Thursday, 30th March, 2017

Stories tagged ‘BIGGA’

Friday, March 17th, 2017

BMW PGA Championship 2016 winner Chris Wood alongside the BIGGA Support Team

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

BTME 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

Allan Patterson

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

(photo credit BIGGA)

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-PR shots

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

from left: STRI Senior Ecology Consultant Bob Taylor, Greetham Valley’s Managing Director Robert Hinch, Business & Marketing Director Dee Hinch, Course Manager Adi Porter and STRI Ecology Consultant Sophie Vukolic

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 the full story »

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Price Turfcare BTME 0330

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

The Worcestershire's Steve Lloyd being congratulated by Highspeed's David Mears on winning a ClearWater system

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

A preview of the landing page for the new OnCourse® platform at

OnCourse® for a sustainable future

Significant new upgrade to sustainability solutions platform for golf

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Chris Kennedy

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

Journals of GCMA

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

FTMI Class of 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

TPC Sawgrass

‘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

Golf Industry Show in San Diego, California (courtesy of GCSAA)

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

John Parry's winning entry

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

BIGGA has launched the BTME 2017 smartphone app

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

GolfBIC 2016 Reception Area

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

From left: Matt Lavington, Jim Cunning, Nick Percy, Leigh Sear, Jamie Cindy, Sean Musson, Michael Abbott, Stuart Green, Bob Williams, Jim Croxton, Simon Joyce, Josh Moses, Katie Fewster, Clive Cosgrove, Niki Hunter

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

ICL at BTME 2016

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

(from left) Paul Copsey, Work Based Assessor - Hadlow College, apprentices Callum Melody and Adam Richardson and Anthony Stockwell, Sports Turf Assessor – Hadlow College

Notable Greenkeeping First for Hadlow College

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

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016


BIGGA’s best young greenkeepers write history at new-look Toro awards ceremony

For the first time ever, the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year award, open to students up to the age of 20, complimented the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year award

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

GBR Technology and Bigga Pic 22.08.16

GBR Technology lends learning support to BIGGA

GBR Technology is the 21st industry organisation to sign up as a BIGGA Education Supporter, while nine others count themselves as BIGGA Partners

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

The Toro Finalists 2015 with the winner Stephen Thorne, of Rushmore

BIGGA and Toro announce Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year finalists

The Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award has been complemented by the inaugural Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award, open to candidates aged 20 or under

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Harborne Golf Club

GCMA, PGA & BIGGA launch flexible Golf Club Management qualification

Representing a fundamental shift to the approach to professional education in golf club management, the Golf Club Management Partnership announces the launch of a new ASQ Level 5 Diploma in Golf Club Management