Issue Number 30 (Page 1)

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As controversy builds around the pros and cons of coated seed, Pitchcare will look at all sides of the argument, beginning with the views of Derek Smith,...

in Industry News - on 23/6/10


Moor Park

Whilst the quality of the club house is not usually a deciding factor when choosing where to enjoy a game of tennis, the spectacular Georgian mansion which...

in Tennis - on 21/6/10


Bats about bats

Bats are one of the most misunderstood animals in the world. With their nocturnal habits and association with things that go bump in the night, they seem...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 19/6/10


Pride of America

Diligently carrying out their jobs as groundsmen, but worlds apart from the roar of the stands, the glare of floodlights and the attention of the media,...

in Best of the Rest - on 17/6/10


A breath of fresh air

What is aeration for? It is the European Turfgrass Specialists’ belief that aeration is a critical component that contributes to the correct PATH for...

in Consultancy - on 15/6/10


Taking the Riens ...

Rien Hardeman, and the job of a Greenkeeper in Holland, was brought to our attention by Redexim Charterhouse. We wondered what differences there might...

in Golf - on 13/6/10


Municipal golf

Birmingham City Council are currently conducting a review of the seven golf courses under their charge. This includes the stunning Lickey Hills Golf Club...

in Golf - on 11/6/10

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Steven James - doesn’t want to be Brown, but likes the smell of getting brown!

in People - on 9/6/10


Hell bent on golf history

In the third and final article on grasses for golf greens in the UK, Kevin Munt examines the oldest fescue/bent.

in Golf - on 7/6/10


Norway to treat a pitch!

Moving from golf greenkeeper to football groundsman is not an uncommon career path. A Brit abroad, doing it in Scandinavia is, perhaps, slightly more unusual....

in Football - on 5/6/10


Sowing the seeds of love

When the Heacham Manor site became available, successful businessman Paul Searle saw an opportunity to expand his family business by creating a golf and...

in Golf - on 4/6/10


Back to Coventry ...

Coventry University has allocated £160 million over the next ten years to develop the city centre campus, all extra work for Site Services Manager, Stephen...

in Industry News - on 2/6/10


Peter Britton ‘pops down the road’ to meet Ray Norris, the long serving head groundsman at Clayesmore Dorset, and finds a man who feels privileged...

in Schools & Colleges - on 1/6/10


Green Thinking

Charles Henderson, STRI Turfgrass Agronomist for the South East, outlines what renovation work is required to achieve good playing quality throughout the...

in Bowls - on 31/5/10


Dick Timmons - Claudia Shiffer won’t return his calls ... and Laurence Gale won’t stop phoning!

in People - on 30/5/10


Fat, slow and old ...

Volunteers are the lifeblood of grass roots sport in the UK. Here, Dick Timmons, groundsman at Warley Rugby Football Club, charts the Damascus Road moment...

in Rugby - on 30/5/10


Good, Bad and The ugly

Soil micro-organisms are frequently referred to when the subject of soil is raised, but this substantial subject is seldom covered in more than superficial...

in Consultancy - on 29/5/10


Ray Norris - would go into hiding if he were to win the lottery ... possibly with Kate Winslett!

in People - on 28/5/10


A tale of two turfs

Under assault by the powers that be, grass courts can make just as much financial sense as synthetic ones, given the right maintenance regimes, Tom James...

in Tennis - on 28/5/10


Mick Hunt is celebrating twenty-five years as head groundsman at one of the most prestigious sporting venues in the world, the iconic Lord’s. Tom James...

in Cricket - on 27/5/10