Entries by Karl Hansell

BIGGA’s online conference programme

BIGGA’s online conference programme: The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has led the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association to rethink how its members will access local and regional education in 2020, with the association launching a new initiative known as the National Regional Conference. Traditionally BIGGA’s five regions – Scotland and Northern Ireland, Northern, Central England, […]

‘Virtual’ ICL Scholars look forward to online education

‘Virtual’ ICL Scholars look forward to online education: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association and Partner ICL have revealed the five recipients of the fifth ICL Scholarship, with a greenkeeper from the Scottish island of Jura able take advantage of a new online format. Restrictions relating to COVID-19 and concerns for the health of […]

BIGGA teams up with new online conference

BIGGA teams up with new online conference: This autumn BIGGA is proud to partner with the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association in an online conference to satisfy members’ ongoing education needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Known as Conference Comes to You, the programme will deliver 30 distinct seminars scheduled – one a day – over […]

BIGGA launches work platform for members

BIGGA launches work platform for members: Ahead of Thank a Greenkeeper Day on Wednesday 23 September, the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has launched a new online platform to help its members who find themselves out of work due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. It has been estimated that the coronavirus crisis saw […]

International ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day’

International ‘Thank a Golf Course Superintendent Day’: Golfers are asked to show their support on social media using #ThankASuper and #ThankAGreenkeeper As a healthy outdoor activity that can adhere to social distancing, golf has seen a worldwide resurgence in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 23 September, the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association […]

BIGGA BTME cancelled for 2021

BIGGA cancelled for 2021: The turf industry’s premier annual gathering, the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), will not take place in January 2021 as anticipated, with an alternative ‘festival of turf’ planned for summer 2021. The event’s organisers, the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association, has cancelled the popular trade exhibition due to the ongoing […]

MP to join up with BIGGA CEO

MP to join up with BIGGA CEO: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association will welcome the co-chairperson of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Golf, Craig Tracey MP, to its Continue to Learn Extra webinar series on Tuesday 21 July. All Party Groups comprise members of all political parties and support specific interests. In […]

BIGGA members’ opportunity to shape education launches

BIGGA members’ opportunity to shape education launches: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has launched the Members’ Choice survey for 2021. The survey offers BIGGA members the opportunity to shape the education that is on offer at the Continue to Learn 2021 education programme, which is due to return in January as part of […]

Student greenkeeper awards postponed

Student greenkeeper awards postponed: Following consultation between awards organisers BIGGA and sponsors Toro and Reesink UK, the 2020 edition of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards has been postponed. Applications for the prestigious awards had opened in March, but the escalation of the coronavirus pandemic means that it is no longer safe or […]

Introducing BIGGA’s volunteers

Introducing BIGGA’s volunteers: The Open 2019 is heading to Sandwich in Kent this July and the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has revealed which members have been selected to join the volunteer support team that will help maintain playing standards throughout the event. Each year The R&A requests BIGGA’s assistance with the championship and this […]