Bernhard and Company presents BIGGA Award

Bernhard and Company presents BIGGA Award: Industry-leader in turf sharpening equipment and management solutions, Bernhard and Company, has unveiled Walton Heath Golf Club, as the winner of the ‘Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year’ Award at the 2024 BIGGA Celebration at BTME.

The award – handed over by Bernhard and Company’s Commercial Director, Angelique Crosnier – was presented this evening to Michael Mann and the entire maintenance team at Walton Heath Golf Club for the exceptional conditions displayed when hosting the US Open Golf Championship Final Qualifying in May 2023 and the AIG Women’s Open in August 2023.

Bernhard and Company presents BIGGA Award

Bernhard and Company presents BIGGA Award

Crosnier commented: “It’s an honour for us to again be title sponsor for this significant award as part of BIGGA’s annual celebration at BTME.

“The team at Walton Heath delivered incredibly impressive conditions this year for both the US Open Final Qualifying and one of the most significant events in the women’s game, the AIG Women’s Open. The team overcame a number of setbacks to present the course in great shape on both occasions,” she added.

This award recognises that the success of any tournament depends upon the expertise and dedication of the greenkeeping team. From local club championships through to golf’s professional tours – all are only made possible due to the work of greenkeepers who go above and beyond to present the finest playing surfaces possible.

Also nominated for the award were:

  • Paisley Golf Club – led by Course Manager, Jonathan Caldwell, for hosting the Scottish Golf Men’s Area Team Championship Finals in September 2023
  • Portlethen Golf Club – led by Head Greenkeeper, Neil Sadler for hosting the Scottish Golf Boy’s Under 16 Open Championship in July 2023

Find Bernhard and Company on their official social media channels:

  • Twitter – @BernhardCompany
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