Issue Number 41 (Page 1)

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Trefloyne Manor GC

A former quarry and farm, and once used by Aberystwyth University for crop trialing daffodils and potatoes, Trefloyne Manor is steadily gaining a reputation...

in Golf - on 17/3/13


Testing Greens

When Greg Evans ‘came out’ about maintaining greens in an aggressive manner (such as cutting at heights as low as 2mm), a huge amount of debate and...

in Golf - on 12/5/12

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Maintaining an AGP

Each year, local authorities and facility management companies receive compensation claims arising from injuries sustained on artificial sports pitches....

in Synthetics - on 7/5/12


California Dreaming

Seamus Moriarty’s dream of working abroad was realised when he contacted Mike O’Keeffe about the Ohio State University’s International Exchange Programme....

in Golf - on 5/5/12


Ecologically sensitive

Parkstone Golf Club occupies an SSSI between Poole and Bournemouth. The new man charged with maintaining this ecologically sensitive site is Steve Richardson...

in Golf - on 3/5/12

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University of Kent

Neville Johnson heads to the University of Kent’s Canterbury campus to meet Paul Griffiths, the man whose job it is to see that the grounds always get...

in Schools & Colleges - on 30/4/12

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Coping with dual sports

Coping with dual sports is never easy but, with a new pitch, new equipment and ‘new’ assistant, Phil Collinson, Head Groundsman at Rochdale’s Spotland...

in Football - on 29/4/12

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Anatomy of a golf course

In this final article in the series, Andy Watson (Andy Watson Golf Design) will consider fairways. Specifically, he will discuss their structure and placement...

in Golf - on 28/4/12

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National Football Centre

In July 2012, the National Football Centre St.George’s Park will finally open its doors to become the home for all the England national teams under The...

in Football - on 28/4/12

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Revetting pot bunkers

Normally carried out under the cover of darkness, away from prying eyes, revetting pot bunkers has been a closely guarded secret passed down through generations...

in Golf - on 25/4/12


Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths - a passionate, energetic and enthusiastic Welshman - living off coffee and living in Kent.

in People - on 24/4/12

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Life is too short

Installing an artificial pitch will, most certainly, change the game to a poorer, non contact version according to many of the world’s leading coaches....

in Football - on 23/4/12

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Club Costs

Another year entered with thoughts on a blisteringly hot summer heavy on the mind. Then you pinch yourself back to reality and know you will settle for...

in Cricket - on 22/4/12


good old days’

The Greenkeepers Training Committee Chairman, Donald Steel, reflects on the ‘good old days’ and how modern machinery, training and communication have...

in Golf - on 20/4/12


Working in Canada?

Eoghan Buckley, from Coolrain, Co. Laois, Ireland, writes about his time spent in Vancouver, Canada working as a 2nd Assistant Superintendent at Seymour...

in Golf - on 18/4/12

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Groundsmen training

Andrew Wight, Head of Work based Learning for Land Based Industries at Oaklands College, gives some personal views on the benefits of training, with advice...

in Training & Education - on 16/4/12


Sandown Park

Groundsmen at dual purpose race tracks often have to work hard to provide the ideal going for flat and national hunt meetings within the same season but,...

in Equestrian - on 14/4/12


Eric Burford

Eric Burford - his romantic night out could lead to a lengthy spell in the Tower of London!

in People - on 12/4/12


Bromsgrove School

After thirty years service to Bromsgrove School, Head Groundsman, Eric Burford, aims to retire later this year. Here, he talks about his time at the school...

in Schools & Colleges - on 12/4/12

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Dodgy Interview's

Following on from his ‘Quick Tips for Job Seekers’ article in the last edition - Trainer and Motivational Speaker, Frank Newberry, offers some advice...

in Consultancy - on 9/4/12