For the last three years, OCCM Golf Design have partnered with the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of Queensland to sponsor the Queensland Assistant Superintendent Recognition Award. Each year, the recipient of the award gets to spend two weeks with OCCM staff, onsite at a current project. This is an amazing opportunity to work alongside a variety of people from the architects to the shapers, and to learn what goes into our projects from a project manager’s perspective. The lucky recipient also gets a chance to get his or her hands dirty, helping the crew in the field.
The first winner of this great award was Stuart Campbell, from Maroochy River Golf Club. Unfortunately Stuart was unable to travel to Melbourne, however we were lucky enough to have Ash Hill from Arundel Hills travel down in his place. Ash gained some valuable experience working alongside OCCM staff at Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club.
Last year, Garry Kunz from Byron Bay Golf Club won the award and came down to spend time learning about our design and construction methods. He spent some time with Hayden Mead at Kingston Heath Golf Club working with the staff doing course setup and learning the art of maintaining pure Bentgrass greens.
This year, Garry McClymont from Twin Waters is the worthy recipient. He will be spending his time at our exciting new project at Lonsdale Golf Club. Garry will be involved in all aspects of the Lonsdale project from the design to construction, and growing in of both cool and warm season grasses in Melbourne.