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September 14 Marks Return of International - Thank a Greenkeeper Day

By: | Fri 27 Aug 2021 | Comments

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) will be joining other international organisations to offer a message of gratitude to greenkeepers and sports turf professionals on September 14.

This will be the second consecutive year that BIGGA is working alongside other global greenkeeping and superintended groups to recognise those who keep our courses in excellent condition.

The movement will encourage all golfers to pay their respects to greenkeeping staff – who make the sport of golf possible.

Green Keepers

Last year, the hashtag #ThankAGreenkeeper trended within the top 10 of UK topics on social media as celebrities, professional golfers and countless others offered messages of support to their greenkeepers.

There were reports that some clubs even laid on hot breakfast or meals for their incredibly hard working team.

Working alongside BIGGA are several other international greenkeeping associations, such as: the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (ASTMA), the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and the Federatio of European Golf Greenkeepers Associations (FEGGA)

As a collective, the groups represent more than 31,000 golf management professionals that operate in 78 countries of the world.

Golfers are being asked to display their gratitude by using hashtags #ThankaAGreenkeeper or #ThankASuper – depending on the country’s nomenclature.

In addition to the social media campaign, golf course and other similar groups are being encouraged to provide special recognition for their course manager and greenkeeping staff on 14 September.

Remember to display your appreciation to the incredible greenkeeping staff that work so tirelessly to keep our courses in excellent condition.

For more information about BIGGA, you can visit their website via www.bigga.org.uk

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