Date: April 15, 2013
Author: AGCSA

Dunlop wins NSWGCSA Vince Church Award

Charles Dunlop (pictured) from Duntryleague Golf Course in Orange, NSW has been bestowed the NSWGCSA Vince Church Graduate of the Year Award. Dunlop beat fellow class of 2012 finalists Jacob Pease (Pacific Dunes GC), Mitchell May (Mona Vale GC), Luke Bubb (New Brighton GC) and Louie Sutherland (Gerringong GC) and will now go on to represent the NSWGCSA in the final of the AGCSA Graduate of the Year Award, presented in partnership with Toro, that will be announced at the upcoming 29th Australian Turfgrass Conference in June. The presentation ceremony was held at the stunningly rebuilt Manly Golf Club on Monday, with all finalists chosen from various TAFEs across the state. As well as obtaining high pass marks during their apprenticeships, there was also an endorsement required from the TAFE teachers acknowledging each student s suitability for the prestigious award. As part of the day, the students were treated to a golf course tour by host superintendent Michael Bradbery, while NSWGCSA life member Peter McMaugh also donated his valuable time to give a heartfelt presentation on the value of education. Golf NSW board member John Robinson was also in attendance and congratulated the finalists on behalf of the state golfing body, which has been a strong support of the award. The AGCSA and Golf NSW congratulates all finalists and wishes Charles all the best for the national award. For details on the Australian Golf Course Superintendents&apos Association visit: