of the Year Awards
from your career
The Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards provides you with the opportunity to expand your experience by meeting and competing with the best.
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 a prestigious European golf course. 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
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 at the end of their student’s placement, including fights and hotel.
Toro's Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award is an incredible platform to boost your career. It’s a very well recognised award within the industry, it really ticks a box and puts you on a pedestal to go to the next level.
divisional business manager, Reesink Turfcare
Our 12 finalists provide all the reassurance you need to be convinced that greenkeeping and the sport of golf has a very bright future. Congratulations to all our finalists, particularly our well-deserving winners and runners-up.
Learning and development executive at BIGGA
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.
- Closing date for entries: Tbc April 2024
- Interviews:Tbc May 2024
- National final: Tbc September 2024
- 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 a prestigious European golf club
- 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.
Please complete the form below to register an interest in next year's Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards.