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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|