I’m sure as many people look back over this year, there will be a mixture of emotions, both personally and professionally, with everyone having their own individual circumstances to manage and deal with.
The current ‘situation’ may have put many hopes and dreams on hold but, at Towcestrians Sports Club, it’s just another minor challenge in the progress of an ambitious development designed to bring several of this Northamptonshire town’s sports together and raise standards, whilst enhancing an established community facility. Jane Carley meets the club’s Head Groundsman, Tom Waldock, to find out more
On the A91, which concludes at St Andrews, and just a few miles east of Stirling, sits Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s finest private schools. Catering for over 1300 pupils, many of them from the surrounding area, the seventy acre site nestles at the foot of the Ochil Hills. It was here that Lee Williams met Robert Meldrum, the school’s long-serving Head Groundsman
Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet Country Club in Saltash is one of the south west’s leading clubs. On the first call of what has now become Lee Williams’ annual summer tour of the south coast, he met up with Nathan O’Sullivan - the club’s forty-four-year-old Course Manager - who has worked his way through the ranks over the last twenty-one years.
In this article, David Jackman, operations manager at Reesink Turfcare, takes a look at how to control spending and avoid spending surprises, allocating maintenance budget when the economy is uncertain, managing this cost component over time and warranties