Pitchcare magazine - Notching up a ton

Kerry Haywoodin Editorial

Many of you may be aware that the latest Pitchcare magazine is our 100th issue! It is a fantastic achievement and provides an opportunity to reflect on the hundreds of great features with turfcare professionals we have interviewed along the way.

My journey started back in 2013, when I joined the Pitchcare team to help Peter Britton - who launched the magazine single-handedly in June 2005. We were on the 50th issue then, so to now be another fifty down the line is quite scary... how time flies when you're having fun! And, I am being honest when I say that this magazine is such a pleasure to work on. It's a reflection of the industry that we get to speak with so many lovely, interesting and knowledgeable characters to tell their stories and pass on their experiences and wisdom to all our readers, so a big thank you goes to each and every one of you who has taken the time to chat with us over the years.

We share our centenary anniversary with a name you can all trust - Dennis Mowers - and so we pass on many congratulations and best wishes to them for 100 years of manufacturing excellence. You may have seen through social media over the past couple of weeks, that we have a huge prize draw to win a Dennis machine from a selected range, including: a G860 complete with 8 blade cassettes, Verticut TT, S500 PLUS, FT complete with 10 blade cassettes, G26D/G30D/G34D, PRO 34R, Razor Ultra/Razor or a Simplex. Also up for grabs are nine Pitchcare shop vouchers (up to the value of £250). All the details can be found here or look out for further info on social media, but make sure you enter to be in with a chance to win one of these great machines for your club (terms and conditions apply).

Dennis have advertised with us from the very first issue and, obviously, we could not produce this magazine without the loyal support and commitment from all of our advertisers. Therefore, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all our supporters over the years, however big or small!

Last, but by no means least, it would not be possible to share so many articles from all around the country without our network of freelance writers. Peter and I would like to express a huge thank you to you all for your continued commitment and hard work… here's to the next fifty!

Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year and we look forward to seeing you at BTME for the exciting Dennis prize draw.

Kerry Haywood

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