Issue Number 35 (Page 1)


A wildlife haven

We continue our review of the Golf Environment Awards with a look at the Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year, James Hutchinson from Fairhaven Golf Club...

in Golf - on 7/5/11


Micro drainage system keeps the members happy at West Bradford Golf Club

in Industry News - on 6/5/11

Drainage Scamper

The Drain Game

To keep sports pitches and golf courses playable, good drainage is essential. Terrain Aeration’s David Green looks at how water works its way through...

in Industry News - on 5/5/11


When the going gets tough

Richard Osgood, Clerk of the Course, Newbury Racecourse, talks through his preparations for the Hennessy meeting last November

in Equestrian - on 3/5/11

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Cricket is rapidly becoming a global game. Here, we look at how the International Cricket Council (ICC) is helping drive its expansion, illustrated by...

in Cricket - on 2/5/11

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Grass Identification

ALS botanist, John Handley, says that, with some experience, it is possible to look at a sports surface and make an accurate judgement as to the proportion...

in Consultancy - on 29/4/11

Green speed using a Stimpmeter

Raising expectations

This is the case study of a golf club that STRI first became involved with in 2009. The club engaged us because the greens were falling well below the...

in Golf - on 27/4/11

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Diamond Geezer!

An internship at the Ohio State University has proved a platform for transforming the career of a groundsman now in charge of an American school’s sports...

in Schools & Colleges - on 25/4/11


A pitch for all reasons

Few sports grounds have a 116 year old remit to host world class competitions in different disciplines whilst slotting in hordes of the public for various...

in Rugby - on 24/4/11


Planning for profit

Pete Harris works on projects across the UK and is an arboricultural and ecological planning consultant with Landscape Planning Ltd. Here he discusses...

in Consultancy - on 22/4/11

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Andy has the Common Touch

Our editor meets Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, and finds a man hell bent on improving the extensive facilities, with the aid of...

in Schools & Colleges - on 20/4/11

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Cruickshank Redemption

Bruce Cruickshank is the new Course Manager at Hamilton Golf Club. Here, he talks to our editor about his long term plans to bring the course back to its...

in Golf - on 18/4/11


Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman - always the underdog, never contented and rather partial to his mum’s cooking!

in People - on 12/4/11

Compost tea brewing process

Are You Ready To Tea-Off?

With the recent surge of interest in the use of compost teas in turf management, David Ward from Symbio addresses some of the more common questions posed...

in Industry News - on 11/4/11



Selecting the correct topdressing is one of the most important decisions in turfgrass management. To make that decision, you must first look closely at...

in Consultancy - on 7/4/11

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Ali has earned her stripe

Tom James meets Ali Polawski, Head Groundswoman at Roedean School, one of the most sought after independent girls schools in the UK

in Schools & Colleges - on 5/4/11


James Lathwell

James Lathwell - nuptials imminent, happy with his lot and loves the smell of freshly baked bread - dough!

in People - on 3/4/11


Court' of King James

James Lathwell is the new Head Groundsman at AFC Bournemouth. Now over a year into his job, Peter Britton catches up with him to find out how he got into...

in Football - on 3/4/11

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Building the dream

Tony Hemming explains how a chance meeting with Australian cricket legend, Rodney Marsh, led to his role as Head Curator at the ICC Global Cricket Academy...

in Cricket - on 1/4/11

PortVale Glenn Isaac

... and forty answers. Glenn Jeneson and Isaac Quinn offer their take on life ... and each other!

in People - on 31/3/11