What's in February's Greenkeeper International?

5 February 2021 Announcement
Architect Tim Lobb tells us what makes a good practice area in February's Greenkeeper International
You can win a £25 Love2Shop voucher by answering our quick quiz about February's Greenkeeper International!


Look out for Greenkeeper International being posted through your letterbox this week or read the magazine online now on the BIGGA website.

For those who are CPD active, BIGGA members can receive a CPD credit just for reading Greenkeeping International, while there are more credits up for grabs for contributing to the magazine by submitting articles and other content.

Did you know that any BIGGA member who contributes a feature for the magazine is automatically entered into a competition to win £750 cash and a trip to Florida. We also have a monthly prize of £100 in Continue to Learn vouchers. 

You can also join the debate by writing in to our Postage Stamp letters page, where BIGGA members can discuss whatever is on their mind. Emails can be sent to info@bigga.co.uk

Not sure where to start? Suggested topics for 2021 include: worm casts, aeration products, course furniture, irrigation, maintenance of water hazards, spare parts, bio-nutrition products, woodland maintenance, tractors and attachments, drainage, sustainable water sources, battery-operated products.

In February's GI we look back at the career of Clive Osgood


In February's magazine you can read about:

Member interest

Greenkeeping through the pandemic: We all know golf experienced a boom last year, but what did that mean for greenkeepers? We worked with Sports Marketing Surveys and uncovered some incredible statistics.

Clive Osgood: The former Walton Heath head greenkeeper and BIGGA Chairman steps down from his role with the association after an incredible career that included hosting the Ryder Cup.

Bob Taylor: Following his retirement from the STRI, we look at the man who revolutionised golf course sustainability.

Practical greenkeeping

The grass is always greener: How much is your use of fertiliesrs contributing to your golf club's carbon footprint?

People power: The first in a six-part series looking at leadership skills, with Phil Helmn MG and Jason Norwood discussing the use of personality profiles.

Jason Norwood (pictured) and Phil Helmn MG discuss personality types


In Depth

Insight: Syngenta investigates methods of effective soil moisture management.

Driving ranges: Golf architect Tim Lobb tells us his thoughts about what makes a world class practice area.

Spring interaction: Rigby Taylor's Andrew McMahon addresses early season root development.

Futureproofing irrigation: Rain Bird explains why hybrid systems are helping clubs upgrade their irrigation systems at their own pace.

Nitrogen sources: Geoff Lloyd of Indigrown compares differing nitrogen sources as spring starters.

Box-on-the-wall irrigation: Reesink Turfcare dicusses an apparent surge in requests for this solution to irrigation problems.

Industry News: What's happening across the greenkeeping industry?


Talking Points: Should we take greater care of out-of-play areas of our club?

Learning and Development: Reflecting on the first-ever online Continue to Learn

Apprentice Corner: Do you know the Code of Practice for greenkeepers?

Ecology: James visits Royal Porthcawl and its heath management project

From Your Association

Welcome: An association update from CEO Jim Croxton

Across the Board: BIGGA President Colin Webber discusses life at Portmore Golf Park

Membership: Launching the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards for 2021

Around the Green: Your local and national member news

Turfworld: We meet Coley Penrose of Sankaty Head in Massachusetts

History of Greenkeepers' Associations: Meet St Andrews' prisoner-of-war head greenkeeper

Useful information

Buyer's Guide: Useful contacts for all your greenkeeping needs

Recruitment: The latest job vacancies

BIGGA members can download Greenkeeper International from the BIGGA website.

You can win a £25 Love2Shop voucher by answering our quick quiz about February's Greenkeeper International!


Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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