Committee Manuals

Golf Club Committee Guides

The ASTMA has produced two comprehensive guides for incoming golf club committee members and general managers –



Both have been developed by the ASTMA’s HR and Best Practice Service in response to the desire of ASTMA superintendent members to ensure all parties with an interest in the management of golf courses have their views heard and respected.


Course Operations Induction Manual 


The 29-page Course Operations Induction Manual endorsed by Golf Australiaprovides a document for new Board / Committee members and General Managers to assist in their understanding of golf course maintenance operations and the role the course Superintendent and their team plays.


  • Protecting your key asset

  • Course management structure and role of a superintendent

  • What your course maintenance staff do

  • Turf management practices

  • Communication channels

  • How the ASTMA can assist your club

  • Glossary of turf management and course maintenance terms


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The Guide for Greens Committee Members 


The 13-page Guide for Greens Committee Members, which has been endorsed by Golf Australia, outlines the role and responsibility of incoming Greens Committee Members in relation to the operation of the Golf Course.

  • Where does the voluntary role of the greens committee fit?

  • Planning

  • Managing expectations

  • Compliance

  • Water management

  • Meetings

  • Glossary of turf management and course maintenance terms


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