Conference: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast, QLD (22-28 June 2013)


2012-2013

President: Peter Lonergan (Coolangatta & Tweed Heads GC, QLD)

Board Members: Darren Wilson (Wembley GC, WA - Treasurer), Brett Balloch (Anglesea GC, VIC) and Tony Fogarty* (Club Catalina, NSW). *Fogarty steps off board Jan 2013 after resigning from Club Catalina

2012 Conference*: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC (4-8 June, 2012). *Incorporated the International Summit of golf course superintendent and greenkeeping associations.


Allan Devlin2011-2012

President: Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA - pictured right)

Board Members: Darren Wilson (Wembley GC, WA - Treasurer), Tony Fogarty (Club Catalina, NSW) and Peter Lonergan* (Coolangatta & Tweed Heads GC, QLD). *Lonergan co-opted to Board in August 2011 following the resignation of Bryce Strachan in July 2011.

Conference: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA (13-17 June, 2011)


2010-2011

President: Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA)

Board Members: Pat Pauli (Horton Park GC, QLD - Treasurer), Bryce Strachan (Pambula-Merimbula GC, NSW) and John Odell (Royal Sydney GC, NSW)

Conference: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach, QLD (21-25 June, 2010)


2009-2010

President: Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA)

Board Members: Pat Pauli (Horton Park GC, QLD - Treasurer), Bryce Strachan (Pambula-Merimbula GC, NSW) and John Odell (Royal Sydney GC, NSW)

Conference: Hobart Convention Centre, Hobart, TAS (13-17 July 2009)


2008-2009

President: Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA)

>Board Members: Pat Pauli (Horton Park GC, QLD - Treasurer), Bryce Strachan (Pambula-Merimbula GC, NSW) and John Odell (Royal Sydney GC, NSW)

Conference: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC (21-25 July, 2008)


Jeff Gambin2007-2008

President: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD – pictured right)

Board Members: Martyn Black (Castle Hill CC, NSW), Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA - Treasurer) and Pat Pauli (Horton Park GC, QLD)

Conference: Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD (24-26 July, 2007)


2006-2007

President: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD)

Board Members: Jon Penberthy* (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD - Treasurer), Martyn Black (Castle Hill CC, NSW), Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA) *Pat Pauli (Horton Park GC, QLD co-opted to AGCSA Board in February 2007 following the resignation of Jon Penberthy in February 2007. Allan Devlin becomes Treasurer.

Conference: Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (17-21 July 2006)


2005-2006

President: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD)

Board Members: Jon Penberthy (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD - Treasurer), Martyn Black (Castle Hill CC, NSW), Allan Devlin (Secret Harbour GC, WA)

Conference: Moama Bowling Club, Moama, NSW (6-10 June 2005)


2004-2005

President: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD)

Board Members: Martyn Black (Castle Hill CC, NSW), Martin Greenwood* (Kingston Heath GC, VIC) and Jon Penberthy (Tewantin Noosa GC). *Allan Devlin co-opted to the AGCSA Board following the resignation of Martin Greenwood early 2005.

Conference: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC (21-25 June 2004)


Mark Couchman2003-2004

President: Mark Couchman (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD – pictured right)

Board Members: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD), Martyn Black (Castle Hill CC, NSW) and Martin Greenwood (Kingston Heath GC, VIC - Treasurer)

Conference: Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, SA (23-27 June 2003)


2002-2003

President: Mark Couchman (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD – pictured right)

Board Members: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD), Robert MacDonald (Joondalup Resort, WA) and David Warwick (Avondale Golf Club, NSW - Treasurer)

Conference: Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (17-21 June 2002)


2001-2002

President: Mark Couchman (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD)

Board Members: Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD), Robert MacDonald (Joondalup Resort, WA) and David Warwick (Avondale Golf Club, NSW - Treasurer)

2001 Conference: Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW (18-22 June 2001)


Peter Frewin2000-2001

President: Peter Frewin (Barwon Heads Golf Club, VIC – pictured right)

Board Members: Mark Couchman (Tewantin Noosa GC, QLD), Peter Schumacher (Elanora GC, NSW) and Jeff Gambin (Gold Coast Burleigh GC, QLD)

Conference: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, VIC (5-9 June 2000)


 

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