Members of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) will gain an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the BMW PGA Championship this September after being selected to join the Wentworth Club's greenkeeping team for the duration of the event.
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Supplementing Wentworth Club's inhouse greenkeeping team will be 24 volunteers from across the greenkeeping association. The volunteer BIGGA members will fully integrate with the Wentworth greenkeeping team and take on important maintenance tasks to help prepare the course for play each day.
Wentworth Club Courses and Grounds Manager Daniel Clarke said: "We value our relationship with BIGGA highly and given every member of the Wentworth greenkeeping team is a part of the association and has access to the training and education it offers, we know how committed and capable these volunteers will be as we prepare the West Course for the DP World Tour's flagship event. Over the years the BMW PGA Volunteer Support Team has evolved from being a helping hand to now being an instrumental part of the in-house greenkeeping team and I'm excited to welcome them all to Wentworth Club in September."
The BMW PGA Volunteer Support Team is just one of a number of exclusive and career-defining initiatives made available to members of BIGGA, the UK's only dedicated membership association for golf greenkeepers. Head to www.bigga.org.uk for more information.
The BIGGA members who have been invited to join the Wentworth team as volunteers for the duration of the BMW PGA Championship are:
- Wayne Aris, Langley Park GC
- Callum Atkinson, Prestbury GC
- Tom Barnett, Drayton Park GC
- Euan Bogle, Lanark GC
- David Bruce, The Gleneagles Hotel
- Martin Coe, China Fleet CC
- Luke Fitzpatrick, The Buckinghamshire GC
- Calum Forsyth, Carrbridge GC
- Jack Hall, Lutterworth GC
- James Hook, The Bristol GC
- Greg Jones, JCB G&CC
- Ryan Lindsay, East Sussex National GC
- Daniel Long-Greatorex, JCB G&CC
- Thibault Marcazzan, Le Touquet
- Charlie Munn-Cocks, Camberley Heath GC
- Stanley Murphy, Ealing GC
- Scott Patrick, Prestwick St Cuthbert GC
- Daniel Rigby, Chigwell GC
- Andrew Sellars, The Grove
- Matthew Shaul, Ashby Decoy GC
- Tom Silcock, Prestbury GC
- Ben Sixsmith, Ganton GC
- Philip Slater, West Herts GC
- Ross Traill, Kilmarnock (Barassie) GC