October 2020 (Page 1)


GMA online training

Today, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) announces its ‘Level 2 Winter Pitches’ online course for volunteers and professionals.

in Training & Education - on 31/10/20

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Sports club appeal

A sports club are appealing for information after damage was caused to its grounds.

in Multi-sports venues - on 31/10/20

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Ian Darler charity boost

Cambridge United head groundsman Ian Darler is hoping that the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list will help to give a boost to...

in Football - on 31/10/20

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Deere making a difference

“It’s fair to say that if it wasn’t for the dealer back-up and the relationship I’ve built up over the years with James Moore of Farol and John...

in Golf - on 30/10/20

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Balmers GM announcement

Balmers GM have been announced as the latest dealer in a growing network of outlets for the INFINICUT and TMSystem ranges. With depots in Wakefield and...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 30/10/20

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Leaving his Mark!

For twenty-two and a half years, Mark Broughton has resided as Course Manager of Suffolk’s Aldeburgh Golf Club. It takes something special, and perhaps...

in Golf - on 30/10/20

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Roll call of improvements

There’s a veritable roll call of improvements for West Herts Golf Club after the installation of a new Toro irrigation system in the Winter of 2019.

in Golf - on 29/10/20


FTMI Graduate Gemma

Since completing the Future Turf Managers Initiative (FTMI) in March 2020, graduate, Gemma St John has been applying the invaluable skills she learnt at...

in Golf - on 29/10/20


Amazing results

The historic English Yew Maze at Hever Castle in Kent dates back to 1906 when it was created by William Waldorf Astor, a former owner who restored the...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/10/20

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Pool Academy gets grant

Pool Academy has received £16,000 from the Football Foundation to invest in new grounds maintenance machinery

in Football - on 28/10/20

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Prestigious pastures

Dani Hoof, who apprentices at Market Drayton Golf Club, has now accepted a job at the JCB Golf & Country Club in Staffordshire.

in Golf - on 28/10/20


John Richards retires

Following the recent departure of Pitchcare founder, Dave Saltman, it has been announced that his former business partner, John Richards, will also be...

in Industry News - on 28/10/20


Living with it

The current situation certainly feels as though we have moved from a ‘defeat Covid-19’ status to one where we must ‘live with it for the foreseeable...

in Editorial - on 28/10/20

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Kind-hearted helping hand

A kind-hearted former greenkeeper has given a youth football club a helping hand by repairing damaged pitches used by its players

in Football - on 27/10/20

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BCFC new training ground

City’s new training ground construction is flying along and we can bring you an exclusive look at the dramatic progress made. Using timelapse and drone...

in Football - on 27/10/20

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New ownership for GT

Grounds Training, the specialist training business dedicated to the sports turf and grounds maintenance sectors, is under new ownership having been acquired...

in Industry News - on 27/10/20

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Built on and thriving

In 2009 the Colt Course at Close House Hotel and Golf Resort in Newcastle Upon Tyne was constructed with a sand soil rootzone from Mansfield Sand. Brian...

in Golf - on 26/10/20

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Geoff Webb Saltex Q&A

With the recent Grounds Management Association (GMA) announcement that SALTEX has been moved from its new spring dates in March to the 3rd and 4th November...

in Industry News - on 26/10/20


Conference a success

The annual Amenity Forum conference is well established and seen as a must attend event for those involved in or with an interest in the sector. Its focus...

in Association News - on 26/10/20

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Partners in the community

The challenge for community sports has never been greater, with fixtures and fundraising opportunities disrupted by Covid-19. However, leisure activities’...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 26/10/20