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Acknowledged as the highlight of the student greenkeeper’s year the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides you with the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best.

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Student award

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winner will receive: An eight-week all expenses paid Toro Scholarship, including a
six-week residential turf management study course at the University of Massachusetts, a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to the Toro factory.

Endorser of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year will receive: A trip to the Golf Industry Show in the USA, including flights, hotel, education and show accreditation.

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year runner up will receive: A trip to Continue to Learn at BTME, including four days of education, five nights hotel accommodation, travel and £125 expenses, plus a Toro training voucher for a course of their choice.

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Young award

Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award winner will receive: A two-week all expenses paid work experience placement at the exclusive Vidauban Golf Club in the South of France, plus a trip to Continue to Learn at BTME and a Toro training voucher for a course of their choice.

Endorser of the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year will receive: A trip to Vidauban Golf Club for the last two days of their student’s placement, including flights and hotel.

Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year runner up will receive: A trip to Continue to Learn at BTME, including two days of education, three nights hotel accommodation, travel and £75 expenses, plus a Toro training voucher for a course of their choice.

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Things have been awesome since winning. It's already started to completely change my way of thinking. I can't wait to get home and put into practice what I've learnt!

Nicholas Machin (2017 winner)
Greenkeeper, Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club

Who can apply?

  • Any greenkeeping student who is undertaking one of the listed qualifications (at the time of application):
  • Level 2 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ
  • Level 2 Certificate in Golf Greenkeeping
  • Level 3 Work-based Diploma - Greenkeeper / SVQ
  • Level 2 Diploma / National Certificate (NC)
  • Level 3 Subsidiary / Extended Diploma Young Award students must also be aged 20 years of under at time of application

Important dates

  • Regional interviews: 2-13 July 2018
  • Final at BIGGA HQ: 17-18 September 2018
  • The deadline for 2018 applications has now passed. To be among the first to hear news, updates and the 2019 Student Greenkeeper of the Year award please register your interest below.

Why apply?

  • Acknowledged as the highlight of the student greenkeeper’s year the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides you with the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best
  • You could win an eight-week scholarship to the USA in January/February 2019 (including a six-week residential turf management study course at the University of Massachusetts, a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to the Toro factory)
  • You could win a trip to Continue to Learn at BTME (including 4 days of education, hotel, travel and up to £125 expenses)
  • You could win a two-week work experience placement at the world-exclusive Vidauban Golf Club in the south of France
  • All Awards finalists will be given BIGGA membership for one year (following on from the expiry date of their current memberships)
  • Increase your skills and knowledge to enhance your professional development
  • The opportunity to network with your peers and build lasting relationships
  • It’s easy to apply. Complete the online application form. You can also read our full terms and conditions

Students can put themselves forward for the Awards with college tutors, assessors or employers endorsing their application.

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