FEGGA is a non profit organisation formed in 1996 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Federation is the umbrella body for the National Greenkeeping Associations in Europe. FEGGA originally formed to be a communication medium between the Committed to Green Programme of the European Golf Association and European Greenkeeping Associations, the role of the Federation has expanded greatly since 1996.
FEGGA now plays an every-day role in our member associations through the promotion of educational standards and professional recognition along with the many issues facing greenkeepers concerning the European Union and EU legalisation.
Having built a network of contacts throughout Europe, the Federation is assisting promotion of the profession of golf turf management country by country, working with golf bodies, our patron members and other allied associations. Many benefits are now visible across Europe with educational programmes, environmental policies and general recognition of the profession.
Education has to be the key to all associations and indeed greenkeepers in achieving the highest level of professionalism within our industry and therefore greater recognition within the game of golf. FEGGA’s role with formal education has been to set the standards and have recently launched an initiative to create Pan European Standards, leading to the launch of Greenkeeper Training Europe. Greenkeeper Training Europe has now produced standards on 3 levels and will through its work be able to assist Countries with guidance on all aspects of formal greenkeeping education. Continuous learning is a very important part of day to day learning and FEGGA provides support in this area through advice and also its Roadshow events that have now been operated in some 14 Countries over the past eight years. FEGGA also has a speaker bank that offers its Members Associations contact with a range of speaker’s world-wide covering industry learning presentations.