The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) is hosting a talk with industry-leading female greenkeepers as part of Women and Girls in Golf Week
Women and Girls in Golf week returns next week, with each day highlighting different aspects of the golf industry. On Monday our attention is turned to those women who have built a successful career in the golf industry.
To mark the occasion the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) have invited me to host an online talk with four talented female greenkeepers to find out more about why they enjoy their chosen careers.
The online talk will take place on August 16 at 4pm. Joining me will be:
- Lucy Sellick, course manager at Wenvoe Castle Golf Club
- Sophie Bulpitt, deputy course manager at The Berkshire Golf Club
- Amanda Dorans, sustainability coordinator at The Gleneagles Hotel
- Anna Nilsson, irrigation technician at The Belfry
Have you ever considered a career in greenkeeping?
The chat will be an opportunity to find out what attracted these four women to the industry and showcase the incredible opportunities for career development it presents. We will also look at the vast variety of roles that come under the greenkeeping umbrella.
Anyone interested in a potential career in greenkeeping – male or female – is invited to register and listen in to the conversation.
As someone who has been lucky enough to forge a career in golf, I know what a wonderful industry it is to work in. There are a rising number of brilliant female greenkeepers in the industry and I imagine there’s no better place to spend your working life than out on the golf course. I’m really excited to sit and talk to these four incredibly talented greenkeepers, who all come from a wide variety of backgrounds but are united in their shared passion for their profession.
Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session, a recorded version will be available, just register your interest above.
Women and Girls in Golf Week is an online campaign hosted by England Golf that promotes female participation in golf at all levels and seeks to challenge negative perceptions about the game. You can keep up to date with related activities throughout the week by following the hashtag #WhyIGolf on social media.
Who are BIGGA?
The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association was created in January 1987 due to an amalgamation of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, The English and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and The Scottish and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.
Today BIGGA has around 5,600 greenkeepers and turf professionals as members. BIGGA is dedicated to the continuing professional development of its members, and in serving their needs will strive through education and training for standards of excellence in golf course management throughout the greenkeeping profession.