TURFCARE AUSTRALIA announces Expansion and Growth in the Australian Turf Industry

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TURFCARE AUSTRALIA has been continuously trading for 21 years in the Australasian Turf Market, and is still one of the only 100% Australian owned and occupied companies in the Turf Industry.

The last 5-7 years have seen some fantastic growth and expansion into further regions. With the said growth and amazing customer support of our world leading products, and second to none support and service to our loyal customers, this growth has continued.

July 2017 saw the opening and expansion into Western Australia with Stephen Dartnall heading up the team and from July 2018 we add the expertise of Gregory Jackson to our fold as WA Area Manager.

Greg is currently a highly respected WA Turf Manager and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the TURFCARE Team.

In 2018 we employed the very experienced Scott Armstrong to our NSW based team, who brings across a great customer following and a wealth of Turf knowledge.

This month will see the further addition of the very well respected and experienced duo of Caine James and Albie Leggett, who will assist in bringing TURFCARE AUSTRALIA to the next level and continue to be one of the major players in the Australian Turf Industry.

On a personal note I am extremely excited and proud to have these names added to our existing Sales and Agronomic team and look forward to our continued growth in the Australasian Turf Industry.

Shane Summerhayes Managing Director



Caine joins Turfcare Australia on 2nd July 2018 in the position of Business Manager, Caine brings his experience of 26 years in the Turf Industry, including various Turf Management roles with over 12 years in Golf and Sportsground/cricket wicket curation whilst completing his Greenkeeping Trade Certificate and Certificate IV in Turf Management.

Caine spent the past 14 years working in the sales, product development and distribution business within the turf industry as well as 8 years part time teaching Turf Management at TAFE. Caine’s passion is turf nutrition and assisting Turf Managers to develop their nutrition strategies to produce the highest quality surfaces possible.

Caine is looking forward to moving into the newly created role of Business Manager at Turfcare Australia which will see him manage the day to operations of the business allowing the Managing Director to drive the business to the next level.

Caine will be an asset to the Turfcare Team continuing the focus of the business to supply the industry with leading national and international brands, latest technologies and services.


Albie joins Turfcare Australia at the end of July 2018.

Albie brings a high standard of knowledge and experience in sports turf management to compliment the Turfcare Australia team.

Albie’s experience includes a total of more than 26 years working experience across many sectors of the industry. Ranging from various roles as a turf manager, a product development specialist where he was responsible for running and evaluating field trials and pesticide development.

His most recent role being with Syngenta where he has worked for the last 5 years servicing sports turf managers throughout NSW, the ACT and New Zealand.
Albie has also written a number of articles for industry publications on Argentine stem weevil management in Australia and Grass Grub in New Zealand. He is passionate about all things that live or grow in the soil environment.

His qualifications include a trade certificate in Green keeping and a Master’s degree in Agriculture.

Albie is looking forward to settling into his new role with Turfcare Australia at the end of July where he will be working hard to service the turf sector.


Scott comes to Turfcare Australia with over 38 years experience in the turf industry.

During this time Scott worked at Manly Golf before moving on to Mona Vale Golf Club as the Course Superintendent, a position he held for 13 years. In 2003 he became a Turf Client Manager with Globe until 2017.

After a brief stint working at Elanora Country Club and then Terrey Hills Country Club as the Assistant Superintendent Scott has joined the team at Turfcare Australia.

Scott is Chemcert and Agsafe accredited and has also been involved with course preparation for 3 US Golf Opens in 1997, 2000 and 2011.



Steve was born and raised in Perth Western Australia and went from High School to working in family business in sales while sharpening his golf skills to see where that could take him.

Steve played in numerous State Teams, National Eisenhower Team and reached World number 1 as an Amateur.
From there Steve went on to turn Professional and play throughout the USA, Australia, Asia and Europe and played the British open in 2013 at Muirfield Golf Course.

Steve has also won the WA PGA and had a 3rd at the Australia Open and is fortunate to have competed against and played with a lot of Worlds number 1’s and top players throughout the World on Top Golf Courses.

Over the past three years Steve has moved out of Golf and into business distributing Dint golf products and various other products to the Turf Industry.

Over the last 12 months have joined forces with TURFCARE AUSTRALIA to open up in WA.


Greg has been in the turf industry for over 18yrs.

This has included working at some of the best golf courses in Western Australia ,United States and the UK with the last 8 yrs in the Local Govt sector supervising irrigation & sporting ovals.

This has given him the skills & knowledge in a range of areas that are required in order to produce quality turf surfaces, as well as being able to build relationships with people to produce results.

Greg looks forward to helping people in the Turf Industry in WA with what they need in order to produce great results.

Contact details for New Team Members
Caine James Mobile 0499 210 301 Email: caine@turfcareaus.com.au
Albie Leggett Mobile 0499 211 302 Email: albie.leggett@turfcareaus.com.au
N.B. Albie does not commence until 30-7-2018

Scott Armstrong Mobile 0452 459 133 Email: scott@turfcareaus.com.au

Steve Dartnall Mobile 0417 986 285 Email: stephen@turfcareaus.com.au
Greg Jackson Mobile 0499 211 303 Email: greg@turfcareaus.com.au