July 2021 (Page 1)


Staff wearing body cams

Staff at a golf course in Dundee are wearing body cameras due to the rise in vandalism and the abuse they’ve received in recent months.

in Golf - on 31/7/21

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Finalists announced

After a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards are returning for 2021, with the search on to...

in Golf - on 31/7/21


Say no to plastic pitches

The grass is always greener and 3G pitches in the EFL are a bad idea despite Tracey Crouch’s commitment to the idea…

in Synthetics - on 30/7/21

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Groundskeeper speaks out

A groundskeeper has spoken of the disgusting behaviour he has witnessed from the public while at work. Elliot Guthrie, bowls green keeper at Beaumond Gardens...

in Bowls - on 30/7/21

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Constant improvement

Over the last 10 years, Kedleston Park Golf Club in Derbyshire, England, has adopted a strategy of continuous improvement for its golf course and...

in Golf - on 29/7/21


The Wright Stuff

University grounds programmes are rarely more diverse than those at Leeds, where sustainability issues assume top priority. Greg Rhodes met with Grounds...

in Schools & Colleges - on 29/7/21

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New regulations for PPPs

The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 (the 2020 Regulations) have recently been issued with a policy statement. These apply...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 28/7/21

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We need more 3G pitches

One of my passions outside of politics is sport, especially football. As someone who used to be secretary of a local junior football club, I know, like...

in Football - on 28/7/21

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Multi-Seeder ‘pivotal’

After spending almost three months under constant snow and ice, a Multi-Seeder from Redexim has been crucial in regaining coverage on the greens at Dundee’s...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 27/7/21


£50m more for grassroots

The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation has welcomed today’s announcement from Government that a further £50million will be...

in Football - on 27/7/21


The future looks golden

New 10-year Toro agreement deal for Kilmarnock Barassie Golf Club in Troon on the west coast of Scotland takes relationship to 50 years

in Golf - on 26/7/21


Q&A with Andy Smith

Andy Smith - You must make life happen, know what you want, have a plan and be kind on the way!

in Golf - on 26/7/21


Shirley Golf Club

Bordered by fields and natural woodland on the outskirts of south Birmingham, Shirley Golf Club nestles in the Blythe Valley, enjoying a well-planned blend...

in Golf - on 26/7/21

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Technology pays off

As Gleneagles enters the fifth year of its partnership agreement with John Deere, its adoption of the latest precision spraying and mowing technology is...

in Golf - on 25/7/21


Child's play for Etesia

Martin Carty, Managing Director at Carty Services, has revealed how a 0% interest finance offer from Etesia UK enabled him to improve operations on a wide...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 25/7/21

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Portlethen Terra choices!

An Aberdeenshire golf course has added a 4.05m winged Wiedenmann Terra Brush to its fleet at the same time as updating its Terra Spike GXi8 HD. Portlethen...

in Golf - on 24/7/21

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Award for James Bledge

Royal Cinque Ports course manager James Bledge continued a fantastic month for links venues in Kent after being awarded top prize at the BIGGA Excellence...

in Golf - on 24/7/21


The disease triangle

Anthracnose of turf is caused by the pathogen Colletotrichum cereale. The disease primarily affects intensely managed turf surfaces because of the considerable...

in Pests & Diseases - on 23/7/21

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A “strong new chapter"

The turfcare industry reunited for the first time in over 18 months at the Warwickshire Event Centre as the inaugural Festival of Turf took place beneath...

in Exhibition News - on 23/7/21

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Wigan pitches wrecked

A club and ward councillors have angrily blasted the selfish actions of those responsible. Five pitches maintained by Aspull Juniors FC were churned up...

in Football - on 22/7/21