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Excellence personified

It would need to be something special to prise Peter Todd away from the London Club where he had 'grown' it to become a European Tour venue. So the opportunity...

in Golf - 1 day, 11 hours ago

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We should listen to trees

When life gets too much, most of us try to get away from it all. Some might head to the pub, play football or knit a jumper. But if you really want to...

in Conservation & Ecology - 4 days, 11 hours ago

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Harleyford Golf Club

Harleyford Golf Club lies about two miles west of Marlow, Buckinghamshire on a country estate near Harleyford Manor, which dates back to the 13th century....

in Golf - 1 week ago

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Elvaston Castle challenge

Balancing the need to preserve the unique features of a historic estate with the demands of free public access to a council-owned country park is a challenge...

in Public Places - 1 week, 1 day ago

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Grounds for greatness

One of the most recurring topics in our industry is how to attract youngsters into this compelling career. Over in the USA, one golf club has come up with...

in Golf - 1 week, 3 days ago

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Vic Demain's seed Q&A

The August edition of the nomadgroundsman blog looks at seed for upcoming renovations with Vic Demain, Head Groundsman at Durham County Cricket Club, who...

in Cricket - 1 week, 5 days ago

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Planting an orchard

With the move towards sustainability, wildlife encouragement and protection and membership enhancement, how many have considered planting an orchard? As...

in Golf - 2 weeks, 1 day ago

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Hayter & Toro Profile

Very few lawnmower brands can claim to have as vast and rich a heritage as British lawn mower manufacturer Hayter. They have designed and manufactured...

in Machinery & Mechanics - 2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Howard's Way

Howard Waters has enjoyed the best of both worlds, playing cricket at The Mote and tending its idyllic grounds, but his journey has proved to be a challenging...

in Cricket - 2 weeks, 5 days ago

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Looe Golf Club

Looe Golf Club sits beside the A387 on the main road into the south Cornish fishing port of Looe. It occupies a high point known as the Bindown and, as...

in Golf - 3 weeks ago

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August 2019 Diaries

August signals the start of late summer and, with it, shorter days and cooler nights than the long days of June and warm sticky nights of July.

in General Interest - 3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Pond and lake aeration

Successful pond and lake management, especially for recycled waters, begins with a basic understanding of how the three mechanisms that operate in a pond...

in Golf - 3 weeks, 5 days ago

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Follows the leader

Lee Williams headed over the Pennines to meet Pontefract Racecourse’s Head Groundsman Martin Follows; a man whose career began as a car mechanic and...

in People - 4 weeks, 1 day ago

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Straight shooting

Pocklington School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Located in Pocklington, a pleasant, small market town able to...

in Cricket - on 24/7/19

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Manor House GC

The beautiful Cotswold village of Castle Combe is perhaps best known for its motor racing circuit, but nestled away in 350 acres of rolling Wiltshire countryside...

in Golf - on 22/7/19

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Spice of life at Saffrons

This delightful multi sports venue on the south coast was, and still is, part of the Duke of Devonshire’s estate, where in Victorian times the most expensive...

in Football - on 20/7/19

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Gary Barwell podcast

James Buttler, the Cricket Badger, is joined by Gary Barwell, the Head Groundsman at Edgbaston Stadium to fight back against criticism of pitches during...

in Cricket - on 18/7/19

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The Triple C

Grounds Training Tutor Frank Newberry reports on the shift away from training seminars for individuals - to ‘triple C’ workshops - where the aim is...

in Consultancy - on 17/7/19