Issue Number 23 (Page 1)


Winter Play Revisited

Master Greenkeeper, Laurence Pithie, offers some useful advice on how courses can limit damage, both to greens and finances, during frosty and cold conditions...

in Golf - on 11/12/09

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Growing in pitches

The STRI's Steve Gingell examines the problems commonly found when growing in winter sports pitches and discusses a number of solutions. He says that it...

in Football - on 26/4/09


Sand and Deliver

Paul Copsey has been the Course Manager at Orpington Golf Centre since August 1994. Comprising of two courses, Cray Valley and Ruxley Park, the two clubs...

in Golf - on 25/4/09


The tide is high!

Royal West Norfolk Golf Club has a postal address of King’s Lynn but is, as the crow flies, closer to Skegness on the other side of the Wash. It is a...

in Golf - on 21/4/09

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Virginia golf

David McGregor is a former intern of the Ohio State University programme. As part of the programme he worked on the US President’s golf green at the...

in Golf - on 19/4/09


Crisp thinking!

One of a new breed of young groundsmen, Leicester City’s Ed Mowe is taking some unusual action to ensure the players have the best possible surface to...

in Football - on 18/4/09


Part Time Love

Altrincham FC’s Moss Lane playing surface has improved so much over recent years that, following a pre-season friendly, Manchester United reckoned it...

in Football - on 17/4/09

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Growing in The Castle

This is a story of history in the making. Last summer St Andrews Links Trust opened the seventh course at the ‘Home of Golf’. This is the story of...

in Golf - on 15/4/09


Featherstone Rovers Head Groundsman, Rob Smith, is struggling to maintain the [playing surface to the standard required by the club even though he regularly...

in Rugby - on 12/4/09


Do you have nematodes?

In the August/September issue of Pitchcare, Dr Kate Entwistle discussed the growing problem of plant parasitic nematodes in Europe. Why have nematodes...

in Consultancy - on 12/4/09

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Barenbrug UK’s research and development manager, Jayne Leyland, explains why the specialist grass seed breeder always strives to go above and beyond...

in Industry News - on 11/4/09


Who are you? David Bateman (31) Assistant Greenkeeper at West Wilts Golf Club, Groundsman at Warminster Cricket Club and Wicketkeeper/Batsman for Warminster...

in Best of the Rest - on 10/4/09


TV Times 3

When the media circus rolls into the Celtic Manor Resort, Director of Golf Courses, Jim McKenzie, and his team are ready and waiting to accommodate them....

in Golf - on 9/4/09


Mad on Butterflies

Lytham Cricket Club are in the process of creating a butterfly garden to further enhance the ecological work the club have undertaken. The three year project...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 7/4/09


Whether mineral or synthetic, the quality of oil used in any machine will have a major bearing on its performance and life expectancy. Here, Royal Melbourne...

in Best of the Rest - on 6/4/09

Frank Newberry

You need to lead

Fresh from being rated the top presenter at the EGU/GCMA Conference Programme at Harrogate Week, trainer Frank Newberry considers how leaders at all levels...

in Training & Education - on 5/4/09


Budgets and Volunteers

What is the real cost of getting a game of cricket on? Here, three cricket groundsmen contemplate what clubs would have to pay if it were not for the sterling...

in Cricket - on 4/4/09

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Liquid Aeration is a new inorganic oxygen technology that allows oxygen to be sprayed into the rootzone through a standard sprayer without any physical...

in Consultancy - on 1/4/09


Anyone for a Baileys?

Bailey’s of Norfolk is a family run business that has been supplying topsoil products to the sportsturf industry since 1976. When speaking to Managing...

in Industry News - on 29/3/09

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Operation Pollinator

A new project designed to reverse the desperate plight of bumblebees and pollinating insects in the UK, by restoring and creating valuable habitats on...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 26/3/09