Issue Number 34 (Page 1)

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Weak rooting, chlorotic surfaces and turfgrass that responds poorly to nutrient application have become an increasingly common problem on pitches ranging...

in Consultancy - on 3/3/11

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Doing it Howard’s Way ...

In recessionary times, what often sets one company apart from another is not a knee jerk reaction to a failing bank balance, but a strong foundation built...

in Industry News - on 1/3/11


Turf War

Throughout the turf based leisure industry, a new war is breaking out - and the enemy is the invasive and destructive parasitic root-nematode, which threatens...

in Consultancy - on 27/2/11


Jones the greenkeeper

In an area of not outstanding natural beauty, Mark Jones, Head Greenkeeper at the Manchester Golf Club, offers members and visitors a wildlife haven within...

in Golf - on 23/2/11

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Great Danes ... and Pepsi

Danes Hill School are adding twelve acres of new sports facilities to their site, a project that Head Groundsman, Tony Steadman, says shows the ongoing...

in Schools & Colleges - on 21/2/11


Pyecombe Golf Club

Set in the shadows of the famous Jack and Jill windmills on the South Downs, Pyecombe Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper, Simon Wells, has turned the course...

in Golf - on 20/2/11


On Ilkley Moor baht input

As custodian of one of the most beautiful golf courses in Britain, boasting Colin Montgomerie and Mark James as lifelong honorary members, Duncan Campbell...

in Golf - on 18/2/11

Frank Newberry

Top tips for interviewers

In Part 1, Interviewer, Trainer and Conference Speaker, Frank Newberry, offers some tips on how to test suitability before holding an interview so that...

in Training & Education - on 16/2/11


Duncan Campbell - honest, straightforward and direct - could he be from Yorkshire?

in People - on 14/2/11


From access route to healthy grass root, James Westwood, STRI Design & Drainage Consultant, details the work undertaken at Fulham Football Club to install...

in Football - on 14/2/11

Pedestrian Main

The professional pedestrian rotary mower is an essential machine in a groundsman’s or greenkeeper’s arsenal of machinery. Pitchcare puts them through...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 13/2/11

Ebbsfleet Chairman Phil Sonsara who found the club and his roll there on line.

Ebbsfleet United

At a time of cuts, cuts and more cuts, looking after the pitch for non-league clubs is getting to be more cost sensitive than ever. Neville Johnson visited...

in Football - on 11/2/11


The perfect balance ...

Running a thriving independent school, set amidst some 880 acres of protected National Trust parkland, brings a unique set of challenges; but it is possible...

in Schools & Colleges - on 9/2/11


Gateway to Scottish golf

Craig Pollock looks after the fifth best inland course in Scotland, The Roxburghe. Situated in the heart of the Borders region, it is part of the 50,000...

in Golf - on 7/2/11


Peter Hope - not a fan of the Edinburgh tram project, but pass him the gravy boat!

in People - on 6/2/11

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Turned out nice!

Part two of Frank Fielding’s report on the turning of the square at Old Trafford. Here, Head Groundsman, Matt Merchant, explains the choice of contractor,...

in Cricket - on 5/2/11

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White Lines - do do it!

Dr Colin Mumford explains how a chance phone call led to a mad dash to paint the white lines on the games deck of Cunard’s new cruise liner, The Queen...

in Industry News - on 4/2/11


Pink and Sky Blues

"After my first day as a naive thirteen year old, coming to help the Head Groundsman at the time, I knew that this was going to be what I wanted to do."...

in Football - on 2/2/11


From Head Greenkeeper to College Lecturer to Head Groundsman and, finally, Facilities Manager, John Litster talks about developments at the Murrayfield...

in Rugby - on 31/1/11

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Arising from the flood

Focusing the racing programme on the summer months, and a concerted effort by the grounds team to provide consistently good going, has been rewarded by...

in Equestrian - on 30/1/11