Issue Number 51 (Page 1)

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Don't be so dense!

New techniques for managing areas of rough grass around the prestigious Bowood Golf Course are set to enhance conditions for both players and the environment....

in Golf - on 3/1/14

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Dream a little dream

There can be nothing more satisfying than seeing your dream come to fruition. And so it was for Shropshire landowner Michael Davis, whose plot of land...

in Golf - on 2/1/14

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The R&A Scholarship

As James Hutchinson comes to the end of his R&A Scholarship, he introduces us to a few of his colleagues who have also benefitted from the programme

in Golf - on 29/12/13


Myerscough Opportunities

The new 2013/14 academic year is now well underway, and has already brought its share of success, with Myerscough College learners being recognised in...

in Training & Education - on 27/12/13

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Q&A with Avon Bridges

Avon Bridges - hates digging holes in the ground, which is bit of a problem on a golf course!

in People - on 27/12/13

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Laurence meets a hoo

Straddling the county border of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Luton Hoo is an historic mansion that has been returned to its former glory thanks to a...

in Golf - on 26/12/13


Spirit of endeavour

Tom James continues his tour of The Woodard portfolio of educational establishments where he finds that considerable trials and tribulations failed to...

in Cricket - on 24/12/13

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Cartledge Operation

There can be few people who have given more to their cricket club than Roy Cartledge. Following a fire that gutted the clubhouse, he explains how the new...

in Cricket - on 22/12/13

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EMS at Bolton Old Links

Antony Wainwright has begun his new role at Bolton Old Links Golf Club by creating an environmental management strategy. Here, he explains the criteria...

in Golf - on 19/12/13

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Q&A with Derek Metcalfe

Derek Metcalfe - has trouble keeping his partner awake. Maybe time to turn the amp up a notch or two?

in People - on 17/12/13

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Living on an island

Having read about the Isles of Scilly Golf Club, here, local journalist, Clive Tregarthen Mumford, offers an insight into the history of the club and some...

in Editorial - on 17/12/13

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The Scilly Season

Pitchcare’s attention was drawn to the Isles of Scilly Golf Club when our editor received an email about three volunteer greenkeepers who, with a collective...

in Golf - on 15/12/13

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Steve Brown’s School Days

No longer is a choice of university solely about the quality of the education on offer, or a specific course of study; factors such as sporting provision...

in Football - on 13/12/13


Tree huggers are wrong!

The old saying of a little knowledge is dangerous is very apt in the case of environmental management. Issues are often being clouded by the recent brainwashing...

in Golf - on 11/12/13

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We are family!

It’s not often that a groundsman’s mum contacts us so, when an email from Caroline Mathews landed in our editor’s inbox telling us about her sixteen...

in Cricket - on 7/12/13

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The dynamic duo

Dartmouth Golf Club is a testing and picturesque nine hole course that boasts the longest par five hole in Europe, at a staggering 675 yards! The remaining...

in Golf - on 4/12/13

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Ponies to Penalties

Minchinhampton RFC has recently hosted its first league game in its new home - 3.8 hectares of Cotswold brash which has been transformed from farmer’s...

in Rugby - on 2/12/13

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A ‘great’ little place

Opening for play in June 1992, Priskilly Forest Golf Club is a nine-hole, parkland course located about five miles from the west Wales coast.

in Golf - on 30/11/13

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Mel going Dutch

Having been involved in the construction of grass wickets at Voorburg Cricket Club in Holland, Mel Pooley returned to assist the groundstaff in the preparations...

in Cricket - on 28/11/13

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Diamonds aren't forever

The iconic Busch Stadium had never hosted anything other than baseball so, when Chelsea and Manchester City were scheduled in to play an exhibition game,...

in Football - on 26/11/13