The BIGGA (British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association) Scottish Region conference will be held on 4th March 2003 at the blcc (Business Learning & Conference Centre), central Scotland’s premier conference and training venue.
The £5m purpose-built centre has the flexibility to handle anything from a single meeting room to a 250-people corporate conference.
Conference speakers include Andy Campbell, Estates and Course manager at Carden Park, on “Facing Change” and Gordon Moir, Links Superintendent for St Andrews Links Trust who will talk about “Fulfilling people’s expectations at the home of golf”. In addition Steve Isaac of STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) Scotland will be relating his ‘green’ experiences down under with “Turf culture in New Zealand, half a world away but so close to home” and Dr Richard Earl from Turftrax will speak on “Optimising golf course drainage designs.”
Peter Boyd, Scottish regional organiser at BIGGA said, “The conference has always been well supported and with first class facilities on offer and easy access to the blcc it is an ideal location.”
By its education and training programmes BIGGA promotes standards of excellence in golf course management throughout the greenkeeping profession. The organisation was formed in 1987 from an amalgamation of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, the English and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and the Scottish and International Golf Greenkeepers Association, forming a membership of 1,200. Today BIGGA boasts over 7,000 members including greenkeepers, associate and student members.