LDCA Sportsturf Drainage and Turfcare Seminars and Demonstrations

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LDCA Sportsturf Drainage and Turfcare Seminars and Demonstrations

to be held at BIGGA- and at The Oxfordshire Golf Club

LDCADemopic.jpg sees the return to BIGGA House, Aldwark near York of another of the popular LDCA Seminars and Demonstrations on Sportsturf Drainage and Turfcare, with a similar event also being held at The Oxfordshire Golf Club near Thame on the 14th November.

The Seminars will review the latest techniques and current developments in drainage, construction, establishment, and aftercare for sportsturf surfaces, and will also be applicable to other types of leisure and amenity areas. The seminars will benefit everyone concerned with sports and amenity surfaces including local authorities; parks; Groundsmen; greenkeepers; golf clubs; football and rugby clubs; sports grounds; racecourses and polo grounds; specifiers; and sportsturf and landscape contractors.

Now in their fifth year these popular seminars bring together leading figures in the sportsturf industry in a comprehensive programme covering sportsturf construction, establishment and maintenance.

9.30 Registration and coffee

10.00 -1.15 Talks covering: Principles of Sportsturf Drainage; Contract

Management; Sportsturf Construction; Establishment and Initial

Aftercare; and Maintenance.

1.15 - 2.15 Lunch

2.15 - 4.00 Sportsturf Drainage Demonstration

4.00 - 4.30 General Discussion, Tea and disperse.

Speakers include: Jim Crabbe and Paul Burtonshaw from the LDCA; John Hacker and Andy Cole from Professional Sportsturf Design; and Noel Mackenzie and Tim Colclough from Grass Science.

A feature of the day will be a practical working demonstration of sportsturf drainage. Demonstrations will include techniques and machinery for pipe installation, sand slitting, vertidraining, gravel banding, and equipment for spoil conveying and backfilling.

The full programme and further details will be posted on the LDCA Web site www.ldca.org

(Attendance at the seminar will qualify for three BIGGA CPD credits, and three BASIS points.)

The Seminar fee is £95 + VAT fully inclusive of all refreshments, lunch, and delegate pack with speakers notes.

For enquiries tel 01327 263264 or fax 01327 263265 or email Secretary@ldca.org or contact the Land Drainage Contractors Association, NAC Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2LG.

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