York, England: In the wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union, the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has reaffirmed its pledge to support its almost 6,000 members.
In a report in Golf Business News, Jim Croxton, BIGGA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “The UK golf industry is still in a delicate position on the back of the last economic downturn. Following the result of the referendum, we are set to enter another uncertain period for the economy.
“The decision to leave the EU will have an impact on people’s pockets and within the golf industry this can manifest itself in a reduction in greenkeeping budgets.
“We will redouble our efforts to ensure we support our members throughout this period and work closely with the rest of the golf industry to keep the sport as buoyant as possible.”
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 5,700 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.
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