Your Membership Benefits

Value of membership

BIGGA offers discounts and services exclusively for members.

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.

BIGGA's Membership team is on hand to assist members who wish to pay their subscriptions, help with enquiries or change their membership status. All existing and new members are encouraged to get in touch and discuss the many benefits and services that come with BIGGA membership.

Don't be just a 'card-carrying' member of BIGGA, take a closer look at the membership benefits available to you and start to raise your profile as a greenkeeper today.

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Being a BIGGA member has been a fundamental part of my career development, giving access to education, networking and section events.

Jonathan Roberts

Course Manager, The Manchester Golf Club

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Membership has provided an abundance of opportunities for me to develop as a greenkeeper and has given me and my staff the support to develop into a professional team

James Parker

Superintendent, Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club


Career-defining opportunities

Future Turf Managers Initiative

Designed to provide practical tools and guidance to help candidates pursue their career aspirations through this professional development programme. Find out more here.

BIGGA Delegation to the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

Ten BIGGA members fly to the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show in America for learning, networking and a chance to sample golf courses in the USA. Find our more here.
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Celebrating your success

BIGGA Awards

An annual awards programme, with the winners revealed at the BIGGA Celebration on the opening evening of the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition each January. Find out more here.

BIGGA Annual Photography Competition with Syngenta

This competition gives BIGGA members the opportunity to win prizes and a spot in the annual BIGGA desktop calendar. Find out more here.

Master Greenkeeper Certificate

Awarded to those members of BIGGA who have reached the highest standards of greenkeeping and course management. Find out more here.

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards

An awards process designed to uncover the UK's leading student greenkeepers. Find out more here.

Everyday money saving

BIGGA Xtra Benefits

A range of benefits that can save you money on everyday items and services. Find out more here.

Tax relief

BIGGA members can apply for tax rebates on items used in everyday working life, such as uniform, tools or travel for your job. Members can also claim back the cost of BIGGA membership as a tax rebate.

Funding for your future

ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship

Five BIGGA members receive the opportunity to attend the Continue to Learn at BTME education programme with education costs met by BIGGA Premium Partner ICL. Find out more here.

Higher Education Scholarship sponsored by Jacobsen

BIGGA members can apply for funding to support them in their studies towards certain qualifications. Find out more here.

Refund of Fees Scheme supported by Baroness

Members who are funding their own education can apply for financial support. Find out more here.

Regional funding opportunities

Local BIGGA groups can access centralised funding to provide opportunities for members. Find out more here.


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Learning and development

BIGGA and EIGCA Lending Library

Thousands of books, DVDs and other resources are made available to BIGGA members to borrow. Find out more here.

Continue to Learn

The world's leading education programme for turf managers. Find out more here.

Continue to Learn Digital Library

Sessions recorded at Continue to Learn in previous years are able to be watched by all BIGGA members at no additional cost. Find out more here.

Continuing Professional Development

A bespoke platform that enables all BIGGA members to record their learning. CPD is a benchmark for professionalism and shows a commitment to maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills. Find out more here.

How To... Guides

Short, handy guides that provide practical step-by-step guidance on a range of human resources topics. Find out more here.

On Course Field Guides

Comprehensive guides to the flora and fauna to be found on golf courses. Find out more here.

Turfgrass Information File

The most comprehensive publicly available collection of turfgrass educational materials in the world, made available for BIGGA members to access. Find out more here.

Support when times get tough

BIGGA Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund

The official charity of BIGGA supports members who are facing hardship, illness or disability. Find out more here.

Greenkeeper Legal Advice Line

Legal advice and insurance at no extra cost, to help if you find yourself in difficulty. Find out more here.

Human Resources Advice Line

Expert advice on HR matters to ensure you and your team are treated correctly by your employers, provided at no extra cost to BIGGA members. Find out more here.

Lifestyle Counselling Support Line

Someone to talk to if you find yourself in difficulty, provided at no extra cost to members. Find out more here.

Mental Health

BIGGA is training a network of Mental Health First Aiders across the UK and has made available resources to support the mental wellbeing of its members. Find out more here.

Personal Accident Insurance

Insurance provided at no extra cost to BIGGA members that can reimburse you for loss of income or other compensation if injured. Find out more here.

Volunteering at world class events

BMW PGA Championship Volunteer Support Team

BIGGA members join the Wentworth Club's home greenkeeping team and get hands-on experience of course preparation for a mjor DP World Tour event. Find out more here.

John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme

Six BIGGA members fly to TPC Sawgrass in Florida to help prepare the famous Stadium Course for The PLAYERS Championship. Find out more here.

The Open Volunteer Support Team

An opportunity for BIGGA members to assist with the maintenance of the golf course during The Open, primarily by raking bunkers. Find out more here.


Elevating standards: Six benefits of your greenkeepers being members of BIGGA

Maintaining a golf course to the highest standards requires dedication, expertise and access to resources. For greenkeeping teams striving for excellence, membership of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) offers a range of benefits that not only enhance their skills but also elevates the overall quality of course maintenance.

Why is BIGGA membership good for your golf club?




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