AGCSA trainee day

SSDM are pleased to host a trainee day for Auckland's Trainee greenkeepers on soil testing and analysis at the SSDM HQ

Posted on 2 June 2021 by SSDM

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Water saving

SSDM published an article in the spring edition of the Australasian Parks & Leisure magazine which touched on the side by side trial of seeded and stolonised couch which was instigated by Auckland Council as another option to reduce water use in turf grass systems .

Posted on 27 October 2020 by SSDM

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Updated USGA bunker sand selection guidelines

In June 2020, the USGA has published new guidelines for bunker sand sand selection describing nine characteristics of bunker sand including soil moisture release curve which may be more relevant with the increase of popularity of porous bunker liners. Link to the USGA article can be found at: https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/course-care/green-section-record/58/11/a-guide-to-selecting-the-right-bunker-sand-for-your-course-.html

Posted on 17 June 2020 by SSDM

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SSDM key sponsor for prestigious industry trainee award

SSDM continues to be the sponsor for the 2020 Gordon West Trainee of the Year Award. This is a highly prestigious award that is presented to the 'best trainee' greenkeeper to graduate in 2020, having been a sponsor of the award since 2019. The past winners of this award have gone on to become some of the most respected and successful New Zealand Turf Managers. SSDM's Senior Manager: Matt Cresswell was delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate the consultancy's commitment and support of the New Zealand golf course management sector through sponsoring this award. The philosophy of the award aligns with the professional values of SSDM.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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SSDM providing training 2019 AGCSA Trainee day - Akarana GC

.SSDM shall be providing an educational workshop to the Auckland Trainees at the Akarana GC in March 2019.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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Turfgrass research

SSDM's new dedicated Turf Laboratory and Turfgrass Research Facility is now fully operational.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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GEO Certification

Remuera GC has become New Zealand's first Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) golf course. The Club have successfully attainted 'OnCourse' certification for their wide ranging evironmental sustainability initiatives.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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SSDM Provides New Zealand Cricket with Turfgrass Disease Management Guidelines

SSDM was commissioned by New Zealand Cricket to independently provide a comprehensive guidelines document regarding turfgrass disease management and identification strategies for cricket facility turf managers throughout New Zealand.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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SSDM Golf Course Consultancy

SSDM was engaged by Auckland Council to assist in the pulling together of an holistic discussion document that focussed upon identifying the existing operational and functional attributes of golf courses within the Auckland region, operating on Council leased land.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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SSDM Christchurch office

SSDM has established itself in Christchurch, with an office space at 75, Gloucester St.

Posted on 2 December 2019 by Default Admin

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