December 2013 (Page 1)


Golf in the UK

A planning battle has been raging over what campaigners say will be the 142nd golf course in Surrey. But how much golf course is too much?

in Golf - on 31/12/13


A more traditional year!

2013 will probably be remembered as a gentle climb out of recession, with confidence returning to all sectors of industry

in Editorial - on 31/12/13


Retiring groundsman

A groundsman who has retired after looking after school playing fields in Norfolk for 46 years has been praised for his hard work and conscientiousness....

in People - on 30/12/13


Busy week at Torquay

They must have the Plainmoor pitch ready for three home games in the space of ten days.

in Football - on 30/12/13


Bee parasites

UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 29/12/13

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The R&A Scholarship

As James Hutchinson comes to the end of his R&A Scholarship, he introduces us to a few of his colleagues who have also benefitted from the programme

in Golf - on 29/12/13

A case of the tree disease Chalara has been confirmed in woodland in Derbyshire.

Ash dieback in Derby

A further case of the tree disease Chalara, also known as ash dieback, has been confirmed in a woodland on the Derbyshire border, near Swadlincote.

in Conservation & Ecology - on 28/12/13

Defibrillator Campaign 2014

Defibrillator Campaign

Drawing on his own personal experience of suffering a sudden cardiac arrest on August 28, the 1995 winning captain was joined by a gallery of friends and...

in Golf - on 28/12/13


Myerscough Opportunities

The new 2013/14 academic year is now well underway, and has already brought its share of success, with Myerscough College learners being recognised in...

in Training & Education - on 27/12/13

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Alan Pricket appointed MD

Alan Prickett, until recently Managing Director of Jacobsen Asia Pacific, has returned to the UK to take up the role of Managing Director at Ransomes Jacobsen,...

in Industry News - on 27/12/13

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Q&A with Avon Bridges

Avon Bridges - hates digging holes in the ground, which is bit of a problem on a golf course!

in People - on 27/12/13

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RJ back at BTME

Ransomes Jacobsen is back at this year’s BTME taking the opportunity to fill four stand spaces in Hall M.

in Industry News - on 26/12/13

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New Holland at BTME

A show-stopping line-up diversely ranging from utility vehicles to full-size tractors has been unveiled by New Holland for the 2014 BTME event.

in Industry News - on 26/12/13

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Laurence meets a hoo

Straddling the county border of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Luton Hoo is an historic mansion that has been returned to its former glory thanks to a...

in Golf - on 26/12/13

Snow plough 100 3760

It just takes two

Here’s an ideal combination for dealing with the snow and ice, clearing the way and simultaneously treating with salt and grit.

in Industry News - on 24/12/13


R&A Scholarship for David

Hexham's reputation as a thinking man’s golf club has been enhanced by their greenkeeping department.

in Golf - on 24/12/13

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St George's Spikes

With 10 full size outdoor pitches to tend the FA National Football Centre at Burton-on-Trent needs top of the table equipment to get its pitches aerated...

in Football - on 24/12/13


Spirit of endeavour

Tom James continues his tour of The Woodard portfolio of educational establishments where he finds that considerable trials and tribulations failed to...

in Cricket - on 24/12/13

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Kick off delayed

The pantomime season came to Kingsholm on Sunday when the kick-off had to be put back 30 minutes after the crossbar of one of the goalposts was dislodged...

in Rugby - on 23/12/13

Brine ATV Winter Snow

Solution to snow and Ice

Spraying brine has become an increasingly popular method of treating ice and snow and an ATV or UTV is the ideal vehicle for applying it.

in Industry News - on 23/12/13