December 2018 (Page 1)

Johnston & Gilpin 50th Anniversary

Johnston Gilpin celebrate

This year marked a special milestone for the Johnston Gilpin & Co Ltd John Deere agricultural and turf equipment dealership based near Lisburn in Northern...

in Industry News - on 31/12/18

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Newham crowned.

Newham Leisure Centre has been crowned MyLocalPitch’s Outstanding Sports Facility Of The Year for 2018.

in Multi-sports venues - on 31/12/18

Brentford Community Stadium

London Irish to move

London Irish will move in as tenants at Brentford FC's new Community Stadium from the summer of 2020

in Football - on 30/12/18

Bayer Turf Solutions Team 2017

Bayer at BTME

As greenkeepers are feeling the pressure of curative fungicides disappearing from the market, Bayer will be showcasing how a preventative and integrated...

in Golf - on 30/12/18


Wells groundsman the best

Steve Finch from Wells Town FC is Norfolk County FA's Groundsman of the Year. A volunteer with the club for 25 years, he combines his groundman's role...

in Football - on 29/12/18

Denny Docherty John Deere

John Deere announcement

John Deere has announced an important change to its European senior management team, effective from 1st January 2019

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/12/18

Curzon-Ashton Nick-Wild

In the Nick of time!

The 'North West Powerhouse' of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region’s lower league groundsmen who can only...

in Football - on 29/12/18


Two Toro launches BTME

Reesink Turfcare is launching two new Toro fine turf machines at BTME 2019

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 28/12/18

Pellenc Dealers Visit Factory 2

Dealers visit factory

Seeing Pellenc’s manufacturing and production facilities in Pertuis, France proved to be a real eye opener for twenty UK dealers

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 28/12/18

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Balmers supports BIGGA

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association is proud to announce that Balmers GM has become an Education Supporter of the association.

in Golf - on 27/12/18

The Pringle Academy

Dynamic duo-3G AGP

Burton Albion FC manager, Nigel Clough, and England Under-20 boss Paul Simpson teamed up to open a new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP)...

in Football - on 27/12/18

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Political ponderings

In my last foreword, there was mention of Epsom Racecourse losing a day of racing due to a chafer infestation. Contrary to what the course put out for...

in General Interest - on 27/12/18

Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Birmingham games approved

Plans for a large-scale athletes village, to be used during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, have received the green light from Birmingham City...

in Renovations & New Builds - on 26/12/18

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GKB at BTME 2019

Following the success of previous years, GKB Machines have taken a larger stand in one of the new halls at this year’s BTME to display more of their...

in Golf - on 26/12/18

Community Football Project Sunderland

£18m football project

Building work is set to begin in January 2019 on three community football hubs in Sunderland

in Football - on 24/12/18

Pitch Treatment With Led Growth

Allianz see the light!

Although LED technology isn’t new, there haven’t been any sports surfaces grown on a large scale successfully with the help of LED light yet. After...

in Football - on 24/12/18

Winter Storage 2

How To - winter storage

In the fourth video in our How To series, Johnny Bowker talks us through his tips for storing machines away over the winter months so they’re ready for...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 24/12/18

Tayside Contracts John Deere 1026R

Compacts combat the cold

After successfully dealing with last winter’s heavy snow across the Tayside area of Scotland, Tayside Contracts has added seven new John Deere 2026R...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 23/12/18

Protecting Golf Course Flooding

Blyth Star protect course

A mental health charity has helped to create an environmentally-friendly flood defence to protect a Northumberland golf course.

in Golf - on 23/12/18


TYM at BTME 2019

The TYM T393 has been chosen by distributor Reesink Turfcare to headline its TYM tractors stand at BTME because of its perfect positioning to bridge the...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 22/12/18