Issue Number 44 (Page 1)

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Golf de Biarritz

Golf de Biarritz ‘Le Phare’ was the brainchild of Victorian British aristocracy who wanted to play golf whilst on holiday in the upmarket French seaside...

in Golf - on 1/11/12

USOpen Fairway Mowing2

What had started as a dream, twelve months previously, for Simon Blagg became a reality on the 9th June 2012. This was when he and his colleague, Stephen...

in Golf - on 27/10/12

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Towcestrians Sports Club

For a town with a population of just over 10,000, how do you judge the success of its main sports club? Certainly, if its junior rugby section is a gauge,...

in Rugby - on 22/10/12


Gardens of delight

Mike Shone leads a small team of three looking after the horticultural requirements of the fifty-five acre site at Shrewsbury NHS Hospital. Here, he explains...

in Public Places - on 20/10/12


Groundsman in Florida

Mr AKA Grasscutter, our anonymous football league head groundsman, takes a holiday in Florida and discovers that, even out there, the weather is an issue...

in Football - on 19/10/12

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Ben Abbott

Ben Abbott - great white sharks, ironman triathlon ... and naming Rosie Jones just prior to the nuptiales - extreme!

in People - on 18/10/12

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Charts Hill Golf Club

This has to have been the wettest of wet summers. Neville Johnson visited Chart Hills Golf Club, a gem of a Kentish course, in a rare break from the torrents...

in Golf - on 18/10/12

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Leigh Sports Village

Greater Manchester, like many other parts of the country, has suffered the wettest summer for decades, with areas that had never previously flooded before...

in Rugby - on 17/10/12

Greenwich Park

Royal Parks

In this Olympic year, sport is truly synonymous with London’s Royal Parks - no less than eleven Olympic and Paralympic events took place in six parks...

in Public Places - on 15/10/12

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Bath Cricket Club

Gordon Gill is the Head Groundsman at Bath Cricket Club, a delightfully picturesque ground just a short walk from the city centre. He is also an ECB Pitch...

in Cricket - on 13/10/12

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Celtic Manor Resort

Anyone heading into deepest Wales along the M4 can hardly fail to notice the imposing Celtic Manor Resort Hotel set atop Christchurch Hill overlooking...

in Golf - on 11/10/12


Science behind artifcials

To date, scientific research into the maintenance of artificial grass pitches has been rather overlooked. Save for some notable exceptions - such as the...

in Synthetics - on 10/10/12


Passion at Dulwich

Standing tall and proud inside England’s last-remaining operational toll village lies an independent school rich in tradition. Tom James returns to the...

in Schools & Colleges - on 8/10/12


North Hants Golf Club

On the surface, apart from a thoroughly modern clubhouse and a sprawl of contemporary houses where once there was heathland, little appeared to have changed...

in Golf - on 6/10/12

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Newport Rugby Club

Our editor talks about his involvement with his local rugby club, and how a ‘needs must’ mentally gets the job done, even if, sometimes, it goes against...

in Rugby - on 4/10/12


Woodhouse Grove School

This year, Woodhouse Grove School is celebrating its bicentenary and has arranged a number of special events to mark the occasion. To tie in with that,...

in Schools & Colleges - on 2/10/12

Wilmslow Steve

Clay Drainage Pipes

Steve Oultram, Course Manager at Wilmslow Golf Club in Cheshire, believes the ‘old boys’ had it right when they talked about the pulling power of clay...

in Golf - on 30/9/12

Eurograss Lab

Turf quality standard

Simon Taylor, UK Sales and Marketing Manager at Euro Grass BV, discusses how breeders are meeting the challenges of ever changing European legislation...

in Industry News - on 29/9/12

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Corus Steel Cricket Club

ECB pitch adviser, cricket groundsman and fine turf maintenance contractor. Three occupations, all undertaken by one man, Wayne Duggan, who is widely known...

in Cricket - on 25/9/12


A national disgrace!

Symbio’s Paul Lowe has a bit of rant about the state of grassroots football pitches, and suggests that it is time to have a coordinated plan in place...

in Football - on 23/9/12