December 2002 (Page 1)

Let there be light at Sunderland

Last week a number of Groundsmen were invited to the Stadium Of Light for a demonstration of a lighting system designed to help with new and existing grass...

in Football - on 30/12/02

The Wanderer settles down

When I was asked if I fancied taking the Hampton School job, I saw it as a challenge as the facilities were in a run down state, but I was extremely impressed...

in Industry News - on 20/12/02

Speedy treatment for injured players

Sir Bobby Robson, like every other manager in the English Premiership, wants to select his team from a fully fit squad with all players pushing for a coveted...

in Football - on 19/12/02

Groundsman rewarded with Testimonial

82 year old Groundsman, Dougan Duncan has been rewarded for his 37 year service with a testimonial game in his honour

in Football - on 19/12/02

Industry first for Ransomes

Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd, the Ipswich based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has become the first company within the turf care industry to be awarded...

in Industry News - on 18/12/02

New Chat room launched

Our new and improved chat room is now operational

in Industry News - on 17/12/02

Christmas Conundrum

For the answer to the December Newsletter Christmas Conundrum, see the General News section.

in Industry News - on 17/12/02

Pitches Review

One of our members is looking for others to take part in a Best Value pitches review exercise. See Message Board, General section.

in Industry News - on 17/12/02

Interview with Tim Fell (Tillers Turf)

Managing Director, Tim Fell of Tillers Turf, talks to the Editor about changes in turf production over the last 20 years and the future prospects of the...

in Consultancy - on 12/12/02

John Kettley joins Pitchcare

John Kettley and British Weather Services join forces with Pitchcare to provide a range of bespoke professional weather services.

in Industry News - on 12/12/02

Half a million pound boost for training

The Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) has helped to secure £500,000 in funding for green keeper management training.

in Golf - on 11/12/02

Record month of use

November saw the October record beaten as 16,100 people logged on to Pitchcare

in Editorial - on 9/12/02

November 2002 Questionnaire Results

The full results of our November 2002 Questionnaire with pie charts and quotes and in full colour too.

in Industry News - on 9/12/02

Ewood Park plans for United

The month of November has been the wettest on record – we’ve had eight games in that time and I would say six of them were played in the wrong...

in Football - on 9/12/02

Drainage seminar proves a success

Practical working demonstrations of current drainage practices were given by Land Drainage Contractors Association members, at two seminars on Sportsturf...

in Industry News - on 3/12/02

Chairmanship handed to George Shiels

Mike Harbridge,existing Chairman of Independent soil analysis company, European Turf Laboratories, hands over the Chairmanship to George Shiels for the...

in Industry News - on 3/12/02

PSD honoured by BALI

PSD have been honoured by the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI). The PSD design and supervision of Oldham Athletics, Boundary Park pitch...

in Industry News - on 3/12/02

Member Survey - Winner

Congratulations to George Reid of Hemel Hempstead, the winner of the luxury Christmas hamper.

in Industry News - on 3/12/02

John Kettley is a weatherman

In the build up towards the autumn Internationals I agreed a contract with Sports and Stadia Services to provide a pitch cover if the weather became so...

in Rugby - on 2/12/02

Eddie Piper looks forward to retirement

It was 1966 when Eddie Piper became one of a four-strong team of Groundsmen at Newton Abbot Racecourse - next week he will hang up his Wellington Boots...

in Industry News - on 2/12/02