The Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), in conjunction with other global superintendent and turf management organisations, is continuing to recognise those who help keep golf courses enjoyable and sustainable with the International ‘Thank a Superintendent Day’.

‘Thank a Superintendent Day’ 2022 will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 13 and the international community is asking clubs, members, guests and the golfing community to celebrate the day, and thank their turf management teams with support on social media using #ThankASuper.

During the 2021 International Thank a Superintendent Day, social media messages reached more than nine million followers around the world.

In addition to ASTMA, other groups taking part in the global event include the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA).

All together the groups represent more than 31,000 golf course management professionals in 78 countries around the world.

The celebration will include a commercial that will appear on social media platforms internationally, on the US Golf Channel and international affiliates, in addition to other media outlets and social media messages touting the many ways that superintendents benefit the game and their communities’ golfers.

Others are encouraged to join in the conversation on social media using the hashtags “#ThankASuper” or “#ThankAGreenkeeper”.

In addition, golf courses and other groups are encouraged to provide special recognition for their course maintenance staff on September 13.