Issue Number 64 (Page 1)

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Winning sprayer tips

Dan Lightfoot, Syngenta UK Business Manager, visited the winner of the amenity turf boom sprayer category, Andrew Kerr from West Malling Golf Club in Kent,...

in Golf - on 25/2/16


Not a Mere dalliance

James Hutchinson heads to The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Cheshire to review the course’s environmental credentials and discovers invasive rhododendrons...

in Golf - on 23/2/16

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Home grown talent...

When the top job at Reading Football Club became available, Adam Grantham was perfectly placed to take on the role. His twelve year association with his...

in Football - on 16/2/16


Q&A with Adam Matthews

Adam Matthews - nothing changes under the duvet ... apparently!

in Golf - on 14/2/16

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Moor’s the merrier ...

Moor Allerton Golf Club is the only UK course designed by Robert Trent Jones Snr. Situated on high ground above Leeds, the course was once a regular stop...

in Golf - on 14/2/16


Good housekeeping

In this ‘refresher’ article from the Pitchcare archives, the former workshop manager at Celtic Manor Resort, Pat Callaby, offers some sound advice...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 12/2/16

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What are Biostimulants?

Martin Ward says the development of sports turf rootzones has concentrated on physical and chemical management of the grass

in Consultancy - on 10/2/16


Q&A with Steve Fidler

Steve Fidler - dinner would be a heady mix of sonnets, modesty and cigar smoke!

in People - on 8/2/16

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Girls will be boys ...

In 2010, St James Senior Boys’ School took over the site of the former St David’s Girls School in Ashford, Middlesex. An ambitious refurbishment programme...

in Cricket - on 8/2/16

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Maintenance guidleines

This final article in a series prepared by David Rhodes of Traction Sports, he gives some guidelines for the maintenance of synthetic and artificial surfaces,...

in Football - on 6/2/16

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Everton Football Club

Winning Young Groundsman of the Year in 2015 is worthy recognition for all the work that Everton groundsman Ryan Powell has put in over the past seven...

in Football - on 4/2/16

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Gateway to the Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are regarded as some of the most rugged and, at times, inhospitable areas of the UK. Plying his trade in all weathers is Stuart...

in Golf - on 2/2/16

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Tanks, but no tanks!

If ever you were looking for a name for a sports club that might inhibit opponents, there’s one in the heart of south London that does just that. Neville...

in Football - on 30/1/16

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Shakin’ all over...

Ian Mitchell discusses the issue of vibration - how it is measured and its effect on operators working with outdoor power equipment

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 28/1/16

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Badgers - Nature’s JCBs

Badgers are an emotive subject. There is no doubting their ‘cuteness’ and, since a starring roll in Wind In The Willows, they have captured the public’s...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 26/1/16

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Joe and Harry and You 1

Pitchcare Trainer and Motivational Speaker Frank Newberry outlines how your personal professional development can be helped greatly by the efforts of Joe...

in Consultancy - on 24/1/16

Cartmel Track

Cartmel Racecourse

Petite track dimensions make preparing ground for an expanding and increasingly popular fixture list at Cartmel a challenge, but Head Groundsman Gary Sharp...

in People - on 22/1/16


Methody fairs well ...

Founded by the Methodist Church 150 years ago, Methodist College Belfast provides a grammar school education for the youngsters of the region, with sport...

in Football - on 20/1/16

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Stand - and deliver!

Alice Northrop continues her somewhat occasional tour of Premiership rugby grounds by visiting Welford Road, home of Leicester Tigers, where she finds...

in Rugby - on 18/1/16

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Q&A with Meurig Lumley

Meurig Lumley - daft, kind and quiet, but nicely in tune ...

in Golf - on 16/1/16