BTME 2019 will see the winners of the Golf Environment Awards revealed, with the prestigious awards ceremony taking place in Harrogate during the week of the exhibition.
With members employed at each of the 16 UK-based finalists, BIGGA is proud to support the Golf Environment Awards as an official media partner.
The awards recognise golf clubs and individuals that strive to undertake environmental best practice and representatives from each of finalists will attend the awards ceremony on 23 January at the Crown Hotel in Harrogate.
BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton said: “BIGGA members are well-represented each year at the Golf Environment Awards and I’m delighted that once again we can celebrate the achievements of so many UK greenkeepers who are doing great things to help support their environment.
“There’s a wonderful correlation between those who are doing the most to improve the ecological value of their golf courses and clubs and those who actively engage with BIGGA. It takes a certain mindset to look beyond your immediate responsibilities in order to make improvements, both to yourself and to the environment around you, and I couldn’t be prouder of those BIGGA members who have got involved with the Golf Environment Awards this year. Good luck to each of the finalists!”
The GEA provides the platform from which the golf industry can demonstrate environmental excellence in all its forms. This has been demonstrated by past finalists and can range from relatively simple but effective projects, to grand scale schemes.
The Golf Environment Awards 2019 finalists are:
- Environmental Golf Course of the Year: Aldeburgh Golf Club; Ipswich Golf Club; Minchinhampton Golf Club; Warrington Golf Club; St Andrews Links.
- Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year: Les Rae, Montrose Golf Links; Phil Stain, Notts Golf Club; Mark Broughton, Aldeburgh Golf Club; Neil Sherman, Ipswich Golf Club.
- Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year: Wylihof Golf Club; Cotswold Hills Golf Club; Hallamshire Golf Club; Woking Golf Club.
pictured top: Carnoustie Golf Links, named Environmental Golf Course of the Year 2018