August 2003 (page 1)

The Long Good Summer

The fantastic weather that we have all enjoyed this year has meant the courts have been played on regularly throughout the summer. The courts now show...

in Tennis - on 29/8/03

Nature versus Chemicals

Have you ever wondered why Poa annua is not the dominant grass species in Europe even though it seeds at only 5 mm high-full details inside

in Industry News - on 29/8/03

Terry the Golfer - in his dreams

Terry Kane of Moor Allerton Golf Club, Leeds, is a well travelled golfer.

in Golf - on 29/8/03

Work plan for Cricket renovation

First thing to do is go through your season’s diary for how well or how badly your individual pitches have performed. Jon's assessments inside

in Cricket - on 29/8/03

A Plea for Funding Assistance

One of our members writes a plea for help on information on where to get funding or sponsorship for an On-line distant learning course, maybe you can help?-full...

in Industry News - on 28/8/03

Expansion of National Turfgrass Foundation Conference Programme

Following the success of last November’s National Turfgrass Foundation Conference at Southport, the Foundation have again joined forces with Cranfield...

in Industry News - on 28/8/03

American Golf Away Day To Scotland

Laurence Pithie, Director of Maintenance at American Golf UK and a group of his course superintendents from the south of England visited the Fairways Group...

in Industry News - on 28/8/03

Taking it in my stride!

It’s coming up to six months since joining NEC Harlequins as their Head Groundsman. The time has gone by very quickly since I arrived in early April-Full...

in Rugby - on 27/8/03

Two contrasting courses

Two contrasting courses

The Cheshire course and the Nicklaus course, here at Carden Park, are two very different courses. It’s great for the golfers that come here to have the...

in Golf - on 27/8/03

Birmingham to be Gas Powered

Birmingham City Council are currently looking at the benefits of alternative powered grounds care equipment for their city centre and surrounding areas-full...

in Local Authority - on 27/8/03

New GreenTek greens groomers

A greenkeepers request for a fast and easy way of dispersing the dew off his greens each morning has resulted in GreenTek introducing a new 12' wide version...

in Industry News - on 22/8/03

November date for drainage seminar

The next LDCA Sportsturf Drainage Seminar and Demonstration will be on Thursday 13th November 2003 and will take place at the impressive facilities of...

in Industry News - on 22/8/03

A similar working schedule

Hurlingham's Grounds Manager Peter Craig, gives an update on the bowls and croquet maintenance and forthcoming renovation plans-full details inside

in Bowls - on 20/8/03

Summer and early autumn turfcare questions answered

Scotts, Technical Director, Simon Barnaby answers some seasonal frequently asked questions

in Consultancy - on 20/8/03

New weather system launched

iTurf is a technological triumph; a system that will measure everything that can potentially have an effect on turf growth and turf health-details...

in Industry News - on 20/8/03

It's all downhill from here

The hot weather has caused all of us lots of additional problems, read Chris's update on non-league football pitch maintenance

in Football - on 20/8/03

Dewstow Golf Club on the green with Calor

Dewstow became a customer of Calor’s in April when it recognised the significant cost and convenience advantages to be gained by running its fleet of...

in Golf - on 19/8/03

Opening Time at the City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester Stadium

Lee Jackson with a detailed account of the pitch preparation for the new City of Manchester stadium.

in Football - on 19/8/03