Issue Number 33 (Page 2)


Pratensis, Moi?

Simon Taylor, UK Sales and Marketing Manager for Euro Grass BV, talks about the reluctance of UK groundsmen to use Poa Pratensis in their pitches, and...

in Industry News - on 10/12/10

Ken Harding HG

The Isle of Plenty III

In part 3 of his look at sports provision on the Isle of Man, Ramsey Golf Club comes inder the spotlight. Ken Harding talks about his rewarding three years...

in Golf - on 9/12/10

Scarborough Graeme

Scarborough RFC

The determination of Chief Executive, Graeme Young, and the professionalism of the chosen contractor, has seen Scarborough RUFC move to excellent new facilities....

in Rugby - on 6/12/10

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The Isle of Plenty II

In the second of his reports from the Isle of Man, Laurence Gale MSc looks at golf provision, beginning with Douglas Golf Club, where Murray Jones and...

in Golf - on 4/12/10


Sporting achievment

In a rural corner of Somerset, an ambitious project to construct extensive sport and leisure facilities is underway. Led by a former publican turned groundworker,...

in Golf - on 3/12/10

IOM Main

The Isle of Plenty

A strong commitment to sports provision and a thriving private club scene has provided the Isle of Man with top class facilities, as Laurence Gale MSc...

in Industry News - on 1/12/10


Painless Presentations

In Part 1, Top Pitchcare Trainer and Conference Speaker, Frank Newberry, explored how we can change the future one person at a time by coaching and mentoring...

in Consultancy - on 29/11/10


Velvet underground

Gregg Doggett talks with four UK Greenkeepers to examine the rise in popularity of low input Velvet Bentgrass, and unlocks the secrets that could save...

in Golf - on 28/11/10


On Thin Ice!

Bill Browning, of Broadwood International, offers a few tips to get your winter-maintenance spreader ready before the season begins

in Best of the Rest - on 27/11/10


Cover your ice!

Lawsuits and claims can easily ruin a business, especially when gambling with liability in the high stakes of snow and ice management so, you need to 'cover...

in Consultancy - on 26/11/10

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Vic Maynard 50 not out

Vic Maynard, Ernest Doe and Son Ltd’s territory sales professional for Kent, celebrated 50 years in the turf care industry on his 65th birthday on 4th...

in People - on 24/11/10

Welbeck Gavin&Joe

Joining Forces

Welbeck College has been providing technical officers for the Army for over fifty years. Now, Naval, Air Force and MOD students are also enjoying the excellent...

in Schools & Colleges - on 22/11/10

FrostCover ManUtd2

The show must go on!

When a sporting fixture is cancelled due to frost, there can be a heavy price to pay. How can you protect your investment in your pitch, the competitors...

in Industry News - on 21/11/10


Grandfather rights to operate will end

in Industry News - on 19/11/10

UV LineUp

Utility vehicles on test

James Mead and his staff put eleven utility vehicles through their paces at Rugby School in, what turned out to be, a very rewarding excercise for all...

in Industry News - on 19/11/10

Microscolex mature worms

Seen this earthworm

Dr David T. Jones, earthworm specialist, Natural History Museum, London, and Dr Kate Entwistle, Turfgrass Pathologist, The Turf Disease Centre, Hampshire,...

in Industry News - on 17/11/10

Warriors Richard Martyn

All in a Knight's day ...

Worcester Warriors have a new Head Groundsman and a new coach. Together, they are aiming to get the club back into the premiership again after relegation...

in Rugby - on 16/11/10


Chris Lane is now a full time groundsman at Wolves. Here he charts his career to date, along the way coming runner-up in the West Midlands Apprentice of...

in Football - on 15/11/10


The Bury best for Les!

New technologies are helping one council provide improved playing surfaces, as our editor found out recently on a visit to Bury in Greater Manchester

in Local Authority - on 14/11/10

IMG 1313

Japanese Knotweed continues to present a formidable test to those responsible for environmental management. But, as we examine here, a new stem injection...

in Consultancy - on 13/11/10