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 for:
· A Golf 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 challenges.
· Someone who has challenged and positively changed organisational structures.
· Demonstrated bold innovative and pioneering course management practices.
· A Golf 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.
Well done Pat.