The Turfectionists: Interview with Craig Molloy
Michael Bradbery from Syngenta interviews Craig Molloy of Cypress Lakes Resort Golf Club in the Hunter Valley about the 2013 ASTMA Claude Crockford Award. Craig is the next star of our new Turfectionists Series: where Syngenta checks in with professional turf managers who are in pursuit of perfection in their turf.
The ASTMA Claude Crockford Environmental Award recognises golf course superintendents for their commitment to sustainable land management, long-term environmental planning, community involvement and overall environmental stewardship of their golf course. Syngenta have sponsored the award for many years, and are delighted to be able to put the spotlight back onto past winners, and take a look at the projects that they won the award for, as well as find out what they are up to these days at their club.
In a slight departure from the norm for this award, it was won by the NSWGCSA instead of an individual. As president of the NSWGCSA in 2013, Craig was heavily involved in the award process. The Association was regonised for their establishment of an environmenal minim standard for it;s members. This was in response to investigations by the NSW EPA into chemical use. Craig Molloy was the driving force behind the creation of the standard. Learn more about the NSWGCSA's program here.
Molloy then takes us through the sustainable methods in play on his current course, Cypress Lakes. Including their effluent water project, drought management program, bunker reconstruction, maintaining the course, resort golf courses, and the organic gardening program for the on-site Elysia Wellness Retreat.
Do you know a professional turf manager who would be an excellent candidate for the ASTMA Claude Crockford Sustainability & Environmental Award? Why not nominate them by clicking here.