Issue Number 65 (Page 1)

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A 19th like no other ...

Peter Driver, Ransomes Jacobsen's PR Manager retires later this year and, in this article, he looks back at a visit to the Legends Golf & Safari Resort....

in Golf - on 18/4/16

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Tormentor or tormented?

Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, John Handley, looks at the UK’s growing grey squirrel population and asks whether it is ever going to be possible...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 14/4/16

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Understanding your option

A former Golf Course Superintendent, Jim Miller fully understands the benefits calcium can bring to the soil, but suggests that traditional methods of...

in Golf - on 12/4/16

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Operator Instruction Book

In this article for his former employer, Ian Mitchell looks at that much maligned item of equipment - the Operator’s Instruction Book - and its importance...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 10/4/16


Mole Ploughing

Rob Bayliss, Course Manager at Weymouth Golf Club, offers a practical guide to mole ploughing and the benefits it has brought to his course

in Golf - on 8/4/16

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Driven by the membership

When I first contacted Rob Bayliss, Course Manager at Weymouth Golf Club in west Dorset, his immediate reaction was “We are only a small club. I’m...

in Golf - on 6/4/16

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By ‘Royal’ Appointment

Cricket outgrounds are a dwindling commodity in the county game. One remaining bastion is the Nevill Ground at Royal Tunbridge Wells where Kent has played...

in Cricket - on 4/4/16


Empowering the members

John O’Gaunt greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, suggests there are some simple ways to get the members involved in conservation and ecology, and all will bring...

in Golf - on 2/4/16

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Wincanton's winning ways

Attention to detail and a ‘fine turf mentality’ amongst the grounds team are reaping benefits for trainers running their horses at Wincanton Racecourse...

in Golf - on 29/3/16


Q&A with Graeme Glen

Graeme Glen - a late night with a verti-drain or Rachel Stevens - decisions, decisions!

in Football - on 27/3/16

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Stirling work!

Stirling Albion’s Head Groundsman, Graeme Glen, will have been in his role for one year this coming April. In that short time, he has had to battle a...

in Football - on 27/3/16

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Powis to the people

As a National Trust enthusiast, Alice Northrop was overjoyed to receive the go-ahead to visit David Swanton, Garden Operations Manager at the stunning...

in Public Places - on 25/3/16

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A cold and frosty morning

An exposed cricket ground in the heart of Northern Ireland is perhaps not the best place to be on a cold and frosty morning, but that is where Chris McCullough...

in Cricket - on 23/3/16

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Polecats on a comeback

Polecats, which were almost wiped out in Britain in the last century, have made a remarkable comeback

in Conservation & Ecology - on 22/3/16

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The Bell rings out...

Living and working on an island in the Firth of Clyde may sound idyllic, but it can have its frustrations as Millport Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper Joe...

in Golf - on 21/3/16

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Is it really necessary?

Symbio’s Managing Director Martin Ward says that there is an alternative to hollow coring and deep scarification; one that will significantly reduce...

in Pests & Diseases - on 18/3/16

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Q&A with Steve Chalk

Steve Chalk on the Maldives, David Beckham and Summer’s off?

in Football - on 14/3/16

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Millwall Football Club

Riding high at the top end of the League One table, Millwall Football Club aka ‘The Lions’, have been at their current ground for twenty three years....

in Football - on 14/3/16

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The Club Groundsman

As all of us get ready for a summer of cricket, there is one person hoping that the water level subsides, and the work can be done. As February turns into...

in Cricket - on 13/3/16

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Myerscough-Better Futures

As we move towards spring, 2016 is already in full swing here at Myerscough College. As the education and skills agenda from government continues to evolve,...

in Training & Education - on 11/3/16