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About me/saya


I have been in the golf course industry for more than 23 years now. I was a golf course superintendent, club manager and general manager among other things then I moved on to consulting and advising; the difference being one pays the bills and one is just helping out. I used to wait for golf courses to find me then I realised that football fields need me too! With their topsoil that renders the subsoil useless and geotextile around the subsoil pipes that turn the pipes into long empty caves… so I am now moving on to constructing football fields.

Then I started getting calls about landscaping and actually landed a consulting job for a maintenance company and a big government agency asked me to visit them and advise them about their landscaping but because it is a secure facility, I can’t talk about it. So heck yeah, in the year when people say that jobs are hard to get, I’ll do landscaping too.

Why should you consider me?  I am independent, I am not affiliated to any particular brand, I have been on both sides of the fence (maintenance and management), I favor the environment, I have a Diploma in Agriculture for field work and a Diploma in Accounting for office, I have a certified safety officer’s certificate, a Degree in Environmental Science; I have been around the block many times (translate: I am experienced in many ways) and I have a work record you can check.

Contact me at mynormasATconsultant.com (replacing the AT with @)

Employment History




Apr 2010 – 2012 Kolej Damansara Utama, Damansara Part-time lecturer
Aug 2009 – 2012 The Mines Resort Golf Club, Seri Kembangan, Selangor Consultant/General Manager
Mar 2009 – current Turf Consultancy Sdn. Bhd. Consultant
Jun 2007 – Feb 2009 Glenmarie Golf & Country Club, Club Manager
Jun 2003 – Jun 2007 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club, Shah Alam, Selangor. Club Manager cum Course Supt
Feb – May 2003 Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort, Batu Gajah, Perak. Acting Director of Operations
Jul 2000 – Jan. 03 Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort. Golf Course Superintendent
Oct 1996 – Aug 2000 Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Golf Course Superintendent
Apr 1993 – Sept 96 Glenmarie Golf and Country Club Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Apr 1991 – Mar 93 Jernih Estate, TDM Bhd., Kemaman Trengganu. Assistant Estate Manager
Sept 88 – Feb 1991 Kemayan Oil Palm Bhd., Sandakan, Sabah, East Malaysia. Assistant Estate Manager

Relevant Achievements




2016 Darul Aman Golf Club, Kedah. Preparing the course for an international level tournament; to the satisfaction of the organisers.
2016 Formerly Padang 1Malaysia, Chemor, Perak. Turning an abandoned field from weed infested into a field suitable for use of two teams (one won SukMa)
2015 Field C, National Sports Complex Repairing field prior to major tournament, within 20 days
2014 Cameron Highlands Golf Club Consulting for reconstruction of the 9 holes of the club.
2013 Teluk Intan Golf Club, Perak. Making the greens playable and the course, good.
2013 Kinrara Golf Club, Puchong Turning the golf course greens from bad to good.
2012 Ministry of Youth & Culture, Malaysia Being the panel for the national occupational skills standard development since 2010.
2011 Royal Palm Spring Golf Club, Port Dickson. Transforming the greens into more acceptable conditions to golfers with minimal investment.
2010 Bukit Beruntung Golf Club, Rawang Taking over management/operations of the club and changing it into a respectable club.
2009 Mountain View (formerly Kristal) Golf Club, Penang Turning around an abandoned golf course into playable condition
2008 Glenmarie Golf & Country Club Convincing sr. management and managing the RM6mil clubhouse renovation & RM11mil in golf course.
2006 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Voted “The Best Golf Course in Malaysia” for the years 2005-2006
2005 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Registered Kota Permai with Audubon International – an environmental NGO from US.
2005 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Hosting the qualifier for  “World Cup of Golf”
2004 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Hosting the “Volvo Masters of Asia”. The second biggest golf event in Malaysia.
2004 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Managing a RM2mil golf course greens’ renovation
2003 Kota Permai Golf & Country Club Voted  “No. 2 of The Top Ten Golf Courses in Malaysia” 2001 – 2002
2001 Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort Winning 2nd place in a Landscape competition for the state of Perak in the Hotel and Tourism complex category.
2001 Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort Winning the Landscape competition for the district of Kinta in the Hotel and Tourism complex category.
2001 Clearwater Sanctuary Golf Resort Voted “No. 2 of The Top Ten Golf Courses in Malaysia” 2001 – 2002
1999 Glenmarie Golf and Country Club Voted “Best Maintained Course in Malaysia” 1999 – 2000


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