BIGGA's CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme was relaunched 18 months ago to ensure it was more inclusive, easy to use and maintain and more modern with the launch of an online Credit recording system.
Members have really caught on to the system and the number using it steadily rose throughout 2014 as greenkeepers took advantage of it to claim credits via educational, networking or professional activities.
The 1,000th member is Anthony Sunney, First Assistant Greenkeeper at West Middlesex Golf Club. He claimed CPD after attending an educational seminar at Oaklands College. He wins a voucher for the Continue to Learn programme at BTME 2016.
Stuart Green, BIGGA's Head of Member Learning, said: "We're delighted to see we've hit the landmark 1,000th member who has engaged with CPD.
"It's proved far more popular than the previous scheme as we can see with these numbers.
"It's important to note that the ethos of CPD has not altered - it identifies you as a professional, competent, knowledgeable and motivated individual who will be a valuable asset to any employer.
"I'd like to thank all of our members who are using the programme, the benefits are clear for all to see. If you haven't joined in yet, why not give it a go? It will help you enormously in your career, regardless of what level you are at."
For more on CPD, including how to claim credits, visit the 'Continuing Professional Development' page in the Members Area of the BIGGA website.
If you have any questions on CPD please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01347 833800 option 3.