April 2016 (Page 3)

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A 19th like no other ...

Peter Driver, Ransomes Jacobsen's PR Manager retires later this year and, in this article, he looks back at a visit to the Legends Golf & Safari Resort....

in Golf - on 18/4/16


Bowls fees up by 700%

A cut in funding for the maintenance of bowling greens and croquet lawns in a Black Country borough could see player fees increase by more than 700 per...

in Bowls - on 17/4/16

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Spot the Ball winner

Ian Tyson wins our latest Spot the Ball competition.

in Pitchcare News - on 17/4/16


St Mirren Groundsman

Tommy Docherty has tirelessly served the club for the past 32 years, experiencing the highs and lows which go hand in hand with following the town’s...

in Football - on 16/4/16

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Hampden Park pitch

Hampden Park officials have moved to allay fears about the state of the pitch ahead of this weekend's Scottish Cup semi-finals.

in Football - on 16/4/16

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Stone the crows...

With seven acres to look after on his own, Keith Berry, the Head Groundsman at Newforge Country Club in Belfast, has a hectic schedule. The withdrawal...

in Football - on 16/4/16


Monsanto and Glyphosate

Amenity managers, groundsmen and contractors can continue to use Roundup products as normal following the EU resolution on glyphosate, Monsanto has confirmed....

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 15/4/16

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Magical Mullion

in Golf - on 15/4/16

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Deere for 5* golf resort

One of Northern Ireland’s most luxurious golf resorts has taken delivery of an extensive range of new John Deere turf machines from dealer Johnston Gilpin...

in Golf - on 15/4/16


Toro fleet for Prestbury

As it gears up for its Centenary in 2020 and sets its sights on becoming a Top 100 golf course in the UK, Prestbury Golf Club, near Macclesfield in the...

in Golf - on 14/4/16

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Portlethen Golf Club

Portlethen Golf Club is maturing into one of the most popular parkland courses in the North East of Scotland. To give its 800 plus members the best course...

in Golf - on 14/4/16

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Durham's Vic Demain

Durham's Vic Demain is hoping for period of dry weather prior to preparing his first Test pitch as a head groundsman.

in Cricket - on 14/4/16

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Tormentor or tormented?

Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, John Handley, looks at the UK’s growing grey squirrel population and asks whether it is ever going to be possible...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 14/4/16


Hedgecutting ban

Defra’s decision to extend the hedgecutting ban to August was based on analysis of bird nesting records provided by volunteers to the British Ornithology...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 13/4/16

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes hits back at critics

Steve Rhodes hits back

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes hits back at critics who say the game against Kent should not have been played at New Road, and says they...

in Cricket - on 13/4/16

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Etesia in Calais

Eric Bouton, director of parks for Calais, has praised Etesia for helping him to create a new vision of the port city in northern France.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 13/4/16

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Dennis and East Grinstead

Geoff Gilbert, East Grinstead Town FC’s groundsman, has praised his new Dennis G34D cylinder mower, which has been purchased from local dealer Lister...

in Football - on 12/4/16

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Westway wins award

Westway Sports and Fitness has won MyLocalPitch’s March 'Outstanding London Sports Venue Award'.

in Industry News - on 12/4/16

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Southampton Sports Centre

A fitness gym, a closed road cycling circuit, new artificial pitches, new changing rooms and a cafe/restaurant. These are some of elements of an ambitious...

in Local Authority - on 12/4/16

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Understanding your option

A former Golf Course Superintendent, Jim Miller fully understands the benefits calcium can bring to the soil, but suggests that traditional methods of...

in Golf - on 12/4/16