March 2002 (Page 1)



in Editorial - on 28/3/02

Pre-season rolling at Park Avenue

Chris Cay and Richard Robinson, co-Groundsmen at Bradford Park Avenue cricket ground are stepping up their rolling programme in preparation for the new...

in Cricket - on 22/3/02

Wet winter at Carden Park

With the turn in the weather, we could be a couple of weeks away from re-opening the Jack Nicklaus Course. Through the winter months we have run quite...

in Golf - on 21/3/02

All start at Bradford and Bingley

Spring work has begun on the cricket pitch.The first job I do is to decide where all the individual wickets are. A long time ago I ‘squared’ off the...

in Cricket - on 19/3/02

Rugby woe

Rugby woe

Bradford & Bingley Sports Club Groundsman, Paul Markham bemoans the rain in his latest report. ‘Rain drops keep failing on my head’ How true this...

in Rugby - on 19/3/02

Desso Grassmaster pays dividends at the McAlpine

Robert Ellis, head Groundsman at the McAlpine Stadium at Huddersfield, owes much to the Grass master system which combines natural and artificial use. The...

in Rugby - on 19/3/02

Busy busy at Valley Parade

The games are coming thick and fast at Valley Parade, no sooner have the Groundstaff put back the divots, the next fixture is upon them. Their saviour...

in Industry News - on 15/3/02

Multi use at the Madejski

Head Groundsman Jem Fox has his work cut out looking after the pitch, which hosts both football and rugby. After a difficult season last year, the pitch...

in Industry News - on 15/3/02

Old Campaigner-New Season

After a lifetime in cricket, former Headingley Groundsman, Keith Boyce is looking forward to the new season as eagerly as ever.Keith is now Groundsman...

in Cricket - on 15/3/02

Busy at Valley Parade

Another hectic schedule of matches has put enormous strains on Bradford City’s pitch at Valley Parade.Ground staff are repairing the pitch after the...

in Rugby - on 15/3/02

Dual Sport at Reading

Dual Sport at Reading

The pitch at the Madejski Stadium hosted both rugby and football last season. It was felt that given the aspect of the new stadium and its wrap around...

in Football - on 14/3/02

Farmers Mutual Insurance Sports Ground

Steve Tilley has worked as understudy to Brian Pickett at the sports ground for twenty years. Now that Brian has retired, Steve looks forward to the challenges...

in Industry News - on 11/3/02

Spring in the Air

Wisley G.C. Course Manager, Dave Whitaker talks about the early warm weather and what it has meant to the Spring course maintenance program and the establishment...

in Industry News - on 11/3/02

Independent Financial Advice for All Seasons Part 2

Simon is no stranger to the world of sports turf with over 7 year experience in this industry and has empathy with those who work in it.

in Industry News - on 11/3/02

Springs in the air at Wisley

Back in November we closed nine holes of the course to re-turf all the greens and do other redevelopment work to improve those nine holes with an anticipated...

in Golf - on 11/3/02

All change at FISSC

All change at FISSC

I have worked at the Farmers Insurance sports ground for twenty years, but took over the position of Head Groundsman last week when Brian Pickett retired...

in Industry News - on 11/3/02

February Draw Winner

The lucky member to have his name drawn out of the hat is Gary Hobbs, a NVQ Assessor in Sportsturf at Otley College, Ipswich. Gary receives a cheque of...

in Industry News - on 8/3/02

Seeding in Winter

Blackburn Rovers have been seeding during all this wet weather. Head Groundsman, Steve Patrick, considers himself to be lucky. Find out why.

in Industry News - on 7/3/02

Seeding in February

Hello again to everybody at Pitchcare and to people reading how guys like me make a living. Last night the 6th of March we played a game here at Ewood...

in Football - on 7/3/02

Sisis field training days

SISIS Equipment (Macclesfield) Limited have pleasure in inviting members to attend one of the following field days. There is no charge for attendance,...

in Industry News - on 5/3/02