First wave of speakers revealed for Continue to Learn
Posted on Friday, 14th July 2017
BIGGA is excited to reveal the first speakers who have confirmed their availability to present at Continue to Learn 2018.
As always, Continue to Learn will be held at BTME in Harrogate during January and the education programme has crown to become the largest for golf greenkeepers outside of the USA.
Encompassing more than 240 hours of varied and high quality content, the learning is suitable for all those in greenkeeping, regardless of their position or length of time in the industry.
Sami Strutt, BIGGA's head of member development, said: "Continue to Learn at BTME has grown exponentially over the last seven years, with almost double the number of education hours being delivered."
Through responses to the Members Choice survey, BIGGA members play a key role in the design of the annual programme.
Sami added: "We're excited to be welcoming many new speakers to the event as well as welcoming back several firm favourites. The complete programme will be launched at the beginning of October and we expect it to be as popular as ever."
The speakers confirmed so far are:
Micah Woods, Asian Turfgrass Centre
Adrian Mortram, Robin Hume Associates Ltd
Bob Taylor, STRI
Lorna D Sheldon, LDS International
Paul Miller, Lecturer in Golf Course Management
Mark Hunt, Headland Amenity
Michael Astrop, Coach the Mind
Alan Gange & Francesca Baylis, Royal Holloway University
Frank Newberry, Frank Newberry Seminars
Eddie Ainsworth, Avro Golf Club
James Bledge, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Wendy Cole, The R&A
Adam Moeller, USGA
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 will see the launch of a new event, tailored specifically for young greenkeepers.
Sami said: "Working with BIGGA's Young Greenkeepers Committee, the programme will include sessions relevant to the audience. The opportunity to network with other young greenkeepers and to meet industry figures who could help with career progression will prove invaluable for our younger members."
Further speakers and events will be announced as the October launch of Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 draws nearer.
Continue to Learn at BTME 2018 takes place from Sunday 21-Wednesday 24 January 2018 at Harrogate Convention Centre, North Yorkshire, UK. The education programme overlaps with the BIGGA Turf Management exhibition, which takes place from Thursday 23-Thursday 25 January 2018.