Issue Number 43 (Page 1)


A changing profession

How has British Greenkeeping practice changed over the last ten years? Sallie Taylor talked to two seasoned professionals, Chris Whittle from Royal Birkdale...

in Golf - on 5/9/13

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Realising Potential

The BSc (Hons) course in Sportsturf Science and Management (formerly called Turfgrass Science), delivered by Myerscough College, is the highest taught...

in Training & Education - on 8/8/13


What lies beneath?

Terrain Aeration’s Lynda Green offers a few words of warning regarding underground services and the unreliability of site plans

in Consultancy - on 2/8/13


John Deere's 175th

Members of the turfcare press were invited to the USA to celebrate John Deere’s 175th anniversary. The company has achieved iconic status in America,...

in Industry News - on 30/8/12


Dixie Grammar School

After nearly twenty-five years working in top-flight professional football, Stephen Green has become the new Head Groundsman at the Dixie Grammar School...

in Schools & Colleges - on 28/8/12


Hunting billbugs

Addressing the Emergence of Two New Turfgrass Insect Pests in the United States. Report by Diane E Silcox, Terri Hoctor Billeisen, and Rick L Brandenburg,...

in Industry News - on 27/8/12


Artificial pitches

Nick Harris of Technical Surfaces Ltd outlines some of the works that can - and should - be completed during warm, dry weather, and why the temptation...

in Synthetics - on 27/8/12

Michael Prosser

Newmarket Racecourse

As winners of The Best Flat Racecourse category in the 2011 Neil Wyatt Racecourse Groundstaff Awards, Clerk of the Course and Director of Racing, Michael...

in Equestrian - on 25/8/12

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Funding for grassroots

Protecting local ‘fields of dreams’ for community sport for the generations ahead is not the only imperative. Funding can help ensure these cherished...

in Industry News - on 23/8/12


Funding for grassroots

In part two of our funding for grassroots sport, Frank Fielding looks at sport specific funding, i.e. those that are open only to the sport they either...

in Industry News - on 22/8/12


What is a weed?

Laurence Gale MSc on the definition of weeds, and how to deal with white clover in turf grass

in Industry News - on 21/8/12

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Reebok Stadium

Bolton Wanderers Head Groundsman, Richard Norton, has been with the club over twenty years, starting at Bolton’s former ground, Burnden Park - their...

in Football - on 20/8/12


Tim Packwood

Tim Packwood - would like to lose some weight - that’s after the roast dinner, obviously!

in People - on 17/8/12

Kidderminster Allett

A baptism of fire

Worcestershire County Cricket Club’s New Road ground is no stranger to flooding and, when the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the area, Head...

in Cricket - on 17/8/12


Shanklin & Sandown

Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club sits behind the town of Shanklin, close to the south east coast of the Isle of Wight. It is an undulating heathland course...

in Golf - on 15/8/12

A unique location

The Bylet

As one of the oldest clubs in the country and sitting, as it has done since 1884, on an island in the middle of the River Seven at Bridgnorth, The Bylet...

in Bowls - on 12/8/12


Martin Grayshon

Martin Grayshon - a freebird with a not so ‘hairy’ dilemma and a slight weight problem!

in People - on 10/8/12


Edgehill University

When one of our members met up with our editor at BTME Harrogate earlier this year, the discussion led to grounds maintenance in an educational environment,...

in Schools & Colleges - on 10/8/12

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Mumbles Cricket Ground

Mumbles Cricket Ground, on Wales’ beautiful Gower Coast, is maintained by three very willing part-time groundsmen. As Mike Bird discovered on a recent...

in Cricket - on 7/8/12


Trevor Luckhurst

Trevor Luckhurst - he�s even grumpy about �Grumpy Old Men� not being made anymore!

in People - on 5/8/12