November 2009 (Page 3)


Old what's his name!

A recent ‘ring round’ of golf clubs uncovered a worrying trend - that many club secretaries and pro shop staff do not know the name of their head greenkeeper!...

in Golf - on 20/11/09


Sherriff Amenity is delighted to announce that Tito Arana and Rebecca Turner have recently passed the BASIS amenity and horticulture examination.

in Industry News - on 19/11/09

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Scottish dealers Alex McDougall (Mowers) Ltd and Angus Chainsaws Services put on a joint display of Etesia ride-on and pedestrian rotary mowers and brushcutters...

in Industry News - on 19/11/09

Kensington pitch gets bad report

Five months before it hosts the final of the third World Twenty20 championship, Kensington Oval has been slated by the International Cricket Council’s...

in Cricket - on 19/11/09


Magnus Malcolmson is the ‘mastermind’ (sorry) behind the Shetland Islands sporting facilities. As he explains, the logistics of the most northerly...

in Industry News - on 19/11/09

Villa’s green, green grass of home

Such has been the improvement in Aston Villa’s home form this season that most of the Villa Park crowd have finally stopped watching matches peering...

in Football - on 18/11/09

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Early February 2009, and reportedly the heaviest snowfall for 18 years brought the UK to a stand-still!

in Industry News - on 18/11/09



Kath Bentley, STRI Turfgrass Agronomist for the North, revisits the humble earthworm. Their casts, are a long suffered problem of greenkeepers and groundsmen...

in Consultancy - on 17/11/09

Cost of 2014 Games rises to £454m

The budget for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is to be increased by £81m, it has been announced.

in Industry News - on 17/11/09


Best for the West!

When Wentworth’s West Course closed to play on 1st June this year, so began the final phase of the club’s most ambitious project in twenty-five years,...

in Golf - on 17/11/09

DLF International Seeds to Provide Grass Seed for 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

Lexington, KY—The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that DLF International Seeds will become a supplier to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian...

in Industry News - on 16/11/09


Moss control and eradication - one man’s variation on Mother Nature’s Anhydrous Syndrome. By Ian Macmillan BSc Ba (hon) MG

in Consultancy - on 16/11/09

You were sleeping while we were sweeping

A clean sweep, as the stands are brushed and scrubbed after the soccer international.

in Rugby - on 16/11/09

Cricket: University ground returned to first-class venue

Slip the roast beef sandwiches into the picnic basket and get ready to unfold the rug on the lush grass embankment. There are assurances Colin Maiden Park...

in Cricket - on 15/11/09

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Pat ‘Cal’ Callaby, Workshop Manager at the Celtic Manor Resort, explains the workings of the humble radiator cap and why it is so important in modern...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 15/11/09

Two games of four halves

Over 152,000 fans, 2,000 staff, four teams, four sets of goalposts and zero prawn sandwiches. Croke Park will this weekend host the biggest, most high-profile...

in Industry News - on 14/11/09

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A Bristol golf club has taken delivery of its third Wiedenmann Terra Spike deep aerator in six years.

in Golf - on 14/11/09


Alan Ferguson, Head Groundsman at Ipswich Town Football Club, talks about his time at the club and the problems that relegation bring

in Football - on 14/11/09

Mowers prove their worth

Ellesmere College is a co-educational private school for 7 to 18 year olds based in rural north Shropshire, with a strong commitment to sport and other...

in Industry News - on 14/11/09

BJD Crusher pitches in at GSB Loams

in Cricket - on 13/11/09