Issue Number 61 (Page 1)

Monkstown Pond&Fairway

Monkstown Golf Club

The southern coast of Ireland, around the city of Cork, is not short of a golf course or two, such is the splendour of the topography. So, when GCSAI editor,...

in Golf - on 28/8/15

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Glyphosate - in control?

It is important to understand how weed control works can help to get the best out of herbicides and increase efficiency, explains Manda Sansom, Monsanto’s...

in Local Authority - on 27/8/15


Jumping for joy ...

As a former jockey who once partnered Desert Orchid to his most famous win, and a trainer of Sir Alex Ferguson’s horses, Simon Sherwood knows a thing...

in Equestrian - on 26/8/15

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Greens rolling

In this article, ian Mitchell discusses the importance of greens rolling to get the ultimate finish for your turf

in Golf - on 25/8/15

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Q&A with Niall Gibb

Niall Gibb - if you could just squat down and stroke the grass, that would be perfect!

in People - on 24/8/15

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Fawley Parish Council

With a career path that includes greenkeeping, six years self employment and a stint at Glasgow Rangers, Niall Gibb now finds himself working for Fawley...

in Football - on 24/8/15

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Wildflower meadows

There is recognition throughout the groundcare and landscape industries that more needs to be done in the establishment of biodiverse areas within sports...

in Golf - on 23/8/15

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From Dale to Doha!

When Pitchcare last spoke to Oli Makin, he was happy plying his trade at Rochdale’s Spotland stadium. So how, just a couple of years later, has he ended...

in Football - on 22/8/15

Temporary top soil storage on a tight site!

Construction analysis

In this article, the third in a series of six, David Rhodes of Traction Sports considers the initial phase of ground preparation, site drainage, kerbs,...

in Synthetics - on 20/8/15

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Q&A with Martyn Savident

Martyn Savident - warm smell of colitas rising up through the air ... and cheese!

in Golf - on 18/8/15

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La Grande Mare, Guernsey

For Martyn Savident, Course Manager at La Grande Mare Golf Club on Guernsey, things took a decided turn for the worse, which saw him spend a considerable...

in Golf - on 18/8/15

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Laird of the Kingspan

One of the hardest working and successful rugby teams in the UK is Ulster Rugby, based in Belfast. Thanks to a new sponsorship deal, the team play at their...

in Rugby - on 16/8/15

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A life less ordinary

Northampton Saints Head Groundsman and former England rugby player, David Powell, retires this summer after a fifty-five year association with Franklin's...

in Industry News - on 14/8/15


Q&A with Graham Pickin

Graham Pickin - balancing height and weight with chocolate and ice cream!

in Football - on 12/8/15

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Pickin - his moments

Managing a sixty hectare green oasis in the industrial heartland of South Yorkshire requires special skills, especially when it’s a multi-sports venue...

in Football - on 12/8/15

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Peak Phosphorus debate

In the third of a series of three, Mike Atherton looks at the Peak Phosphorus Debate and, having followed many paths in his quest to quench his unrelenting...

in Editorial - on 10/8/15

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Gorse Management

James Hutchinson, the recently appointed Environmental Officer at The St Andrews Links Trust, discusses how gorse has an effect on our sports grounds and...

in Golf - on 8/8/15


Soil, water and...

We all know what we mean by ‘soil and water’, but it only refers to two of the three ingredients necessary for plant growth - the third being ‘air’....

in Football - on 6/8/15

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Mancunian defiance

Ten years since their formation - FC United of Manchester sealed promotion to the Football Conference (North), the pinnacle of their on-field achievements...

in Industry News - on 4/8/15

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A paradigm shift needed

Green Flag judge, Bernard Sheridan, believes it is now time for local authorities and land owners to seriously consider having ‘no-mow’ targets similar...

in Local Authority - on 2/8/15