Issue Number 50 (Page 2)


Fabric of Malvern College

Martin Evans has worked at Malvern College for the past thirty-two years, the last six as Head Groundsman. In this article, he talks about life at the...

in Cricket - on 3/10/13


Patience and Safety

You need to sometimes take a step back, slow down and look at how you got to this point. Study all the variables involved and take a long term look at...

in Football - on 1/10/13

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Builth Wells Golf

When our editor called in unannounced at Builth Wells Golf Club, it was something of a shock to the system for Head Greenkeeper Matt Horton to see our...

in Golf - on 1/10/13


PQS assesments

Consultant Agronomist, Gordon Jaaback, suggests that the current Performance Quality Standard requires other factors to be included within its framework...

in Football - on 30/9/13


Terrific training

In the second of two articles on the training we give (and get) at work - Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry looks at some of the prerequisites...

in Consultancy - on 28/9/13

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Controlling Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1825 and widely planted as an exotic garden ornamental before the invasive nature of the plant...

in Consultancy - on 26/9/13


Shuffy’s passion

The ethos of Rossendale United Juniors Football Club was laid down twenty-five years ago; to allow youngsters to play, have fun developing their skills...

in Football - on 24/9/13

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New Hurlingham pool

Under this building site are four of the best grass tennis courts in the land. The reason for the cover up was so that a new swimming pool and changing...

in Tennis - on 22/9/13

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Crown bowling greens

Anyone who considers Crown Green Bowls an ‘Old Man’s Game’ would have been well advised to visit a leafy corner of Birmingham on Saturday 27th July...

in Bowls - on 21/9/13


Martin Deans

Martin Deans - likes the element of surprise, but don’t buy him a dog for Christmas!

in People - on 20/9/13

Charlotte Arran

Doing it for the girls!

For international cricket to be played in a small market town in Lincolnshire, all the pieces of a complex jigsaw needed to fit together. Martin Deans,...

in Cricket - on 19/9/13

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Monk in the habit!

David Monk moved from greenkeeping to groundsmanship to look after Wigan Warriors’ training pitch at Orrell.

in Rugby - on 15/9/13

Lerap Spraying

What is LERAP?

Not to be confused with the French hip-hop scene, LERAP is the protocol relating to a buffer zone between a body of water and an area being treated with...

in Industry News - on 13/9/13

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Spot on at Spotland

Having flirted with a career as a professional cricketer, Oli Makin is now back at Rochdale AFC; the club he calls home

in Football - on 11/9/13

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soil is its heart

Andrew Scott discusses the make-up of a green’s soil and why the topsoil is so important

in Golf - on 9/9/13

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RCA Groundstaff awards

Racecourse Groundstaff Awards to be included in The RCA Showcase Awards in 2013

in Industry News - on 3/9/13


The beauty is a beast!

What does a Playboy bunny have in common with golf on TV? Far too much, argues one American superintendent

in Editorial - on 3/9/13

Fatigue or failure?

Fatigue or failure?

I read, with interest, a recent thread on our message board regarding fatigue in the workplace, and it got me thinking; how many sports clubs, schools...

in Editorial - on 2/9/13

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A touch of reality

By now, our magazine subscribers will have received the latest tome and, whilst I don't write about our achievements very often, since this issue represents...

in Industry News - on 30/8/13