Issue Number 33 (Page 1)


The Ladies Men ...

On the eve of the AIB Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle, Tom James met the agronomist who is steering the Ladies European Tour on preparing venues for...

in Golf - on 4/1/11


You've gotta roll with it

In the United States, more golf course superintendents than ever are rolling their greens to keep them fast and healthy. Whilst the process is not so widespread...

in Golf - on 2/1/11


Bristol City Football Club has played at Ashton Gate for over a century. Now, a new stadium is planned, which has led to Bristol being nominated as a host...

in Football - on 31/12/10

Andy Boyce + Club Committee

Communication is key

Consultant and former Head Greenkeeper, Andy Boyce, says it's good to talk. He explains how opening lines of communication with the members, whether out...

in Golf - on 30/12/10


Movers and Shakers

Our editor meets Michael Curtis, Head Groundsman at Bury Football Club, to find out how they are saving money by purchasing their own equipment!

in Football - on 29/12/10


Michael Curtis

Michael Curtis - prison for the idiot who brought the idea of cap cones and ladders into the pre-match warm up!

in People - on 28/12/10

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In the first of a series of exclusive reports from Old Trafford cricket ground, Frank Fielding discusses the scale of the undertaking to turn the main...

in Cricket - on 28/12/10

WaterVole Swimming

A vole in one!

Habitat destruction, pollution, isolation, American mink, barn owls and kestrels - the short life of ‘ratty’ is fraught with danger. Robyn Briggs,...

in Consultancy - on 26/12/10

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Preston press on!

Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium is the oldest continuously used football pitch in the world. The club have a rich history and are vying to return...

in Football - on 25/12/10

Cheltenham view to grandtand

A Claisse act

With weather patterns unreliable, water an expensive commodity, and different soil types to contend with, keeping Cheltenham’s racecourse consistent...

in Equestrian - on 24/12/10

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Fixing the Leek!

Due to the determination and commitment of the ‘men at the top’ at Leek Golf Club, a radical change in policy governing the maintenance of the course...

in Golf - on 22/12/10

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Hickstead refurbished

The main arena at Hickstead with its permanent show jumps, including the iconic Derby bank, is undergoing a dramatic facelift to produce the sort of footing...

in Best of the Rest - on 20/12/10

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Dougie Robertson

Dougie Robertson - does he really drive a capri down the Barking Road at 5.00pm?

in People - on 19/12/10

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Hammers going west?

West Ham United, have their eyes firmly set on making the Olympic Stadium their new home once the 2012 games are over. It is a move that will see them...

in Football - on 19/12/10


Bunkers Managment

Agronomist, George Shiels, offers some advice on bunker sand and how testing can help to achieve the quality required for golfers of all standards

in Golf - on 17/12/10

Preston DavidWall

David Wall has finished his degree at Myerscough College and is working vountarily at Preston North End whilst searching for another position

in Football - on 15/12/10

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Peter Ashworth

Peter Ashworth - loves an open fire, hates weeds, and wants a salary cap - not for groundsmen, obviously!

in People - on 15/12/10

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Cranleigh School

Frank Fielding meets Denis Bloomfield, Grounds Manager at Cranleigh School, and discovers a man fully in tune with the aspirations of the school, his playing...

in Schools & Colleges - on 15/12/10

Seaweed Food

Food for thought!

Steve Nicholls, Director of Sea-Chem Ltd., outlines the many uses of seaweed in everyday life, from ice cream to sexual lubricants, and how the products...

in Industry News - on 13/12/10

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The Isle of Plenty

In the final part of his Isle of Man report, Laurence Gale rounds up with a look at Castletown Golf Club, Cronkbourne Cricket Club and talks to the island's...

in Industry News - on 11/12/10