This week is recognised by Golf Australia as Thank a Superintendent Week. It’s a time to recognise the great work done by the staff who keep our Golf Course’s in pristine conditions.
Our Superintendent is Dylan McMeekin who joined Leongatha Golf Club in 1999 as an apprentice to Greenkeeper Steven Earl. Steve & Dylan were the team who carried the Santa Anna fairway project through to completion during the 2004-2006 period. After Steve retired, Dylan became Superintendent and has re-introduced the annual coring of the greens, undertaken rebuilding of many of the Course Tee’s including 2nd, 3rd, 5th,8th, 11th & 13th, implemented a de-thatching program to improve fairway health, oversaw the bunker improvement program, managed the implementation of the recent irrigation upgrade program, and continues to implement recommendations in accordance with David Elvin’s strategic review of the Course.
During recent years Dylan has been ably assisted by Denis McDonald who joined the Greens staff full time in 2009. Dylan & Denis have been the central team that has maintained, prepared and managed the health of the Course in recent years and whilst assisted by some excellent colleagues and many volunteers, they have remained true to, and focussed on the Leongatha Golf Club. Our beloved Vern Morcom designed Course is currently rated in the top 100 public access golf courses in Australia at number 65, and Dylan & Denis deserve credit for that.
Well done to both of you, and thank you.
President Peter Waters with Superintendent Dylan McMeekin & Denis McDonald