Matt Holmes (Area Manager QLD / WA) recently attended the Queensland Golf Industry Awards night, where epar were the proud sponsor of the GCSAQ (Golf Course Superintendents Association of QLD) Environmental Award. This year’s award was presented to Jason Lavender from Riverlakes Golf Club.
It was very clear to the award judging panel that Jason has a great passion for the industry and strives to make improvements to his course wherever possible. Even in the face of great adversary, such as the SE QLD floods in 2017, Jason was able to not only reinstate the course in an amazingly short time, but made environmental improvements during the cleanup that will help mitigate against future weather events.
The following quote coming from a member at Riverlakes Golf Club who assisted Jason in the course recovery;
“This task was of monumental proportions. Jasons ability to organise and set priorities on clean up in the early stages minimised the damage to greens tees and fairways and allowed the course to recover more quickly from this disaster.”
As part of his award Jason received an epar education bursary and epar environmental management services for the club. Congratulations Jason!