Tarmac’s Topsport, which has contributed to some of the biggest construction projects in the UK, has become the latest organisation to join the BIGGA support team.
Tarmac is the 19th industry organisation to sign up as an Education Supporter of the greenkeepers’ association, while 10 others count themselves as BIGGA Partners.
Peter Cullen, Technical Sales Manager for Tarmac’s Topsport team, said: “There has never been a more exciting time to be involved in UK greenkeeping and golf course architecture, as the research and development and subsequent products and techniques that were once the domain of the world’s elite courses are now accessible by greenkeepers at clubs of all levels.
“We are looking forward to continuing developing and sharing innovative solutions for greenkeepers and hope that by supporting the BIGGA Education programme we can contribute to helping the UK greenkeeping industry flourish.”
Peter explained how the ongoing success of the greenkeeping industry depends upon the Continuing Professional Development of both the current and next generation of greenkeepers.
He added: “As a manufacturer who has been fortunate to work with some of the most innovative and forward thinking greenkeepers working across the country, we have learnt first-hand how the key to achieving the best-performing product, be it a free draining bunker liner or an entirely holistic approach to delivering a complete tee to green solution, is to work in partnership with those who know the game inside and out.”
Tarmac was involved in the construction of major UK projects such as Wembley Stadium, the Shard and London 2012.
BIGGA’s Business Development Manager Jill Rodham said: “Education is at the heart of all BIGGA’s activity, so we are delighted to add Tarmac’s Topsport to our roster of BIGGA Education Supporters.
“Tarmac has a century and a half of experience and we are looking forward to tapping into that experience to benefit our members and continuing to increase our learning and development offering.”