Toro Australia machinery grant

Golf clubs, do you need help maintaining your turf?
The Toro Support & Grow Grants program is now open and offers machinery grants for Australian not-for-profit golf clubs.
Toro Australia, in conjunction, with Golf Management Australia, is giving two eligible clubs the chance to win one of two pre-owned Toro Triflex 3400 mowers (estimated value of $18,000 incl. GST each).
To be eligible to win applicants must be a not-for-profit golf club with an annual turnover of less than $1.5 million and be able to supply a public balance sheet.
Clubs must have a superintendent or employed greens staff.
For more information on, and to apply, visit
Applications must be received by the 29th of September 2017.

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Eastern Golf Club’s GM, Ben Telley, on “Inside the Ropes” podcast

“Inside The Ropes” is an innovative new podcast arrangement between Golf Australia, Radio RSN and the state golf associations.
Each week, hosts Andy Maher and Mark Hayes bring you news, views and special guests from around the world, across Australia and even your local club with no noteworthy story too big or small. Join your hosts as they delve into what makes golf tick, right around the nation.
We encourage you to promote the podcast to your members.
Episode 7 features an interview with The Eastern Golf Club’s General Manager, Ben Telley, discussing issues currently impacting on golf clubs and golf club management in Australia.

For more information on the “Inside the Ropes” podcasts, visit the Golf Australia website.
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2017 PGA Golf Expo

Bringing together the entire golfing community, with the support of a wide variety of golf industry stakeholders, including all major equipment companies, this fully immersive, three-day PGA Golf Expo is like no other.
From 12-14 September 2017, the PGA is combining a one day trade show, with all the best from the equipment companies plus the industries newest and most innovative products, with two days of information and education sessions including key note presentations, curated panel sessions, driving range activations and one-on-one conversations with some of golf’s most influential figures, as well as those who excel in the sporting industry.
This melting pot of innovation, passion and knowledge is the perfect place for PGA Professionals and golf industry leaders and employees to connect with like-minded peers to stay on top of industry trends and absorb new knowledge.
To be held at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort & Twin Waters Golf Club on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, the PGA is encouraging all GMA members to support your employed or contracted PGA Professionals in attending this event. The knowledge and experience they will gain will undoubtedly provide benefit to your golf club or business.
GMA members are also invited to attend days one and two of the Expo, which are open to the wider industry and feature sessions aligned to golf industry knowledge, future trends, small business and management, as well as trade-show sessions in a variety of relevant topics.
For more information on the 2017 PGA Golf Expo, visit the PGA website.
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KQ Final

Telley takes KQ title #2 defeated Haines

Last qualifier Eastern GM Ben Telley (having walked past top qualifier Peter Vlahandreas and Peter Paccagnan in the earlier rounds) took on Latrobe GM Rod Haines (who knocked out Chris Anderson and Peter Busch) in the final of the Kelvin Quick Knockout Trophy, played at … read more

Telley takes KQ title

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GMV Apparel

GMV members who register to attend the GMA National Conference will each be provided a FREE GMV shirt sleeve Polo shirt to wear with pride at the conference. Our major sponsors logo (Schweppes) will accompany the GMV logo on the free shirt.
Also, Michael Barry from A2Z Golf has made available to us an order form for GMV members to purchase, at discounted prices, GMV exclusive apparel including polo shirts, caps, wind garments and pants. See the following link for the order form. GMV-OrderForm

To receive your free shirt send me an email detailing your shirt size.

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