August 2015 (page 2)

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Clarke's pitch plea

Michael Clarke has signed off for the final time as Australia's captain with a plea for groundsmen to be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they...

in Cricket - on 25/8/15

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Greens rolling

In this article, ian Mitchell discusses the importance of greens rolling to get the ultimate finish for your turf

in Golf - on 25/8/15

Burton Hockey Club

O'Brien Sports for Burton

Leading sports pitch construction specialists, O'Brien Sports, has joined forces with the Official Facilities Partner of England Hockey, Notts Sports,...

in Industry News - on 24/8/15

Jacob Schilt and Matt Grimstone

Groundsman killed

Brighton & Hove Albion employee Matt Grimstone and Seagulls supporter Jacob Schilt are both believed to be among the victims of yesterday's tragic Shoreham...

in Industry News - on 24/8/15

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Q&A with Niall Gibb

Niall Gibb - if you could just squat down and stroke the grass, that would be perfect!

in People - on 24/8/15

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Fawley Parish Council

With a career path that includes greenkeeping, six years self employment and a stint at Glasgow Rangers, Niall Gibb now finds himself working for Fawley...

in Football - on 24/8/15

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St. Austell buys Dennis

In 2014, St. Austell Bowling Club in Cornwall graced over 3,000 bowlers. With such an inundated fixture list, only the finest turf maintenance machinery...

in Industry News - on 23/8/15

England vs France

Stade de France turf

England are beaten by France in their second warm up game before the Rugby World Cup. The pitch at Stade de France causes huge problems for the scrum,...

in Industry News - on 23/8/15

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Wildflower meadows

There is recognition throughout the groundcare and landscape industries that more needs to be done in the establishment of biodiverse areas within sports...

in Golf - on 23/8/15

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ATT INFiNiSystem

Not many manufacturers can say their pedestrian mower was designed by a grounds professional as ATT uniquely can.

in Industry News - on 22/8/15

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Ransomes sponsorship

Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, has provided further support to the Friends of Christchurch Park in Ipswich...

in Industry News - on 22/8/15

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From Dale to Doha!

When Pitchcare last spoke to Oli Makin, he was happy plying his trade at Rochdale’s Spotland stadium. So how, just a couple of years later, has he ended...

in Football - on 22/8/15

SAPCA

New HQ for SAPCA

After sharing offices in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, since 1997, the Sports and Play Construction Association (SAPCA) has now moved into its own headquarters...

in Industry News - on 21/8/15

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Little Wonder ProVac

Clearing up litter after events, around amenity areas and sports venues can be a time- consuming and costly task

in Industry News - on 21/8/15

FAAwards

FA Award winners

Bristol Rovers’ Eric Kingscott was the big winner at St. George’s Park as a number of groundsmen at non-league level were honoured

in Industry News - on 21/8/15

Gorse Yellowhammer

Photo Competition

Just five days left until our Yellow themed Summer Photo Competition is over!

in Pitchcare News - on 20/8/15

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Charterhouse get the PIP!

The Football Association has announced the formal launch of the Pitch Improvement Programme (PIP) and a partnership between The FA and Charterhouse Turf...

in Industry News - on 20/8/15

REDEXIM & Blec

BLEC / Redexim agreement

Redexim bv, the parent company of Charterhouse Turf Machinery, have reached an agreement to purchase the assets of BLEC Global Ltd

in Industry News - on 20/8/15

Temporary top soil storage on a tight site!

Construction analysis

In this article, the third in a series of six, David Rhodes of Traction Sports considers the initial phase of ground preparation, site drainage, kerbs,...

in Synthetics - on 20/8/15

Carfest

Mark Harrod at Carfest

Mark Harrod Ltd have just put together their largest ever temporary installation of ball stop netting and goals, and given thousands of festival goers...

in Industry News - on 19/8/15