December 2007 (Page 1)

Time gentlemen please

Lord Lucan nominated it as ‘a pub worthy of visiting’. Quite what tempted him out of hiding in 2005 to make this statement is not known!

in Bowls - on 30/12/07

Eddie Seaward on New Year Honours list

Eddie Seaward Honoured

Eddie Seaward, Head Groundsman at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon awarded MBE for his service to sport.

in Tennis - on 29/12/07

Are you in control of staff training and assessment?

Vocational qualifications for employers and greenkeepers are now recognised internationally since the GTC introduced the programmes 13 years ago.

in Training & Education - on 28/12/07

“Another Way” Sponsorship.

Every picture tells a story. Mike Taylor of Bristol based Mike Taylor [Machinery] Ltd hands the keys and reunites retired groundsman and I.O.G. member...

in Industry News - on 28/12/07

Turning an old leaf!

A leaf recycling project at Calderdale Council is helping them to conform to green waste issues and environmental regulations. Mark Dempsey reports on...

in Industry News - on 27/12/07

The Richter Scale

The Richter Scale

They had stopped en route to relieve themselves and were surprised at how sandy and free draining the local soil was!

in Industry News - on 26/12/07

The use of  permeable materials

The use of permeable backfill over subsurface drains is essential in all sportsfield applications.

in Consultancy - on 25/12/07

Malaysia Awarded The Golf Destination Of The Year 2008

The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has honoured Malaysia with the prestigious ‘2008 Asia and Australasia Golf Destination of...

in Golf - on 24/12/07

New mower changes cut width on the move

John Deere’s new 7400 TerrainCut trim & surrounds mower is a brand new concept machine developed following extensive customer feedback in Europe and...

in Industry News - on 23/12/07

Sustainability made easy

Symbio’s MARTIN WARD says there is no quick way to change and maintain excellent playing surfaces

in Consultancy - on 23/12/07

Court in the act ...

Consultant Bob Froud on the do’s and don’ts of tennis court construction and maintenance

in Tennis - on 22/12/07

Pedestrian greens sweeper proves ideal for cleaning / renovating synthetic tees

An important new application has been found for Turfmech’s SQRL walk-behind green sweeper, launched by the company in summer 2007.

in Industry News - on 22/12/07

Robert Jones Diaries December 2007

Robert Jones Diaries

Rob Jones is part of the Ohio State University’s programme for young greenkeepers. In part IV of his diary he talks about preparing the course for its...

in Golf - on 21/12/07

Rolling Along

Griff & Coton Cricket Club Groundsman, Dave Button, was delighted to take delivery of a new, limited edition, Union Flag Auto Roller from Autoguide Equipment...

in Industry News - on 21/12/07

EGU And ELGA Regional Development Officer Network Expands

The English Golf Union (EGU) and English Ladies’ Golf Association (ELGA) are delighted to announce that they have appointed 2 new Regional Development...

in Golf - on 21/12/07

Progression to Another Level

41 Students were presented with laptops after successfully completing their FE course and choosing to progress onto a foundation or honours degree course...

in Training & Education - on 20/12/07

Experts combine with Lawn and Plant advice

A specialist aeration company and the landscape design section of a well-known group of garden centres have joined forces to ensure that homeowners get...

in Industry News - on 18/12/07

Latest Software eases set up

The Jupiter Series 5 ATI precision grinders have incorporated new software to provide easy set up procedures when using the automatic grinders.

in Industry News - on 18/12/07

Ransomes Jacobsen extend agreement with Polaris World

RANSOMES JACOBSEN LTD, the Ipswich-based turf maintenance equipment manufacturer, has agreed an additional five year extension to an exclusive supplier...

in Industry News - on 18/12/07

Royal Spanish Golf Federation Scholarships have been awarded

Michigan State University students Francisco Javier García Ircio, Jimena Blanco Jaschek and Juan Muñoz Puro have each won $10,000 scholarships from the...

in Golf - on 17/12/07