Issue Number 52 (Page 1)

Tenby Beach

Big shoes well filled

A greenkeeper at Tenby Golf Club for the past seventeen years, Scott Williams saw his fine-turf responsibilities considerably extended last summer following...

in Golf - on 2/3/14

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Training - Out of Africa!

Unique to the continent of Africa, Sliver Lakes has introduced an educational programme for prospective young golf professionals, which provides an opportunity...

in Industry News - on 1/3/14

JamesBraithwaite Construction

Marl and me!

Long Ashton Golf Club has recently undertaken one of the largest projects since the club was built 120 years ago. Under the stewardship of their Course...

in Golf - on 27/2/14


Here come the girls

Our editor spends a day with Telford United’s Head Groundsman, Mick Conway, as he prepares for two matches in the UEFA Women’s U17 Championship

in Football - on 26/2/14

Loughborough WillRelf ChrisWood

Loughborough experiment

November was anything but dull for Loughborough University’s Head Cricket Groundsman, Will Relf, as he and his team have helped pioneer natural turf...

in Cricket - on 25/2/14

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Marble Hill Park

We visit Marble Hill Park in West London, where the English Heritage’s Landscape Manager for London and West Midlands, Brian Clarke, is tasked with overseeing...

in Public Places - on 24/2/14

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Alexander MacDonald Q&A

Alexander MacDonald - Runrig, bagpipes, malt whisky and the lovely Amy MacDonald - a proud Scot methinks!

in People - on 23/2/14

Golspie Stunning Views 13thHole

Once more unto the breach

Golspie Golf Club is situated ten miles north of the world famous Royal Dornoch, and within a short car journey, such as Tain, Carnegie Club and Castle...

in Golf - on 23/2/14


Q&A with Neil Dixon

Neil Dixon - calm, honest and personable - unless it’s last orders at the bar. Time gentlemen, please

in People - on 22/2/14


St Paul\'s School

With a soil profile that is 100% landfill, Head of Grounds and Gardens at St Paul\'s School, Neil Dixon, has his work cut out to provide the quality playing...

in Schools & Colleges - on 22/2/14

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Maximum carrying capacity

Antony Wainwright believes that greenkeepers can play an important role in preserving the environment, especially given that the total acreage of UK golf...

in Golf - on 21/2/14

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Cometh the man!

Mike Bird visited the Vale of Glamorgan to learn how groundsman, Tim Williams, prepares wickets virtually single-handed for Cowbridge Cricket Club’s...

in Cricket - on 20/2/14

CPD & Technical Updating

Industry Links

Throughout their provision, Myerscough College take working with industry partners very seriously as an important aspect of their work in delivering all...

in Training & Education - on 19/2/14

Belfry Brabazon18th

Ringing the changes

Now under new American ownership, and with a new ‘ish’ Director of Golf at the helm, our editor headed off to the rural east of Birmingham to catch...

in Golf - on 18/2/14

Sweepfast Artificial

Sterling effort required

With the inclement, milder, wet weather recently experienced in most parts of the country, we are seeing a significant rise in algae and moss problems...

in Pests & Diseases - on 16/2/14

Roehampton JohnLockyer

The Ace of Clubs

John Lockyer’s new role as Course and Grounds Manager at the Roehampton Club requires him to ensure that the varied sports surfaces are maintained to...

in Golf - on 12/2/14

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SOM is Good

Soil organic matter has come in for some bad press recently, much of it unjustified, says Symbio’s Martin Ward

in Consultancy - on 10/2/14

Sundridge HighSummer

A game to love

Back in July, at the pinnacle of grass court tennis, Britain at last had a Wimbledon Champion again. But how are things at court level at the grass roots...

in Tennis - on 8/2/14

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Q&A with Phil Kime

Phil Kime - sometimes out of tune, which is probably why he is an admirer of John Lydon!

in People - on 4/2/14

LincolnFC StaceyWest Cathedral

Impish behaviour

The Lincoln City Head Groundsman's duties include washing the kit, litter picking and cleaning the toilets, all jobs that he is prepared to undertake to...

in Football - on 4/2/14