What's in November's Greenkeeper International?

4 November 2020 Announcement
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The last month has seen Wales placed into a circuit breaker lockdown that saw golf courses close and England is following suit in November.

It’s meant a return to uncertain times for the nation’s greenkeepers, but Greenkeeper International is here to provide some clarity on how to keep your team safe, while providing the usual help and advice and interesting features to keep you progressing professional despite the recent restrictions.

Greenkeeper International is posted to every member of BIGGA and is read by an estimated 14,000 turf professionals every month. If you’re a member of the association you can also view it on our 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.

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. 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

In November’s magazine you can read about:

COVID-19: Updated guidance

BIGGA guidance to keep you and your team safe in the workplace.

Our COVID-19 hub is regularly updated with the latest information and guidance to keep you well informed during this difficult time.

Gordon Brammah


Member profile: Gordon Brammah

Gordon gives us an insight into his career and the maintenance of Hallamshire Golf Club as he prepares to retire next year

Northamptonshire County Golf Club

James Hutchinson joins the Golf Environment Award judges visits Northampstonshire County to check out the ecology work being completed by Rob Hay and his team

Autumn in Augusta

Rhett Baker gives us a look behind the scenes at The Masters Championship, which is taking place during November for the first time in the event’s history

Jim Arthur

A century after the birth of the outspoken agronomist, Paul Miller takes a close look at the legacy of Jim Arthur

Jim was presented with a certificate in recognition of his contribution to the industry by BIGGA Chairman Elliott Small in 2000


Talking Points: Working for free

Stefan Carter takes us on a journey through his career to show how volunteering can help take you and your career places you never imagined.

In-depth: Organic matter management

Discussing various strategies for reducing your turf’s organic matter percentage

Managing a budget

Perennial offers ways to manage your personal finances this Christmas

Practical greenkeeping

How do you store brush cutters correctly?

The latest developments regarding the herbicide glyphosate

GBR Technology

The team at GBR Technology offers advice on how to get the best results from your dew dispersants

The Golf Environment Awards judges checking out Northamptonshire's majestic oak


Other regular features in this month’s magazine include:


An association update from CEO Jim Croxton

Across the Board

BIGGA President Colin Webber discusses life at Portmore Golf Park


What happens when you contact one of our regional staff members?

Learning and Development

Continue to Learn is coming this January and we’ve got early details of some of the education on offer

Around the Green

Your regional and national member news


James Hutchinson looks at the role of fungi on golf courses

Apprentice Corner

Tips on maintaining and renovating bunkers

Industry News

What’s happening across the greenkeeping industry?

History of Greenkeepers’ Associations

Taking a look at 1933

Our extended History of Greenkeepers’ Associations is also available to read online.

Buyer’s Guide

Useful contacts for your greenkeeping needs


The latest job vacancies

You can also access our vacancies and apply for roles on our website. If you’ve been made redundant recently, list your availability to work anonymously and get back out there!

Don’t forget you can download Greenkeeper International from the resources section of the BIGGA website.

Effective communication is a key skill for the modern greenkeeper. If you want to share what’s going on at your golf course, let us know and get involved with the magazine by emailing GI Editor Karl Hansell on karl@bigga.co.uk


Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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