Having well trained, motivated, professional staff, respected for their knowledge and skilled for the jobs they do should be the aim of all golf facilities. From general manager, course manager and club professional, across greenstaff and catering staff, every person within the golf facility has a role to play in furthering the facility’s environmental programme and performance while improving staff relations and job satisfaction. It is essential that golf facilities invest in continuing professional development (CPD) and baseline education of staff.
We often deliver environmental training and presentations on a variety of environmental issues to clubs, at partner organisation training events, to colleges, and to external interested parties.
Scottish Golf is a member of The Greenkeepers Training Committee (the GTC), an independent body, dedicated to its objectives of improving and promoting the education and training of all greenkeepers. Greenkeeper training courses and Government approved qualifications including an apprenticeship scheme are available through a network of Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) Approved Centres and Providers. To view the most up to date information on all aspects of green keeper education, training and qualifications visit the GTC website.
The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association Ltd (BIGGA) has a programme of Learning and Development on their website.
For education and training in wider golf facility management such as health and safety, business and financial skills, marketing, project management, staff management and fund-raising, there are seminars, workshops, short courses and more in depth training available at all levels through the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) and the Golf Course Managers’ Association (GCMA).