Magazine - Golf (Page 12)
Not stumped for ideas at North Foreland GC
2 Sep 2013 - Golf - Dan McGrath - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
Dan McGrath, Course Manager at North Foreland Golf Club in Kent, became BIGGA’s 56th Master Greenkeeper in April 2011. Alongside his commitment to providing the best playing surfaces for members and visitors, Dan and his team have been improving the environmental credentials of the course
Taking the N out of P & K
30 Aug 2013 - Golf - Mike Bird - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
Formed in 1922, Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, near Bridgend, south Wales, offers a great test of links golf on a course laid out in two nine-hole loops, each with its own unique and challenging features. Mike Bird spent a morning with the club’s Head Greenkeeper, Paul Johnson, learning about his maintenance and improvement programmes, past, present and future
29 Aug 2013 - Golf - Chloe Miller
A nutrient programme from Headland Amenity, tailored to the low input greens on the heathland course of Limpsfield Chart Golf Club, has improved the playing surfaces and helped the greenkeeping team cope with challenging weather conditions.
28 Aug 2013 - Golf - Rosie Duckworth
Historic links course Royal Liverpool has reaffirmed its relationship with Toro and distributor Lely by making its biggest fleet investment yet, spending £300,000 on new machinery – including the very latest green technology.
Golf Courses are Avian Havens
24 Aug 2013 - Golf - Antony Wainwright - Issue 49 - June / July 2013 - 1 comment
Antony Wainwright, a previous winner of Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year and, until recently, one of the team at Turton Golf Club in Lancashire, begins a series of articles on conservation and ecology, by looking at birds and their value to the golf course environment
Hogg's in the limelight at St Annes Old Links
20 Aug 2013 - Golf - Stuart Hogg - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
It took Stuart Hogg just sixteen years to rise from apprentice to become only the thirty-seventh Master Greenkeeper in 2004. Now, as Course Manager at St Annes Old Links -one of the finest links courses in the UK - he is putting all his experience to good use, and even getting a helping hand from an unusual source. In this article, he discusses his working practices and ‘drones’ on about the club’s latest marketing initiative
20 Aug 2013 - Golf - Steve Mitchell
While golf fans around the world were watching Phil Mickelson win The 2013 Open Championship, John Deere was winning fans of its own at Muirfield.
16 Aug 2013 - Golf - Redexim
In 2000 the 9 hole Nuuk golfcourse was opened in Greenland, the largest island in the world.
15 Aug 2013 - Golf - John Haschak
Golfers at one of the UK’s most northerly clubs are back out enjoying their game after it was devastated by a massive storm in December!
15 Aug 2013 - Golf - Charmian Robinson
New to the UK and European market is the Air2G2 Injection Aerator introduced by Campey Turf Care Systems based in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Reducing Organic Matter
12 Aug 2013 - Golf - Charles Henderson - Issue 49 - June / July 2013 - 1 comment
The reduction of organic matter remains a high priority for golf and bowls greenkeepers. Agronomist Charles Henderson explains that, as no two greens will ever be exactly the same, a more measured and scientific approach should be considered
11 Aug 2013 - Golf - Editor - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
Location, location and location - oh, and cakes, biscuits and honeysuckle!
Kington Golf Club - lambing, ramming and a load of ...
11 Aug 2013 - Golf - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 49 - June / July 2013 - 1 comment
Kington Golf Club in Herefordshire is the highest club in England and is situated on the east side of Offa’s Dyke. Here, the greenkeeping staff have more to worry themselves about than marauding Welsh folk as over 1000 sheep are free to roam the course, doing what comes naturally!
9 Aug 2013 - Golf - Mike Beardall
At Foxhills Golf Club and Resort, Surrey, they completely reconstructed the 17th green of the Bernard Hunt course as well as further tee laser-grading and installing new paths.
6 Aug 2013 - Golf - Claire Kearney
The Pype Hayes Golf Course, Gym and Clubhouse in Sutton Coldfield was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Mike Leddy at a ceremony on Wednesday 31 July, following a £2m refurbishment by social enterprise Mytime Active.
6 Aug 2013 - Golf - Fiona Lyttle
Since 2009, the EGEU has been advising many Countries, in particular the new golf developing countries mainly throughout Europe, on how best to develop and maintain greenkeeper education, training and qualifications.
The Carrick on Loch Lomond - true love awaits!
5 Aug 2013 - Golf - Jim Brown - Issue 49 - June / July 2013
Jim Brown has worked for the De Vere Group for close on eight years, the last sixteen months on the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond. In this article, he talks about how he came into the industry and details the maintenance regimes required to keep this stunning piece of real estate in harmony with both the local ecology and demanding golfers
4 Aug 2013 - Golf - Steve Mitchell
There were several shocks at this year’s John Deere Classic in July, not least the surprising youth of its winner, Jordan Spieth. Only 19 years old, Spieth is the youngest person ever to win the Classic, and the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event in 82 years.