April 2009 (Page 3)

Ferguson enters Wembley pitch row

Sir Alex Ferguson joined the chorus of disapproval over the state of Wembley's pitch after Manchester United lost to Everton in their FA Cup...

in Football - on 20/4/09

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to talk at two Groundsmen Associations meetings (Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire) and, initially, I was undecided...

in Cricket - on 20/4/09

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Virginia golf

David McGregor is a former intern of the Ohio State University programme. As part of the programme he worked on the US President’s golf green at the...

in Golf - on 19/4/09


When times are tight, it is even more essential for contractors to offer an efficient, reliable service in order to maintain client loyalty and attract...

in Industry News - on 19/4/09

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British Seed Houses welcomed members of the press to its Lincoln headquarters recently for a day which demonstrated how the company is at the cutting edge...

in Industry News - on 19/4/09

£186,000 Sandwell order for Hayter

As part of a major programme to rationalise their mower fleet, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has taken delivery of 35 Hayter Condor Mid-Size pedestrian...

in Industry News - on 18/4/09


Crisp thinking!

One of a new breed of young groundsmen, Leicester City’s Ed Mowe is taking some unusual action to ensure the players have the best possible surface to...

in Football - on 18/4/09

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If you wanted to replace an ageing machinery fleet, reduce your spares and repair costs, and fix your course maintenance budget to run over several years...

in Industry News - on 18/4/09

Sports clubs are feeling the drain

GARSTANG'S leading sports clubs fear their coffers could be swamped by new charges for surface water drainage.

in Industry News - on 17/4/09

New pitches at Calne ready for the big kick off

Football fever will grip Calne next month when the official launch of the new pitches at the Beversbrook sports field takes place.

in Football - on 17/4/09

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Test and Assembly engineer Dai Williams, who joined Ransomes Sims and Jefferies in 1959, retired on 9th April, after 50 years of dedicated and loyal service...

in Industry News - on 17/4/09


Part Time Love

Altrincham FC’s Moss Lane playing surface has improved so much over recent years that, following a pre-season friendly, Manchester United reckoned it...

in Football - on 17/4/09

Leeds cricket team stumped by pitch invasion

The hunt is on for a mystery vandal who is digging up a Leeds cricket pitch.

in Cricket - on 16/4/09

Golf Course Environment Awards

WIN - a once in a lifetime opportunity in recognition of your environmental best practice!

in Industry News - on 16/4/09

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Scotts has a limited number of places available at its Aquatic Training Day at the Centre for Aquatic Plant Management in Oxfordshire on Friday 24th...

in Industry News - on 16/4/09

Bristol playing fields 'are a tip'

Playing fields in Horfield are being treated like a tip, claim residents.

in Local Authority - on 16/4/09

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Ransomes Jacobsen and its affiliate company Jacobsen based in Charlotte, North Carolina, continue to invest in new products that demonstrate their unrivalled...

in Industry News - on 15/4/09

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A new multi-active turf fungicide from Syngenta now offers cost-effective and convenient control of key foliar and soil-borne fungal diseases for the 2009...

in Industry News - on 15/4/09

Groundsman defends test pitch

Phil Stoyanoff has gone into bat for his pitch at McLean Park, saying it will offer early assistance, then flatten out to a 'belter".

in Cricket - on 15/4/09

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Growing in The Castle

This is a story of history in the making. Last summer St Andrews Links Trust opened the seventh course at the ‘Home of Golf’. This is the story of...

in Golf - on 15/4/09