General Interest (page 4)


The Covhead Challenge

Reay Golf Club greenkeeper James Macadie wanted to do something special to raise money for the NHS – so decided to take part in his very own "Covhead...

in General Interest - on 20/5/20


Stadiums post virus!

There is no doubt that the Post Viral Era will have a direct effect on the way we work, play and live. It is the responsibility of architects to bring...

in General Interest - on 20/5/20

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Mental Health 20-kindness

Looking after ourselves has never been more important than right now. The ‘new normal’ has changed the way we live, the way we work. We’re missing...

in General Interest - on 18/5/20

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Grassroots investment

Latest report from the Grounds Management Association (GMA) reveals need for more investment, volunteers and resources to kick-start and boost grassroots...

in General Interest - on 17/5/20


Stan's the (mower) man!

Enforced self-isolation has put lawnmower enthusiast Stan Hardwick's plans to grow his impressive collection on hold

in General Interest - on 16/5/20

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FREE golf for NHS workers

Chipstead Golf Club would like to thank all NHS workers for the incredible work they are doing at this difficult time.

in General Interest - on 11/5/20


Sustainable soils legacy

When Martin Ward launched Symbio with his brother David thirty years ago, it’s fair to say that their natural approach to soil and turf management was...

in General Interest - on 11/5/20

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73 sheep take over

A novel idea thought up by one shepherd has helped him get to work as a paramedic as well as raising much-needed funds for the NHS during these testing...

in General Interest - on 9/5/20

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Uncertain times

While most counties have furloughed staff and players in a bid to save money as they wait to see what, if any, cricket will be played this summer, a hardy...

in General Interest - on 9/5/20

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Greenkeeper celebrates

Terry Wharton, Head Greenkeeper at Haydock Park Golf Club (above) must be one of the longest serving greenkeepers in the industry and is celebrating 40...

in General Interest - on 8/5/20

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COVID-19 Ed Carter

We spoke to Ed Carter, Sales & Development Manager for ICL to find out how they have adapted their working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

in General Interest - on 7/5/20

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Never looking better

Graeme Cousins speaks to some of the people maintaining green areas for when sport gets the green light to return

in General Interest - on 4/5/20

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Q&A with Tom Shinkins

We spoke to Tom Shinkins, Operations Manager at GKB machines Ltd to find out how they have adapted their working practices during the COVID-19...

in General Interest - on 4/5/20

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Testing times

Groundsmen are in uncharted territory after Covid-19 forced the suspension of all sports this spring, after a challenging winter. Jane Carley looks at...

in General Interest - on 4/5/20

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Knapsack workout

Here’s a novel way to keep you - and your knapsack sprayer - fit for the fight against weeds and moss

in General Interest - on 3/5/20

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Lawnmower stolen

Thieves broke through four different types of security to steal the mower from the club on Summerleaze Road.

in General Interest - on 3/5/20

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WW2 pillbox vandalised

The WW2 fortification was restored last summer in memory of those who died in the Belfast Blitz

in General Interest - on 2/5/20

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May 2020 Diaries

May is a month when spring really bounces into full flourish, with fresh leaves on all of the trees, and many flowers coming into colourful bloom. The...

in General Interest - on 1/5/20

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COVID-19 Ryan Golding

We spoke to Ryan Golding, Head Groundsman at Leeds Rhinos RLFC to find out how they have adapted their working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

in General Interest - on 30/4/20

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Sporting life dormant

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought about an abrupt closure to sport and leisure facilities in the UK on March 23 to prevent the spread of coronavirus,...

in General Interest - on 29/4/20