Meet a Member: BIGGA

About us:

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has around 6,000 members predominantly in the UK. Based at BIGGA House in North Yorkshire the Association exists to serve its members needs, promote the sport of golf and show leadership in greenkeeping.

Our challenges:

BIGGA’s main focus is supporting greenkeepers. Current priorities are educating golfers and employers through various means, and supporting greenkeepers in difficult situations.Our annual exhibition, BTME, is the premier turf care event in Europe and with a new layout for January 2019 is currently taking up some time. The associated conference, Continue to Learn features some 250 hours of education and is expected to attract over 1,000 delegates. Over 5,000 visitors will attend the exhibition.


Our expertise:

Our members are experts in turf care and are therefore able to provide support in this specialist area where required.

What turns a normal working day into a great day?

  1. Hearing from a member or members that something we have done or facilitated has improved their situation
  2. Dealing with a golf club that respects and supports its greens staff
  3. Receiving substantial support from the trade (via partnerships or exhibition support) that increases our capacity to support our members
  4. A really good score on Fantasy Football!

Jim Croxton


Did you know….?

Our education conference in Harrogate, BTME, this year provided over 7,000 hours of greenkeeper education. That’s over 2 hours worth for every golf facility in the UK.


What it means to be a member of The Amenity Forum:

The Amenity Sector is so diverse that it is vital there is a central voice and focus to influence and inform regulators. Golf is a small part of sports turf which in turn is a small part of the sector, the Forum gives us in golf a much bigger voice where we need it.