Stuart Baird was appointed as Course Superintendent in August 2013.
Prior to joining the staff of Akarana in 2009, and completing his NZ Sports Turf Level 4 qualifications, Stuart had gained greenkeeping experience at Formosa Country Club and Gulf Harbour. He has a well rounded knowledge of club golf - with experience in driving range management, cart maintenance, course marshalling, and golf shop retail.
Previously he has represented Auckland and Waikato at golf, and is a key member of the Akarana Bissett Shield team.
Outside of golf Stu follows league and cricket in his spare time, he and his wife Andrea are bringing up twin boys, and the twins younger brother.