August 2006 (Page 1)

The best or the worst court in the country ?

Think of the best Tennis court in the country and most of us straight away think of the centre court at Wimbledon. One family who might not are the Slaters,...

in Tennis - on 26/8/06

Stephen Edwards

With rivers and groundwater supplies severely depleted in the South of England and hosepipe and sprinkler bans hitting millions of homes, Britain’s turf...

in Industry News - on 26/8/06

Lowering Soil pH

For many years the application of urea buffered sulphur, or similar, to fine turf in an effort to lower the pH of a soil was commonplace. The received...

in Training & Education - on 25/8/06

The Greenkeepers’ Training Committee (GTC) technical committee appoints new chairman

The Greenkeepers’ Training Committee (GTC) technical committee has a new chairman with the appointment of Nick Bisset.

in Training & Education - on 24/8/06

(L-R) Jonathan Smith, Chief Executive of GEE and David Withers, Managing Director of Ransomes Jacobsen International

Golf Environment Europe (GEE) and Ransomes Jacobsen, a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), have signed a three-year agreement where the Ipswich-based...

in Industry News - on 24/8/06

Head Groundsman verbally abused at ICC Cup clash

Verbally abused

in Cricket - on 23/8/06

Ransomes Jacobsen open new customer care centre

New customer care centre allows Ransomes Jacobsen to keep orders of parts and machines moving efficiently to dealers and customers.

in Industry News - on 23/8/06

Women in Turfcare

IF the current membership mix of The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) is any gauge, few women are making the turf industry...

in Industry News - on 22/8/06

2006 Juniors Open

Heswall Golf Club is an attractive undulating parkland course on the Wirral Peninsula on the bank of the Dee Estuary overlooking the Welsh Hills, which...

in Industry News - on 21/8/06

New stadium and new challenges

New stadium challenges

Its been a very hard but rewarding 10 week close season for me at Forest Green Rovers FC at our new 5 million pound muiti-purpose stadium.

in Football - on 21/8/06

Have your say on the use of recycled products and win £1,000

Eighty six per cent of the landscaping industry now has a positive attitude towards compost produced from recycled garden waste, according to a landscaping...

in Parks - on 21/8/06

The Balmer Dynasty

On a recent visit to Gloucester I got lost, not for the first time I hasten to add. I was on my way to meet up with Gareth Balmer at Gloucester Rugby....

in Rugby - on 19/8/06


You would be hard pushed to find a sports club that would not benefit from an extra cash injection for machinery, equipment, and projects. So, when the...

in Training & Education - on 18/8/06

Writtle College Sports Turf Mechanics Course

Writtle College are now enrolling for the second intake on their 15 week Sports Turf Mechanics course for September 2006, after its successful launch in...

in Training & Education - on 18/8/06

Two Colleges added to GTC List

The Greenkeepers’ Training Committee (GTC) has added two new colleges to its list of centres which work with the sector and within the awarding bodies’...

in Training & Education - on 18/8/06

Building for the future

Since the club’s arrival into top-flight rugby, Worcester has gone from strength to strength. The growth has not just been on the field of play, but...

in Rugby - on 17/8/06

TORO teams up with the K Club for 2006 Ryder Cup

The 2006 Ryder Cup will be heading to Ireland this September with the eyes of the golfing world focusing on The K Club’s Palmer Course – one of Europe’s...

in Industry News - on 17/8/06

A Day with DLF Trifolium

SEED companies invest a great deal of time and money into the development of new varieties. It takes between 12-15 years to breed, select, trial and market...

in Industry News - on 17/8/06

Feature packed new Multi-Vac from Billy Goat

Feature packed new Multi-Vac from Billy Goat In time for the autumn market Pinnacle Power Equipment has announced two brand new Billy Goat Multi-Vac Sweeper...

in Industry News - on 16/8/06


Noise pollution

A Medical Research Council survey for 1997 to 1998 suggested that over half a million workers in the UK suffer some level of work-related hearing damage...

in Training & Education - on 16/8/06