The 6th Toro Turf Masters event was held in April and returned to two of New Zealand’s magnificent golf clubs in the Queenstown region: Millbrook Country Club and Jack’s Point Golf Course.
Toro Turf Masters gives superintendents the opportunity to come together to talk about best practices and the challenges of turf management in the golf industry.
Attendees received product training on Toro equipment and irrigation products, and were able to try out a whole line up of new machinery.
The chance to mix and socialise with people from different sized courses around Australia and New Zealand received a lot of positive feedback from participants.
Shaun Cross, Superintendent from Byron Bay Golf Club in NSW said: “Thank you for hosting such a professional event that provided a broad range of professional development to all participants.
The way in which Toro integrated their equipment, irrigation and the guest speakers was very impressive.
This event is a real credit to Toro and is a great example of your dedication to the industry and how proactive you are in the future development of golf course management.”
David Phillips, Superintendent of Spring Valley Golf Course in Victoria, commented: “Being kept up to date with the latest Toro has to offer plus a snapshot of what is coming was very valuable.
The networking and relationship building with Toro and fellow superintendents is priceless.”
According to Shay Tasker, Superintendent from Carnarvon Golf Club in NSW, the event has been the most beneficial and enjoyable greenkeeping related event he ever attended.
He said: “Thank you for the invite and the privilege of not only playing two of the nicest golf courses I’ve ever seen, but also the opportunity to discuss the industry in general with peers from all around the country.”
John Mann from Woodlands Golf Club in Victoria also thought the time spent talking to other superintendents was invaluable.
“I know I always walk away with a couple of ideas to try myself or a different way of thinking about a problem or scenario“.
Ben Telley, General Manager from Eastern Golf Club in Victoria, provided another interesting and very useful insight into a general manager’s perspective on how superintendents can best present to their Club’s management and board.
Congratulations go to Stephen Milgate from Beerwah Golf Club (Qld), on winning the Toro Turf Masters Cup.