The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and ICL have revealed the recipients of the third ICL Continue to Learn scholarship, which offers five BIGGA members the opportunity to attend the Continue to Learn education programme with more than 250 hours of education. The scholarship, worth approximately £500, comprises three night’s hotel accommodation and a 15-hour education bundle.
The successful BIGGA members are: Blair Shearer, assistant greenkeeper, Dunbar Golf Club Dan Dooley, greenkeeper, Mount Murray Golf Club David Stewart, deputy head greenkeeper, Walmley Golf Club Jorge Manso, deputy head greenkeeper, Coombe Wood Golf Club Andrew Brown, course manager, Boundary Lakes
Sami Strutt, BIGGA’s head of member development, said: “The ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship is a great initiative, providing five BIGGA members with the chance to attend education classes that have been specifically designed with greenkeepers in mind.
“Staying in Harrogate, visiting BTME and networking with like-minded colleagues and peers is a fabulous way to ignite the passion of this great industry for the year ahead. Our thanks go to the sponsor, ICL, for enabling this desirable opportunity.”
Michael Hughes, deputy course manager at Scotscraig, was an ICL Scholar at Continue to Learn 2018. He said: “The scholarship was priceless for me because I knew my golf club couldn’t afford to send me to Continue to Learn. When you add up the cost, including a hotel for the week, what ICL and BIGGA do for anyone in my position is just priceless. Just those few days in Harrogate benefit your career immensely because you take so much away from them.”
Ed Carter, UK sales and development manager for ICL, said: “We are delighted to be involved with the scholarship for the third year running. The feedback we received from previous scholars has been excellent and we hope those chosen for 2019 get as much out of it as the previous 10 did.”