Issue Number 59 (Page 1)


Slope Mowing

In this article, Nigel Church, Product Trainer with Cutting Edge Training, looks at slope mowing and the modern-day safety features of ride-on...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 12/4/17

Prestige Golfshire

The TOP Program

The TOP program brings close to one hundred turf trainees and interns to America every year, and places them at the country’s top golf courses. There...

in Golf - on 10/5/15

Eamonn Murphy

Q&A with Eamonn Murphy

Eamonn Murphy - happy with his lot, especially if Katherine Jenkins and Holly Willoughby are around!

in People - on 6/5/15

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A rewarding career change

Sometimes, the career decisions one takes can lead to bigger and better things. That was certainly the case for Eamonn Murphy, Grounds & Gardens Manager...

in Football - on 6/5/15


Greenkeeping Academy

Northern Ireland has produced its fair share of famous golfers and, thanks to a golfing academy at a local agricultural college, that trend is set to continue,...

in Golf - on 4/5/15

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Water consumption

With water becoming such a valuable commodity, a new system, using Artificial Intellegence and part financed by the European Union, promises to reduce...

in Industry News - on 2/5/15


Plumpton Racecourse

Getting up at 4.30 on a winter's morning and, an hour later in complete darkness, assessing the state of a sports surface needs a pretty high level of...

in Equestrian - on 30/4/15

The Priestfield – striped and ready for a new season’s action last August

Provan positive!

Neville Johnson went to the Priestfield Stadium, home of Gillingham FC to talk to one of the new generation of football head groundsmen and finds that...

in Football - on 26/4/15


Q&A with Tim Lodge

Tim Lodge - if you are a slow payer, you’d best not read on!

in People - on 24/4/15


How green is the industry

Dr Tim Lodge suggests that most public open spaces are enjoyed in many more ways, and by many more people, than just those that actually take part in the...

in Football - on 24/4/15

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Mr Average Golfer

In this short article, Bill Workman explains what is important to him as an 'average' golfer, using Market Drayton Golf Club as his benchmark; an above...

in Golf - on 20/4/15

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University of Leicester

Six years on, we catch up with Adam Tester at the University of Leicester to find not only a fuller beard, but also a man whose plans have come to fruition....

in Football - on 18/4/15

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Doncaster Racecourse

With a hectic programme that includes thirty-six fixtures - twelve over the jumps and twenty-four flat in 2015 - plus responsibility for preparing the...

in Equestrian - on 16/4/15


Hybrid Pitches

In his second article on winter sports pitches, Carl Pass, Managing Director of Premier Pitches Ltd., discusses hybrid pitch reinforcement systems and...

in Football - on 14/4/15

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Phosphorus - what is it, what is its significance to us? To get straight to the point, phosphorus is required to sustain all terrestrial life forms - as...

in Editorial - on 12/4/15

LanhydrockCC Pavilion enlarged

Taking a snapshot

Lanhydrock Cricket Club’s Head Groundsman is John Trethewey, a native Cornishman with a keen eye for detail, so much so that he was the overall winner...

in Cricket - on 10/4/15

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Q&A with Ian Darler

Ian Darler - a spot of wind! Must be the bacon butties!

in Football - on 8/4/15

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Desperate measures!

Having prepared a pitch for the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup, Cambridge United’s Head Groundsman, Ian Darler, found himself thrust into the...

in Football - on 8/4/15

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Poa Cores, of course!

When Ealing Golf Club decided they wanted a chipping green on a bit of scrubland, it was left to Course Manager Greg Evans to come up with a plan. Given...

in Golf - on 6/4/15


A wildflower area

John Handley, Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, details the history of wildflower areas, their importance in the scheme of things and offers some...

in Consultancy - on 4/4/15