November 2008 (Page 5)

Golf course openings continue to decline, rounds down in September

U.S. golf course developers are on track to post the lowest number of openings in two decades. Measured in 18-hole equivalents, 65 courses have opened...

in Golf - on 11/11/08


Pesticide Use

Over the last couple of years there has been an on-going debate – recently crystalised on the ‘’ website - about the use of pesticides,...

in Industry News - on 11/11/08

Pavilion gutted by suspected arson attack

Arson spate is the work of children! - A fire chief says schoolchildren are to blame for a spate of arson attacks ...

in Industry News - on 10/11/08

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The Esher branch of Ernest Doe & Sons, the local distributor of Cushman light industrial vehicles marketed in the UK by Ransomes Jacobsen, has delivered...

in Industry News - on 10/11/08

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Kinross Golf Courses in Fife, the 36-hole golf complex which lies in beautiful, unspoilt parkland bordering Loch Leven and owned by Sir David Montgomery...

in Golf - on 9/11/08

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Lytham’s dynamic duo

Les Stephens has been Groundsman at Lytham Cricket & Sports Club for the past twelve years. He is responsible for the upkeep of nine acres of sportsfield...

in Cricket - on 9/11/08

Football Pitch Construction at Eastbourne Borough FC

The south coast town of Eastbourne boasts a side capable of promotion to the football league in the shape of Eastbourne Borough.

in Football - on 8/11/08

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Staff at Vitax’s Coalville headquarters got behind the Breast Cancer charity’s ‘Dare To Wear It Pink 2008’ campaign recently, wearing pink to work...

in Industry News - on 8/11/08

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A bit of greenery near our homes can cut the "health gap" between rich and poor, say researchers from two Scottish universities.

in Industry News - on 7/11/08

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Aston Villa has invested in a new fleet of Toro equipment to ensure the pitches at its new training complex are maintained to the highest of...

in Football - on 7/11/08

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synthetic pitches

Perceptions that synthetic pitches can be ‘fitted and forgotten’ could lead to a shorter life for an expensive facility, and even worse, injuries to...

in Synthetics - on 7/11/08


The Millennium Stadium provides a superb sporting and concert arena, but is very challenging for the growth of good pitches. The lack of light, as shown...

in Industry News - on 7/11/08

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Game, set and match day..

Our editor heads for SW19 to spend the day with the Wimbledon groundstaff as they prepare for the all important World Group Davis Cup tie against Austria....

in Tennis - on 7/11/08

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Instrata, the new high-performance turf fungicide from Syngenta, has won the Institute of Groundsmanship Innovation Award at this week’s Scotsturf...

in Industry News - on 7/11/08

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JCB Service strengthens its commitment to the environment with the launch of “Bag in Box” Lubricants – a revolutionary new packaging system for its...

in Industry News - on 6/11/08

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Gordon Dunn, General Golf Course Manager at Finesse Leisure, has taken delivery of a fleet of 13 RXV golf cars for the Panshanger Golf Complex in Hertfordshire....

in Industry News - on 6/11/08

Vertech announce European launch following Asian sucess

Vertech, a leading technical golf green solutions company, launch in Europe following a successful preview at the KPMG Golf Business Forum and successful...

in Golf - on 6/11/08

Airforce Terralift

Around 130 ancient trees, forming part of a famous 18th century landscape have been treated to one-metre deep aeration treatment as part of ongoing...

in Industry News - on 5/11/08


Peter Timoney, Head Gardener at Scone Palace, the ancestral seat of the Earls of Mansfield and the former crowning place for the Kings of Scotland, has...

in Industry News - on 5/11/08

Failed Seams

Despite a noticeable absence of ‘summer’ in recent years, it is somehow always a shock to the system when winter arrives, prefaced by nondescript autumn...

in Synthetics - on 5/11/08