January 2009 (Page 1)


Most precious commodity

A recent survey within our industry revealed the following statistics when asked the question "Where do you get your irrigation water from?"

in Best of the Rest - on 31/1/09

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Lely UK and The Toro Company recently celebrated two very important milestones – the 40th anniversary of Lely in the UK and the 25th anniversary of Lely’s...

in Industry News - on 31/1/09

 Hampden Park pitch can be relaid for Co-operative Insurance Cup final

The Hampden Park pitch will be torn up and relaid if problems persist before the Co-operative Insurance Cup final in March and Scotland's vital World Cup...

in Football - on 31/1/09


ECHO have introduced the first Hybrid 4 brushcutter into their range, the SRMF-340U.

in Industry News - on 31/1/09

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The Musselburgh Golf Club at Monktonhall near Edinburgh, which has completed its third year as an Open Championship qualifying course, is held in high...

in Industry News - on 31/1/09

Cricket club loses £10,565

After being rocked by one of the wettest summers for years and finishing bottom of the Lancashire League, Colne Cricket Club was dealt another bouncer...

in Cricket - on 30/1/09

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BIGGA’s 49th Master Greenkeeper is Daniel Lightfoot, from Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, in Berkshire.

in Industry News - on 30/1/09

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Plans are afoot to launch a new model of the Wiedenmann Terra Spike™ GXi. It seems certain that the GXi 8 will be launched before the end of 2009.

in Industry News - on 30/1/09

Coventry City FC

A number of new John Deere machines supplied by Parks & Grounds Machinery of Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire are used by Coventry City Football Club’s...

in Football - on 30/1/09


Andrew Flemmings from Filey Golf Club is the lucky winner of a £50 voucher for BIGGA merchandise having had his ticket drawn from the hat on the Vitax...

in Industry News - on 30/1/09


From Preston to Paris

Dave Edmondson is Assistant Course Superintendent at Golf de Saint Nom la Breteche. Here he explains how he made the transition from Preston to Paris and...

in Golf - on 30/1/09

Barenbrug Invests in New Trials at Cropvale

Specialist grass seed breeder Barenbrug has established its own UK amenity research site at Cropvale in Worcestershire.

in Industry News - on 29/1/09


East Side Story

The east of the country boasts a fine tradition of supplying the turfcare industry. What has attracted manufacturers and suppliers to the eastern side...

in Best of the Rest - on 29/1/09

2008 Neil Wyatt Groundstaff Awards Announced

The winners of the much coveted 2008 Neil Wyatt Racecourse Groundstaff Awards have been announced. It is encouraging for all the groundstaff in the Industry...

in Equestrian - on 29/1/09


The trouble with being a landscape contractor is that very few customers will have exactly the same conditions and requirements. This can make equipment...

in Industry News - on 29/1/09


Countax are pleased to announce that they have been formally appointed distributor of Shindaiwa power tools for the UK.

in Industry News - on 29/1/09


The Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE) has signed an agreement with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) that could...

in Golf - on 29/1/09

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Hallamshire Golf Club has signed a Toro exclusivity agreement. The Sheffield club, which recently celebrated its centenary, had always shied away from...

in Golf - on 28/1/09

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Greenkeepers at BTME were able to take home the latest information on Velvet Bents, the exciting cultivars which are saving inputs and boosting the environmental...

in Industry News - on 28/1/09

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Peter Todd, Courses Manager at The London Golf Club, took over from his friend and former colleague, Kenny Mackay, as BIGGA National Chairman at the Association’s...

in Golf - on 28/1/09