21 entries: BIGGA

Bernhard and Company 10 delegates 2022

Why worth participating in Bernhard and Company’s 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip?

By: 2022. 07. 15.

Bernhard and Company has recently announced that the application process is officially open for the 2023 BIGGA Delegation trip. Open to all full BIGGA members, the Bernhard and Company BIGGA Delegation is one of the most highly regarded…

BIGGA Dennis Mortram was presented with the Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award by Steven Nixon of Bernhard and Company

Who have impressed the BIGGA jury with their work in 2021?

By: 2022. 03. 24.

At the BIGGA Welcome Celebration with AMS Robotics, Dennis Mortram, 75, was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award sponsored by Bernhard and Company. Dennis is a former tutor at Reaseheath College in Cheshire and was…

2022 BIGGA Awards Finalists announcement

Guess who are the finalists of the BIGGA Awards 2022!

By: 2022. 03. 09.

The BTME 2022 is almost here. It is very likely to be held between 22-24 March with Continue to Learn taking place from Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 March 2022. One of the highlights of BTME each year…

ICL Dr Andy Owen and Henry Bechelet presenting at Continue to Learn by BIGGA

BIGGA and ICL launch the Continue to Learn Scholarship 2022

By: 2021. 08. 04.

One of the biggest education trends is eLearning in 2021. Increasing demand for technology-enabled e-learning solutions globally is driving the industry's growth. Global Market Insights estimates the eLearning market size is set to exceed USD 1 trillion by…

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BIGGA & Syngenta in the battle against leatherjackets. Are you too?

By: 2021. 05. 03.

Leatherjackets are one of the most dangerous lawn pests found in the UK. If I remember well, 1999 was the worst year for golf clubs in the UK. To better understand the possible threat in leatherjackets (=the grubs/larvae…

Dr Frank Rossi BIGGA Continue to Learn Educational Program online

BIGGA’s Continue to Learn education program goes online in 2021

By: 2020. 12. 16.

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has unveiled its program 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. BIGGA should…

wildlife conservation Lapwing at Avro Golf Club

How BIGGA is supporting wildlife conservation on golf courses?

By: 2020. 11. 11.

In the last four years, I wrote almost 20 articles about the importance of wildlife conservation on golf courses. Little or much? It is never enough to talk and take action on this area of sustainability (e.g. Syngenta’s Operation…

BIGGA online conference

What should the BIGGA online conference be about?

By: 2020. 10. 14.

It seems like more and more events are moving online. The coming BIGGA online conference (10 November 2020) is not an exception. For a long time, I thought that online conferences are killing one of the biggest benefits/advantages…

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton Continue to Learn at BTME in March 1 greenkeepers

What do greenkeepers expect from their employers in golf clubs?

By: 2022. 04. 05.

I think that’s a very important recognition of what Jim Croxton said at 2022 BTME. Namely: "....with golf participation and membership booming, the time has come for the leading bodies in the game to make a priority of…

Greater Flamingo at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club-final

Are you impressed by Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s sustainability efforts?

By: 2021. 06. 08.

It is good to see businesses among them golf clubs like Saadiyat Beach Golf Club are prioritizing sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance). A recent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week study found 87% of executives said improving ESG…

Chris Duffy Modry Las Golf Resort new general manager

What concerns Modry Las Golf Resort’s management the most?

By: 2021. 02. 07.

Last time I asked Chris Duffy CMDip about the challenges of golf club committees & boards. His article was so popular among golf club managers that I thought to interview him this time. Since his article, Chris Duffy…

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The Festival of Turf is coming in the COVID-secure setting

By: 2020. 12. 22.

How quickly we will get used to online events instead of meeting face-to-face in offline environment? When we will master schmoozing and building relationships as we do during offline events over a drink or coffee? These thoughts are…

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How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 1.

By: 2020. 04. 04.

With this post, I am launching an article series where I would like to share with you how various golf club managers of leading golf clubs are trying to respond commercially to coronavirus. My unhidden intention is to…

148th Open-Royal Portrush Golf Course

High hopes for the success of the 148th Open in Northern Ireland

By: 2019. 04. 16.

Last week I had an interesting conversation about the possible effects of Brexit on UK golf clubs. I thought to share with you some of our worries/concerns before letting you know the high hopes of Royal Portrush Golf…

Club Car Tempo 2018

How can the new Club Car Tempo pamper the golfers?

By: 2018. 01. 25.

Ingersoll Rand has just unveiled its new golf car, the Club Car Tempo, at the 2018 BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) show in Harrogate, UK. I was really excited to learn more about it after the "Shark Experience" added…

EIGCA McMurrray and Croxton

Who will be the 9th patron of EIGCA?

By: 2017. 11. 14.

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) is already cooperating with leading golf organizations like the CMAE, EGA, EGCOA, European Tour, FEGGA, GEO, the PGAs of Europe, and The R&A. This impressive list is expanding now with BIGGA (The…

Gleneagles - innovative drainage technology

What will the back to the future at Gleneagles be like?

By: 2017. 06. 14.

It is great to hear that a prestigious golf course like the Gleneagles is returning to its original golf course design. In Gleneagles case, to James Braid's design who originally designed the Queen's Course (a heathland course). Here…

Do you care about the Golf Business & Industry Convention?

By: 2016. 11. 10.

I believe that for European golf club managers there are few really important events that they should visit. One of them is the Golf Business & Industry Convention that will be held in 2017, between 17-19 January at…

Who is going to lecture for sure at the GolfBIC 2017?

By: 2016. 07. 29.

The world renowned motivational speaker in the club industry, Gregg Patterson, along with the NGCOA and EGCOA Chief Executive Officer’s Jay Karen and Lodewijk Klootwijk have been confirmed as speakers for the annual GolfBIC event in 2017. GolfBIC is…

Why are BGL greenkeepers so excited?

By: 2016. 07. 01.

Three of Burhill Golf and Leisure Ltd.'s greenkeeping staff have been nominated for the prestigious Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2016. Emily Gammon, Andy Morgan, and Ross Butler, all qualified apprentice greenkeepers at BGL venues, have…