Issue Number 37 (Page 1)

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Blagg's Blog

Now, happily settled in Sydney, Australia, Simon Blagg charts his career, from mowing his parents’ lawn in Staffordshire, through to the Ohio State University...

in Golf - on 12/9/11

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On the night shift ...

Dan Duffy, Head Groundsman at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, is renowned for his early starts, as our editor found out to his cost!

in Football - on 8/9/11


Mark Smith, the new Course Manager at Olton Golf Club, is making important changes to the maintenance regimes at the club - and keeping the members fully...

in Golf - on 6/9/11


New kids on the block

Two new volunteer cricket groundsmen are learning their skills with the help of Pitchcare training courses and ‘on the job’ experience. The Club Chairman,...

in Cricket - on 3/9/11


Chris Clyne

Chris Clynes - witty good looker, allegedly, although don’t mention London drivers to him!

in People - on 30/8/11


Giant Hogweed

... and other invasive species. A four-year project to treat and manage large tracts of invasive weeds in Ayrshire will realise an early adoption of the...

in Consultancy - on 30/8/11


Kim Blake

Kim Blake - wasn’t born yesterday ... just in case his staff are reading this!

in People - on 28/8/11


Blake's Heaven!

As projects go, twenty-three years seems a long time, but this is Kim Blake’s ongoing commitment to the ecology and economy at Fulford Heath Golf Club....

in Golf - on 28/8/11


Chris Marsden - doesn’t go about things in a roundabout way, as the moles are about to find out!

in People - on 27/8/11


The Morris Men!

Warwick Racecourse has certainly played its part in the history of horseracing - most notably when it became the first course to include a jump race in...

in Equestrian - on 27/8/11

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James Bourgeois

James Bourgeois - Annoyed by Sunday drivers and speed limits, but with a soft spot for The Queen!

in People - on 25/8/11


The ‘Young’ Ones

Marcus Young runs a small contracting business in Milton Keynes. A recently lost contract forced him to review his working practices, especially industry...

in Industry News - on 25/8/11


Worth-while ...

Our second article on contractors features Worth Draining, who began trading over twenty-five years ago. Laurence Gale MSc talks to the company’s Contracts...

in Industry News - on 24/8/11


Following last year’s issues, what is the situation regarding the supply of Kaloam in 2011? Pitchcare has received various statements and comment about...

in Cricket - on 24/8/11


The Pass Master!

Carl Pass can count fifty percent of Premiership clubs as his clients. Here, he talks to our editor about how he began his business and the learning curves...

in Industry News - on 22/8/11


machinery innovations

Laurence Gale MSc looks at the role of the contractor in today’s highly competitive and ever changing marketplace

in Editorial - on 20/8/11

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Jo Rawlinson - lives in a fantasy world of Santa, the Tooth Fairy and Wonder Woman ... and she wants a bigger bottom!

in People - on 18/8/11

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Adrian Beagley

Adrian Beagley - looking forward to answering the begging letters, hopefully from good looking women!

in People - on 18/8/11

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Keeping Tracks

A phone call from Ian Maddocks, Head Groundsman at Knowle & Dorridge Cricket Club, prompted a visit to see preparations for a County Select XI game between...

in Cricket - on 18/8/11

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Trench campaign

The Land Drainage Contractors Association offer some pointers into drainage design, materials, workmanship and its ongoing maintenance

in Consultancy - on 17/8/11