Thank you for your interest in joining BIGGA.
Membership of BIGGA provides you with practical help whenever you need it: use your membership to benefit from a range of comprehensive services and products that will prepare you with the tools to develop as a greenkeeper and a leader and make an impact on your organisation.
By joining Europe’s largest membership greenkeeping association you will join 1,000’s of like-minded individuals who are passionate about being a greenkeeper and about greenkeeping.Apply for membership
|Full Member, (Course Manager/Head Greenkeeper)||£210|
|Full Member (Qualified Greenkeeper)||£125|
|Greenkeeper in Training 21 & over||£95|
|Greenkeeper in Training 20 & under||£35|
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With more than 5,000 members drawn from across the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield, BIGGA is the largest community of golf greenkeepers outside the United States. Together our members share ideas, discuss best practice and collaborate in ways to support each other and the wider industry.
Through conversations with fellow members, BIGGA staff and our network of volunteers, the association is on hand to support those working in sports turf. BIGGA members also have access to a wide range of resources that can help you navigate life's challenges, with the cost often included within your membership subscription.
BIGGA provides outstanding career-defining opportunities for our members that you will find nowhere else. The chance to gain skills and experience that propel your career to the next level is available to every member, no matter what stage of your professional journey you are on.
\ Stay inspired and stay motivated.
The BIGGA community puts you in contact with peers all over the UK and the world, each with their own career journey and breadth of experience. Who knows who you will meet and where that will take you?
\ Continue to learn throughout your career.
BIGGA members are automatically registered onto the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme, which gives access a huge database of learning resources. The CPD scheme enables you to record your learning and offers the opportunity to gain certification, demonstrating your commitment to professional development.
\ Access funding.
Gaining qualifications can be expensive if you are self-funding and so BIGGA and our partners can provide financial assistance to help you study. Scholarships and our Refund of Fees scheme can contribute towards your course fees, while the ICL Scholarship provides the opportunity to attend Continue to Learn. Financial assistance can far outstrip membership costs, making it a simple decision to join.
\ Improve your confidence, capability and competence.
Preparing yourself for a move into senior roles can be challenging, but BIGGA offers assistance by hosting opporunties such as the innovative Future Turf Management Initiative.
\ Network, learn and socialise.
BIGGA hosts hundreds of local and national opportunities for our members to get together and discuss solutions to the challenges of modern greenkeeping. Greatest among these opportunities is the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME), where thousands of turf professionals gather to network and submerge themselves in the Continue to Learn education programme, while taking advantage of member discounted prices.
\ Stay ahead of the game.
In a world that is constantly evolving, stay up-to-date on the latest industry happenings with Greenkeeper International, our monthly journal. Subscription is included with your membership. The magazine is packed full of interesting features, details of member initiatives and exciting other content. The BIGGA website and member newsletters also ensure you're always in the know.
- BIGGA Delegation to the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show with Bernhard and Company
- BIGGA National Championship with Origin Amenity Solutions
- John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme
- The Open Volunteer Support Team
- Greenkeeper legal advice line
- BMW PGA Championship Volunteer Support Team
- Lifestyle counselling support line
- Tax advice line
- Human resources advice line
- Health and Safety system
- Future Turf Managers Initiative sponsored by Jacobsen
- BIGGA Greenkeepers' Benevolent Fund
- Annual BIGGA Photography Competition
- ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship
- The BIGGA Awards
- Higher Education Scholarship supported by Jacobsen
- Level 3 Scholarship supported by Baroness
- Master Greenkeeper Certificate
BIGGA members enjoy exclusive CV-boosting initatives, unrivalled networking opportunities and access to invaluable support when times get tough. Make the best decision of your career by signing up to BIGGA membership today.Apply for membership
*If you are already a member of BIGGA and wish to renew your membership, please call us on 01347 833 800 or email [email protected].
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