See the winners of greenkeepers' photographic competition

A greenkeeper heading down the 2nd hole at Ipswich Golf Club on a misty morning has been revealed as the overall winner of BIGGA's Annual Photographic Competition 2022.
Ipswich greenkeeper and BIGGA member Joe Simpson’s image (above) was the unanimous choice among the competition judges and also received the most likes when put to a public vote across BIGGA’s social media accounts.
BIGGA say their annual photographic competition is a celebration of the wonderful golfing landscape and the role greenkeepers play in shaping it for golfers and the wider public to enjoy. Twelve images were selected in total for the annual BIGGA calendar, with golf courses represented including a nine-hole course on the north coast of Scotland through to next year’s Open Championship venue.
As overall competition winner, Joe has won an Insta360 Ultra HD action camera worth £429.99 and a framed print of his image, to be presented at BTME 2023.
Three category winners were also chosen:

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Tom Wright of Clevedon Golf Club winning the Greenkeeping category

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Craig Sinclair of Camberley Heath Golf Club winning the Wildlife category


and Martyn Taylor of Wallasey Golf Club winning the Landscape category. Each of the category winners receive a £150 Love2Shop voucher.
Joe is now a two-time champion, having previously won the competition in 2020. He said: “I’m really surprised to have won as I thought the quality of all the photographs that got shortlisted was fantastic with some really strong contenders.
“I think it’s a fantastic competition and I love entering and try to encourage others to enter as well. Greenkeepers are really lucky because we’re up in the early hours and get to see some fantastic sights and this competition is an opportunity to share them.”

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