Issue Number 32 (Page 1)


Welcome to Butleigh

Tucked away behind high, hawthorn hedgerows there are occasions when an unsuspecting visitor might miss the playing field in the quiet, rural, Somerset...

in Industry News - on 6/11/10

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Improving golf

Golf Course Architect, Jonathan Gaunt, gives a personal view of what is wrong with golf and how, in his opinion, it can attract more juniors and families...

in Golf - on 5/11/10


Andy Dixon - Tomorrow’s World would include Phillipa Forrester, a private jet and a Lloyds Paladin!

in People - on 3/11/10


The law of sod?

Andy Dixon has had a few ‘issues’ to deal with since taking over as head groundsman at Bournemouth University’s Dean Park Cricket Ground. As he tells...

in Cricket - on 3/11/10


Great crested newts are well known amongst developers and land managers who have heard many horror stories about huge sums of money invested in the protection...

in Consultancy - on 1/11/10


Marshalling his troops

Under a blood red sky, Paul Marshall, Head Groundsman at Northants County Cricket Club, comes to the end of a fifteen hour working day. Laurence Gale MSc...

in Cricket - on 30/10/10


The future's orange

Premiership new boys, Blackpool, are ready for their first season in the top flight, thanks to the efforts of Head Groundsman, Stan Raby. And, having their...

in Football - on 29/10/10


Crystal Palace FC

A buyer emerged at the eleventh hour to claw Crystal Palace out of administration. Tom James talks to the man who made sure the team would be playing on...

in Football - on 27/10/10


The case for Biodiversity

Bob Taylor BSc (Hons), MIEEM, MBPR, Head of Ecology & Environment at the STRI, looks at the changing face of golf business and makes a strong case for...

in Golf - on 25/10/10


Two Bob's Worth

Simon Atkins chats to Bob Hill, Head Mechanic at the Forest of Arden about his career and his commitment to training and WD40!

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 24/10/10


Arden fast rules ...

Looking after two championship courses during recessionary times can provide additional opportunities for greenkeeping staff, as our editor found out on...

in Golf - on 23/10/10


Standards delivered ...

Technical Surfaces explain the basic maintenance requirements for 3G synthetic turf and discuss the launch of FIFA’s Quality Concept for managing ‘Football...

in Synthetics - on 21/10/10


Leeds ... from the front!

With promotion to the Championship for 2010/11 and nomination for the Elland Road stadium as a potential 2018 world cup venue, things are looking up for...

in Football - on 19/10/10


Water Management

Water Management in uncertain times. Budgets stretched to breaking point. The spectre of climate change. The developing culture of retrospective blame;...

in Golf - on 18/10/10

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The true cost of demos

It’s quite the done thing, isn’t it? You have an idea that a piece of kit might do a job for you, but you’re not sure, so you ask for a demonstration....

in Industry News - on 17/10/10


Tim Pinches

Tim Pinches - has a soft spot for Tina Turner, Rod Stewart’s violinist and, of course, the wife!

in People - on 16/10/10


Much ado about Wenlock

When Wenlock and Mandeville were unveiled as the 2012 Olympic mascots, the little Shropshire town of Much Wenlock was thrust into the limelight. For it...

in Cricket - on 16/10/10


The 'Real' Deal

As the ‘Special One’ gets his feet under the management table at Real Madrid, Dave Saltman meets Paul Burgess, Head Groundsman at the Bernabéu, to...

in Football - on 14/10/10


Horses for two courses

Newmarket’s two courses are world famous. Their length and position have not altered since the 17th century, although the maintenance regimes certainly...

in Equestrian - on 11/10/10

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Aspiring Spireites

Chesterfield Football Club’s new stadium, the B2net, not only heralds a bright new future for the club but will also benefit the whole community, reports...

in Football - on 10/10/10