Issue Number 36 (Page 1)

Re root Product Shot

Topdressing materials

David Robinson, General Manager from Bathgate Group discusses the importance of achieving the perfect turf for any sports surface, and advises on the key...

in Industry News - on 6/7/11

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Helping Hands at Woodford

In a leafy Northants village, Pitchcare members rally round to help a floundering bowls green get back to its former glory. Club Chairman, Tom Rigby, takes...

in Bowls - on 4/7/11


The Bryce is right!

Richard Bryce and his contracts team look after Northants CCC’s outground, the beautiful Campbell Park in Milton Keynes. It is a task he has performed,...

in Cricket - on 3/7/11

Bluecoat Main

Bluecoat school rens

Or, more accurately, what we did during the school summer holidays. Andy Johnson, Head Groundsman at The Blue Coat School in Edgbaston, guides us through...

in Cricket - on 2/7/11


The Person-al Approach ..

With forty years service, Graham Person, Head Groundsman at Summer Fields School in Oxford, still has a twinkle in his eyes

in Schools & Colleges - on 30/6/11


Topdressing an art

Topdressers have evolved with the latest industry trends and now offer a host of environmental and user friendly options, according to Steve James, Sales...

in Industry News - on 28/6/11


It's one good turn ...

In the third and final part of our series, Frank Fielding catches up with Old Trafford’s Head Groundsman, Matthew Merchant, to see how he’s progressing...

in Cricket - on 26/6/11


Three men went to mow ...

Tim Facer, Head Greenkeeper at Hamptworth Golf Club in the New Forest, has seen his team dwindle to just three, yet he continues to improve the course...

in Golf - on 25/6/11


Understanding soil

Andy Turnbull, Managing Director of the Great Turf Company, discusses the benefits of undertaking a rootzone survey

in Consultancy - on 23/6/11


Rasen to be cheerful ...

Sulekha Varma is one of a growing number of young women taking prominent roles in horse racing. As Clerk of the Course at Market Rasen, she and her team...

in Equestrian - on 21/6/11


Magpies - two for sorrow!

During last winter, Greg Smith, Stadium Manager at Notts County Football Club, had to contend with a huge dump of snow and a prolonged spell of sub-zero...

in Football - on 20/6/11

Eclipse322 cutting unit

For FOCs Sake!

Richard Comely, Director of Product Management at Ransomes Jacobsen, looks at Frequency of Cut (FOC) and its importance to the quality of cut on fine turf...

in Consultancy - on 19/6/11

Loam Delivery

No but yeah but no but ..

Events in the supply chain for loams in 2010 have forced cricket groundsmen to consider their options for their square maintenance going forward. These...

in Cricket - on 18/6/11


Shaken but not stirred

Neville Johnson sees that the ravages of winter hadn’t shaken preparations for golf's oldest ‘major’, but had stirred the desire for perfection

in Golf - on 17/6/11


Bee Healthy, but Bee Wise

Dr Julian Little, Communications & Government Affairs Manager for Bayer CropScience Limited, discusses the reasons behind the decline in honey bees, rather...

in Consultancy - on 16/6/11

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Viewpoint -Jonathan Gaunt

Golf Course Architect, Jonathan Gaunt, suggests that, whilst all appears to be doom and gloom in the golf sector, the Olympics may be a glimmer of hope...

in Golf - on 14/6/11


Fair wind or foul

Bowling clubs are on a knife-edge of survival, with tales of closures and mergers all too frequent over the last decade. So, is the sport tailor-made for...

in Bowls - on 12/6/11


In parks we trust

David Foster, Chief Executive of the Parks Trust in Milton Keynes, explains the workings of the Trust and how the model might work for other cash strapped...

in Local Authority - on 11/6/11


Talking Point - Parks

“I worry that many of the cuts seem to be centred around getting rid of front line staff, the ones that actually deliver services and have hands on knowledge...

in Local Authority - on 10/6/11


Are you breaking the law?

Most operators in the turf maintenance sector are concerned about compliance with legislation applicable to them, and do not wish to run foul of the law....

in Industry News - on 8/6/11