January 2019 (page 4)


Town confirmed winners

Swindon Town have been confirmed as winners of the Grounds Team of the Year award for League Two, one place better than last season’s efforts that saw...

in Football - 2 weeks, 6 days ago


Shane appointed HG

Shane has an excellent racing pedigree bringing with him over nine years’ experience in the industry, having worked as Racetrack Groundsman at The Curragh...

in People - 3 weeks ago

Bristol Rovers

From worst to best

The Gas' investment in a new playing surface pays off

in Football - 3 weeks ago

Gleneagles Golf Centenary B

Gleneagles celebrates

Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland has recently celebrated the 100th birthday of its iconic King’s and Queen’s Courses, with a little help from local...

in Golf - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

East Devon

Relying on reliability

East Devon District Council invests in third Toro machine

in Machinery & Mechanics - 3 weeks, 1 day ago


Roundup is not dangerous!

The US government has declared Roundup is safe - despite a movement of lawsuits from Americans claiming the weedkiller gave them cancer

in Industry News - 3 weeks, 1 day ago

John-Handley Spraying

Pesticides – Part 2

In his last article, Maxwell Amenity Technical Manager John Handley stated that the case in favour of chemical pesticides is that they have worked in the...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - 3 weeks, 1 day ago


PM opens The Box!

Prime Minister Theresa May was on hand to officially open the new Leisure Box facilities after receiving a tour of the site

in Industry News - 3 weeks, 2 days ago


Kubota partner with Coleg

Kubota (UK) has teamed up with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi based in North Wales, to train future workers in land-based engineering.

in Machinery & Mechanics - 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Operation Matador 2955

400 mile trip by mower

Five former students who drove a Ransomes Matador mower non-stop from Edinburgh to London’s Hyde Park back in 1959, were reunited recently to commemorate...

in Machinery & Mechanics - 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Royal-Wootton-Bassett-RFC Discussion

Review at Ballards Ash

A Wiltshire rugby club, which took a huge step four years ago to keep its five pitches and training areas playable, has received a massive boost from one...

in Rugby - 3 weeks, 3 days ago


Mick Parks retires

Campey Turf Care System’s outside service engineer, Mick Parks, has retired from his role after twenty-seven years at the company

in Industry News - 3 weeks, 3 days ago


End of an era at Hayter

Hayter has announced that the last mower of its Hayterette model has been sold.

in Machinery & Mechanics - 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Shrewsbury School cricket squares

May 2019 Pitch Diaries

Spring 2019 has thus far been more favourable for the turf manager than the spring of 2018. Disease pressure had been relatively low and, whilst April...

in General Interest - 3 weeks, 3 days ago

SISGrass At The Oval

T20 use plastic pitches

The ECB expect plastic pitches to be used in domestic Twenty20 action this season when the heavy World Cup scheduling takes its toll on the squares of...

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Allett Queens-award-sml

Allett wins award

Allett, the Staffordshire based specialist cylinder mower manufacturer, has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019 in recognition...

in Football - 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Pre Season Headaches

Pre-season headaches

With the cricket season now upon us, David Bates from total-play advises how to keep your pitch in good health

in Cricket - 3 weeks, 4 days ago


Keep it sharp

Switch out the old and bring in the new. With grass growth fast and furious make sure you and your machines are ready for high season with Toro’s rotary...

in Machinery & Mechanics - 3 weeks, 5 days ago


How a club really works

Premiership rugby clubs are big operations these days. In addition to a senior playing squad of around 50, an academy of about 20 players and a support...

in Rugby - 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Roger Stillwell Out On The Course At Wheatley GC

Q&A with Roger Sitwell

Roger Stillwell - a couple of Winstons and a pair of brothers - could be one hell of a dinner party!

in Golf - 3 weeks, 5 days ago