Magazine - Golf
Canada Geese - Britain’s most hated bird?
19 hours ago - Golf - Peter Britton - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Now considered a pest in the UK, Canada Geese may be culled with the appropriate licence. But just what does this bird get up to that so annoys humans and how can they be controlled?
3 days ago - Golf - Sam Evans
BIGGA member, Sam Evans, 27, has been appointed Head Greenkeeper at The Fulwell Golf Club in Middlesex.
1 week ago - Golf - Louise Prettyman
Droitwich Golf Club can trace its history back to 1897 when it was a nine hole course. By 1923 it boasted eighteen holes when the course was redesigned and extended by James Braid. Today the push-up clay construction of the greens mean that Course Manager Gary Watkins has some real problems with drainage, especially in winter in particular, enough for Phil Day Sports to be called in to improve the situation.
Nettles and other weeds - Not as bad as you think!
1 week ago - Golf - Steve Thompson - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Steve Thompson, looks at the benefits that nettles and other ‘weeds’ bring to the golf course. In this article, he explains how some of the more ‘nuisance’ species can, in fact, be of huge benefit to all manner of wildlife, both large and small
1 week ago - Golf - Ella Boyden
Littlehampton Golf Club, situated close to the banks of the River Arun on the south coast of England, has purchased a fleet of new Jacobsen mowers from local Ransomes Jacobsen dealer, Ernest Doe and Sons Ltd.
1 week ago - Golf - Steve Mitchell
R&A Scholar Peteris Sadovskis, originally from Latvia, has won this year’s John Deere sponsored SRUC Elmwood HNC Student of the Year Award.
1 week ago - Golf - Karl Hansell
Three top greenkeepers are celebrating after achieving BIGGA’s Master Greenkeeper status, one of the most prestigious accreditations within the golf course management industry. The latest successful candidates are Stuart Ferguson from Dundas Parks Golf Club in Scotland, Matthew Wharton from Carolina Golf Club in North Carolina and Erin Stevens from Emerald Dunes Club in Florida.
1 week ago - Golf - Rosie Duckworth
The Henley, which until recently was known as Henley Golf and Country Club, is entering a new period of its young life. A new name as part of a comprehensive rebrand, a new course manager and its first ever machinery package deal with Toro sees this 250 acre club with a new and determined focus to achieve its full potential.
2 weeks ago - Golf - Ella Boyden
Patshull Park Golf and Country Club have taken delivery of a Jacobsen Eclipse 322 diesel-electric hybrid mower from Jacobsen UK Direct
2 weeks ago - Golf - Lucy Nicholls
Neil McLoughlin, Course Manager at Deeside Golf Club, has been in the industry for over twenty years. For the entirety of his career he has been using products from ICL, and claims that the stunning course you see today is, in part, thanks to the products
2 weeks ago - Golf - Editor - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Richard Johnstone - always smiling, especially with Billy Connolly and Freddie Mercury around the table!
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club - ‘Junior’ gets his chance!
2 weeks ago - Golf - Peter Britton - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Arriving at Nairn Dunbar straight from school, the club’s new Course Manager, Richard Johnstone, has now amassed fifteen years service; a mere drop in the ocean compared to some of his colleagues.
2 weeks ago - Golf - Steve Mitchell
Billy McLachlan, Course Manager at Royal Troon Golf Club, and his 15-strong greenkeeping team will see the culmination of two years’ preparatory work on the course and greens this July, when the Ayrshire club hosts the 145th Open Championship
2 weeks ago - Golf - Ella Boyden
Belton Park Golf Club, located in Grantham, Lincolnshire, have taken delivery of three Jacobsen Eclipse 322 hybrid mowers and two LF570 fairway mowers
2 weeks ago - Golf - Rosie Duckworth
With a warm British Summer Time in full swing, water management specialist Otterbine is advising greenkeepers to aerate water hazards now, before oxygen depletion or stress situations occur.
2 weeks ago - Golf - Karl Hansell
Tarmac’s Topsport, which has contributed to some of the biggest construction projects in the UK, has become the latest organisation to join the BIGGA support team.
Turf diseases spoiling your sward?
3 weeks ago - Golf - Martin Ward - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Symbio’s Martin Ward says that turf diseases are an inherent part of the design of sand based pitches and USGA specification greens, relying as they do on relatively high levels of fertiliser and water input to maintain a playing surface
3 weeks ago - Golf - Golf Business News
Thirteen golf clubs across the north of England have received a total of over £50,000 from Sport England to help them repair damage from the winter floods.
Tynedale Golf Club - Rain, rain go away ...
3 weeks ago - Golf - Kevin Thompson - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
When the River Tyne burst its banks at Hexham, Northumberland last December, pretty much the whole of the course at Tynedale Golf Club was flooded. The clean-up process has been slow and laborious, but help has come from all quarters
4 weeks ago - Golf - Golf Business News
After a long debate which followed months of argument, by 45 votes to 20 Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed plans for a championship golf course to be built in Stonehaven. The course has been designed by Jack Nicklaus.