August 2019 (Page 1)


Inverness remote mower

Highland Council is planning to use a £40,000 remote-control lawn mower to target difficult-to-reach steep slopes around Inverness – including the city’s...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 31/8/19

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UK’s greenest facility

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work on one of the UK’s greenest sports facilities at the University of Portsmouth.

in Synthetics - on 31/8/19

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All’s well for Chigwell

Chigwell Golf Club in Essex has taken delivery of its second Toro fleet as it proves itself a winner in the eyes of its membership

in Golf - on 30/8/19


View them differently!

This is the time of year when people start to ask, 'what's the point of wasps?' The answer may surprise you

in Conservation & Ecology - on 30/8/19


Blinding us with science?

The EPA’s long awaited - and very overdue - study on rubber crumb was released in July; or at least Part 1 was. The 300+ page document is not exactly...

in Synthetics - on 30/8/19

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Fire destroys workshop

A fire has wrecked a workshop and maintenance equipment at Fakenham Racecourse overnight

in Industry News - on 29/8/19

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Sid Arrowsmith retires

Well known in the greenkeeping industry for his work at Frilford Heath Golf Club and as a president of BIGGA, Sid Arrowsmith has retired after working...

in Golf - on 29/8/19

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John Deere at Princes GC

With 27 holes on modern championship links, the undulating coastal course of Princes Golf Club, Sandwich is more than a challenge for playing members and...

in Golf - on 29/8/19


New all-weather pitch

Molly Fairbairn, England U16 Hockey player, recently visited her old school, Highfield and Brookham, to mark the start of the construction of their new...

in Schools & Colleges - on 28/8/19

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Hayter donates mower

Hayter, maker of the finest lawnmowers, is proud to support charitable greenkeeper Jack Percival in his quest of donating free gardening services to people...

in Golf - on 28/8/19

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Gleneagles Solheim ready

When Scott Fenwick started working at Gleneagles 39 years ago, the Solheim Cup was still a decade away from being first played.

in Golf - on 28/8/19


It’s a no-brainer

With all the doom and gloom in the public media - Hong Kong, Brexit, mass shootings, British Airways etc. - I’m pleased to say that, all in all, this...

in Editorial - on 28/8/19

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Teesside’s transformation

In the last 10 years Teesside Golf Club at Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees has undergone the biggest transformation of any club in the area, both on and off...

in Golf - on 27/8/19


Campey heads to Europe

Campey Turf Care Systems is set to take their Dakota, Air2G2 and Campey range of machines to National Grasdag, Belgium and Groen Techniek, Holland, in...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 27/8/19

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1000th Training course

Grounds Training achieved the 1000th accolade whilst delivering an Initial Sports Line Marking customised course, accredited by Lantra. Over the past thirteen...

in Training & Education - on 27/8/19

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Aberdeen training ground

For the first time in their 116-year history Aberdeen have their own training complex and chief executive Duncan Fraser insists it will be the envy of...

in Football - on 26/8/19

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ALS purchase GroundPro

Telford based sports contractor, ALS Contracts has taken delivery of a Maredo MT200 Flex-Verticutter to expand and update its range of scarifiers for estates,...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 26/8/19

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John Ledwidge speaks

Leicester City groundsman, John Ledwidge, admits you have to ‘nurture the pitch like it’s your baby’ as he completes 35,000 steps a day.

in Football - on 26/8/19

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2019 Tour team

Some of you will have enjoyed the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta over the weekend. But, with the tournament being bought forward from...

in Golf - on 26/8/19

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Bury FC EFL expulsion

One of England's oldest, existing professional football clubs is facing extinction and expulsion from the English Football League (EFL).

in Football - on 25/8/19