Issue Number 22 (page 2)


TV Times II

When it comes to televising sport, horse racing and cricket present differing challenges for grounds managers and staff.In part two of TV Times, Frank...

in Industry News - on 15/2/09


Sustainability is the key

The environment, and in particular its wellbeing, has become a major factor for all big businesses, especially the golf industry. Sustainability is now...

in Golf - on 14/2/09


Pride of the Parish

Colin Burchett is the Ranger at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council, a position he has held for the past three and a half years. Amongst his responsibilities...

in Local Authority - on 11/2/09


Norwich Union

Our editor meets Gary Kemp, Head Groundsman at Norwich City Football Club to talk about the changes he has seen at the club during his twenty years of...

in Football - on 10/2/09


He's off on one again! This time it's manufacturers warranties that are the target of Terrain Aeration's David Green, our resident grump!

in Best of the Rest - on 9/2/09


Grasses in Stress

This sounds too good to be true, but it is possible to convert playing surfaces from predominantly poa annua to predominantly fine grasses without stressing...

in Industry News - on 8/2/09


Grand Old School

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School is a distinguished independent boarding school for the eleven to eighteen year old sons and daughters of Royal...

in Schools & Colleges - on 6/2/09


Taylor Made for Brian

Brian Taylor is our featured Gingerbread Man this month. Here, he explains his regime since taking over as Course Manager at Sandiway Golf Club in Cheshire....

in Golf - on 3/2/09


Sustainability with agro

Cutting greens at 2mm, aggressive frequent verti-cutting and 200 tonne of sand dressings per year. Surely, some greenkeepers could jeopordise their jobs,...

in Golf - on 2/2/09


Most precious commodity

A recent survey within our industry revealed the following statistics when asked the question "Where do you get your irrigation water from?"

in Best of the Rest - on 31/1/09


From Preston to Paris

Dave Edmondson is Assistant Course Superintendent at Golf de Saint Nom la Breteche. Here he explains how he made the transition from Preston to Paris and...

in Golf - on 30/1/09


East Side Story

The east of the country boasts a fine tradition of supplying the turfcare industry. What has attracted manufacturers and suppliers to the eastern side...

in Best of the Rest - on 29/1/09


SCH - Little & Large

Andrew Rodwell is a larger than life character who runs a ‘little’ company manufacturing niche products for the care of turf and artificial surfaces....

in Industry News - on 25/1/09


John Deere's Area Manager (Product Support for Commercial & Consumer Equipment), Gwyn Preece, on how to avoid getting tyred out at work.

in Industry News - on 20/1/09


Designs on turf

Climate change and the need for speed have proved key drivers for a Dutch engineer who has devoted much of his working life to easing tasks for groundscare...

in Best of the Rest - on 19/1/09


Bulldog Spirit

It’s difficult to decide whether Jim Morley, Head Groundsman at Batley Bulldogs RLFC, is part time or full time, such is his commitment to his pitch. One...

in Rugby - on 14/1/09


Cardinal Vaughan School

Martin Sampson, Head Groundsman at Cardinal Vaughan School, often has to pinch himself! He reckons he has one of the best jobs in groundsmanship looking...

in Schools & Colleges - on 14/1/09


The first rugby pitch constructed using Fibrelastic Turf rootzone was installed by Inscapes at the brand new Lllanelli Scarlets Stadium in South...

in Rugby - on 10/1/09


in Cricket - on 9/1/09

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Reversal of Fortunes

Paul Knowles, former Head Groundsman at White Hart Lane, talks about his decison to become self employed and why it is a good idea - really! He has to...

in Football - on 9/1/09