Date: May 13, 2019
Author: AGSCA

Thank a superintendent week

The Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association (AGCSA) is encouraging all Club Members, Administrators and those who love golf, to thank their Course Superintendent and Course Management teams during “Thank a Superintendent Week” from May 13th to 20th, 2019.  

After the success of the inaugural campaign run in 2018, the week is designed to drive awareness of the great contributions golf course Superintendents and their teams make to the game of golf in Australia, and to thank Sports Turf Management teams for their continued efforts in maintaining Australia's world-class facilities.

As has been widely publicised over the last few months, Australia has seen a variety of extreme weather conditions – from bushfires to floods, excessive periods of prolonged heatwaves well above annual temperature averages – and many parts of the country are experiencing the most significant drought ever recorded.  

Through all of this, Superintendents and teams have been working tirelessly to manage the largest and most valuable asset of every golf facility – the Course.

As Superintendents and their teams continually strive to keep the game’s turf and surrounds healthy and attractive, environmental stewardship is always a primary focus. Thanks to the efforts of many Superintendents, Course Managers and their teams, Australia is home to some of the most breathtaking courses in the world; where golfers continue to experience playing on world-class facilities.  

From small regional gems, to international tourism drawcards, to remarkable metropolitan icons, Australian Golf Courses are maintained by dedicated teams, delivering hundreds of thousands of rounds of golf every year, prepared employing sustainable environmental management practices and expanding greenspaces and natural wildlife habitats. 

To recognise their efforts, the AGCSA is launching our Thank A Superintendent Week, a campaign to recognise the efforts of our Superintendents and Course Management teams, and say “thank you” this week.  

Please join us in thanking our Superintendents and Course Management teams by sharing the pride in your Course through photos, videos and messages of appreciation between May 13 and 20, using the campaign hashtags #ThankASuperAUS and #OurAGCSA

First published on the Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association website.