Episode 28

Episode 28: Showtime and golf course pressures post-COVID with Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA

Wide ranging talk with Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association) with updated news about shows and the management of golf courses post-pandemic. Time stamps of topics covered:

01:25 Festival of Turf 2021 update - and future

11:15 Golf course 'stock' and staff furloughs?

15:50 Club budgets?

18:10 Overplaying and changes to club income models?

22:00 Greens staff well-being during COVID?

25:54 Permanent changes to course management?

28:10 BIGGA role during past year?

35:50 BTME Harrogate 2022?

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Chris Biddle

Chris is an experienced journalist specialising in the farm and grass machinery market. He has worked for a major tractor manufacturer and been a managing director of a farm and grass machinery dealership in the West Country.
In 1988, he launched trade magazine, Service Dealer followed by TurfPro in 1998, selling both titles to Land Power Publications in 2015.
He was editor of Landwards, the professional journal of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) from 2008 until 2019 and is the recipient of the 2020 IAgrE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Land-Based industry.
Chris lives in Salisbury with his wife Trish, and is an avid cricket fan and member of the MCC for over 55 years.