The BIGGA Awards

BIGGA Awards 2022

The BIGGA Awards recognise that high standards of quality and dedication are vital to the success of any golf course or championship. They reward the innovation delivered by BIGGA members who are at the cutting-edge of their profession. Any BIGGA members within the UK, regardless of size, age or reputation, can enter these awards.

These awards are an opportunity to showcase your team’s successes and highlight the quality of your golf course and team. The BIGGA Awards are an opportunity for you and your team to celebrate your achievements and network with other likeminded BIGGA members

Awards categories

Outstanding Contribution of the Year sponsored by Bernhard and Company

In recognition of the growing number of members who undertake voluntary work each year for the betterment of the association or any number of charities.

The winner may be someone who has raised significant sums for charity or given support to greenkeepers in the industry.

Previous winners include Michael Davie in recognition of the mental health support he provided other BIGGA members and Jack Percival, who works to support homeless members of his community.

Prize

  • £500 donation to the winner's charity of choice
  • £300 Virgin Experience Days voucher
  • BIGGA Awards 2022 Trophy

Greenkeeping Project of the Year sponsored by Baroness

This award recognises those greenkeeping teams who have undertaken a specific project, completed within 2020 and 2021. Projects can be long-term and may be construction, renovation or repair - the possibilities are endless.

Previous winners include the team at Bromborough Golf Club for an irrigation and greenside bunker project that saved the club £150,000 and Dunstanburgh Castle Golf Club, which hosted Bunker Camps that offered educational opportunities for BIGGA members and provided a cost-effective way of renovating the club's bunkers.

Prizes

  • Full course photography session including drone footage from Carefree Golf Photography worth £1,000
  • £300 Virgin Experience Days voucher for the team to enjoy
  • BIGGA Awards 2022 trophy

Championship Greenkeeping Performance of the Year sponsored by Origin Amenity Solutions

This award isn't just restricted to those clubs who host majors or European Tour events - although they are welcome to participate. A team may have done incredible work to get the course fit for professional or amateur events. All nominations will be considered on merit.

Previous winners include Parkstone Golf Club, which hosted the 2019 English Ladies' Open Amateur Championship and Harleyford Golf Club, which hosted the PGA EuroPro Tour's Matchroom Sports Championship just five years after the club was declared bankrupt.

Prize

  • Ecology visit from James Hutchinson including full ecology plan
  • £300 Virgin Experience Days voucher for the team to enjoy
  • BIGGA Awards 2022 voucher

 

Why enter?

Here are five reasons why you should enter the BIGGA Awards:

  1. Awards are a fantastic marketing tool. Just being shortlisted can improve awareness of your golf course and the successes of your greenkeeping team.
  2. Raise your profile. Assist your career ambitions of yourself and members of your team by gaining recognition for your efforts.
  3. Demonstrate your capabilities. Show why you are a leading turf manager.
  4. Celebrate your achievements. The awards are a fantastic opportunity to reflect upon the hard work you have put into the course and celebrate as a team.
  5. Attract talent. Other ambitious greenkeepers and industry professionals will be more eager to join a successful team.

Who can enter?

BIGGA members may nominate themselves for an award. External nominees may also nominate a BIGGA member for an award. There is no restriction as to who an external nominee may be.

For group awards, greenkeeping teams may be nominated if at least one permanent member of the team is a Full BIGGA member.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter more than one category, but a separate online entry submission must be completed for each category and each entry. Remember to tailor each entry to meet the requirements for each specific category.

The entry form will be available on this page.

Nominations

Nominations close on 30 November 2021 and we'll announce the finalists in December. Finalists will be invited to join us for the BIGGA Welcome Celebration at BTME 2022, where we'll announce the winner of each category.

In addition, everyone who is nominated will receive an electronic PDF certificate stating 'BIGGA Awards 2022 nominee' that can be put on display at the golf club. Nominees will also receive a CPD credit. 

Finalists will receive a framed certificate, given out at the conclusion of the BIGGA Welcome Celebration at BTME 2022. 

 

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