Issue Number 63 (page 2)


Q&A with Louis Maguire

Louis Maguire - TFI Friday; a cup of coffee, the Anglers Mail and Pitchcare magazine

in Football - on 11/11/15


Kew & Hame deliver

On a bend in the River Thames, as it winds its way into central London, sit the pitches of Kew and Ham Sports Association. Groundsman Louis Maguire is...

in Football - on 11/11/15


Social Media Savvy?

One of my colleagues recently called me a ‘dinosaur’ for not embracing social media

in Editorial - on 9/11/15

EastbourneCollege SpringboksPitch

Boxing for the Boks...

As the summer ended, the attention of the sporting world switched to England’s staging of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Pitchcare went to Eastbourne College...

in Rugby - on 9/11/15

Myerscough Grounds Team BWFC

Apprenticeship revolution

The start of a new academic year is always an exciting time at college. It’s always great to see more young people enter into the world of landbased...

in Training & Education - on 7/11/15

Kazakhstan The finished pitch

Eamonn in Kazakhstan

As Grounds and Gardens Manager at one of the UK’s leading independent schools, Eamonn Murphy is certainly never bored. His role at Haileybury, a co-educational...

in Rugby - on 5/11/15

Low Laithes GC greens machines

Rainfall high, valley Low

Low Laithes is an eighteen hole, parkland course designed by the legendary Dr Alistair Mackenzie. Golf was first played on the course in 1925 and it has...

in Golf - on 4/11/15

Brynhill Golf Club Iain Grant

Q&A with Iain Grant

Iain Grant - grounded, quiet and friendly but only if you’re not a bad driver.

in People - on 3/11/15

Brynhill Golf Club pond

Brynhill Golf Club

Set in beautiful parkland, in the Vale of Glamorgan, Brynhill Golf Club is a picturesque 18-hole course. Managed for the last fourteen years by Course...

in Golf - on 3/11/15

Monkshood Stock1

Beware of death by flower

Monkshood, also known as Wolfsbane, is an attractive plant that is commonly grown by gardeners. It attracted public attention at the end of last year when...

in Industry News - on 1/11/15

John Deere Solheim Cup team

What dreams are made of

One sunny afternoon, an invitation arrived at the Pitchcare offices, from John Deere. As official machinery supplier to The Solheim Cup 2015, the trip...

in Industry News - on 31/10/15

Trent Bridge P1030696

18 years, not out

On the last day of the season, Kerry Haywood met Steve Birks, Head Groundsman at Trent Bridge, to catch up on latest developments and talk end of season...

in Cricket - on 30/10/15

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New management training

Overview and Guidance for the Management of Grounds Teams course - ideal for town and parish councillors

in Industry News - on 26/10/15