Issue Number 55 (Page 2)


Q&A with Adam Witchell

Adam Witchell - judging by his choice of romantic date, he is very much into sharing!

in People - on 30/7/14

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All hands to the pump!

Fitness gained in the Royal Marines proved invaluable for bunker raking according to Adam Witchell during his introduction to the industry at Aberdovey...

in Football - on 30/7/14

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EU twisting Facts

EU twisting facts to fit political agenda, chief scientist Anne Glover says

in Editorial - on 29/7/14

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Shop ’til you drop?

MRS GRASSCUTTER was extolling the virtues of shopping the other day; well, she is a woman!

in Industry News - on 29/7/14

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Wolves are on the prowl

Our editor heads to the Sir Jack Hayward Training Ground to catch up with the groundstaff at Wolverhampton Wanderers as they get stuck in to end of season...

in Football - on 28/7/14

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Hard Surface Courts

Hard court tennis surfaces require timely and considered maintenance practices. In this article, David Cason of specialist maintenance company, HC Courts,...

in Tennis - on 27/7/14


Q&A with Sarah Addison

Sarah Addison - Cork, Owen and chocolate back home in Southport sounds ideal!

in Cricket - on 25/7/14

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WACA days are happy days

Southport lass, Sarah Addison, describes her experiences of working at the WACA in Perth on a working ‘holiday’ visa

in Cricket - on 25/7/14


Ibrox - Sevens heaven

Rangers Football Club’s Ibrox Park will host the Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens competition. Head Groundsman, Dave Roxburgh talks us through his preparations...

in Football - on 22/7/14

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Commonwealth Games

In 2010, Fairways Sportsgrounds won the contract to refurbish Kelvingrove Lawn Bowling Greens in readiness for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

in Bowls - on 20/7/14

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The Ampthill Job

Two new pitches and major renovations to the existing ones has kept Ampthill & District Community RUFC’s Head Groundsman, Martin Wythe, busy over the...

in Rugby - on 18/7/14


Common Ragwort

As summer arrives, the workload for groundsmen increases, and Ragwort control is one tedious, but necessary task for many. Monsanto’s Manda Sansom looks...

in Consultancy - on 14/7/14

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Return to a running game

Having been a typical amateur low-handicap golfer all my life, I’ve always preferred fast greens, but possessed little knowledge about grasses, until...

in Golf - on 12/7/14

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Good things come to LCCC

Head Groundsman, Andy Ward, spoke to Kerry Haywood about its history and developments at the Club, leading to the 2013 ECB Groundsman Award for the best...

in Cricket - on 11/7/14


Bowls-to topdress or not?

I visited a bowls club recently and was informed that they had been advised not to apply topdressings as part of their annual maintenance programme.

in Industry News - on 7/7/14

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Golf green performance

Will regular rolling carried out on golf greens, whilst maintaining sensible heights of cut, provide more than adequate playing surfaces for golfers to...

in Industry News - on 6/7/14

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Stand up and be proud!

I recently watched a game at Anfield – what a sight to behold with waving banners and scarves and everyone at the Kop End standing and being proud of...

in Industry News - on 4/7/14


Brazil 2014 legacy

In May, I was a speaker at the Football Groundsman Conference at the Petrovsky Stadium in Russia, home of Zenit St Petersburg

in Editorial - on 1/7/14