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October 27, 2015

One of the world’s leading online turf management tools, Turfkeeper, has been launched in Australia.

Well-known industry figures Daryl Sellar of Turfwise Consulting and Jeff Blunden of Golf Business Advisory Services (GBAS) have secured the exclusive Australia and New Zealand distribution licence for the management portal that provides turf managers with complete oversight and control of staff management, turf maintenance practices, machinery use, chemical applications and department budgeting.

Kevin Scarce, Product Manager of the developers of the software TurfKeeper Ltd in the UK explains “we are thrilled to now have a great partner in the southern hemisphere.

“We truly believe in the power of Turfkeeper, evidenced by the size of our customer base in the UK and are pleased that like-minded turf managers in Australia can now utilise our tool and receive quality local support. Jeff and Daryl are already pushing us in terms of product improvement for the Australian market and we are looking forward to working with them.”

Sellar and Blunden outlined the benefits of Turfkeeper to a number of senior golf facility and sports turf managers at a recent launch event at The Lakes Golf Club in Sydney.

With a common interest and appreciation of data capture and insight-driven decision making, both Sellar and Blunden view Turfkeeper as the missing resource in effective turf management.

Blunden stated “with turf management data capture and record keeping is still manual in many cases.

“In today’s increasingly scrutinized and evidenced-based decision making environment, such practices rarely provide the insight required to improve existing practices.

“With Turfkeeper, all actions are captured and importantly talk to one another ... for example employee time is no longer only reflected in a time sheet.

“’Turfkeepertime’ also attaches to a task, which adds to machine use hours, decrements stock levels, feeds the budget and allows for much more thorough, automated reporting. Complete oversight is now possible.”

To be offered by monthly subscription and with full local support being provided by Blunden and Sellar, Turfkeeper is expected to become the go-to software for turf managers in the region.

Sellar added “there is no doubt that more information is being sought from turf managers, and rightfully so.

“It’s our view that further management collaboration can occur and this tool not only readily provides information but does so in an easy to use and illustrative way.

“Use of this tool will generate real opportunities for greater optimisation of existing turf management practices and will ultimately help produce better outcomes for all to enjoy.”

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23rd February 2015 - JEFF BLUNDEN ADVISES


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