Date: February 03, 2015
Author: Golf NSW Media Release

Turf Management Icon Joins Golf NSW Club Support Team

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Golf NSW is pleased to announce the expansion of its Club Support Service in the field of agronomy.  The service will be provided through NSW Golf Course Superintendents Association Life Member and industry icon, Martyn Black.

With over forty-one years' experience in turf management, including most recently a twenty-six year stint as course superintendent at Castle Hill Country Club in Sydney's Northwest, Black has excellent credentials to share his vast knowledge, and to provide valuable agronomy advice to Golf Clubs.

Golf NSW CEO Stuart Fraser said he was "thrilled to secure Martyn Black's services to further assist clubs throughout NSW via its Club Support Service. The golf course is a clubs' biggest asset, however, it is also its largest expense. Martyn's vast experience, knowledge, and respect within the turf management industry will be a real benefit and assistance to our member clubs.”   

Black's career started as a fifteen year old apprentice at Pennant Hills Golf Club under the tutelage of legendary greenkeeper Vince Church.  After eleven years he moved on to hold several positions at Asquith and Gordon Golf Clubs prior to commencing as Course Superintendent at Castle Hill Country Club in 1989.  

In addition to being a very handy golfer in his own right (3 handicap) Martyn is also a Life and Board member of his local club, Asquith Golf Club.

The provision of agronomy advice is part of the broader Club Support Service offered to NSW Golf Clubs.  This adds to the existing club operations advisory services which are provided complimentary as an affiliation benefit. 

Any club seeking the Club Support Service should submit their request in writing to the CEO Stuart Fraser, or via email to: