Festival of Turf
What does BIGGA do?
Without greenkeepers, there would be no golf. From the pioneering 'Keepers of the Green' that tended the historic links at St Andrews, Prestwick and Musselburgh to today's highly-skilled and dynamic course managers at the UK's top golfing venues, greenkeepers have shaped and defined this wonderful sport.
Every step of the way, there has been an association providing them with support, education and advice. In January 1987 the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) was created due to an amalgamation of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, The English and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and The Scottish and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.
Since then, we've shone a light for the nation's greenkeepers, and 6,000 turf professionals from the United Kingdom and further afield are proud to call themselves BIGGA members.
Greenkeeper International is the official magazine of BIGGA and is published on a monthly basis. It focuses on Greenkeepers and Course Managers throughout the greenkeeping profession. The magazine combines the latest news and new products with in-depth reports and analysis on issues of importance in golf course management.
Your Golf Course
BIGGA believes that open communication in the golfing community strengthens the sport and ensures a brighter future on the country's fairways. If you're looking for an insight into the preparation of the course you play on, want to find, reward and keep the best staff or arrange an event at your golf club - you'll find new perspectives here.