May 2019 (Page 4)


John receives award

Groundsman John Plummer was awarded the Elliott Scally Cup at an awards evening recently. The cup goes to someone at the club who deserves special...

in Football - on 12/5/19


Slip! Slap! Swing!

Skin cancer is a global health issue and the most serious form is melanoma, which is doubling every ten to fifteen years. To raise awareness of the risks,...

in Industry News - on 12/5/19


3G pitch in Frome

A state-of-the-art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) was officially opened at Selwood Academy in Frome recently

in Football - on 11/5/19


Living in the dark ages!

Members of a Norfolk bowls club feel they are "living in the dark ages" after a parish council refused to help them fund the installation of electricity...

in Bowls - on 11/5/19

Royal Cinque Ports

Total solution from Toro

Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club course manager James Bledge is on a mission to make the club a “bucket list destination”, choosing to invest in the complete...

in Golf - on 10/5/19

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Ventrac wins at Trevose

Trevose Golf & Country Club, situated five miles west of Padstow in Cornwall, is the latest business to appreciate the benefits of owning a Ventrac 4500...

in Golf - on 10/5/19

Alan At Zayed Sports Stadium

A stitch in time

In the second of a series of updates, FIFA’s newly appointed Senior Pitch Management Manager, Alan Ferguson, discusses the issues surrounding the staging...

in Football - on 10/5/19


idverde chooses Pellenc

idverde, Europe’s largest provider of grounds maintenance services and landscape construction projects, has purchased 20 Pellenc ULiB 1500 batteries...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 9/5/19


Court No.1 almost ready

Often called the world’s best tennis tournament, Wimbledon will be unveiling a new Court No.1 this year and the preparations are in their final...

in Tennis - on 9/5/19


EFL winners announced

The EFL has announced the winners of the Grounds Team of the Season award for 2018/19 in each of the three divisions

in Industry News - on 8/5/19

Al Wakrah Stadium

FIFA Al Wakrah stadium

Final images of the 40,000-capacity Al Wakrah stadium – designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid – have come to light.

in Football - on 8/5/19


The man from Del Monte

This year, Pebble Beach celebrates its one hundredth anniversary. The course, that began life as part of the complex of the Hotel del Monte, hugs the Pacific...

in Golf - on 8/5/19


Seven-mile 'bee corridor'

A seven-mile “bee corridor” of vibrant wildflowers is being planted to encourage the insect’s population in London. The pathway for bees will be...

in Local Authority - on 7/5/19


Bayer's new herbicide

Bayer has brought a new residual pre-emergence herbicide to the UK market, adding another product to the amenity contractor’s armoury.

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 7/5/19

SWA ArbTrak

Greenmech do the job

A fleet of GreenMech woodchippers have been fundamental in the successful delivery of large-scale utility arb contracts for South Wales Arborists. Running...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 7/5/19


Toro hits the mark

The UK’s premier facility for small arms marksmanship training, Altcar Training Camp in Merseyside, recently invested in a Toro Groundsmaster 7210 and...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 6/5/19

Cardiff-City-FC Liam-James

Q&A with Liam James

Liam James - Ronaldo and a smell that made us ponder if he’s ever actually smelt it?

in Football - on 6/5/19

Cardiff-City-FC Full-stadium-3

Bluebirds’ groundsman

Cardiff City Football Club are the only team from outside England to win the FA Cup, doing so in 1927. On a cold but pleasant Monday afternoon at the end...

in Football - on 6/5/19

Tranmere-Rovers-FC Sprinkler

Finding ways to be green

In these darkly surreal times, sport sometimes seems to have the answer. Not for sanity, too late indeed, but for tiny moments of bliss. In a recent Sportblog,...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 5/5/19


Town confirmed winners

Swindon Town have been confirmed as winners of the Grounds Team of the Year award for League Two, one place better than last season’s efforts that saw...

in Football - on 5/5/19