Issue Number 49 (Page 1)


Cash for Clubs...

Raising funds is one of the biggest challenges faced by cricket clubs. Luckily, there are lots of options available for clubs in the form of grants to...

in Cricket - on 16/7/14

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Alls well at Ardingly

When The Rev Nathaniel Woodard embarked on his personal quest to provide first rate education to the less privileged in Sussex, little could he have known...

in Football - on 7/9/13

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Kristinn V. Johannsson

Kristinn V. Jóhannsson - check out Sigur Rós on YouTube - he may be right!

in People - on 3/9/13

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Reykjavik calling!

Kristinn V. Jóhannsson is Head Groundsman at the National Stadium in Iceland, where he is working with a pitch that has changed little since its construction...

in Football - on 3/9/13


Wildlife in abundance

Dan McGrath, Course Manager at North Foreland Golf Club in Kent, became BIGGA’s 56th Master Greenkeeper in April 2011. Alongside his commitment to providing...

in Golf - on 2/9/13


Winning at Lingfield

There has been racing at Lingfield Park since 1890, when it was opened by the then Prince of Wales, later to be Edward VII. It started off as a jumps course...

in Equestrian - on 1/9/13


Taking the N out of P & K

Formed in 1922, Pyle and Kenfig Golf Club, near Bridgend, south Wales, offers a great test of links golf on a course laid out in two nine-hole loops, each...

in Golf - on 30/8/13


Bantams wait is over!

Lifelong Bantams fan, Mick Doyle, must be pinching himself. Not only did his beloved Bradford City reach the final of the Capital One League Cup, but they...

in Football - on 28/8/13


Line production

In this, the third article in the series, Richard Comely and Lee Kristensen of Ransomes Jacobsen look, in detail, at the production of a Jacobsen GP400...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 27/8/13


Battling the Balsam

With the growing season now in full swing, all greenkeepers are at their busiest time of year keeping the course well manicured and maintained.

in Pests & Diseases - on 26/8/13


A Grand Unifying Theory

Dr Tim Lodge of Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting believes that, by thinking about natural and artificial sports surfaces in the same way, we are getting...

in Consultancy - on 25/8/13


Avian Havens

Antony Wainwright, a previous winner of Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year and, until recently, one of the team at Turton Golf Club in Lancashire, begins...

in Golf - on 24/8/13

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Nomadic life

A financial legacy of millions put a ‘sleepy hollow’ cricket club on to the sport’s rich list, ensuring fine facilities for generations to come,...

in Cricket - on 22/8/13


Stuart Hogg

Stuart Hogg - fetch out the barbie, pop open the champagne, this man is not a quitter!

in People - on 20/8/13

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Hogg's in the limelight

It took Stuart Hogg just sixteen years to rise from apprentice to become only the thirty-seventh Master Greenkeeper in 2004. Now, as Course Manager at...

in Golf - on 20/8/13

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Osbourne Estate

English Heritage are the governors of four historic sites of national importance on the Isle of Wight; Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, Yarmouth Castle...

in Public Places - on 19/8/13

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The Eagles have landed

The return of Crystal Palace to the Premiership will be welcomed by many, not least because their colourful manager and former player, Ian Holloway, will...

in Football - on 17/8/13

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Tending God's sportsfield

Tom James revisits his roots to gain an insight into groundcare at Lancing College, where the young grounds team, led by James Cowie, are providing high...

in Football - on 16/8/13

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His own worst enemy!

Jim Morley works above his contracted hours for the love of sport and to provide the best playing surface possible for his handful of customers. Our editor...

in Football - on 14/8/13

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Reducing Organic Matter

The reduction of organic matter remains a high priority for golf and bowls greenkeepers. Agronomist Charles Henderson explains that, as no two greens will...

in Golf - on 12/8/13