Issue Number 48 (Page 2)

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The curse of blades

Our anonymous football league head groundsman, Mr AKA Grasscutter, discusses the damage that blades do to the playing surface ... and the players!

in Football - on 20/6/13

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Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rugby Club is a rare breed. It is a club that continues to grow and invest, and yet has no debts. Rugby, as well as the surrounding community, is...

in Rugby - on 19/6/13

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Encoraging butterflies

Jan Miller discusses the decline in the UK’s butterfly population and suggests how golf courses, in particular, can help to reverse the trend for butterflies...

in Golf - on 17/6/13

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Southerndown Golf Club

Laid out on a massive limestone outcrop formed 360 million years ago, Southerndown Golf Club, located near Bridgend, South Wales, offers golfers part sandy...

in Golf - on 15/6/13

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Proactive Pest Management

The management of pests in sports turf can be labour intensive, disruptive to end users and maintenance teams and, not to be forgotten in these times of...

in Consultancy - on 13/6/13

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Running a Workshop

James Wilkinson, Workshop Manager at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club, gives an insight into the life of a workshop technician and its importance to the success...

in Golf - on 11/6/13

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Estádio José Alvalade

Carlos Venegas visits the Esatadio José Alvalade, home of Sporting Lisbon FC, to discover how the groundstaff, and the grass, cope with extremes of temperature...

in Football - on 9/6/13

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Guards Polo Pitch

Polo is often called the sport of kings. It must be the oldest of turf pursuits, created by the Persians in around 5000 BC. It is played in eighty-four...

in Equestrian - on 7/6/13

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A marquee’d improvement

Keith Exton, Head Groundsman at the SWALEC Stadium, explains the processes he used to get outdoor wickets ready for net practice during the second coldest...

in Cricket - on 5/6/13

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Martin Saunders

Martin Saunders - would like to rally round with Ellie Harrison; fish and chips on the menu, no doubt!

in People - on 4/6/13

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Civil service club

Martin Saunders is the sole groundsman at Cheltenham Civil Service Sports Club where he has been battling with the inclement weather. In summer, he says,...

in Football - on 3/6/13

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Turfcare at Myerscough

With an enviable collection of industry awards during the past twelve months, Myerscough College’s sportsturf students and graduates remain at the forefront...

in Training & Education - on 1/6/13

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Staff Development

Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry looks at ways to build staff confidence and skill for the benefit of the individual, the team and the employer...

in Training & Education - on 28/5/13

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David’s Priory engagement

Newly built grass courts, the worst winter and spring weather in decades and a WTA ranking tournament just a couple of months away, are some of the issues...

in Tennis - on 26/5/13

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Allianz Park Stadium

Saracens have made history this year, becoming the first professional rugby union club to install a synthetic pitch for competitive fixtures. Tom James...

in Rugby - on 24/5/13

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Living the good life

In Italy, there are over 180 golf clubs ranging from 9 hole to 36 hole facilities, plus an additional fifty-nine driving ranges.

in Golf - on 22/5/13

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Wetting agents

The use of a wetting agent to hold moisture more evenly through the soil profile could aid nutrient uptake and the efficiency of fertiliser applications,...

in Golf - on 20/5/13

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Notts County

Our editor visits Notts County to meet Head Groundsman, Greg Smith

in Football - on 18/5/13

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floods to drought!

Campey Turf Care’s Brian O'Shaughnessy discusses the benefits of compressed air injection to resolve deep compaction

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 16/5/13

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Tillers Turf

Tillers Turf is a leading grower and national supplier of cultivated turf for landscape and sport. As turf growing specialists, they supply a wide range...

in Industry News - on 14/5/13