Excellence in Golf Course Management Award

Excellence in Golf Course Management Award

 

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Launched in 2001, this award has taken over the proud tradition of the previous Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Fellowship Award. The name has been refined and selection criteria adjusted to make it more suited to the modern golf course management industry. This in no way diminishes the achievements of past winners, but recognises the ever changing parameters that superintendents work within.  Proudly supported by Bayer, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Excellence in Golf Course Management Award is always hotly contested.

As the name suggests, this award aims to recognise a Superintendent for achieving excellence in golf course management within the past two years, whether it be in the management and presentation of the course or a reconstruction project.

Previous winners of the award include a who's who of the Australian golf course maintenance industry.  Nominations received for Australian Sports Turf Managers Association Excellence in Golf Course Management Award will now reflect the winners from each State Association Excellence Award, making this a truly National Award representative of the leading Golf Course Managers in the country.

 

Prize

The winner of the Excellence in Golf Course Management Award will be bestowed a bursary of $5,000 that may be used toward further education or an Australian Sports Turf Managers Association approved study tour. 

 

Eligibility

Nominees for the ASTMA Excellence in Golf Course Management Award must be current ASTMA Full Members and since 2019 now reflect the winners from each State Association Excellence Award, making this a truly National Award representative of the leading Golf Course Managers in the country.  State nominations are available from each Associaiton committee or website, and are accepted from ASTMA members, club representatives, industry consultants and allied industry bodies.  All valid nominations will be judged individually by members of the ASTMA Board with input from independent industry experts as required.

 

Requirements

In no less than 1,000 words please detail how the nominee has displayed excellence in golf course management. An accompanying dossier, portfolio or photographic presentation supporting the nomination should also be included. Please make sure nominations address all aspects of the judging criteria.

 

Judging Criteria

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Description of the programme and objectives prior to implementation
  • Description of the changed maintenance techniques, new innovations or construction
  • Community Engagement
  • Description of outcomes for the course upon completion of works
  • Extent of knowledge of turfgrass management techniques.

 

Nominations
Each State Association winner of the Excellence in Golf Course Management Award (or equivalent) will be automatically nominated as that State's representative for the National Excellence in Golf Course Management Award. 

 

Past Excellence in Golf Course Management Award Recipients

 

Year

Award Winner

Golf Course

 
2019 Jon Carter Wanneroo Golf Club, WA, pictured
2018 Mark O'Sullivan Roseville Golf Club, NSW
2017 Phil Soegaard Lakelands Golf Club, QLD
2016 Mick McCombe Maleny Golf Club, QLD
2015 Simon Bourne Cottesloe Golf Club, WA
2014 Shaun Cross Byron Bay Golf Club, NSW
2013 Michael Bradbery Manly Golf Club, NSW
2012 Ben Tilley Headland Golf Club, QLD
2011 Colin Morrison Flinders Golf Club, VIC
2010 David Warwick Avondale Golf Club, NSW
2009 Andy Hugill Mona Vale Golf Club, NSW
2008 Mark Jennings Box Hill Golf Club, VIC
2007 Darren Wilson Wembley Golf Complex, WA
2006 Daryl Sellar Glenelg Golf Club, SA
2005 Darren Jones St. Michael’s Golf Club, NSW
2004 Peter Schumacher Elanora Golf Club, NSW
2003 Idris Evans Western Australian Golf Club, WA
2002 Gary Bass Croydon Golf Club, VIC
2001 Mark Gahan The Dunes/13th Beach Golf Club, VIC
2000 Allan Devlin * Secret Harbour Golf Club, WA
1999 Pat Pauli * Horton Park Golf Club, QLD
1998 Wayne Marland * Port Kembla Golf Club, NSW
1997 John Geary * Frankston Golf Club, VIC
1996 Jeff Lane * Gosnells Golf Club, WA
1995 Jeff Gambin * Gold Coast Burleigh Golf Club, QLD
1994 Richard Forsyth * Murray Downs Golf Club, NSW
1993 Trevor Strachan * The Vines Resort, WA
1992 Darren Cribbes * Kingswood Golf Club, VIC
1991 Gary Dempsey * New South Wales Golf Club, NSW
1990 Greg Smith * Pambula-Merimbula Golf Club, NSW
     
Prior to 2000 the Award was known as the AGCSA Fellowship Award