Issue Number 39 (Page 1)


Astbury Hall Golf Club

It’s not very often, if at all, that visitors to a golf club’s website are blasted with heavy metal, but that’s the case when you visit,...

in Golf - on 2/1/12


RAF Vine Lane

At seventy-three years young, Doug New came to groundsmanship late in life, following a career in Fleet Street. Here, he tells Tom James about the mistakes...

in Cricket - on 28/12/11

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Lymm Golf Club

When Stuart Yarwood went to Lymm Golf Club at the turn of the century, he found a course maintenance regime that was both unsustainable and costly. Now,...

in Golf - on 26/12/11

Viewpoint - Communication Breakdown

Communication Breakdown

Having talked about how undervalued he and his staff feel, our anonymous football league head groundsman, Mr AKA Grasscutter, talks about the lack of communication...

in Football - on 25/12/11

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Lindum Turf and Barenbrug have created a new turf to meet the needs of a complex park project in the London borough of Islington. Here, Carol Dutton explains...

in Local Authority - on 24/12/11


Bunker Maintenance

The bunker within a golf course provides many functions. It is principally a hazard and the clearest dictator of the strategy of a golf hole, but it can...

in Golf - on 23/12/11


Queenborough Bowling Club

Coming up to seventy, in groundcare work all his life, and as competitive as it comes, that’s John Crouch the greenkeeper at Queenborough Bowling Club...

in Bowls - on 21/12/11


York Racecourse

Adrian Kay has been Head Groundsman at York Racecourse for a little over five years. In that time, he has not only changed the maintenance regimes, bringing...

in Equestrian - on 19/12/11


Scott Gibson

Scott Gibson - would like to have less arrogance, but is sociable and caring

in People - on 17/12/11

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St Enodoc golf course

‘All things draw towards St. Enodoc’, so said the late Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman CBE. He felt compelled to write about the Cornish Links course,...

in Golf - on 17/12/11


Keith Porter - A highly motivated workaholic - although his wife might not agree with that analogy!

in People - on 15/12/11


Leigh Sports Village

When Keith Porter became Head Groundsman at Leigh Sports Village, he inherited a few problems with the winter sports pitches. Now, after much remedial...

in Industry News - on 15/12/11

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Hampstead Cricket Club

Neville Johnson sees how an Aussie with a Lord’s pedigree looks after a cricket ground with a showbiz link, yet village feel, in the heart of London

in Cricket - on 13/12/11


Waterloo Bowls Club

It’s grim up north - and it certainly was the day John Richards attended the Waterloo Championships Finals at Blackpool in September. He found a venue...

in Bowls - on 11/12/11


A question of balance

Andrew Turnbull, Technical Director of The Great Turf Company, discusses the importance of a carbon/nitrogen balance in the soil and how various organisms...

in Consultancy - on 10/12/11


Port Sunlight

Port Sunlight is unique, and is considered to be one of the finest surviving examples of early urban planning in the UK. The late 19th Century village...

in Local Authority - on 9/12/11


Guildford Cricket Club

Bill Clutterbuck has just completed his sixteenth season at the Guildford Cricket Club’s Woodbridge Road ground, and he is one of the stalwarts of the...

in Cricket - on 7/12/11


During the last two winters there has been lots of talk about snow on greens. Should you remove it or leave it where it is?

in Golf - on 5/12/11


John Edwards

John Edwards - numb on a sandy beach with a beer and an apple pie seems like a good plan!

in People - on 3/12/11

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St Helens New Ground

St Helens RLFC are nearing the completion of their new St Helens Stadium, which will officially open next January in time for the 2012 Super League season....

in Rugby - on 3/12/11