Continue to Learn Schedule

Continue to Learn at BTME 2020

When: Sunday 19 - Wednesday 22 January 2020

Where: Queen's Suite, Harrogate Convention Centre

Additional venues will also be used. Delegates will be advised of the location of their booked events

M = Member Rate

NM = Non Member Rate

Download the Continue to Learn 2020 Brochure and Quick Guide here

Sunday 19th January
09.30 - 17.30 Basic Golf Mechanics £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Developing a Machinery Training Plan £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.15 GCMA - Principles of Golf Club Management £415+VAT
09.30 - 13.00 Identifying and Managing Turf Diseases £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Irrigation Design and Auditing £235+VAT (M) £440+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 13.00 Managing Negativity £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Mathematics for Modern Greenkeeping £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Nutrient and Biological Soil Strategies for Disease Prevention £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Renovating Your Golf Course £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 13.00 Soil Food Web: Principles and Practice £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 17.30 Writing Reports and Proposals That Deliver Results £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
14.00 - 17.30 Compost and Compost Extracts £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
14.00 - 17.30 Negotiation Skills £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
14.00 - 17.30 Writing a Golf Course Policy Document £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
Monday 20th January
09.00 - 17.00 Basic Golf Mechanics £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Budgeting, Planning and Financial Controls £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Building a Fertiliser Plan for Beginners £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Irrigation Design and Auditing Day Two
09.00 - 12.30 Optimising Turf Nutrition £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 12.30 Putting the Praise into Appraisals £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Surveying Trees, Assessing Risks (IOSH) £163+VAT (M) £268+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 The Brilliant Manager £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 12.30 The Turfgrass Plant £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Turf Managers Conference £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 12.30 Understanding and Using Pumps £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Understanding the Maintenance and Management of Your Irrigation System £120+VAT (M) £225+VAT (NM)
09.00 - 17.00 Understanding Your Cutting Units £170+VAT (M) £295+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 17.00 Drainage: Design and Installation £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 17.00 How to Develop, Present and Sell New Ideas £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 17.00 Negotiating Golf Club Politics £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
Tuesday 21st January
08.30 - 16.00 GCMA - Principles of Golf Club Management Day Two
09.25 - 11.25 Considerations for Your Sustainable Future in Golf £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 13.00 Deputies' Conference £45+VAT (M) £80+VAT (NM)
09.25 - 11.25 Developing and Using Positive Communication Skills £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 Everything You Wanted to Know About Soil Wetters But Were Afraid to Ask £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 So You Want to Be Promoted FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
10.00 - 10.45 Seminar 1 - The Benefits of Physical Soil Analysis FREE
10.15 - 11.15 Seminar 2 - The Potential and Varied Benefits of Soil Microbial Management FREE
11.15 - 12.00 Seminar 3 - Pesticide 2020 and Beyond FREE
11.35 - 12.35 Seminar 4 - Maximising Putting Green Performance With Data Collection FREE
11.15 - 12.15 Volunteering - A Tool for Career Development FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
12.30 - 13.15 Seminar 5 - Future Advancements in Mowing Technology FREE
12.35 - 13.35 The Importance of Understanding That Golf is a Business FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
12.10 - 14.10 Understanding the Ecology Behind the Disturbance Theory £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 16.30 Developing an Innovative Greenkeeping Team £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 16.30 Integrated Pest Management £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.05 - 14.05 Seminar 6 - Disease Suppression Without Fungicides, Can It Be Done? FREE
13.45 - 14.30 Seminar 7 - Foliar Feeding and Use of Plant Elicitors in the Turf Industry Today FREE
14.15 - 15.30 BIGGA AGM FREE - Members Only
14.45 - 16.45 OnCourse for Sustainability and GEO Certification £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
14.00 - 16.00 R&A Scholars Meeting Invite Only
14.25 - 15.25 Seminar 8 - Chemical Free Greenkeeping Amongst 2,400 Deer FREE
14.45 - 16.45 Thinking on the Spot £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
14.00 - 15.00 Writing a Three Year Strategic Plan for Your Golf Course FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
15.30 - 16.30 A Club's Perspective On Appointing A Course Manager FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
15.45 - 16.45 Seminar 10 - Roots -The Holy Grail...How to Get Them and Keep Them! FREE
15.00 - 15.45 Seminar 9 - How Biostimulants Can Form Part of an Integrated Pest Management Programme FREE
16.00 - 16.45 Seminar 11 - Life Without Propiconazole FREE
17.00 - 18.30 Welcome Celebration FREE
Wednesday 22nd January
06.30 - 07.15 BTME Early Bird Running Crew FREE
08.15 - 09.15 BTME Breakfast Club FREE
09.25 - 11.25 Criticising and Correcting People at Work £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 Drought - Doesn't Have to Mean a Brown Course! £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 Excel - Tips and Tricks £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 Practical Photography - Golf Course Landscapes £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.30 - 12.30 Soils and Water Management £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
09.45 - 12.50 Young Greenkeepers' Conference £26+VAT (M) £36+VAT (NM)
10.25 - 11.25 5 Stage Greenkeeping Management Philosophy FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
10.00 - 10.45 Seminar 12 - How to Maximise the Benefits of Bio Stimulant Applications FREE
10.15 - 11.15 Seminar 13 - Turf Management - Thinking Outside the Box FREE
11.15 - 12.00 Seminar 14 - Light and Shade FREE
11.35 - 12.35 Seminar 15 - R&A 2030 - Bringing an Initiative to Life FREE
12.10 - 14.10 Master Greenkeeper Certificate - Stages One and Two FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
12.30 - 13.15 Seminar 16 - Components of Biostimulants - The Good, The Bad & The Make-Believe FREE
12.10 - 14.10 Stop Being So Nice! £47.50+VAT (M) £90+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 16.30 Creating Healthy Rootzones from USGA Specification to Reduce Disease, Fertiliser, Thatch and Water Use £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 16.30 Excel - Charts Masterclass £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
13.30 - 17.00 Golf Course Architecture and Management Forum £45+VAT (M) £80+VAT (NM)
13.05 - 14.05 Seminar 17 - Delivering Agronomy for Championship Golf FREE
13.45 - 14.30 Seminar 18 - Integrated Pest Management - A Summary of Five Years Successful Trial Work Managing Microdochium Nivale on Turf Grass FREE
13.30 - 16.30 Water Efficiency: Making Every Drop Count, Save Water & Save Money! £65+VAT (M) £120+VAT (NM)
14.45 - 16.45 Doing Well at Job Interviews FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
14.45 - 16.45 Master Greenkeeper Certificate - Stage Three FREE (M) £15+VAT (NM)
14.25 - 15.25 Seminar 19 - Developments in Ecology and Environmental Management FREE
15.00 - 15.45 Seminar 20 - Understanding Your Irrigation System FREE