GEO ROADSHOW 2019

The last week of May was filled with great excitement as I embarked on a week long trip with the GEO Roadshow about Sustainability for Golf Courses. We presented at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington in Gauteng, Victoria CC in KZN and at Atlantic Beach in Cape Town.I had the opportunity to chat about the value of education in the industry …

Garden Route sets the bar!

This Month the Turfgrass Academy of South Africa rolled out the first workshop in the series of 4 that are aimed at upskilling general golf course maintenance workers, motivating them to see their role & their value in the game of golf, and hopefully reigniting their fire for the industry. Our launchpad for this amazing series is the Garden Route. …

Irrigation requirements of cool-season fairway grasses

Some of our students who started towards the middle of 2018 are currently working through the Irrigation module. We always aim to share as much relevant and interesting information with our students (and you who follow our blog) as possible as we cover the various themes in our training program. This article from GCM Online is an interesting one. Check …

South African Golf Sustainability Roadshow 2019!

The Turfgrass Academy of South Africa is incredibly excited to be partaking in the 2019 Golf Sustainability Roadshow! Catch up with us at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club in Gauteng on 27 May; Victoria Country Club in KZN on 29 May; and at Atlantic Beach Country Club on 31 May. The Roadshow is Poudly Sponsored by #Toro and #Syngenta.

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What is the Turfgrass Academy of South Africa up to in 2019?

It is an exciting year for us at the Turfgrass Academy of South Africa! We have lots planned and are working on some incredibly exciting projects for the Golf Course Maintenance Industry. We believe that EDUCATION is the key to success – always. So we are entirely committed to developing and facilitating the most relevant & reliable training for the …

Organic Golf Course Maintenance – another interesting article from GCM Online

The topic of “Chemicals vs Organic” is a never-ending discussion – especially on golf courses. There are always people with great points on either side of the debate or discussion. The Vineyard Golf Club has become well recognised as a success story of Organic Maintenance practices. Take a look at the article by GCM where they discuss 3 key points …

Annual Contact Sessions a great success!

Last month the 2nd year students met at various venues around South Africa to reflect on their academic progress and prepare for their upcoming exams. This group of students work on golf courses around KZN. We had a great morning at Kloof Country Club.