Issue Number 26 (Page 2)


Understanding soil

There is, undoubtedly, a growing interest in this country in ‘growing your own’, and it is spreading to golf clubs. I am not talking about vegetables...

in Consultancy - on 5/10/09


Terry Farkin, Course Manager at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club, and golf course maintenance advisor, wants to see a more commonsense approach to greenkeeping...

in Golf - on 4/10/09


Scott Reeves - Kerrang! Appears to be a bit of a heavy metal fan. I’ve a sneaky feeling he likes Metallica!

in People - on 4/10/09


What's in the bag?

British Seed Houses’ Simon Taylor gives the lowdown on brand awareness, quality cultivars and unscrupulous seed suppliers. With food labelling, you expect...

in Industry News - on 2/10/09


Bright & Mackay

Moves are afoot to transform Sussex County Cricket Club’s playing surface at Hove into one fit for the country’s most successful side of the last decade....

in Cricket - on 30/9/09


Drift away ...

Syngenta application specialist, Tom Robinson, reports on the company’s application research that has identified distinct nozzles that could help turf...

in Industry News - on 29/9/09


Premier Renovations!

Investment in a full time groundsman and a committed, forward-looking turf maintenance firm is paying off as Swindon Town’s County Ground becomes one...

in Football - on 27/9/09


Master of all he surveys

If you're enthusiastic and motivated to learn, you might just be lucky enough to meet an individual who guides you through the early years of your working...

in Industry News - on 26/9/09


Who are you? Colin Jones, Head Greenkeeper, Mold Golf Club.

in Golf - on 24/9/09


Hoping against hop ...

It’s not difficult to understand why rabbits are loved by children. I suppose the blame lies clearly at the feet of Beatrix Potter, Walt Disney and the...

in Consultancy - on 24/9/09


Artificial turf

Artificial turf has become firmly entrenched in the fabric of sports development around the globe - not an inconsiderable achievement for a product that...

in Synthetics - on 23/9/09


If you don’t like the UK’s weather... just wait a minute! Peter Britton (not a real meteorologist) investigates what went wrong with the barbecue summer...

in Industry News - on 22/9/09



For most of us, if and when we have any spare time, it is spent with the family, getting on with that overdue DIY project or the real chore of cutting...

in Industry News - on 21/9/09



Steve Rouse’s preparations for the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston were plagued by bad weather, resulting in delayed starts, abandoned play, sleepless...

in Cricket - on 19/9/09


Renovations snapshot

As the end of the cricket season fast approaches, what are groundsmen up and down the UK - from Aberdeen to Jersey - planning? We take a snapshot of the...

in Cricket - on 15/9/09


Who are U's?

Colchester United’s move to their new ground in time for last season put head groundsman, David Blacknall, under the local spotlight. He appears to have...

in Football - on 15/9/09


Having had a ‘year out’ to travel around the world, Colin Robinson returned to take up the position of Course Manager at King’s Lynn Golf Club in...

in Golf - on 15/9/09

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It's less bovver

As England, and, for the first time Wales, hosted the Australians for another exciting Ashes and ODI series, Pitchcare went behind the scenes at Stuart...

in Cricket - on 13/9/09


Mold Golf Club

With an old dry stone wall at Mold Golf Club in Flintshire falling into disrepair, Head Greenkeeper Colin Jones and his staff enrolled on a college course...

in Golf - on 12/9/09


Plant Nutrition

Nearly seventy years on WWII landing sites can still be seen from miles above our planet as re-growth has not occurred due to the ammonia, the basis of...

in Consultancy - on 10/9/09