Issue Number 68 (Page 1)

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Liverpool Cricket Club

Teams of tired people have been shifting portable grandstands across Liverpool Cricket Club’s home turf, Aigburth Cricket Ground, in preparation for...

in Cricket - on 29/9/17

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Documenting your progress

Wendy Gelernter, Ph.D, Larry Stowell, Ph.D and Micah Woods Ph.D suggest that simple monitoring approaches can help you provide measurable, science based...

in Golf - on 24/10/16

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Tynedale after the floods

Tynedale Golf Club’s Kevin Thompson provides an update on the state of the course following last December’s devastating floods which submerged pretty...

in Golf - on 20/10/16

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Hedgerows and the law

Hedgerows are one of the outstanding features of Britain’s landscape. Peter Britton looks at their history and the laws that protect them

in Conservation & Ecology - on 19/10/16

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The Moon of love!

Footes Lane Stadium’s Grounds Supervisor, Shane Moon, reckons he has the best job in the world ... but perhaps not the best salary! In this article,...

in Football - on 14/10/16


Mason’s Dream comes true

As resurfacing jobs go, it wasn’t one of Technical Surfaces’ largest ever contracts. Yet its ability to change one little boy’s life was right up...

in Industry News - on 12/10/16


The rise of the Cod Army

Six promotions in ten years has seen Fleetwood Town rise to the heights of Football League One. Head Groundsman, Dale Frith, feels blessed to be leading...

in Football - on 10/10/16

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Those Two Imposters!

Turfcare sector trainer and motivational speaker Frank Newberry considers how we might respond to the triumphs and disasters in our working lives

in Consultancy - on 5/10/16

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Water sustainability

Irrigation faces numerous challenges; from new tougher regulations and climate change to public pressures for greater accountability and environmental...

in Football - on 3/10/16

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Serving eleven aces

Maintaining the grass court game is no easy business. Neville Johnson went to another bastion of lawn tennis just three or four miles from the All England...

in Tennis - on 30/9/16

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XtraGrass for Kassam

Jane Carley reports on a new hybrid pitch from GreenFields that has transformed Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium and seen the team gain promotion to Football...

in Football - on 28/9/16

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A course for all seasons

Newcastle Racecourse has successfully launched its new all-weather track at its biggest flat race meeting of the year, but it is just part of a substantial...

in Golf - on 26/9/16

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Cricket and Bowls Renos

Symbio’s Martin Ward says that, as our understanding of soil biology increases, autumn renovations may be improved and simplified by adopting new technologies...

in Cricket - on 23/9/16

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Victims or vermin?

What is it about the fox that splits opinion? Are they cute or cunning; deceitful or adorable; victim or vermin? Peter Britton delves into the lifestyle...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 21/9/16

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Is natural turf losing ou

Despite the many arguments against, Dr Tim Lodge of Agrostis Turf Consultancy, says that artificial sports surfaces, and particularly 3G, appear to be...

in Football - on 16/9/16

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Blotter on the landscape!

Nether Winchendon is every bit as rural as it sounds and it is the home of one of 21st century cricket’s biggest on field influences. Neville Johnson...

in Cricket - on 14/9/16

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The forgotten insect?

When you’re looking around the golf course or sports ground for local wildlife, it’s easy to spot the obvious or common species, such as birds; maybe...

in Golf - on 12/9/16

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Q&A with George Mills

George Mills - his dad, litter picking and that all groundsmen should be on a footballer’s wage

in People - on 9/9/16

West Herts George Mills

Born a groundsman

From the very young age of seven, George Mills helped his dad look after their local cricket club and today he is Head Groundsman at West Herts Sports...

in Football - on 9/9/16

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Inspiring Futures

Another academic year draws to a close, and our full-time students head off to begin their first jobs in industry. It’s been a turbulent time politically...

in Training & Education - on 7/9/16