Issue Number 62 (Page 1)

Me and BIGGA lads

TPC Sawgrass - Amazing

Five BIGGA members and one GCSAI member from Ireland recently returned from the trip of a lifetime to the TPC Sawgrass course at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida....

in Golf - on 24/10/15

Shifnal Adrian

One Man’s Mission

Shifnal Cricket Club has just completed one of the most ambitious projects in its long history. Pitchcare met up with the club’s Head Groundsman, Adrian...

in Cricket - on 20/10/15

StAndrews Stonechat

It's their home too

In his latest article on conservation and ecology, James Hutchinson, Environmental Officer at The St Andrews Links Trust, looks at the impact the Open...

in Golf - on 18/10/15

Trueness meter, moisture meter, Clegg and buggies (2)

A "firm" decision

Steve Isaac, Director - Golf Course Management, The R&A, says that the grasses we grow on our golf greens largely dictate how the putting surfaces perform...

in Golf - on 14/10/15

Stormont PhillipMcCormick

Stormont Estate

The superb facilities offered by the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association, at The Pavilion complex, are the responsibility of Head Groundsman...

in Cricket - on 12/10/15

GoodwoodRacecourse Finish

Glorious Goodwood

Glorious Goodwood is etched into the Dictionary of The Turf - the definitive guide to thoroughbred horse racing and breeding - and the celebrated late...

in Equestrian - on 12/10/15


Q&A - Oliver Pennington

Oliver Pennington - hot spots, top crops and a quick ‘washdown’ of a pint

in Golf - on 10/10/15

LesOrmes Green

Les Ormes Resort

Les Ormes is Jersey’s only self catering holiday resort. The five star facility offers a host of activities for guests, including a 9-hole golf course...

in Golf - on 10/10/15

Invasive Weeds 018

Giant Hogweed

... or, as it is correctly known, Heracleum mantegazzianum

in Consultancy - on 8/10/15

Buckinghamshire LadiesMasters

Subtle Ewence!

For a course that was only established as recently as 1992, Buckinghamshire Golf Club has made huge progress. It has been the headquarters of the European...

in Golf - on 6/10/15

GoodwoodCC Cedars

Goodwood Cricket Club

Goodwood Cricket Club is almost certainly one of the oldest in the world. A receipt for brandy, given to players there, is dated 1702. Goodwood House,...

in Cricket - on 4/10/15

Site Refurbishment including new Fence

Artificial 'Extras'

This article, the fourth in a series prepared by David Rhodes of Traction Sports, looks at the many additional requirements outside the footprint of the...

in Synthetics - on 30/9/15

aerial view

Planning new builds

New pitches are continually in demand by clubs, colleges and institutions. The chosen location is either available farmland or exists as part of the property...

in Football - on 28/9/15

Kirtlington MikeMoss

On a tight budget!

Presenting the best pitches possible and accommodating growing numbers of players on a limited income is the challenge for groundsmen at low goal polo...

in People - on 26/9/15


A synthetic debate?

The recent Women’s World Cup, hosted by Canada, will be seen as a watershed event for the game. Yet FIFA attracted much criticism for its insistence...

in Football - on 24/9/15

Rejuve   After

Synthetic tennis courts

Synthetic tennis courts are like all other non-natural surfaces - they need maintenance - but are generally perceived not to. Nick Harris from Replay...

in Tennis - on 22/9/15

Hampstead Heath Trilo S12

The Grass Group

A bit of Dutch courage, coupled with some ‘joie de vivre’, has seen Tim Merrell build a successful business in the turfcare industry. With a portfolio...

in Industry News - on 20/9/15

Murrayfield WhiteLine

BT Murrayfield

Chris Bennett visits BT Murrayfield to catch up with Head Groundsman, Jim Dawson, and discovers that working at Scotland’s largest stadium brings plenty...

in Rugby - on 18/9/15

Brush close up 117

Turf Groomers & Brushes

Ian Mitchell discusses the importance of cutting unit accessories, in particular turf groomers and brushes

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 16/9/15

Total Replay After refurb

End of season healthcheck

With the end of the playing season on the horizon, now’s the time to review both natural and non-turf cricket facilities with a view to upgrading or...

in Cricket - on 14/9/15