October 2008 (page 2)

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Planning The Open

Rare toads and lizards do not live happily alongside 200,000 spectators. The STRI’s Bob Taylor explains how sensitive ecological issues were addressed...

in Golf - on 25/10/08

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Oatridge students

The eight best student greenkeepers of the year have been named at an awards ceremony at Oatridge College in West Lothian. A total of almost 260 students...

in Training & Education - on 24/10/08

£6m new golf course work set to tee off

Work to create a £6million golf course in one of Glasgow's most deprived areas is to start after a 12-year fight.

in Golf - on 24/10/08

Yorkshire open door to Pakistan

Yorkshire County Cricket Club are optimistic that the £21m redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie will go ahead as planned and that they will be in position...

in Cricket - on 24/10/08

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The Wilmslow Boy ...

Steve Oultram is Head Greenkeeper at Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire and also one of the Gingerbread Men, a group of like-minded individuals on the ladder...

in Golf - on 24/10/08

Groundsman of the Year

It was only last month that The FA recognised football’s unsung heroes with the Groundsman of the Year Awards at Windsor Racecourse but the nomination...

in Football - on 24/10/08


“Time for a change” says Tim Merrell, Managing Director of The Grass Group. “We are now representing a number of mainline companies and I wanted...

in Industry News - on 24/10/08

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Bristol-based family firm, H Curtis and Sons, has marked its appointment as a Massey Ferguson grounds care dealer by securing within days its first professional...

in Industry News - on 23/10/08

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A gathering of international visitors took part in a programme of events marking the official opening of Bernhard Court, the new flagship premises in Rugby...

in Industry News - on 23/10/08

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New wild flower meadow adds splash of colour to the National Memorial Arboretum. The National Memorial Arboretum was established in 1997 on a former sand...

in Industry News - on 23/10/08

 Kick off for New BORO Community Facilities

The Premier League’s biggest community initiative will receive further recognition when Minister for Sport, Gerry Sutcliffe, and Paul Thorogood, Chief...

in Football - on 22/10/08


Now in its tenth year, the Slovenian Greenkeepers Association Conference is gaining a high reputation for bringing together a varied and interesting package...

in Industry News - on 22/10/08

 The pitches dilemma

The frustration felt by the Dolphins concerning the preparation of seamer-friendly pitches by particular franchises is understandable.

in Cricket - on 22/10/08

New turf to end stadium parasites

A new pitch is to be laid at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff after a parasite was found in the pitch.

in Industry News - on 22/10/08

Toro Workman MDX

The Best just got Better - Toro Launches New Mid-duty Workman Utility Vehicles

in Industry News - on 21/10/08

Technical Surfaces

Technical Surfaces were recently contacted by sports marketing and event management company Limelight Sports, who were tasked with managing the trials...

in Synthetics - on 21/10/08


As part of FEGGA’s commitment to working with and assisting the new emerging golfing Nations, FEGGA, will in November stage a Conference to help support...

in Training & Education - on 21/10/08

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Grooming and Verticutting

The Jacobsen company of Charlotte, North Carolina invented the Turf Groomer® in 1986 and is the only equipment manufacturer with this exclusive piece...

in Industry News - on 20/10/08

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Slow to establish, coarse in leaf texture, less attractive, and not tolerant of typical lawn or sports turf mowing heights; just some of the reasons to...

in Consultancy - on 20/10/08

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As the search begins to find Scotland’s Land-based Learners of the Year for 2008, four previous winners from Oatridge College in West Lothian have been...

in Training & Education - on 20/10/08