September 2022

FEGGA Promoting opportunities in Australia and New Zealand

Are you an experienced greenkeeper looking for some international experience? EnvoyGolf have seasonal jobs available now!

EnvoyGolf is currently welcoming all eligible candidates that are interested to work in the golf industry in Australia or New Zealand. We are looking for confident individuals with good interpersonal skills who are eager to learn. Candidates should have prior experience in greenkeeping, be responsible, punctual and ready for an adventure”

Interested…Take a look at the video and hear from greenkeepers that have already experienced the programme – envoygolf_international_video (1080p).mp4 – Google Drive

Here is the link to view Course Maintenance Jobs | EnvoyGolf  to the Course Maintenance information page. Candidates can click “apply” from within this page also.

Download the full brochure here –  EnvoyGolf Experienced Seasonal Casuals-3.pdf (1)

For further information, please contact Cameron Campbell

Tel: +61 402 169 240

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On 9th of September Bulgarian Golf Greenkeepers Association held its Annual conference at Lighthouse Golf &  SPA Hotel, Balchik. A record number of 53 members, speakers and guests attended. There was a wide range of people representing 9 countries. The international group had the opportunity to play golf the day before on 8th of September and everyone was enjoying the fruitful evening for which the great hospitality of the hosts contributed much.














The Conference was opened by Yavor Atanasov, Chairman of the Association. He shared last two years experience BGGA went through and how difficult it was for the industry. But definitely the interest in the Association becomes bigger from new sponsors and members.

The first speaker for the day was Olaf Bos from Barenbrug. He showed how the company he represents is working in favour of the turf industry trying to help out to fight with the challenges. Poa annua battle is always though and some of the members definitely had new ideas after the speech.

Next in row was Tedodor Dentchev (Toro Company) to introduce the new technologies on the market and innovations in the industry recently. The audience became excited from the presentation. The eager discussions that followed proved the high interest in this hot topic.










The coffee break after brought many disccusions but the guys were eager to come back in the room for the next speakers – Stuart Tate and Gundars Vietnieks from Rain Bird. The practical experience they offered to the members and guests were highly valued. It proves that knowledge is vital for growing in the turf industry.

Daniel Jones and Andy Matthews took the lead after, representing TurfCare – one of the many new sponsors joining the Association. The new technologies in moisture measuring in combination with very promising wetting agent results showed a hint for the future – water saving management.

Group photo was taken after the first half of the day and before the lovely lunch held in the hotel restaurant. F&B manager made his best to impress the guest of Lighthouse Resort.

Knowing how tough is to bring people together after lunch Russell Riley (Sustane) made an exceptional work and grab the attention of the audience from the first minute. He intrigued with the unique products offered by his company and already available on the Bulgarian market.

Anamaria Lazar from Oxy Gazon was the next presenter. She made her second appearance this year in front of the members representing the biggest turf producer in Romania. She also showed know-how technologies in grassroofs and made everyone familiar with OxyTurf technology.










It was hard to imagine that FEGGA executive officer (Dean Cleaver) would be out of the scene. Been already part of the BGGA family group for many years he is very well recognized before the event and eagerly expected. He gave the update on greenkeepers industry as well with some great FEGGA initiatives. He also presented the new draft EU regulation for pesticide free world of use. Many thoughts came after as expected.

After the last coffee break it was time for Indigrow to come on the stage. The company was represented by Valentin Varbanov (AvaPark) – the dealer for Indigrow for Bulgaria. He showed in an interesting way the company products and emphasized on the new technologies used in their unique products.

Unfortunately the next speaker Vladimir Petrov (Tech Sport Bulgaria) missed his flight and we could not enjoy his presentation.

The conference continued with Liran Yaniv presenting the American company Hunter Irrigation .He was happy to share his knowledge and introduce the new technologies of the company in front of the audience. Many questions raised up during the presentation which proved the members were still on the toe even in the end of the day.

In the end it was time for the traditional certificates of the attendance for everyone and the Chairman thanked the audience for the great venue everyone made together.

Bulgarian Golf Greenkeepers Association set very high standards with this passing event. It was very well accepted and highly attended. The feedback was very positive and definitely encourages the board members to keep up the good work.

Yours sincerely,

Yavor Atanasov


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– Inaugural event designed to help reflect, celebrate & inspire industry efforts –

The first ever Sustainable Golf Week is taking place next month, hosted by GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf with its partners and collaborators globally to reflect, celebrate and accelerate industry efforts to build a greener future for the game.

Between Monday 3 October and Sunday 9 October inclusive, Sustainable Golf Week will spotlight golf’s achievements in sustainability; celebrate the eco-friendly actions of many golf courses, developers, designers, tournaments, players and companies; and promote what still needs to be done in this UN Decade of Action to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Under its #DrivingTheGreen theme across several mainstream and social media initiatives, Sustainable Golf Week will champion the work of leaders across the golf industry with inspirational examples and ideas on the practical steps that everyone involved in the sport can make to move the green agenda forward.

The week will focus on a number of key topics and parts of golf including – grassroots clubs and courses, tournaments, developments and innovations – with a range of daily highlights, features and social media posts. It will also help further engage golfers, raising awareness about how they and their clubs can make a difference in fostering nature, conserving resources, strengthening communities and taking climate action.

“Sustainable Golf Week provides an opportunity for people across the sport to connect around a common purpose – to make sure that golf becomes established as a credible global leader in sustainability and climate action,” said Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the international non-profit GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf. “It is about helping to bring some stronger collective focus to the issues, as well as building ever greater energy and momentum to golf’s contribution. We are excited about the ways in which this week can go on to be an ever-stronger catalyst for more action and visibility for golf and sustainability around the world,” he added.

Sustainable Golf Champion and 2023 Solheim Cup Captain Suzann Pettersen is among those supporting the week’s activities: “Many environmental issues are fundamentally important to our quality of life. So whilst taking action is vital for the future of golf, we also have to play our part amongst communities, in business and also with governments. We have to be at the forefront of the global movement in sustainable sport and equally we should take time to proudly celebrate our positive contributions,” she said.
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Leading partners and collaborators with GEO Foundation in the acceleration of sustainability in and through golf include The R&A, European Tour group, Ryder Cup Europe, Ladies European Tour, LPGA, The Toro Company, Dow, Vidauban Foundation, Visit Scotland, Galvin Green, Motocaddy, Provision Events, Sky Sports, IAGTO and some 50 industry federations and associations across 25 countries. The effort is closely aligned beyond golf, including UN Sport for Climate Action, The Gold Standard and ISEAL Alliance.

Demonstrating the reach and impact of the sustainable golf community, people and organizations in more than 75 countries are already part of a growing movement. Some of the pioneering courses, certified for many years, include: Ljunghusen GC in Sweden; Golfparc Zurichsee in Switzerland; Hirsala Golf in Finland; Koninklijke Haagsche G&CC in the Netherlands; Costa Rica Country Club; Canuelas GC in Argentina; Golf Della Montecchia in Italy; Golf du Rhin in France; Oslo GC in Norway; Royal Wellington GC in New Zealand; Berkhamsted GC and Burhill GC in England and St Andrews Links, Carnoustie and Royal Dornoch in Scotland.

To find out more about Sustainable Golf Week and GEO Foundation and how to get involved visit: or follow @sustainablegolf on social media.

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Celebrating Thank A Greenkeeper Day

Today we are celebrating globally the inspiring work that Greenkeepers do throughout the World of golf. Join us in celebrating #ThankAGreenkeeper day.

Take time out to show your appreciation to your greenkeeping team for the enjoyment they bring to your golfing experience.

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