The Association

On the 14th of August 2007, a new organization was founded in the Bulgarian capital Sofia,

the Bulgarian Golfers Greenkeepers Association (B.G.G.A).

HISTORY

The B.G.G.A was formed to bring the necessary education into the new developing golf course industry here in Bulgaria. Being a new industry it is essential that local people be trained to maintain and develop the golf courses which are being built.

It was an historical moment and has only been made possible with the immense support of company Kirov.

The company Kirov, which is owned by Mr. Kiro Kirov is the biggest supplier for earthmoving machinery (Komatsu) in Bulgaria and is also the sole Bulgarian distributor for Toro maintenance machinery. The company Kirov has signed a 3 years main sponsorship contract with the Bulgarian Golfers Greenkeepers Association. In a very short time and with a lot of energy and support, we all succeeded to create and establish this new organization.

The management board is proud to have such a strong company with great support, behind them.

The B.G.G.A is also proud to be sub-sponsored by the various other companies-Toro, Oxy Gazon, Hunter, IndiGrow, Sustane, Turf care

SEMINARS

The Bulgarian Golf Greenkeepers Association organizes every year several seminars and trainings for all their members and partners.

Any partner company can get time on the seminars and promote its products to  the invited audience . Thus reaching to attract future customers who can become regular buyer for the brand.

For all education trainings different experienced lectures will be invited to present and share there professional experience on different topics. Thus more knowledge will be gathered and will help all our members to improve in their professional sphere.

MANAGEMENT

YAVOR ATANASOV
YAVOR ATANASOV
Chairman B.G.G.A.

I am with over 10 year experience in greenkeeping, construction and grow-in. I have started working at “Summit at Cordillera”, Colorado, USA as a seasonal greenkeeper. I have almost 6 years as an Assistant Course manager at “St.Sofia GC”, Ravno pole, Bulgaria and 4 years in “Pravets Golf Club”, Bulgaria with the last two as a Superintendent. In 2006 I graduated with a distinction receiving Maintenance Golf Courses Certificate by the University of Guelph. At the moment I am studying at Elmwood College, Scotland – HNC Golf Course Management

VENTSISLAV NIKOV
VENTSISLAV NIKOV
PR & Education

I have more than 15 years of experience in golf course maintenance. In 2004, I began my career as a seasonal worker in New York, America, and again worked there in 2005. Since 2006 I have been working at St. Sofia Golf Club ”, Ravno Pole, Bulgaria, in 2014 I became the Assistant Course manager, and from 2018 I am a Superintendent. I helped tournaments like the Volvo World Match Play Championship 2013 held at Thracian Cliffs, Bulgaria and The Amateur 2019 held at The Island Golf Club, Dublin. In 2018, I graduated from Elmwood College in Scotland with a major SVQ 3 Level Sports Turf Meintenance. At the moment I am studying at Elmwood College, Scotland – HNC Golf Course Management

KREMENA KANEVA
KREMENA KANEVA
Vice Chairman
EVGENIA POPOVA
EVGENIA POPOVA
Financial Consultant
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