What's in October's Greenkeeper International?
Coming hot off the heels of International Thank a Greenkeeper Day on 23 September, October’s edition of Greenkeeper International is stacked with behind-the-scenes looks at the summer’s biggest tournaments and help and advice to help you navigate these difficult times.
The magazine 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.
Greenkeeper International is produced by BIGGA, with the assistance of industry experts and other BIGGA members at every stage in their career. The magazine provides a focal point for the industry to come together to share knowledge and exchange ideas for the benefit of the greenkeeping profession.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In October’s magazine you can read about:
The European Tour's UK Swing
Eddie Adams is director of agronomy at the European Tour and he joined Celtic Manor’s Jim McKenzie MBE and The Belfry’s Angus Macleod to discuss the European Tour’s UK Swing, a series of six home-based professional tournaments hosted across the UK.
You can also listen to the extended podcast interview online now.
Should we ditch bunker rakes for good?
Royal Cinque Ports’ James Bledge asks whether COVID-19 restrictions have shown we shouldn’t ask golfers to rake bunkers after them anymore.
You can also read the article and join the conversation online
Dealing with stress
Helen Waddington from the horticultural charity Perennial offers advice on identifying and dealing with stress in the workplace.
Helen has recently taken part in our ongoing Continue to Learn Extra webinar series and BIGGA members can watch online now.
Turfgrass stress management
Andrew Turnbull looks at the creation of reactive oxygen species and antioxidants during biotic and abiotic stress in turfgrass plants.
Who’s who at BIGGA
We talk you through our new team structure so you know who to turn to for help and advice.
Thank a Greenkeeper Day
After a difficult and busy summer, members received thousands of messages of support online from famous golfers to club managers and one or two celebrities. We took a look at some of the amazing messages we saw on social media from all over the world.
Insight from Syngenta
The Syngenta team discuss using growing degree days to indicate disease threat
Act now to avoid disease pressure this autumn
Autumn is fast approaching and for greenkeepers this can be one of the most challenging times of the year, so the team at Bayer have some pointers
A disease control refresher
The team at ICL take another look at integrated turf management during heightened disease season
The role of calcium
Aquatrols ask how is calcium used in both soil structure and nutrition?
Promoting optimum grass growth
Toro ask what’s the importance of attaining optimum grass growth?
Course renovations from British Sugar Topsoil
TOPSOIL products are being used for tees, bunkers and repairs
Other regular features in this month’s magazine include:
An association update from CEO Jim Croxton
Across the Board
BIGGA Chairman Scott Reeves discusses the sale of BIGGA House
BIGGA launches a new ‘Available for Work’ service for members who find themselves out of work due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. You can also find more information about the scheme on our website.
Learning and Development
Announcing our online National Regional Conference line-up. Once you’ve read up on the conference you can register online.
Around the Green
Your regional and national member news
James Hutchinson looks at the reduction in starling numbers across the country
How do you change a golf hole?
What’s happening across the greenkeeping industry?
History of Greenkeepers’ Associations
Looking at the period from 1930 to 1932
Our extended History of Greenkeepers’ Associations is also available to read online.
Useful contacts for your greenkeeping needs
The latest job vacancies
Don’t forget you can download Greenkeeper International from the resources 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 email@example.com