Due to continued growth in its analytical and consultancy services, the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Tuckett (pictured) as full-time agronomist. Steve began his new role earlier this week and joins the existing AGCSATech agronomy team that comprises Bruce Macphee and Tim Fankhauser.
Steve has vast experience in the turf management industry both on course and in the classroom. Steve began his career as an apprentice at Melbourne’s Tirhatuan Lakes before taking on the assistant’s role at Churchill Park Golf Club. He was then assistant superintendent at Metropolitan Golf Club under superintendent Pete Sawyer, preparing the course for the 1993 Australian Open won by Brad Faxon, before moving to the Mornington Peninsula where he was superintendent at Sorrento Golf Club for nine years.
After leaving Sorrento in the early 2000s and taking over the running of a motel, Steve joined Chisholm TAFE in Rosebud as a sessional teacher, teaching a variety of units for the Certificate 3 and Diploma of Sports Turf Management courses. After 10 years there, during which time he worked alongside Bruce, Steve took on the full-time role of sports turf management teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic, a role he held up until last December.
Steve will work alongside Bruce and Tim providing ASTMA members and clients with accurate, unbiased agronomic advice and services. AGCSATech has a diverse customer base, working across all turf sectors including sportsfields and grounds, private schools, golf courses, council sport and recreation facilities, turf production, bowling clubs, racetracks and recreational turf areas. In addition to his considerable agronomic experience, Steve’s passion for turf management education will also be of major benefit for the association and its activities in this important area of the industry.
The ASTMA welcomes Steve to the role and looks forward to his input and contribution going forward. Steve can be contacted through the office on (03) 9548 8600 or email email@example.com.