Turf Grass Maintenance

 

Turfworx is a turf grass maintenance and horticultural services group. Turfworx was formed to focus on providing a quality service to world class standards.

Maintaining Top Estate and Golfing Facilities

Turfworx dispose of the services of industry leaders with a wealth of experience in keeping and maintaining some of South Africa's top estate and golfing facilities.

In-Depth Knowledge

 

The team has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the complexities and required standards of top estate and golf facilities. Turfworx is uniquely structured to provide specialist maintenance services to golf courses, residential estate and corporate gardens.

Mission

The group's core purpose is rendering of services to world class standards, using modern technology, the best equipment and innovative methods for the benefit of our clients and the pleasure of all who uses our facilities.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Danny Maritz (CEO)

Danny started his career in the horticultural industry in 1987 at the City Council of Pretoria, studying Parks and Recreation Management through Technicon R.S.A. In 1996 Danny was recruited by TurfTek as a Contracts Manager. He went on to become Regional Director for the golf division at Servest Turf, where he managed 15 golf courses. In 2007 he was the co-founder of Turfworx.

He successfully completed a number of industry related courses such as

  • National Certificate in Sports & Turf Management at Technicon Pretoria
  • UCB Grounds man’s certificate
  • National Certificate in Turf Irrigation
  • Certificate in Turf Pest Control at the Tshwane University of Technology

Danny’s experience relating to golf course and estate management includes the following but not limited to:

  • Health and safety management
  • Golf Course budget and financial management
  • Fleet and equipment management
  • Golf course construction
  • Design and project management
  • Nursery Production (Malanseuns Nursery)
  • Fertilizing and pest control
  • Training and management of staff
  • Member of BIGGA
  • Well-travelled international exposure.

 

Jaco Fourie (Golf Division Director/ Pezula Superintendent)

Jaco started his career in 2008 at Pezula Championship Golf Course for Turfworx. In 2010 he did an internship at George Golf Course and Fancourt Links. During 2010 Soccer World Cup he was part of the team that constructed and maintained the 3-home basis for Japan, France and Denmark in the South Cape. From 2011 to 2014 Jaco was appointed as the Assistant Superintendent at Pezula Championship Golf Course. September 2014 he was promoted to Head Superintendent at Pinnacle Point Golf Course where he worked until March 2020. In this time Jaco spearheaded the Turfworx team at Pinnacle Point and won 3 World Golf Awards as best course in South Africa and one award for the best course in Africa. He is currently the Head Superintendent at Pezula Championship Golf Course.

He successfully completed a number of industry related courses such as:

  • Certificate Turfgrass Management Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Pest Control Management - Pest Management Academy
  • CMASA Geo Workshop
  • Toro Mechanical Training Certificate
  • John Deere Mechanical Training Certificate
  • Member of BIGGA International.

Jaco’s experience relating to turfgrass management includes:

  • Golf Course Maintenance
  • Golf Course Equipment Management
  • Greens, Tee box and Bunker Construction
  • Pest Control
  • Irrigation Maintenance, Upgrade and Installations
  • 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup Pitch Construction and Preparations
  • 2010 Revamp at Recreational Grounds South Western District Cricket Home Grounds
  • 2012 Proteas Vs Pakistan T/20 Series Preparation
  • 2016 World Golf Awards Best Course in South Arica - Pinnacle Point
  • 2017 World Golf Awards Best Course in South Arica - Pinnacle Point
  • 2020 World Golf Awards Best Course in South Arica and Africa - Pinnacle Point
  • 2018 Vodacom Origins of Golf Final Pinnacle Point

 

Sanet Maritz (Estate Maintenance Director)

Sanet Maritz is a qualified horticulturist and is responsible for the Estate Maintenance division. Sanet qualified at the Technicon Pretoria and achieved a National Diploma in Horticulture. She also studied BSc at the University of Pretoria.

Sanet’s experience includes:

  • Manager at Plantpark Acacia for Malanseuns
  • Assistant manager at Plantpark Wonderboom
  • Senior horticulturist at Natura Landscapes
  • Senior horticulturist for the Servest golf division
  • Senior horticulturist for Turfworx
  • Financial Management

Specialists Support

The Turfworx head office is situated in George. Operational facilities currently exist at Pezula Golf Course, Oubaai Golf Course, Knysna Lifestyle Estate, Thesen Island, Oubaai Golf Estate and Welgelegen Estate.