Entries by Karl Hansell

Golf greenkeepers ask for support

Golf greenkeepers ask for support: BIGGA has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding the timetable for the reopening of golf. As the members’ association for golf greenkeepers in the UK, BIGGA is acutely aware that golfers are eager to get back out on the course and start enjoying the limitless physical and mental health benefits […]

GKB Machines teams up with BIGGA

GKB Machines teams up with BIGGA: The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has welcomed GKB Machines as its latest Educational Supporter. GKB Machines was founded in 2015 and offers sustainable, reliable and robust maintenance machinery for natural, synthetic and hybrid turf. A part of the GKB Group, the family-owned company has a commitment to […]

Lockdown update from BIGGA

Lockdown update from BIGGA: Following the rapidly-escalating situation regarding a return to full national lockdown restrictions for England, which followed on the heels of similar restrictions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has sought clarification regarding the level of course maintenance work that is able to take […]

BIGGA unveils new outdoor festival

BIGGA unveils new outdoor festival: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has unveiled a brand new outdoor festival and exhibition, taking place in June 2021. The event, called the Festival of Turf, will bring together the greenkeeping and turf management industry for two days of innovation, exhibition and entertainment. Taking place in the COVID-secure […]

BIGGA unveils largest-ever learning programme

BIGGA unveils largest-ever learning programme: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has unveiled its programme of education for January 2021, with members offered access to BIGGA’s world-renowned Continue to Learn via an entirely-online platform for the first time ever. With the cancellation of BTME 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the […]

BIGGA teams up with RSPB and The R&A

BIGGA teams up with RSPB and The R&A: The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has established a formal relationship with the RSPB and The R&A’s partnership that will see the association explore collaborative opportunities to increase awareness and support for biodiversity conservation on golf courses. The greenkeeper association’s relationship with the RSPB and The […]

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 […]