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300 glorious acres ...

Looking after the vast grounds at one of the country’s foremost independent schools for girls is a truly challenging task. Neville Johnson went there...

in Schools & Colleges - 2 days, 8 hours ago

Progress and importance

Lee Williams looks at progressions in aeration and offers a timely reminder of why it remains such an important procedure in the turf maintenance...

in Machinery & Mechanics - 4 days, 8 hours ago

An atomic fusion

Culcheth Sports Club, near Warrington in Cheshire, provides a wide range of sporting and social activities for the local community. A former Department...

in Multi-sports venues - 6 days, 8 hours ago

Towers above the rest

Founded in 1897, Chorley Golf Club has developed a reputation of being one of the finest golf courses in the area and recent improvements to both the course...

in Golf - 1 week, 2 days ago

Dual battle

The North West of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region's lower league groundsmen who can only dream of the extensive...

in Football - 1 week, 4 days ago

No ifs or Butts...

After an interlude at nearby Coundon Road, Coventry RUFC returned to Butts Road Stadium in 2003, back to where it was founded in 1874. Now plans are in...

in Rugby - 1 week, 6 days ago

February Pitch Diaries

As the last month of the norther hemisphere winter season, February heralds lighter evenings, brighter mornings and as we head towards the end of the month...

in General Interest - 2 weeks, 2 days ago

It’s Fergie time!

When FIFA were looking for an experienced groundsman to undertake the newly created position of Senior Pitch Management Manager, they needed to look no...

in Football - 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Puckrup getting better

Richard Jones, 37, is the Golf Course Manager at Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel in Tewkesbury. Here, he talks Iprodione, drainage, fairway renovation and more...

in Golf - 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Racing thrives at Exeter

Jane Carley discusses the pioneering work being undertaken with padded hurdles at Exeter Racecourse with Clerk of the Course Barry Johnson and Head Groundsman...

in Equestrian - 3 weeks, 2 days ago

A bit of a Deva!

The North West of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region's lower league groundsmen who can only dream of the extensive...

in Football - 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Pheasants heritage

Old age provides few consolations, but that my loyal Labrador cross Collie, Sidbury, is becoming increasingly deaf has made one aspect of our winter walks...

in Conservation & Ecology - 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Dutch Master

Dutchman Tom Hooijenga began his career with the Parks Department of his native country, before working for the National Trust and English Heritage. Blair...

in People - on 18/1/19

Never Complain ...

Grounds Training Trainer Frank Newberry has always been fascinated by the maxim ‘never complain, never explain’. This advice is believed, by many,...

in Training & Education - on 16/1/19

The youth of today eh!

The North West of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region's lower league groundsmen who can only dream of the extensive...

in Football - on 14/1/19

King John interview

Our very own John Richards made more than 480 appearances in gold and black and recently joined Mikey Burrows and Chris Iwelumo on the 13th episode of...

in Football - on 11/1/19

How To -prestart cylinder

The How To series continues with Jonny Bowker from JA Bowker, showing us simple steps for pre-start checks on a pedestrian cylinder mower.

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 9/1/19

King of the Castle

Doncaster Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club representing the town of Doncaster. The first XV are known as the “Doncaster Knights”, and play...

in Rugby - on 7/1/19