Personnel

Sam Myott Adv. Cert. & Ass.Dip.Sci., (Sports Turf Management)

Sam has over 30 years’ experience in turfgrass business management through out Australia and Asia, having managed and worked on many world class golf courses, bowling greens and other sporting facilities through out this region. This includes the construction, grow-in through to high end quality maintenance, including the design, specification development and implementation of construction and maintenance contracts. His experience covers the development of various environmental management plans for both flora and fauna, recycled water use and the management of large landscape/lawn maintenance and development concepts for body corporate use. Sam has extensive knowledge and understanding of the turfgrass management sector, from all aspects of onsite maintenance through to the expectations of senior management in a variety of large sector organizations.

 

Michael Robinson B.Agr.Sci (Hons.)

Michael has extensive experience in the testing of natural and synthetic surfaces and conducting safety audits, risk assessments and benchmarking of sporting surfaces. He also has specialist skills in soil and water analysis, research and development, computing and statistical analysis. He has conducted numerous research trials and product development work for industry including the evaluation of new pesticides, fertilisers, turfgrass varieties and management techniques. Michael is a regular speaker at industry seminars and conferences, has authored two turf books, had papers published in scientific journals as well as written numerous articles for Turf magazines.

 

Peter Anderson B.App.Sci. (Hort.), Dip.App.Sci (Hort.)

Peter is a highly experienced consultant actively involved in servicing clients within all sectors of the turf and horticultural industry. He has a solid reputation for providing specialist advice to local councils, the racing industry, public and private schools, landscapers, landscape architects & soil suppliers. He has expertise across a range of disciplines including soil science, disease diagnosis, sportsfield auditing, racecourse benchmarking and preparation of construction specifications.  Peter’s expertise across a range of disciplines in horticulture also allows him to provide efficient and cost effective solutions where growing conditions are not ideal.

 

Darra Hudner  M.Sc (Sports Surface Management), H.N.Dip (Turf Science)

Darra has worked in the turf industry for over 20 years. His tertiary studies culminated with a Masters degree in Sports Surface Technology at Cranfield University in the United Kingdom. Darra has worked extensively worldwide, at golf tournaments such as the 97th USPGA Golf Championship at Winged Foot in New York, The 2012 London Olympics as site manager for Equestrian events at Greenwich Park, and consultation at FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Extensive construction management has included construction work on the Ryder Cup Golf Course at the K Club, Ireland, along with project management of stadium and municipal sportsfield construction and renovation including, the FFA Asian Cup 2015 in Australia and Melbourne City Football Club Academy. Darra also has extensive research experience, and has previously published a scientific paper, and worked at turfgrass research stations in both Canada and the UK.

 

Samantha Maxwell B.App.Sc (Urban Horticulture)

Samantha joined us as a Sportsturf Consultant in 2019 and has previous experience working in south east Queensland conducting sports field performance testing, and utility turf management consultancy. She also has experience working as a technical assistant in laboratory and greenhouse settings.

 

Alan Stobbie H.N.C. (Building), B Sc (Building), Advanced. Certificate & Associate Diploma of Sports Turf Management.

Alan has over 35 years’ experience in turf management industry in Australia, this includes the turfgrass management experience as Head Curator at a prestigious private school looking after a variety of first-class sports fields. Alan has also taught at Melbourne Polytechnic, managing the Turf Consultancy Section of the Business Activities Unit. This included consultancy, soil testing, CAD survey and designing, design plan documentation and project supervision. He has experience as a project manager that oversaw the construction of golf courses, major sportsfields, bowling greens and racetracks, along with major drainage projects.

Alan then worked with SportsTurf Consultants for 11 years specializing in the area’s CAD surveying, design and documentation development, project supervision and turf consultancy.

 

Adrian Knapping B.Sc.Ag

Adrian has been a part of Sportsturf Consultants since 2018 and is actively involved in undertaking sports field audits, agronomic testing & reporting, disease diagnosis and drone photogrammetry. Adrian is also regularly involved in field trial work both in Victoria and Brisbane.

 

Annette Marrinon Annette is our office secretary and is the key person for communication, accounts and general details on our range of services.

 

Peter Farrant Peter efficiently runs our laboratory and processes samples for our wide range of analytical services.