July 2002 (Page 1)

Renovation time at St Mary`s

At the end of the season we had the pitch renovated by Barr - they got on at the end of May. The construction depth was increased by 4

in Football - on 26/7/02

Wet Weather and Dry Wickets

A testing time at Edgbaston with lots of rain but, ironically, with the difficulty of dry wickets. Several weeks to go, but already Head Groundsman, Steve...

in Cricket - on 25/7/02

New National Turf Conference

An impressive line-up of speakers is set to address the inaugural TGA National Turf Conference, taking place at the ICI Conference Centre,...

in Industry News - on 22/7/02

Golf clubs new owners provide welcome funding

Cookridge Hall Golf Club's Course Superintendent, Jim Brown, has been impressed with the finance made available to him by the new owners American Golf....

in Industry News - on 19/7/02

Saltaire Cricket Club

Saltaire Cricket Club

Saltaire is a Victorian industrial village near Shipley in West Yorkshire's Bronte Country. As a World Heritage site the village receives protection from...

in Cricket - on 19/7/02

New owners spend to improve

Cookridge Hall GC, five miles north of Leeds, has taken on a new lease of life in the last 11 months since it was taken over by American Golf UK Ltd. The...

in Golf - on 19/7/02

All in a days work

Contract cricket Groundsman, John Crawford has three grounds that keep him out of mischief during the summer months. John talks about the work involved...

in Industry News - on 17/7/02

A real members site

This website has been designed for its members. It allows members to chat together, swap, buy and sell machines and equipment, and share and solve problems.

in Industry News - on 17/7/02

Roller wanted

Message Board very busy at the moment. Members on the look out for jobs, advice and machinery. One member desperately seeking to buy a second hand roller...

in Industry News - on 17/7/02

Life for a contract Groundsman

I look after three cricket grounds, which keeps me very busy through the summer months but inevitably means having to look for alternative work in the...

in Cricket - on 17/7/02

'Drill n fill' helps Maine Road overcome poor drainage

Manchester City's assistant Head Groundsman Lee Jackson, talks about the remedial work that the club has undertaken to resolve the poor drainage at the...

in Industry News - on 16/7/02

Golf Green Speed – How Fast Do You like Yours?

Taking up an issue raised in our forum with Andy Cole of PSD, Simon Barnaby, a consultant agronomist from Scotts, offers a full report on Green speeds...

in Industry News - on 16/7/02

Slow growth and establishment

Rushden's Head Groundsman, Paul Knowles has had a worrying time this summer. With a few weeks left to the start of the season, the grass has been slow...

in Industry News - on 16/7/02

Is it going to rain or shine?

Cricket Club Todmorden is one of the busiest league cricket grounds in the north with a heavy programme of matches. The ground itself managed by a team...

in Cricket - on 16/7/02

Poor growth sets back Rushden

By the time the season finished with the play offs, we didn't manage to start the renovation work until the middle of May. As well as the main pitch we...

in Football - on 16/7/02

Maine road problem solving

Following reseeding on the 29th April, we realised that weeks later that it was becoming virtually impossible to grow grass in front of the Platt lane...

in Football - on 16/7/02

Golf green speeds

Golf green speeds

Golf green speed is probably one of the most contentious issues on the golf course, and one which can give the course manager the biggest headache. Fast...

in Golf - on 16/7/02

Pitch construction on a budget

Paul Courier, Head Groundsman at Northampton Town talks about this year`s pitch work at Sixfields. The community stadium was built on an excavated Victorian...

in Industry News - on 15/7/02

Pitch reconstruction on a budget.

Pitch reconstruction

At the end of the season we decided to remove 4

in Football - on 15/7/02

Serviceteam buy more Hayter

Serviceteam Ltd, the UK’s largest private contractor, covering more than 60 local authority contracts, has placed a further substantial order for Hayter...

in Industry News - on 12/7/02