The New South Wales Golf Course Superintendents’ Association (NSWGCSA) runs an awards program each year to recognise the achievements of the Golf Course Superintendents in the industry.
Pat was nominated for the Association’s Outstanding
Achievement Award and on Monday 21 October at a gala New South Wales Golf
Industry Awards night at Marsfield in Sydney, the board of the Association
selected Pat to receive the 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is
Superintendent/Course Manager who has achieved exceptional results in course
presentation in consideration of resources available to them. Resources
such as finances, machinery, staff, poor soils or water quality or other such
Someone who has
challenged and positively changed organisational structures.
bold innovative and pioneering course management practices.
Superintendent/Course Manager who has significantly improved the golfing
experience at their club either in a short time frame or over a longer period.
Pat accompanied by his wife Lauren travelled to Sydney to
receive the award.
Although I might be considered somewhat biased in my
thinking, I consider this to be an outstanding achievement for Pat. PMGC
and the NSW Turf Management Industry have both benefitted from Pat’s impressive
contribution in the 4 areas outlined above. This award is thoroughly deserved
and doubtless we are all delighted that the NSWGCSA recognised Pat’s
professional ability, dedication and professionalism.
On behalf of all Club members I have passed on our sincere
congratulations to Pat on his award.
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Daily Winner – Arcuthe Barber Shop Voucher; Michael Maxworthy (6) 43.
A Grade Winner: Michael Maxworthy (6) 43, Runner-up: Peter Gordon (6) 39.
B Grade Winner: Owen Dickinson (16) 39, Runner-up: Bernard Keating (18) 38.
C Grade Winner: Brian Dean (24) 42, Runner-up: Ian Fort (22) 37.
D Grade Winner: Peter McErlain (30) 41, Runner-up: John Moulton (25) 37.
Ball Comp: to 35 (35 Winners).
Nearest the Pin: Hole 4: Paul Welsford 850cm, Hole 6: Prawit Prakotasung 160cm, Hole 11: Rod Smith 97cm, Hole 17: Ian Pyke 178cm.
Par 4 Eagles: Nil.
Merimbula Fresh Seafoods Golden Shot 6th Hole – $172; Prawit Prakotasung – 160cm.
134 Starters played on Course 1, Holes 1 – 18.