All Things Equipment Management

Stephen Tucker.

Singapore: One of the driving forces behind the formation of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) will share his wisdom and experiences in the next webinar in the Asian Golf Industry Federation’s (AGIF) Sustainability Series.

In his presentation, Stephen Tucker, Director of Golf Course and Landscape Operations at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, will highlight key aspects of golf course equipment management as well as discussing leadership.

The webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, March 25 at 10 am Singapore time.

Eric Lynge, the AGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Stephen’s broad experiences in the golf industry for more than two decades make him the ideal presenter for this subject. It promises to be a fascinating webinar.”

Tucker began his career in the golf industry when aged 15, playing competitive golf at Suwannee High School and in numerous US Open and Nike Tour qualifiers.

Following graduation, he worked on golf course grounds crews in the local area before enrolling in Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College) in 1998, where he graduated with two scholarships in turf equipment management.

Tucker started in his first equipment manager’s position at the age of 21. Over the years, he has continued to advance before reaching his current position, managing the equipment operations at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Florida.

During Tucker’s career, he’s written and been featured in articles for Golf Course Management magazine, Golf Course Industry magazine and the USGA’s Green Section. 

In 2006, he and a few of his colleagues around the world started the IGCEMA, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Lynge said: “Targeted at both turf and club management professionals, our webinars feature respected speakers and presenters from around the world, all of whom are experts in their chosen fields.

“It’s the intention that our webinar topics alternate between club management and turfgrass management.

“We’re lining up some more exceptional, world renowned speakers who will present their respective topics with passion and authority and will leave an indelible mark on those who are fortunate enough to be in attendance.”

The 2021 series teed-off last month with Chris Gray, Head of Sustainability & Agronomy – Asia Pacific with The R&A, speaking on the subject of Sustainable Golf.

Last week, Soil/Tissue Testing and Fertiliser Planning was the title of the presentation from Alex Glasgow, Technical Director of Agronomy at the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute.

In this week’s webinar, Operating Your Golf Shop – Is it Right for Your Golf Club? was the question posed by Mark Bates, Director of Golf Operations at Singapore’s Laguna National Golf & Country Club.

In addition to the exchange of information, education/association credits can be gained in Club Management Association of America (CMAA), Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), PGA of America, PGA of Great Britain and Ireland, PGA of Japan and PGA of Australia. Attendance will be tracked and a certificate of attendance will be issued, pending attendance for a minimum of one hour on the webinar.

For further details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Spencer Robinson, the AGIF’s Chief Communications Officer, at [email protected]  

AGIF Sustainability Webinar Series

March 25 (Thursday): 10 am (Singapore time)
Topic: All Things Equipment Management
Presenter: Stephen Tucker, Director of Golf Course and Landscape Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c28vEeXcTpagySRzkusEfA

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