August 2008 (Page 1)

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Golf - a soft target?

Why is it that golf courses, and golfers, attracts such bad press? What makes intelligent people go off on ill-informed, high profile diatribes about a...

in Golf - on 31/8/08

Tom Coppin

Tom Coppin, a horticultural BSc (hons) graduate from Writtle College, has already succeeded in gaining his first graduate gardening job. Tom is about to...

in Training & Education - on 30/8/08

C24 Verticutter

SALTEX - Blue Area, stand number A18. Allett Mowers is now using tungsten carbide tipped blades on three of the interchangeable cartridge heads available...

in Parks - on 29/8/08

Bob Underhill

You may have seen adverts and articles about Lawn Master on Pitchcare over the past few years. Are you one of the growing number of groundsmen and greenkeepers...

in Industry News - on 29/8/08

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Waterlogged turf of any description, fairways, greens, football and rugby pitches and parks and gardens can benefit rapidly from Floratine’s...

in Industry News - on 29/8/08

Lynn Hilton

One of the industry’s most recognizable (all 5ft 1in of her!) and well respected people has decided to call it a day. Lynn Hilton, Publicity Manager...

in Industry News - on 29/8/08

Lee Westwood sees red over Gleneagles' greens

Lee Westwood, whose 72 left him four shots behind Gregory Havret on the first day of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, made it plain that...

in Golf - on 29/8/08

Team has sinking feeling over waterlogged pitch

A Sutherland football club is desperately trying to find a way to get urgently-needed drainage work carried out on its pitch, which is frequently too wet...

in Football - on 29/8/08

Time for operators to think the unthinkable and pool resources?

THE last 20 years has not only witnessed a dramatic boom in golf course development, it has also seen a sea change in the way golf courses are run, with...

in Golf - on 28/8/08

St Andrews Links' new Castle Course reports busy opening month

A busy opening month for The Castle Course saw more than 4000 rounds of golf played at the new seventh course at St Andrews Links.

in Golf - on 27/8/08

 Golf clubs face the prospect of being left in the bunker

With some US golf courses being converted back to farmland, Peter McCusker asks whether the 20-year growth in UK golf is over and how many of the region’s...

in Golf - on 27/8/08

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Bad Press

It seems that our industry has a penchant for attracting bad press. A recent example would be the unfortunate greenkeeper at Haywards Heath Golf Club who...

in Editorial - on 24/8/08

Mick has pitches at the ready

SCARBOROUGH Groundsman Mick Stewart says North Marine Road will be ready for the 122nd annual cricket festival.

in Cricket - on 23/8/08

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School Playing Fields

One of the key issues we often see during our visits to schools and local authorities is the limited resources available to maintain sports pitches. This...

in Industry News - on 23/8/08


Commercial field trials of a Glyphosate tolerant perennial ryegrass have been given the green light by Barenbrug UK.

in Industry News - on 23/8/08

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MJ Abbott on TV

Leading golf course constructor MJ Abbott Limited is to feature in a television documentary for Channel 5. The episode of How do they do it? featuring...

in Golf - on 22/8/08

STRI oversowing trials

Turf managers could help autumn over sown new seedlings establish better and get turf back in play faster with a Primo MAXX application now to suppress...

in Industry News - on 22/8/08

Karl Geary

Becker Underwood Ltd a leading producer of speciality products for the agriculture, horticulture and forestry markets has appointed Karl Geary as Technical...

in People - on 22/8/08


Artificial pitches are “low maintenance” not “no maintenance”.

in Synthetics - on 21/8/08

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John Deere, the UK’s leading tractor business, has strengthened its partnership with The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland, where the company’s green...

in Industry News - on 21/8/08