The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association Limited promotes best practice in sports turf management. BIGGA is dedicated to the continuing professional development of its members and in serving their needs will strive through education and training for standards of excellence in golf course management throughout the greenkeeping profession.

The Association was formally created on January 1, 1987 from an amalgamation of the British Golf Greenkeepers Association, The English and International Golf Greenkeepers Association and The Scottish and International Golf Greenkeepers Association, forming a membership of 1,200.

Today BIGGA boasts over 6,000 members including Golf Greenkeepers but also Associate Members and Student Members. In June 2009 the Association was opened up to allow full membership to all sports turf professionals.

Greenkeeper International is the official magazine of BIGGA and is published on a monthly basis.  Its roots and tradition  go back to the first publication of the BGGA, an earlier group, apparently beginning in 1912. This archive, an ongoing cooperative project of BIGGA and Michigan State University Libraries, currently features magazine content from 1962 to the present. We are hopeful that BIGGA members, Turfgrass Information File (TGIF)  users, and other turf industry parties will help us compile a more complete archive by locating copies of unrepresented periodical issues and making them available for digitization.  Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. Contact: tgif@msu.edu if you can help make this archive more complete!