BIGGA to host turf career discussion

Growing Golf
BIGGA panel discussion

Women and girls considering a career as a greenkeeper will benefit from the advice of leading female turf professionals in a round-table online discussion on Monday 16 August.

To mark Women & Girls’ Golf Week, the online campaign hosted by England Golf to promote female golf participation, the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has organised the virtual chat, hosted by Women & Golf Editor Emma Ballard and featuring:

  • 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

The quartet will talk about how they got into the industry, how they have forged successful careers and what they enjoy most about their work.

They will also offer advice on the excellent opportunities for young people – male or female – in the greenkeeping industry.

Ballard said: “As someone who has been lucky enough to forge a career in golf, I know what a wonderful industry it is to work in. Whether playing, as part of the media – like myself – or as one of the rising number of brilliant female greenkeepers in the industry, there’s no better place to spend your working life than out on the golf course.

“I’m really excited to sit and chat to these four incredibly talented female greenkeepers, who all come from a wide variety of backgrounds but are united in their shared passion for their profession.”

Anyone can tune into the discussion by registering HERE.