About me

The Turf Fox

Norbert Lischka

The native Hesse Norbert Lischka used to work as a farmer and achieved the diploma agricultural technician.

He completed the greenkeeper training of the DEULA (Federal Association of German Schools of Agricultural Engineering) and in England achieved Master Greenkeeper status.

He holds lectures and workshops throughout Europe and also teaches as a lecturer at the IST University in Düsseldorf

Why the name "turf fox"? Lischka is Czech for "fox". Professional turf care, and all related management issues is my business.

The aim of my work is: To achieve the best possible turf quality through the targeted use of resources and to work as cost-effectively and ecologically as possible.

Norbert Lischka - "The Turf Fox"

Norbert Lischka combines progressive thinking with nurturing traditions in improving and optimizing lawns. He has tried and tested solutions and shows alternatives to conventional lawn care, which are not only environmentally friendly, but also have a cost-cutting effect.

His sophisticated concepts for reducing the use of fertilizer, chemicals, water and electricity and the careful use of existing resources are as up-to-date as they are innovative.

Always keen to learn

Study tours

Traveling and sharing knowledge is an important foundation for learning.  It is why I regularly travel abroad as well as attended annual training courses in near and distant lands. What follows are some of the more important travels of the past few years.

Camporta, Portugal, GC Costa Terra (Zoysia Square) und GC Troia Links – Oktober 2023
Visit of the Novogreen-Turf production facility

International meeting of sustainable groups from Denmark, Netherlands and Germany in Germany from - May 2022

Netherland - October 2021
Visit of GC Bernardus, organizer of the Dutch Open in 2021

Daenemark September 2020
The TurfFox visited 6 fescue dominated golf courses around Kopenhagen.

England /Harrogate - January 2020
Visiting BTME and Education programs

Netherland - October 2019
The turf fox joined the visit of the Wagingen Lawn Research Institute in the Netherlands with the visit of 4 golf courses

Italy - May 2019
Lawn Fox visited the "ETS Field Days" in Padua as well as 2 golf courses in northern Italy

California USA - February 2019
Visited golf courses in San Diego, in conjunction with two one-day training seminars and the GCSSA Show.

Northern Ireland - June 2018
Visited 5 golf courses, including the # 1 in Europe 'Royal County Down'.
Argentina - December 2017
Visited the Jockey Golf Club in Argentina (Buenos Aires), one of the oldest courses in South America. Both 18 hole courses were designed around 1930 by Alister Mackenzie.

North Scotland - August 2017
Visited 7 golf courses in the north of Scotland including Castle Stuart, Brora and Royal Dornoch with 2 members of the Stomata Group (www.stomata.org).

New Zealand Excursion - 2016
Visited one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world, Cape Kidnappers, and met with professional colleague Brad Sim for an exchange of experiences.


He has acquired certifications in Germany, England and the USA, and is a member of the following groups and associations.

Stomata - Working Group Sustainable Greenkeeping (www.stomata.org)

DRG - German Lawn Society

BIGGA - British International Golf Greenkeeper Association

Nabu - Environmantal Group

GMVD - Golf Management Association Germany

GVD - Greenkeeper Association Germany

I am looking forward to meet you

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Norbert Lischka -

"The Turf Fox"

Address: Brünschentwiete 60c 22559 Hamburg

Phone: +49 177 / 3 33 03 56

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