Our Awards and Recipients

NSW Superintendent of the Year Award

Superintendent of the Year  – Award given to Superintendent who has produced high standards of turf management over a long period. Things taken into account are career accomplishments , length of service, influence over young turf managers and service to the industry.

Nominations for this award are received from selected industry representatives and Superintendents. Winner is selected by NSWGCSA board of directors.

YearNameClub
2018Peter DonkersLong Reef Golf Club
2017Ron DuffyNorth Ryde Golf Club
2016Mark O’SullivanRoseville Golf Club
2015Richard KirkbyPennant Hills Golf Club
2014Martin BlackCastle Hill Country Club
2013Mark ParkerConcord Golf Club
2012Michael BradberyManly Golf Club
2011Norm FoordNew Brighton Golf Club

Outstanding Dedication and Performance Award

Outstanding Performance and Dedication award – This award has been developed for employees who achieve outstanding work performance and demonstrate continual commitment and dedication for their prospective clubs.

Nominations for this award are received from selected industry representatives and Superintendents. Winner is selected by NSWGCSA board of directors.

YearNameClub
2019Brendan BrownNorthbridge Golf Club
2018Cameron ButtCentennial Park Golf Club

Outstanding Achievement Award

Outstanding achievement award – Award is given in recognition of Superintendent who has produced outstanding results, often under difficult circumstances which may include limited resources or finances.

Nominations for this award are received from selected industry representatives and Superintendents. Winner is selected by NSWGCSA board of directors.

YearNameClub
2018David StoneBayview Golf Club
2017David ThomsonBermagui Country Club
2016Ian ElphickGunnedah Golf Club
2015Daniel MetcalfeBeverley Park Golf Club
2014Mark CrittendenCumberland Golf Club
2013Brad HuenderGerringong Golf Club

Environment Award

Environmental Award –  Award is given to Superintendent who has demonstrated excellence in environmental stewardship.

Nominations for this award are received from selected industry representatives and Superintendents. Winner is selected by NSWGCSA board of directors.

YearNameClub
2015Peter WattsMuirfield Golf Club

Graduate of the Year – Vince Church Award

Graduate of the Year Award
With the rise of dedicated turf education courses in recent times, the calibre of apprentices increases from year to year, which makes this award one of the most difficult to judge. The NSWGCSA Graduate of the Year Award (Vince Church Award ) is special in that it gives an indication of where the future of the industry lies. Today’s recipients will be tomorrow’s superintendents and turf managers and will ultimately go on to play a major role in the development and direction of golf course maintenance in this country.

For the lucky apprentice, the award provides a huge boost, helping to launch their career in the best possible way.

Selection Criteria
To be eligible, students must have graduated from their studies in the previous 12 months. This award is not open to persons already holding management positions within a golf turf facility.

In deciding upon who wins national honours, the judging panel will consider the apprentice’s academic achievements, career aspirations, ambassadorial skills and how winning the award will assist the graduate in meeting their career aspirations.

All finalists will be judged by an independent panel consisting of golf course superintendents and industry specialists. The finalists will be required to give a 15-20 minute presentation and take 10 minutes of questions from the judging panel.

YearNameClub
2018Jarrod PhillipsNewcastle Golf Club
2017Daniel HendrieToronto Golf Club
2016Jake NeedsBermagui Country Club
2016Mitchell GibbsBankstown Golf Club
2015Shaun BowdenElanora Country Club
2014Kurt EldridgeBermagui Country Club
2013Charles DunlopDuntryleague Golf Club
2012David CanterburyAdelaide Shores
2011Roger ChaffeyManly Golf Club
2010Adam ShieldsCasino Golf Club
2009David SutherlandGerringong Golf Club
2008Chris ThompsonMaclean Golf Club
2007Stuart MillarOatlands Golf Club
2006Sean KinsleyYamba Golf Club
2005Damien BellWellington Golf Club
2001Scott CarruthersPennant Hills Golf Club

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