Continue to Learn Extra: Discussing the reopening of golf

May 22, 12:48 PM
This episode of the podcast was recorded as part of our Continue to Learn Extra webinar series, which provides members with the opportunity to continue their professional development, despite the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With a large number of members unable to work and restrictions preventing educational meetings and turf clubs, BIGGA is keen to provide its members with learning opportunities during these difficult times. BIGGA members will be able to claim CPD credits for accessing the free-to-access, live webinars.

Webinars are scheduled to take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week at 4pm.

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This webinar brings together a panel of course managers and club managers to discuss the reopening of golf courses following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Taking part in the discussion were:
Andy Laing, course manager, Gaudet Luce Golf Club;
James Braithwaite, course manager, Long Ashton Golf Club;
Kerry Alligan-Smith, general manager, Redditch Golf Club;
Michael Sawicki, managing secretary, Royal Birkdale Golf Club.


The Green Room Golf Course Podcast is produced by Karl Hansell on behalf of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association.

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