Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award

Two Awards, One Chance to Shine

What’s it all About?

Being part of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards allows you to meet and compete with the best greenkeeping students in the UK.

Those invited to interview will be tested on their knowledge, not only of greenkeeping tasks, skills and heath and safety, but it also incorporates understanding of the job role; personal development; industry awareness; the Toro company; BIGGA and career aspirations.

The highly coveted Awards will enable you to drive your ambition for a successful career in the greenkeeping industry.

Put yourself in the position to succeed by applying for the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.

Two Awards

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award ??“ available to all greenkeeping students studying for eligible qualifications

Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award ??“ specifically for greenkeeping students aged 20 years and under

  • Greenkeeping students can nominate themselves for the Awards
  • College tutor, assessor or employer can endorse applications
  • Online application process

What Can You Win?

  • Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winner will receive: The Toro Scholarship including a six-week residential turf management study course at the University of Massachusetts, a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to the Toro factory.
  • Endorser of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year will receive: A trip to the Golf Industry Show in the USA, including flights, hotel, education and show accreditation
  • Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year runner up will receive: A trip to Continue to Learn at BTME including four days of education, five nights hotel accommodation, travel and £125 expenses, plus a Toro Training voucher
  • Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award winner will receive: A two week work placement at the exclusive Vidauban Golf Club in the South of France, plus a trip to Continue to Learn at BTME ??“ five night package including hotel, four days of education, travel and £125 expenses, plus a gift voucher for Toro Training
  • Endorser of the Young Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year will receive: A trip to Vidauban Golf Club for the last two days of their student's placement, including flights and hotel
  • Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year runner up will receive: A trip to Continue to Learn at BTME - three night package including hotel, education, travel and £75 expenses plus a gift voucher for Toro training

Who Can Apply?

Any greenkeeping student who is undertaking one of the listed qualifications (at the time of application):

• Level 2 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ Level 2 Sports Turf / Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping

• Level 3 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ Level 3 Sports Turf Management

• Level 2 Diploma / National Certificate (NC)

• Level 3 Subsidary Diploma (SD)

Why Apply?

Acknowledged as the highlight of the student greenkeeper’s year the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides you with the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best:

• You could win an eight-week scholarship to the USA in January/February 2018 (including a six-week residential turf management study course at the University of Massachusetts, a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to the Toro factory)

• You could win a trip to Continue to Learn at BTME (including four days of education, hotel, travel and spending money)

• All awards finalists will be given BIGGA membership for one year (following on from the expiry date of their current memberships)

• Increase your skills and knowledge to enhance your professional development

• Network with your peers and build lasting relationships

How to Apply

1. Complete the online application form

2. Provide the name of the individual who will endorse your application

Who can endorse your application?

  • College tutor
  • College assessor
  • Head Greenkeeper / Course Manager
  • Golf Club Manager

Terms and Conditions for Application

1. Applications are welcomed from all student greenkeeper candidates actively working towards their qualification at the time of application. Eligible qualifications are:

· Level 2 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ Level 2 Sports Turf

· Level 3 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ Level 3 Sports Turf Management

· Level 2 Diploma / National Certificate (NC)

· Level 3 Subsidary Diploma (SD)

2. All applications must be made through the online application facility

3. All applicants must provide contact details of their nominated person endorsing their application

4. Applicants must be student greenkeepers either working as, or intending to work as, a golf greenkeeper

5. Applicants must be employed or resident in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland

6. If you are 20 years or younger at the time of application, you may be considered for the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year

7. Any applicant who was a national finalist in the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2016 is not eligible to enter the 2017 Awards

8. Any applicant who has entered the award for two consecutive years and has not been selected for the national final is not eligible to enter the 2017 Awards

9. The deadline for entries has been extended and is now Friday 26 May

10. Each application will be judged on its own merits, regardless of membership status, position or place of work. All candidates have an equal chance of success

11. A shortlist will be drawn up and those applicants will be invited to attend a local interview during the weeks beginning 3 and 14 July 2017

12. Applicants invited to attend a local interview will receive a £30 contribution from the sponsors towards travel expenses

13. Applicants invited to attend a local interview will receive a memento from the sponsors at the interview

14. Selected finalists will be invited to attend the national final to be held on 11 and 12 September 2017, at BIGGA House, with all expenses met by the sponsors

15. One winner and one runner-up will be selected for each of the Toro Student Greenkeeper Awards

To enter CLICK HERE

When applying, please provide the name of the individual who will endorse your application and email a passport photo of yourself to education@bigga.co.uk

Your application can be endorsed by your college tutor, college assessor, head greenkeeper/course manager or golf club manager.

Endorser Form CLICK HERE

Associated Documents:

Toro Student of the Year Award 2017 (1.21MB)
Flyer for 2017 Toro Student of the Year