Issue Number 53 (Page 1)

LymmRFC RugbyPosts

Out on a ‘Lymm’!

Ted Mitchell, the RFU’s Club Facilities Technical Manager, considers the project at Lymm RFC to be a flagship scheme. Here, our editor discusses how...

in Rugby - on 2/5/14

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From fast food ...

Opened in November 2008 as the new home of Welsh rugby union clubs, Scarlets and Llanelli RFC, the Parc y Scarlets stadium complex encompasses a first-class...

in Rugby - on 28/4/14

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Watts going on ...

Joint sponsor of the Racecourse Groundstaff Awards, Watt Fences has been supplying fences and running rail to leading courses and trainers for more than...

in Equestrian - on 27/4/14

Ransomes Spill

To bio ... or not to bio?

Hanfried Sievers, Training Manager at Cutting Edge Training, discusses the use of mineral and biodegradable hydraulic fluids in turf maintenance equipment,...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 26/4/14


Seven years of projects!

It’s been nearly seven years since we visited Taunton School and, in that period, Head Groundsman, Mark Jolliffe has undertaken a number of projects...

in Cricket - on 24/4/14

Tiger Production

Exploring artificial turf

With stakeholders in the sports sector looking to safeguard their investment in outdoor spaces, the artificial turf industry continues to develop systems...

in Synthetics - on 22/4/14

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University Challenges

CURUFC is a wholly amateur student rugby club aiming to offer a rugby environment that is as ‘professional’ as possible. Equally being as professional...

in Rugby - on 20/4/14


Q&A with Paul Brown

Paul Brown - stabilisers removed at an early age; must have had the ‘balls’

in People - on 18/4/14

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Stand and Deliver ...

Built on the site of a famous haunt for highwaymen, Fulwell Golf Club occupies 132 acres of open space just a couple of miles from RFU Twickenham and close...

in Golf - on 18/4/14

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Q&A - Spencer Lloyd-Pye

Spencer Lloyd-Pye - it’s a good job we don’t call this feature ‘Twenty Questions’ anymore!

in People - on 16/4/14

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The great underachiever!

When Spencer Lloyd-Pye’s college lecturer called him “the greatest underachiever he had ever met”, little did they both know that they would become...

in Golf - on 16/4/14

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Hazard tree recognition

Hazard tree recognition and the implementation of a basic tree survey and inspection report. The aptly named Paul Forrest explains more

in Conservation & Ecology - on 10/4/14

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GPS spray accuracy

Ely City Golf Club is pioneering a step change in spray application accuracy on golf courses, with a new system that uses GPS satellite guidance to automatically...

in Industry News - on 8/4/14

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Q&A with Mikey Ellis

Mikey Ellis - as cooperative as a groundsman can be, especially downwind!

in People - on 6/4/14

Motherwell Shadow cast in Nov @ 11

'ME' and my shadow

As well as some of the worst weather in the UK to contend with on a regular basis, Michael ‘Mikey’ Ellis also has to cope with an enormous shadow cast...

in Football - on 6/4/14

Lacrosse Stockport GameOn

Growing Lacrosse

When you hear of lacrosse what are your initial thoughts? Hundreds of screaming St Trinians girls bearing down on their next victim or one of the fastest...

in Best of the Rest - on 4/4/14

Frank Newberry

Problem Identification

Frank Newberry, expresses his concerns about the gap between the minority of turfcare professionals who are fulfilling their career potential and the vast...

in Consultancy - on 2/4/14

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Reay Golf Club

Reay is proper Scotland, where the winds are ‘lazy’ and the scenery simply stunning. Heading north will take you past the Orkneys and on to the Shetland...

in Golf - on 31/3/14

Horsetail emerging in early May

An attractive nuisance!

A nuisance on golf courses and difficult to get rid of in landscaping, horsetail can be a frustrating, if not unattractive, weed. But a combination of...

in Pests & Diseases - on 29/3/14

CoramsFields Community

A time for giving

Public generosity helps fund one of central London’s sport and leisure gems, whose prospects for long-term sustainability look set to improve dramatically,...

in Synthetics - on 27/3/14