October 2008 (page 4)


As you may already be aware, WBB Minerals is part of the multinational Sibelco Group. Indeed, for many years Sibelco has been the name behind many of...

in Industry News - on 14/10/08

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Rangers stretchy Pitch

Following trials by the STRI, Newcastle United and Bristol City installed new Fibrelastic pitches. Now, Glasgow Rangers and Llanelli RUFC have followed...

in Football - on 14/10/08

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An environmental expert in St Andrews has warned the year 2050 could see the town's famous golf course, the Old Course, crumble into the North Sea.

in Golf - on 13/10/08

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Sport surface specialists SIS (Support In Sport) have just completed a Gaelic football pitch for the Oceanico Group at the Amendoeira Golf Resort...

in Industry News - on 13/10/08


Wembley officials were quick to explain why England were asked to perform on another sub-standard playing surface on Saturday.

in Football - on 13/10/08

Alien invaders hit the UK

A superweed spreading throughout the UK could be brought under control by introducing plant-eating predators from Japan, scientists believe.

in Industry News - on 13/10/08

Bellamy bemoans Millennium pitch

Wales captain Craig Bellamy slammed the facilities and pitch at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium after the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over...

in Football - on 13/10/08

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Sometimes it is hard to avoid cliché; by the very nature of language a cliché is born because the words just work. It is hard therefore to get away from...

in Industry News - on 12/10/08


The future of golf is in the past, or at least that's what the creators of the world's most environmentally friendly golf course believe.

in Golf - on 11/10/08

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In order to be able to use amenity pesticides in the future, we have to prove that our industry is safe, accountable and legal in all areas of pesticide...

in Industry News - on 11/10/08

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Perranporth Bowling Club

For most bowling clubs the strength of their membership is critical in terms of sustaining the club financially and functionally. Laurence Gale MSc pops...

in Bowls - on 10/10/08

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A significant number of local authorities North of the Border currently use Etesia pedestrian rotaries. The reasons for their popularity are low vibrations,...

in Industry News - on 10/10/08

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In time for the 2009 cutting season, Etesia is launching the PRO51X - a rugged professional 51cm pedestrian rotary designed to withstand the rigours of...

in Industry News - on 10/10/08

 £300,000 bonus for Birmingham Park

Grade II-listed Aston Park, near Birmingham, is set to receive a £300,000 bonus grant to give a helping hand to its restoration.

in Local Authority - on 10/10/08

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Ransomes Jacobsen a Textron Inc company, has re-affirmed its long standing commitment to sustainability in golf through its appointment as the official...

in Industry News - on 10/10/08

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Controversial health and safety rules could see thousands of trees, where the public have access, chopped down unnecessarily say Landscape Planning...

in Industry News - on 9/10/08

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The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor David Hale, has officially opened the three-hole, par 9 golf course at the international headquarters of turf equipment...

in Industry News - on 9/10/08

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Fine turf managers are reporting unprecedented levels of Take-All Patch infection now causing serious damage on golf green and bowling green surfaces.

in Industry News - on 9/10/08

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Recognised as the UK’s leading supplier of rotary mowers to local authorities, Etesia works extremely closely with specifiers to ensure product development...

in Industry News - on 8/10/08

Frank Newberry

Solutions and Answers

Trainer and Conference Speaker Frank Newberry presented the third part of Pitchcare's Essential Management Skills Programme for Groundsmen and Greenkeepers...

in Training & Education - on 7/10/08