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Turf Manager Industry Certification Program passes 100

Friday 06, Nov 2020


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 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.

After launching the Certification Program in June 2020, the initial interest in the Program has been overwhelming.  In October, the number of Certified Sports Turf Managers has passed a significant milestone, with the first 100 Members completing the Turf Assessment and earning themselves the industry professional designation as a Certified Sports Turf Manager.

The current list totals 118 Certified Sports Turf Managers, with another 60 Members currently working through the prior learning and assessment part of the program.

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.

Our Congratualtions go to the First 100 Members who have attained the highest level of industry recognition in becoming Certified Sports Turf Managers


List of Certified Sports Turf Managers


Dean Bailey Rosanna Golf Club Nick Launer The Metropolitan Golf Club
Shane Baker Mosman Park Golf Club Ben Lavender Newington College
Brett Balloch Anglsea Golf Club Jason Lavender Riverlakes Golf & Country Club
Ed Barraclough Cardinia Beaconhills Golf Links Dean Lenertz St Michael's Golf Club
Paul Bevan Greenway Turf Solutions Dean Lewis Thurgoona Country Club Resort
Tim Bayard Evergreen Turf Joshua Leyland Box Hill Golf Club
Nathan Bennett The Royal Adelaide Golf Club Nathan Lindsay Hamilton Island Golf Course
Andrew Boyle Greenway Turf Solutions Peter Lonergan Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club
Justin Bradbury Camden Golf Club Toby Lumsden International Cricket Academy
Nathan  Bradbury  Eastlake Golf Club Bruce MacPhee Australian Sports Turf Managers Association 
Harry Brennan Dubbo City Council Dave Mason The Metropolitan Golf Club
Mark Brooks Riversdale Golf Club Garry McClymont Twin Waters Golf Club
Fraser Brown Lake Karrinyup Golf Club Tony McFadyean Nedlands Golf Club
Ben Bruzgulis Cronulla Golf Club Paul McLean Sanctuary Cove Golf & Country Club
Chris Burgess Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Michael McMahon Greenway Turf Solutions
Gregory Burgess Northern Golf Club Peter McNamara Brisbane Golf Club
Jacob Burridge The Victoria Golf Club Keith McPhee Maitland City Council
Jason Bushell Rowes Bay Golf Club Brett Merrell Ras Al Hamra Golf Club
Aaron Cachia Bayer Crop Science Jack Micans Manly Golf Club
Patrick Casey Kalgoorlie Golf Course Ben Mills Hawks Nest Golf Club
David Cassidy The Cut Golf Club Craig Molloy Cypress Lakes Resort
Brian Cattell Wagga Wagga City Council Colin Morrison Flinders Golf Club
Paul Chalmers St Aloysius College Damien Murrell  Easts Leisure & Golf Club
Brenton Clarke Kooyonga Golf Club John Nelson Grafton District Golf Club
Daniel Cook Elanora Golf Club Kelvin Nicholson Palmer Coolum Resort
Lincoln Coombes RACV Royal Pines Resort Matthew Oliver Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre
Phillip Cooper Greenway Turf Solutions Shaun Page Southern Golf Club
Kevin Davis St Margarets - Berwick Grammar School Luke Partridge Manly Golf Club
Nicholas Douglas Spring Valley Golf Club Benjamin Payne Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club
Cameron Dunn Woolooware Golf Club Michael Pearce RACV Torquay Golf Course
Peter Dunn Federal Golf Club Keegan Powell The Sands Torquay
Ben Evans Ryde TAFE Shaun Pritchard Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School
Tim Fankhauser Australian Sports Turf Managers Association  Justin Rankin Kooindah Waters Golf Club
Peter Fitzgerald Toronto Country Club Marc Raymond Patterson River Golf Club
Jason Foulis StrathAyr Group Scott Reid Launceston Golf Club
Patrick Fraser Landscape Solutions Brett Saggus BRG Legend Hill
Aaron Fluke New South Wales Golf Club Wesley Saunders Dunblane New Golf Club
Peter Fraser Hervey Bay Golf & Country Club Robert Savedra Wesley College
Adam Fry Kooyonga Golf Club Travis Scott Riversdale Golf Club
Ryan Fury Killara Golf Club Bill Shuck Evergreen Turf
Jake Gibbs Royal Canberra Golf Club Cameron Smith Bonnie Doon Golf Club
Danny Hack Wellington Shire Council Gary Smith Commercial Albury Golf Club
Cameron Hall Kew Golf Club Thomas Smith Waterford Valley Golf Club
Gareth Hammond Terrey Hills Golf & Country Club Mathew Soles The Australian Golf Club
Mitch Hayes Brisbane Golf Club Clinton Southorn Abu Dhabi Golf Club
Luke Helm Meadowbrook Golf Club John Spraggs Royal Wellington Golf Club
Tony Hemming Optus Stadium Daniel Stack Windaroo Lakes Golf Club
Kirsty Herring Katherine Country Club Lee Sutherland St Michael's Golf Club
Tim Hoskinson Cairns Golf Club Aaron Taylor The Lakes Golf Club
Ian Howell Bonnie Doon Golf Club Shaun Taylor Southern Golf Club
Jay Infanti Eastern Golf Club David Thomson Bermagui Golf Club
Steven Johnson Al Mouj Golf Golf Club Ben Tilley Headland Golf Club
Nick Jeffrey Racing Queensland Steve Tuckett Australian Sports Turf Managers Association 
Nick Kinley Hartfield Golf Club Lee Veal Mt Derrimut Golf & Community Club
Dylan Knight Axedale Golf Club Earl Warmington Newcastle Golf Club
Blaine Knox Beenleigh RSL & Golf Club Rob Weiks Hoiana Shores Golf Club
Lance Knox Busselton Golf Club George Widdowson Geelong Golf Club
Steve Lalor Natadola Bay Golf Course Darren Wilson Wembley Golf Complex
Kane Latham Elanora Country Club    


To find out more about joining the industry Sports Turf Manager Certification Program, click here