Everything I have learnt at FTMI will be well used during my career as a Golf Course Manager!
FTMI Class of 2013
There are so many plus points for this initiative. It is a must for anyone wanting to progess their career in the turfgrass industry. Awesome!
FTMI Class of 2014
You will be taken out of your comfort zone under the guidance of some of the leading professionals in the greenkeeping and golf industry today. An amazing experience!
FTMI Class of 2015
FTMI provides you with knowledge, skills and support that money cannot buy. It's given me clarity for future goals and I've made great new friends.
FTMI Class of 2016
The FTMI program is the best thing you will ever do to further your career into golf course management.
FTMI Class of 2017
Applications for FTMI Class of 2019 are now open.
Log into the members area and select Future Turf Managers Initiative in the Member Opportunities area.
Jacobsen and BIGGA recognise the importance of preparing greenkeepers to take on the role of Head Greenkeeper or Course Manager. The Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) has been designed to provide practical tools and guidance, to help candidates to pursue their career aspirations through this professional development conference.
Working with professional trainers, mentors, Jacobsen and BIGGA staff, the candidates will leave FTMI with a clear understanding of what the future holds and a realistic overview of the expectations that come with the role of Manager.
The FTMI takes place at Ransomes Jacobsen's headquarters in Ipswich. It is an intensive three days of seminars, talks and workshops covering;
- Presentation Skills
- Presenting a Professional Image
- Interview Techniques
- Successful CV’s
- Stress Awareness
- Building a Budget
- Becoming a Leader
Who’s it for?
This event is aimed at up and coming greenkeepers who want to make the leap to Course Manager. Focusing on personal and professional development, rather than agronomy based subjects, the FTMI programme utilises the expertise of leading Course Managers, dynamic trainers and industry experts, to mentor and educate the next generation of industry leaders.
International BIGGA members may apply, but should note that they will be expected to meet their own travel expenses.
What are the judges looking for?
The ideal candidate will show initiative, dedication to greenkeeping, a genuine interest in the industry and be actively involved in education at both a regional and national level. They will have worked as a greenkeeper for a minimum of three years and will hold their Level 2 qualification. A nominator will be required to validate each application.
The FTMI Class of 2018
- Continue to Learn at BTME
- Future Turf Managers Initiative
- Continuing Professional Development
- Master Greenkeeper Certificate
- Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year
- Greenkeepers Training Committee