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Thank a superintendent this May


The Australian Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (AGCSA) is encouraging all who love the game of golf to get behind its ‘Thank a Superintendent Week’ campaign which will run from 14-20 May 2018.

During this week the AGCSA is asking all golfers, club members, staff and administrators across Australia to give a shout out to their course superintendent and maintenance team for the effort that goes into presenting their golf course throughout the year.

Course superintendents manage the largest and most valuable asset of every golf facility – the course. A living, breathing and constantly evolving natural environment, it’s prudent and expert management at all levels is critical to the success and viability of any golf club.

Australia is blessed with some of world’s best golf courses and over the years Australian superintendents and their crews have developed a reputation for being among the leaders in their profession worldwide.

An affinity for the land, intimate knowledge of local conditions, a strong work ethic and a desire to present their patch of turf in the best possible condition, are just some of the many attributes a course superintendent brings to their club.

To give some kudos for their unstinting work and having to deal with the myriad challenges which confront them daily, the AGCSA has decided to launch ‘Thank A Superintendent Week’.

From 14-20 May, the AGCSA urges all in the golf industry to get involved by posting a message of thanks to their superintendent on social media (including the name of the club and the superintendent) and using the campaign hashtags #ThankASuperAUS and #OurAGCSA.

“The aim of ‘Thank a Superintendent Week’ week is to drive awareness and recognition of the great contributions that golf course superintendents and their teams make to the game of golf in Australia,” says AGCSA CEO Mark Unwin.

“From the many small regional gems to major metropolitan icons, Australia is home to some of the most magnificent golf courses in the world.

"Australian golfers are blessed to play on such world-class facilities week in, week out and this is largely as a result of the passion and dedication of the course superintendent and their team.

“The AGCSA is very proud of the role its members play in providing world-class playing conditions and elevating the game of golf in Australia,” says Mr Unwin.

“The #ThankASuperAUS campaign is designed for clubs, members and the Australian golf industry to recognise the efforts, the hours and the passion superintendents and their teams put in to managing and maintaining their golf course.

“Please join us in thanking our superintendents by sharing the pride in your course through photos, videos and stories of memorable moments and using the hashtags #ThankASuperAUS and #OurAGCSA.

"Because, if you are one of the millions of Australians who love the game of golf and are proud of your course, then let your superintendent know about it!”


Posted by Susan Watson at
15/05/2018 10:14 PM
Nedlands Golf Club WA - a big thankyou to the lovely groundsman (I think it was Snowy, but not sure) who, had inadvertently run over my (brand new) ball on the 10th, presented me with a new ball - the same colour even - on the 14th!
Posted by Carol Garb at
28/04/2018 06:33 AM
Cranbourne Golf Club is always magnificent thanks to the great team who work tirelessly to make sure the conditions are perfect . Always friendly and obliging and happy to chat ! Well done to Barry and his great team ! You can be proud of yourselves !
Posted by John Sloggett at
27/04/2018 06:05 PM
Cranbourne Golf Club is presented each week by Barry Proctor and his excellent team, to the standard that befits a better than top 100 course in Aus. Congratulations lads.
Posted by George Kolistasi at
24/04/2018 07:57 AM
Eastlake Golf Club is in magnificent condition thanks to Nathan Bradbury and his team! Anyone who plays the course continues to rave about how a public course with CBD like traffic can be maintained so well. So lucky to have these guys working for us.
Posted by Charlie Higo at
23/04/2018 02:18 PM
Sun city country A big thanks to Brad and the boy's and one girl course is looking fantastic 🏌?????
Posted by Lew Forsyth at
23/04/2018 08:54 AM
Mackay Golf Club is in great condition thanks to Shane and his team also Dads Army
Posted by Rex Johnson at
23/04/2018 08:34 AM
Portarlington golf club Steve and his team doing a fantastic job wether winter or summer course in great Nick thank you.
Posted by Tom Hipke at
22/04/2018 08:28 PM
Ballarat Golf Club. Course is looking a treat with new ground works adding even more to our great club. Supervisor & staff have gone that extra mile to give members a course to be proud of. Great team work .THANK YOU !
Posted by Colin giblett at
22/04/2018 10:40 AM
Collie golf club has gone ahead in a short 2years,thanks to Doug Bailey coming on board.Thanks to Doug and his hard working volunters for your working
Posted by Jose Fernandez at
21/04/2018 08:23 AM
I am a member of Richmond Golf Club one of the oldest in NSW our Superintendent Mark and his team do a wonderful job our course always plays well but it also looks spectacular I was out there yesterday morning and thought how lucky I was to be able to enjoy such a great course thank you Mark and your Team
Posted by Robin Hay at
21/04/2018 07:07 AM
Maleny Golf Club Thank you Mick McCombe The course is a credit to you.
Posted by Chook at
20/04/2018 11:04 PM
To MickyD and the entire team at RPGC....thanking you all for the 4am starts and endless care you give our course day in and day out!!
Posted by Sue Quinones at
20/04/2018 04:34 PM
Dane and all his team at Melville Glades do a wonderful job and the course is looking a treat coming into the MGGC Amateur Open and MGGC Men's Club Championships. You should be proud of all your efforts and know how much the members appreciate your extra hard work leading up to an event.
Posted by Tom Moran at
20/04/2018 03:43 PM
Great work at the Camperdown GC, Victoria by Foxy and the helpers after the recent fires, A fantastic job
Posted by Michael Dennis at
20/04/2018 01:38 PM
The third paragraph sums up a course super very well. even though we are continually berated by golfers we are the heroes of the golfing industry.
Posted by Michael Jensen at
20/04/2018 11:37 AM
Roseville golf club.Course is looking great .Thank you to hard working team

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