What's in September's Greenkeeper International?

8 September 2020 Announcement


The September 2020 edition of Greenkeeper International is as action-packed of ever and filled with interesting and entertaining features that not only help you progress your career but also save money and support your personal health and wellbeing.

The magazine is posted to every member of BIGGA and is read by an estimated 14,000 turf professionals every month. It can also be viewed on our website, where you can access a dyslexia-friendly version each month.

Greenkeeper International is produced by BIGGA, with the assistance of industry experts, Education Supporters, Partners and other BIGGA members, who all 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 a £750 first price and an all-expenses paid trip to Florida, while there are also monthly prizes of £100 in Continue to Learn vouchers.Each month there’s also the Postage Stamp letters page, where BIGGA members can discuss whatever is on their mind. Emails can be sent to info@bigga.co.uk

In September’s edition you can read about:

Stuart Griffiths, Pitlochry course manager

Stuart was almost killed when his mower overturned on steep banking, but he’s on the mend and he spoke to us about his painful experience.

Forest of Arden 

From essential maintenance to hosting the Hero English Open in just a few short weeks

Talking Points: Carl Sharp, Clandon course manager

How Carl Sharp became course manager at a golf club aged just 23

BIGGA staff restructuring

We bid farewell to some valued members of the team

Your Health Matters: Is your morning routine junk?

Are you giving yourself the fuel you need to succeed?

BTME cancellation

Further information about BIGGA’s annual exhibition, which won’t be taking place in January 2021.


A science and research-led approach to pest control

People power

How Phil Helmn MG made the most of a difficult situation by producing a book on effective leadership

Perimeter fencing: Your first line of defence

Crime is on the rise – is your perimeter up to the task?

Power up turf and power down disease

Agrovista Amenity discuss integrated pest management

Cold seeding

Germinal discuss ways to improve seedling survival

Maintaining course quality through sustainable overseeding

With DLF Seeds & Science


Other regular features in this month’s magazine include:


An association update from CEO Jim Croxton

Across the Board

BIGGA Guardian Chris Sealey discusses life at Chippenham


How Perennial can you help you through difficult times

Learning and Development

Our popular webinar series, Continue to Learn Extra, is returning for season two!

Around the Green

Your regional and national member news

The Postage Stamp

Member letters and emails


James Hutchinson looks at Hunley Hotel’s successful owl breeding programme

Apprentice Corner

What you need to know about hiring an apprentice

Industry News

What’s happening across the greenkeeping industry?

History of Greenkeepers’ Associations

Looking at the period from 1925-1929

Buyer’s Guide

Useful contacts for your greenkeeping needs


The latest job vacancies

Don’t forget you can download the regular and dyslexia-friendly digital versions of 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 karl@bigga.co.uk


Karl Hansell
BIGGA | Communications Executive


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