Young Greenkeepers' Conference

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BIGGA’s Young Greenkeepers’ Committee present their third national conference specifically designed for young greenkeepers.

Hosted by Jack Hetherington, Course Manager at Boldon Golf Club and Stuart Imeson, Course Manager at Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club.

This interactive conference promises to keep you entertained, whilst meeting fellow greenkeepers and learning skills that will benefit you on your career journey.

Greenkeeping Is My Career

Jack and Stu will chat to the panellists about their career journeys to date. Find out about their education route, personal goals, career development planning as well as their career highs and lows. Designed to help and inspire you to develop and follow your own career plan. 

Panellists: Sam Evans MG, Course Manager, Fulwell Golf Club and Paul Armour, Course Manager, Dunbar Golf Club 

What is IPM? 

Jack and Stu will discuss the subject of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with Dr Paul Miller. Paul will explain how IPM is based on an understanding of the biology and ecology of the grass plant and its interactions with other organisms and the environment, as well as about setting and communicating objectives. It will introduce you to the ideas of IPM and some of the implications of it, as an approach to turf management. 

Panellists:  Dr Paul Miller, Lecturer in Greenkeeping 

Applying for Jobs 

Jack and Stu will chat to a panel of Course Managers about what they expect to see in a candidate’s job application as well as at an interview. Learn some do’s and don’ts and pick up tips to improve your prospects of landing your next job. 

Panellists:  James Bledge, Course Manager, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Sam Evans MG, Course Manager, Fulwell Golf Club and Matt Plested, Course Manager, Stoneham Golf Club 

The Benefits of Social Media 

Jack and Stu will chat to the panellists about their use of the different social media channels and why they are so important to them. Get ideas about how to use them as both a communication and learning tool to benefit you and your career. 

Panellists: James Bledge, Course Manager, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Adam Matthews, Course Manager, Moor Allerton Golf Club and Matt Plested, Course Manager, Stoneham Golf Club 

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