Magazine - Golf (Page 15)
29 May 2012 - Golf - David Golding
Ripon City Golf Club North Yorkshire recently played host to the latest employer focused workshop organised by the GTC in association with Swan Golf Designs, one of the GTC’s Quality Assured Training Providers.
Furness Golf Club - stand up and be counted
29 May 2012 - Golf - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 42 - April / May 2012
As roving reporters go, our editor roves more than most. One area that has avoided his camera, until recently, is West Cumbria. So, when he got the call to visit Furness Golf Club, he was off like the proverbial rat up a drainpipe! Here, he talks to the club’s Head Greenkeeper, Alick Mackay, about the trials and tribulations of maintaining a golf course in one of the windiest, wettest and most exposed parts of the country
26 May 2012 - Golf - Editor - 1 comment
Over the past few months, there has been significant debate and activity relating to the issue of tax inequality in golf.
25 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
The Association of Golf Writers today paid tribute to Chris Kennedy, the retiring Golf Courses Manager at Wentworth Club, during their annual lunch at Wentworth Club on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship.
25 May 2012 - Golf - Charmian Robinson
It takes more than a drop of rain to discourage those in our industry from attending an event and the Campey Turf Care Systems Demonstration Days at Birch Grove Estate certainly proved the point!
24 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
One of the county’s leading golf clubs is facing a £50,000 repair bill after vandals ran amok overnight on its course.
23 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
In the first month since it took on management of all seven of Birmingham City Council’s public golf courses, Mytime Active has already invested £1million in equipment to improve facilities there.
16 May 2012 - Golf - Greg Evans
Bush Hill Park Golf Club in North London decided to dig up, reconstruct and open their 18th green within a 9-week period.
12 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
Scotland’s national stroke play championship and one of Europe’s leading amateur events will be decided over the challenging ‘Barassie Links’ between 1 and 3 June.
Maintaining golf greens in an aggressive manner
12 May 2012 - Golf - Greg Evans - Issue 41 - February / March 2012
When Greg Evans ‘came out’ about maintaining greens in an aggressive manner (such as cutting at heights as low as 2mm), a huge amount of debate and discussion followed, questioning the merits of such a method. Some commented that the greens would be dead within three years. Others said that the approach was irresponsible at best and suicidal at worst. A silent few also maintained their greens in this fashion, but they went about their business without comment.
11 May 2012 - Golf - Mike Beardall
Horton Golf Club, Henfield, West Sussex, could close after all its course machinery was stolen in two night-time raids.
10 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
Preparations for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles and developing the golf tourism industry in Scotland will top the agenda at a national summit in July.
9 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
Divers were called in to retrieve a golfer's watch and wedding ring after his bag, clubs and trolley plunged into a lake during a gust of wind.
6 May 2012 - Golf - Brian Pierson
Brian Pierson’s latest golf project in Germany commenced in October 2010, with project management of the construction of Golfpark Rosenhof an 18-hole championship course
California Dreamin' thanks to OSU programme
5 May 2012 - Golf - Seamus Moriarty - Issue 41 - February / March 2012
Seamus Moriarty’s dream of working abroad was realised when he contacted Mike O’Keeffe about the Ohio State University’s International Exchange Programme. Placed into Lake Merced Golf Club, he soon found out that shorts and sunscreen were not the order of the day in this particular part of California
4 May 2012 - Golf - Editor
Golf tourism is on the increase and is bouncing back from the economic downturn, a new survey by KPMG has revealed.
Parkstone Golf Club - an ecologically sensitive site
3 May 2012 - Golf - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 41 - February / March 2012
Parkstone Golf Club occupies an SSSI between Poole and Bournemouth. The new man charged with maintaining this ecologically sensitive site is Steve Richardson and, as our editor discovers, he has, in just a few months, already made an impression on the course and the members
28 Apr 2012 - Golf - Andy Watson - Issue 41 - February / March 2012
In this final article in the series, Andy Watson (Andy Watson Golf Design) will consider fairways. Specifically, he will discuss their structure and placement within the golf course. The fairway is the glue of the golf course holding all other elements together, and becomes the target point for the golfer if the green is not in sight or range.
26 Apr 2012 - Golf - Headland Amenity
Head Greenkeeper Steve Horwood is working with Headland Amenity to achieve significant improvements to a tricky course while making savings on seed and chemicals that benefit the budget, the environment and the efficiency of his operations.