Continue to Learn Extra


BIGGA's ongoing series of webinars provides members the opportunity to continue their professional development, despite the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a large number of members unable to work and restrictions preventing educational meetings and turf clubs, BIGGA is keen to provide its members with learning opportunities during these difficult times. BIGGA members will be able to claim CPD credits for accessing the free-to-access, live webinars, which will also be posted here for later viewing.

The current series of Continue to Learn Extra webinars will come to an end on Tuesday 4 August. The webinar series will return at 4pm on Tuesday 8 September.

Share your learning and join the conversation on Twitter by tagging @BIGGALtd and using the #C2LExtra hashtag.

If you would like more information or help joining the webinar, email


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Working with BIGGA’s education supporter, Rain Bird, we are pleased to bring to you the Continue to Learn Extra Irrigation education series.

Providing a step by step introduction to an irrigation system this series is designed to offer bite size information allowing you to build your knowledge. 
Available now in the Resource Library of the BIGGA website are series 1 and 2.


Presented by Alastair Higgs and Stuart Tate.


Alastair has over 19 years of industry experience, with the majority of his time spent in turf management. For 9 years he was a Course Manager in Surrey and Berkshire. His career includes experience in members, private, groups and hotel clubs. This led him to explore the word of club management completing his CMdip in 2015. In 2016 he left the club world joining the world’s leading irrigation corporation Rain Bird Europe.

His current role is Golf District Manager for the UK, Ireland & Iceland, this involves day to day management of partners, both distributor and contracting and also to proactively support the industry promoting the ‘Intelligent use of water’. 


Stuart has been in the irrigation business since 1989. He has held a variety of roles including designer, engineer, site manager and consultant and has worked with all the major irrigation manufacturers equipment.

Stuart is the font of all knowledge supporting the sales team, Rain Bird distributors and clients.


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