The British & International Golf Greenkeepers 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.
In October 1998, BIGGA was proud to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of York officially to open BIGGA HOUSE, the Association's new headquarters. Housing 12 members of staff - there are also four Regional Officers operating out in the field - and with a state-of-the-art training room, the Association has the facilities to enhance further its services to its members and the greenkeeping profession.
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.