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The Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides you with the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best.

Student award

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year winner will receive: enrolment in an internationally recognised 10-week turf management remote study course, The Winter Turf School (University of Massachusetts). A two-week work placement at the world-exclusive Adare Manor Resort (Ireland, 2027 Ryder Cup venue). As well as an all-expenses paid trip to the GCSAA Conference & Show (USA) and a visit to Toro Corporate HQ, R&D Centre and Equipment Operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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.

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.

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 fights and hotel.

Who can apply?

  • Any greenkeeping student who is undertaking one of the listed qualifications in the UK and Ireland (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 be aged 21 years or under at time of application.

Entries for 2022 have now closed.

Why apply?

  • Acknowledged as the highlight of the student greenkeeper’s year the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best
  • You could win a 10-week scholarship turf management study course with The Winter Turf School (University of Massachusetts), a trip to the Golf Industry Show and a visit to Toro’s factory in Minnesota
  • Both categories could win two-week work experience placements at the world-exclusive Adare Manor Resort (Ireland, 2027 Ryder Cup venue) and Vidauban Golf Club (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 peers and build lasting relationships
  • For further information and full terms and conditions, or to complete the online application form, please click the link below.

Toro student greenkeeper of the year awards

An insight from Reesink Turfcare's managing director David Cole on what the awards mean...

David Cole
Managing Director

AWARDS TIMELINE1989 - Present day

The highlight of the student greenkeeper's year, the Awards have provided young professionals with the opportunity to expand their experience by meeting and competing with the best since 1989.


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Students can put themselves forward for the Awards with college tutors, assessors or employers endorsing their application. Please note, all applications must be submitted online at BIGGA

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