Issue Number 26 (page 1)

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biodiversity

Will Bowden, Programme Manager for Greenkeeping and Sportsturf, Bridgwater College (Cannington Centre) says that incorporating biodiversity into golf...

in Golf - on 7/11/09

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Keeping your job

It has never been easier to lose your job and, surely, there is nothing you can do to dodge the redundancy bullet if it has your name on it? Frank Newberry...

in Consultancy - on 5/11/09

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Groundstaff awards

In keeping with its commitment to supporting and promoting groundstaff at all levels, Pitchcare is delighted to announce an agreement with the Racecourse...

in Equestrian - on 31/10/09

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A brush with reality

Technical Surfaces have commissioned the world’s first study to assess the effects of brushing on the wear of synthetic sport carpet systems. The research...

in Synthetics - on 27/10/09

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Alias Smith and Golfers!

Peter Smith, Head Greenkeeper at the Cavendish Golf Club, is on a mission to bring the Alister MacKenzie designed course back to its former glories. Laurence...

in Golf - on 25/10/09

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Battersea Park

Once a Victorian playground and site of the Festival of Britain, Battersea Park suffered neglect under the ‘management’ of the Greater London Council...

in Best of the Rest - on 24/10/09

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Phoenix from the ashes ..

Michael Phoenix is Head Groundsman at Great Melton Cricket Club in Norfolk. Typical of many volunteer groundsmen in cricket, he has to juggle full time...

in Cricket - on 22/10/09

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There’s no other word to describe the cricket ground at Hagley Hall, in Worcestershire, other than ‘beautiful’. The history of the Hall, the cricket...

in Cricket - on 21/10/09

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A walk in the park

Public parks are familiar to most people today either because we make use of them in our daily lives or because we played in them as children. Every town...

in Best of the Rest - on 20/10/09

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The village of Curdridge is situated in the ‘pretty’ part of Hampshire at the southern end of the Meon Valley, just a few miles north of the suburban...

in Cricket - on 19/10/09

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Jonathan Gaunt - enjoys whale watching and mountain biking - not at the same time, obviously!

in People - on 17/10/09

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Compost tea on test

Head Greenkeepers Glen Miles of Strawberry Hill Golf Club and Lauchlan Millar of Hayling Island Golf Club have been trialling compost tea with considerable...

in Golf - on 17/10/09

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The Driving Force

Driving is second nature for members at the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park estate, where golf and memories of the freedom of the open road rub...

in Golf - on 16/10/09

Grumpy Old Git

As a relatively small business there is a ton of legislation to deal with - Health and Safety, employment law, pressure vessel regulations and a string...

in People - on 15/10/09

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Vipers strike back

There may not be any research to prove that teams play better on a well maintained surface, but some say it affects their will to play well. Can this be...

in Rugby - on 13/10/09

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Divoted to his job!

How can you keep the playing surfaces for polo, a dramatic, no-holes-barred sport, in pristine condition? Jim Wellbeloved finds that, Julian Russell-Hayes,...

in Equestrian - on 12/10/09

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Fergie's View

Sir Alex Ferguson is the most successful manager in football history. His team’s silky skills require a superb playing surface but, what is his relationship...

in Football - on 11/10/09

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The Next Generation

Will Bowden, Programme Manager and Lecturer in Greenkeeping and Sports Turf at Cannington Centre (Bridgwater College) has come into education from an industry...

in Training & Education - on 10/10/09