Issue Number 54 (Page 1)


Skin Cancer

An interesting subject was bought to my attention the other day; skin cancer or melanoma as it is often known. So, are we, as outdoor workers, at a higher...

in Editorial - on 20/7/21

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Digger for victory ...

When the Cavendish Golf Club began its course improvement programme ahead of its centenary year in 2025, Jonathan Gaunt was on hand to offer advice ......

in Golf - on 9/7/14

Fairhaven EcoPileMain

Ecopiles a solution

With the high winds encountered across the UK earlier this year, the problem of what to do with the vast amounts of fallen timber has come to the fore....

in Golf - on 5/7/14


Q&A with Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson - a Cornish Rattler in Ibiza sounds just the ticket!

in People - on 3/7/14

the view from the 14th towards Pendennis castle

Serving his Pennance!

With views out to sea and across Falmouth Bay to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth Golf Club occupies a truly spectacular spot. The Cornwall club’s Head Greenkeeper,...

in Golf - on 3/7/14

St Asaph\'s flooded ground

After the floods ...

With the wettest winter on record behind us, sports surface specialist total-play Ltd offers advice on what cricket clubs should be doing now to help rescue...

in Cricket - on 30/6/14

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Battery maintenance

Hanfried Sievers is the Training Manager at Cutting Edge Training and, in this article, he discusses the importance of battery maintenance and the problems...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 29/6/14

RievaulxAbbey MickWilson

The best job in the world

English Heritage’s north territory includes the guardianship of some of the finest historical sites in the country, amongst them the abbeys of Rievaulx...

in Public Places - on 27/6/14

Synthetic Turf

Consider the x factor

There has been a great deal of development in synthetic turf pitches in recent years; carpet technology has adapted, the requirements for surfaces have...

in Synthetics - on 26/6/14

Maruyama Harou&Dave

Made in Japan

Visiting a country for the very first time can often leave a lasting impression. That was certainly the case when Dave Saltman headed for Japan to see...

in Industry News - on 25/6/14

Saracens Rainbow

Allianz Park one year on

It has been one year since Saracens became the first top flight rugby team to install a synthetic pitch at their Allianz Park stadium. The anniversary...

in Rugby - on 23/6/14

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Q&A with Mark Field

Mark Field - from milking cows to cricket wickets - don’t panic!

in People - on 21/6/14

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Watford Grammar

Laurence Gale MSc meets the Head Groundsman at Watford Grammar School, Mark Field, whose eight year tenure has resulted in improved playing surfaces and...

in Cricket - on 21/6/14

Pebble Beach 17 new

Pebble Beach

Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, Pebble Beach Golf Links hugs the rugged Californian coast. So, how come Jamie Wright,...

in Golf - on 19/6/14

A beautiful Village Cricket setting

Shipton Cricket Club

The storms of February were the straw that broke the camel’s back for Dowdeswell Cricket Club as their last remaining ‘facility’ - their machinery...

in Cricket - on 17/6/14

OPM cluster in bright sunlight

Oak Processionary Moth

Greenkeepers and groundsmen are among groups most at risk from exposure to oak processionary moth caterpillars. They are also well placed to help efforts...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 15/6/14

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The appliance of science

When John Heyworth began hearing diverse opinions on why Aspatria RUFC’s pitch suffered from standing water and muddy conditions, he volunteered to get...

in Rugby - on 13/6/14


Q&A with Chris Furneaux

Chris Furneaux - better distribution of Sky TV’s football money profits would be very much appreciated ... “Green Army”!

in People - on 8/6/14

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Oh island in the sun...

Minthis Hills reincarnation to become one of the best courses on Cyprus, in the face of stiff competition, has been led by English head greenkeeper, Chris...

in Golf - on 8/6/14

Yellowhammer WikiCommons

A home for nature

A recent survey found that seventy percent of golfers would like to see environmental initiatives introduced at their club. In this article, the RSPB’s...

in Golf - on 6/6/14