Friday, 26th May, 2017

Stories tagged ‘BIGGA’


Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Chris Wood to Fly Flag for Greenkeepers During Title Defence

BMW PGA Champion 2016 Chris Wood will be flying the flag for greenkeepers everywhere when he sets out to defend his title this week


Friday, May 19th, 2017

Royal Birkdale gets ready for The Open

Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport hosts the 146th Open Championship this July, which will be the 10th time it has been held at this stunning links course north of Liverpool. Since the first Open here in 1954, the course has been, alongside Royal Lytham, the most regular venue for the Championship other than St Andrews


Monday, May 15th, 2017

Brian living the High’ life as he achieves Master Greenkeeper status

An American course superintendent responsible for maintaining a remote course high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is celebrating after becoming BIGGA’s 72nd Master Greenkeeper


Thursday, May 11th, 2017

TPC Sawgrass looking on ‘Major’ form thanks to hard work of BIGGA volunteers

With the Players Championship taking place in Florida this weekend, volunteers from the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association have been on site all week, getting to grips with all the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of golf’s most high profile events


Friday, March 17th, 2017

Introducing BIGGA Support Team for the BMW PGA Championship

The greenkeepers will be on hand to assist Director of Golf Courses & Estates Kenny Mackay and his team throughout the European Tour’s flagship event


Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Businesses rush to rebook at BTME

Before the 2017 exhibition had even closed, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association, which hosts the event, had already sold 950 square metres of space at BTME 2018. That amounts to 25% of the available stand space


Monday, February 6th, 2017

Top man at Trump Turnberry to take centre stage at BIGGA Scottish Conference

Allan Patterson, Estates and Courses Manager at Trump Turnberry, will be among the speakers at the BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference 2017 taking place in Perth on Tuesday 7 March


Friday, February 3rd, 2017

UKGCOA Celebrates Successful Golf Business & Industry Convention at BTME

The UK Golf Course Owners Association is celebrating the success of its annual convention the Golf Business & Industry Convention which took place on 17-18 January 2017


Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

BTME in numbers

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has revealed the number of delegates who attended the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition and associated events


Monday, January 30th, 2017

Greetham Valley wins top Environmental Award

Greetham Valley in Rutland, England, has been crowned 2017 Environmental Golf Course of the Year at the prestigious national Golf Environment Awards ceremonial dinner hosted by STRI .....read the full story »


Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

We Have Lift-Off: Successful Launch of Price Turfcare at BTME

Price Turfcare, a newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former International Sales Director, Rupert Price, had a very successful launch at the recent BTME in Harrogate

ClearWater – a winner at BTME 2017

Highspeed Group’s ClearWater system was the focus of much attention at BTME this year and was a winner in more ways than one


Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

OnCourse® for a sustainable future

Significant new upgrade to sustainability solutions platform for golf


Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Chris Kennedy Appointed BIGGA Vice President

The former courses and estates manager at The Wentworth Club, who worked closely with Ernie Els during the four-time Major winner’s renovation of the West Course, has been announced as Vice President of BIGGA for 2017


Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

GCMA and Sports Publications agree publishing deal

The official journal of the Golf Club Managers’ Association will be published by their new media partner Sports Publications from April onwards


Friday, December 16th, 2016

Jacobsen Future Turf Managers Initiative 2017 Delegates Announced

Jacobsen and BIGGA have announced who the successful applicants are for 2017’s Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI). The popular educational and networking initiative is now in its fifth year and will once again take place at Jacobsen’s European manufacturing facility in Ipswich


Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

‘Fifth major’ beckons for BIGGA volunteers

Every year, the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme invites a full member from each of BIGGA’s five regions to join the team for golf’s ‘fifth major’


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Early Christmas present as BIGGA members secure once-in-a-lifetime trip to America

The 10 successful BIGGA members who will jet off to Orlando, Florida next year as part of the BIGGA Delegation sponsored by Bernhard and Company have been revealed


Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Wrexham greenkeeper’s ‘smart’ photograph wins BIGGA’s top prize

From The Remarkables Mountain Range in New Zealand to the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, BIGGA members from all over the globe submitted entries for the competition, which has seen the judge’s favourite 12 images selected for inclusion in the greenkeeping association’s calendar 2017


Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Keep ahead of the crowd with the new BTME smartphone app

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has kicked its preparations for Europe’s leading turf management exhibition into top gear with the launch of a brand new smartphone application


Friday, November 11th, 2016

Registrations for GolfBIC 2017 now open

Registrations for the Golf Business & Industry Convention (GolfBIC) in Harrogate are now open and the programme on 17 – 18 January looks to be the most exciting to date


Friday, October 21st, 2016

First candidates commence the Diploma in Golf Club Management

Marking the culmination of two years of planning, the first candidates to enroll on the brand new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management attended the initial induction day at The PGA National Training Academy on Wednesday 19 October

BIGGA members attend Continue to Learn at BTME after securing ICL scholarship

Five BIGGA members who may have been unable to experience the excitement and education offered by the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition in January are celebrating after securing a prestigious new scholarship


Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Continue to Learn at BTME 2017 launches with largest-ever offering

Continue to Learn at BTME 2017 will feature more than 250 hours of education with guest speakers such as Neil Cleverly, Superintendent of the Olympic Golf Course in Rio, and the Course Managers and Superintendents responsible for hosting the last four Ryder Cups


Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Notable Greenkeeping First for Hadlow College

Hadlow College in Kent is the first organisation in the UK to Offer Golf Greenkeeping Standard Apprenticeship