Tag: BIGGA

How Golf Courses Are Looking During Lockdown

Golf courses have been closed across the UK since nationwide lockdown procedures were introduced, a frustrating time for golfers, but essential maintenance is continuing to be carried out at venues across the country. Golfshake has reached out to discover what has been going on, and what condition golf courses are in at the moment. read more ...


What Greenkeepers Are Doing To Maintain Courses While Closures Are In Place

During this extended break from playing golf, you may be wondering what greenkeepers are doing to maintain courses. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), following guidance unveiled by The R&A, has made it clear what work should be considered essential at courses throughout this current situation. read more ...


Should You Take More Responsibility on the Golf Course?

When to comes to customer satisfaction, golfers rate the quality of greens and condition of the course as the two factors they most value, but a majority believe that some venues aren't good enough. But how much is that the responsibility of the club to deliver, and to what degree can we all do more to help? read more ...


How Golfers Can Support Mental Health of Greenkeepers

Have you considered the impact that pressure from members and negative feedback can have on the mental health of greenkeepers? Golfshake's Andy Picken was intrigued by the story of Michael Davie, Course Manager at Hazel Grove, who received a special award recognising the efforts he has made to support his colleagues across the industry. read more ...


Why Does My Course Look Like This?

Greenkeepers are under constant pressure from golfers as expectations are high, but no matter the time of year, or prevailing weather, there will be imperfections. We have taken a look at several common complains, with an explanation as to why your course looks a certain way, to help you gain a greater appreciation for the work done. read more ...


Solutions to Golf's Biggest Frustrations

Golfshake's Will Trinkwon recently identified some of the most irritating annoyances on the golf course. But now he has gone a step further and come up with proposed solutions to fix these frustrations that all golfers can relate to. read more ...


14 Biggest Annoyances on the Golf Course

On the best days, a golf course can be the closest thing we have to Nirvana. But there are things that can shatter the serenity. Golfshake's Will Trinkwon has identified some of the worst pet peeves and annoyances you can experience when playing. read more ...


Golf Course Greenkeeping Series

In this series of videos Golfshake's Owen Davies catches up with Stuart Green of BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) to talk through key aspects of golf courses relevant to golfers.  Including; correctly repairing pitch marks, how to rake bunkers and aeration. read more ...


Sustainable greenkeeping - why is my course not perfect all the time?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explains why your golf course may not be kept in as pristine condition as Augusta National - especially in out-of-play areas. read more ...


Why do we play off temporary tees when the course isn't frozen?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell told Golfshake why we play off temporary tees and putt on temporary greens during the winter months.  read more ...


What is thatch?

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explains to Golfshake what thatch is, what it does to our greens and how important it is to prevent it.  read more ...


What is in a typical greenkeeper's maintenance facility?

We all know where the greenkeeper's shed is on our courses. Karl Hansell of BIGGA explains what you could expect to find behind the doors of a greenkeeper's maintenance facility. read more ...


How can golf clubs protect their course?

Karl Hansell of BIGGA told Golfshake how greenkeepers can help protect their golf course - especially during the winter months. read more ...


How to recognise green disease and the importance of it not spreading

BIGGA's Karl Hansell explained to Golfshake how you can spot green disease and how important it is to prevent it from spreading. read more ...


How to correctly repair a pitchmark

Golfshake's Owen Davies finds out from BIGGA how to correctly repair a pitchmark at The Belfry. read more ...


How to correctly rake a bunker

Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA how to correctly rake bunkers on the course at The Belfry.  read more ...


Why do greens get aerated?

BIGGA explained to Golfshake's Owen Davies, the importance or aerating greens at The Belfry.  read more ...


Golf Course Etiquette

Golfshake's Owen Davies caught up with BIGGA to discuss golf course etiquette at The Belfry. Find out how to repair pitchmarks and divots, and how to rake bunkers. read more ...


Estate Management: Not Just a Greenskeeper

A greenskeeper's job extends beyond keeping the course tidy as Golfshake's Owen Davies found out after talking with BIGGA at The Belfry. read more ...


Why do greenkeepers topdress greens?

Golfshake's Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA why it is important for greenkeepers to topdress greens, how it is done and what materials are in the topdress. read more ...


Why green speed is not important

Golfshake's Owen Davies discusses with BIGGA at The Belfry why green speed is not important and how green speed is measured on a stimpmeter.  read more ...


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