August 2021 (Page 1)


Masterline for Greensward

In the 12 years since he established Greensward Sports Consultancy, it’s been seed from DLF that Director Andy Boyce has turned to for reliable results...

in Turf & Grass Seed - on 31/8/21


Plain sailing with Toro

As a prestige club with a proud history of hosting international tournaments, Nairn Golf Club, situated in the Highlands of Scotland, has yet again renewed...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 31/8/21

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Plastic grass taking over

Save Newcastle Wildlife has called for a total ban on artificial turf being used on public land in the city. Wildlife campaigners say they are “appalled”...

in Synthetics - on 30/8/21


Gary Sharp on course!

Cartmel’s groundsman is looking forward to this weekend more than any other fixture in his 17 years at the racecourse

in Equestrian - on 30/8/21

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Pitches get green light

Issues around anti-social behaviour, safety, the loss of green space and potential visual impacts were raised, with 678 objections lodged across four phases...

in Football - on 29/8/21

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Robert Bayliss retires

Robert Bayliss has said goodbye to Weymouth Golf Club in Dorset after 42 years serving the James Braid-designed parkland course. Now 65 years old, Robert...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/8/21

Survival and Success at Work Meetings

Survival and Success

In Part 1 of this article, Turfcare Sector Trainer and Conference Speaker Frank Newberry offered advice on making a good impression, dealing with our fears...

in Consultancy - on 29/8/21

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New recruits Barenbrug UK

Grass seed breeder and producer Barenbrug UK has boosted its amenity team with the appointment of David Howells and Joshua Thomason.

in People - on 28/8/21


Thank A Greenkeeper Day

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) is joining other organisations across golf to offer a message of thanks to greenkeepers...

in Association News - on 28/8/21


Converting the sceptical

Readyhedge benefits from battery-powered technology. Stuart Robertson of Readyhedge admits that a range of battery powered Pellenc equipment has dramatically...

in Battery/Electric Power - on 27/8/21

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Army to greenkeeping

Stewart Barron left a promising career in the Army to bring up his children, who both have special needs. After meeting with several SRUC Elmwood lecturers...

in Golf - on 27/8/21


Going out out

So, we made it to the end of lockdown and our world is returning to ‘normal’. However, the two industry shows that have been held recently certainly...

in Editorial - on 27/8/21


A pond fit for a Royal

Kasco J Series Fountain impresses at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club. Robert Patterson, Course Manager at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, has explained how a Kasco...

in Irrigation - on 26/8/21

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The Aspen alternative

From September 2021, regular grade unleaded petrol (95 octane) in the UK is changing. To help in the Government’s target of reducing carbon emissions,...

in Chemicals & Fertilisers - on 26/8/21

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Kubota's new addition

A big Kubota tractor with a light tread has hit the ground running for sportsfield renovations in the north west. The Kubota M7152 is a new addition to...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 25/8/21


Yorkshire grit delivers

At Thirsk Racecourse, the goal is to offer racehorse trainers a chance to run their horses on a reliably decent racing surface, while providing owners...

in Equestrian - on 25/8/21

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Change in leadership

David Cole is leaving the role of Reesink UK’s managing director in April 2022. David has passionately and successfully overseen the company’s turfcare,...

in Industry News - on 24/8/21


Obituary- Dave Bates

It is with a sad and heavy heart we write to confirm that our Head Groundsman Dave Bates has sadly passed away. Dave has been a huge part of everything...

in Obituary - on 24/8/21

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New 3G at Creasey Park

Final legal process cleared to authorise funding for completed new artificial turf football and hockey pitch in Dunstable. A final legal hurdle has been...

in Synthetics - on 24/8/21

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Tip-top finish

At Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey, brushing is becoming a regular, year-round operation following the purchase of a Redexim Top-Brush in December 2020

in Golf - on 23/8/21