March 2020 (Page 1)


Lockdown vandalism!

Vandals have damaged the course at a north-east golf club. Vehicles were driven on to the site at Oldmeldrum Golf Club on Thursday night, leaving tyre...

in Industry News - on 31/3/20

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BASIS relax CPD rules

With much of the country working from home and most industry events cancelled, BASIS has taken the decision to relax its CPD requirements for Professional...

in Industry News - on 31/3/20


John O'Conner RIP

Tributes have poured in for a "much loved" family man and businessman who died after contracting coronavirus

in Obituary - on 30/3/20

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Q&A with Paul Dibb

Paul Dibb - mood swing if you hide the biscuit barrel!

in People - on 30/3/20

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Spirit of place!

Knowing such a marvellous house, gardens and grounds - with Robert Adam architecture and Chippendale furniture in abundance - and then learning about a...

in Public Places - on 30/3/20

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Agwood take on Ventrac

Agwood Ltd, based at Swingfield, near Dover in Kent, is the latest turf machinery dealership to join the Ventrac dealer network in the UK

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/3/20


Alexander Stadium update

Birmingham City Council has awarded the contract to redevelop Alexander Stadium into a high-quality venue for diverse sporting, leisure, community and...

in Athletics - on 29/3/20


Palace Academy approved

Plans to develop the Crystal Palace Academy into a Category 1 site have been supported by Bromley Council’s planning committee, heralding a new era for...

in Football - on 28/3/20


Karl living the dream!

Just like the players, Karl McDermott, Head Groundsman at Lord's, would now be entering the final stage of his preparations for the English cricket...

in Cricket - on 28/3/20

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SGOTY postponed

Following consultation between awards organisers BIGGA and sponsors Toro and Reesink UK, the 2020 edition of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards...

in Golf - on 27/3/20


FA Statement On 2019/20

The following statement on the 2019/20 season was released yesterday evening by the FA.

in Industry News - on 27/3/20


ECB guidance on Covid-19

For the avoidance of doubt, due to the developing nature of the outbreak, all grounds teams must ensure that they are monitoring relevant Government and...

in Cricket - on 27/3/20


Oldest school ties

It is said that St Augustine first founded a school here in 597AD and it became the King’s School in 1541 when it was re-founded by Royal Charter under...

in Cricket - on 27/3/20


Jacobsen Direct acquired

F. R. Sharrock Limited, have acquired the assets of Jacobsen Direct UK in a deal which will also see responsibility for the distribution of Jacobsen machines...

in Industry News - on 26/3/20


Wales emergency NHS help

Leisure centres and stadiums are being transformed into emergency hospital wards in Wales, as part of measures to tackle the unprecedented challenges placed...

in General Interest - on 26/3/20


COVID-19 update

Following the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are following the advice given by Public Health England (PHE) and the Government.

in Pitchcare News - on 25/3/20


Everton's new stadium

Henri Murison, Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has praised Everton’s ‘mega-project’ for Bramley-Moore Dock and says that beginning...

in Football - on 25/3/20

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Royal Portrush signs up

Open Championship success sees relationship with Toro extended to thirty years

in Golf - on 25/3/20

Putting Things Off - Part 1

Putting Things Off - Pt 1

Are you deadline-driven? Event-orientated? A sensation-seeking procrastinator? In Part 1 of this two-part article, Trainer and Conference Speaker Frank...

in Consultancy - on 25/3/20


Greenkeeping update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening that the country is effectively in ‘lockdown’, BIGGA has been working hard to obtain...

in Golf - on 24/3/20