Issue Number 74 (Page 1)

Bransford ThreeGolfers

Wallace and done it...

Dark days and bright times have both run through the career of Graham Wallace, but 2017 marks a dual celebration for this lifelong greenkeeping professional....

in Golf - on 27/10/17

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New cover an asset

Rain certainly does not stop play at one of Northern Ireland’s oldest cricket clubs, as Chris McCullough found out when he visited the Carrickfergus...

in Cricket - on 25/10/17


A sound investment

Lee Kristensen is a product manager at Ransomes Jacobsen discusses the decline in cylinder municipal mowing, and why we shouldn’t abandon the concept...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 23/10/17

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Magdalen College School

Known as ‘Commem’ (short for ‘Commemoration Day’), the leavers’ celebration at Magdalen College School, Oxford was a predictable success. Contrary...

in Training & Education - on 20/10/17

Aquatic and Riparian Weeds - The war on weeds in water

Aquatic & Riparian Weeds

Water can be one of the most valuable landscape features on golf courses and in parks, with aesthetic and environmental value, adding to leisure opportunities...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 18/10/17

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Hats off to Gaudet Luce

Built on little more than barren farmland, a shoestring budget and one man’s unfulfilled hopes of owning an M5 service station, Gaudet Luce Golf Club...

in Golf - on 16/10/17

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Basingstoke Boy

Once a county outground and with redevelopment plans to help get May’s Bounty back on the Hampshire fixture list, cricket owes it a debt of gratitude....

in Cricket - on 13/10/17

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Dynamic disease control

Syngenta Turf Technical Manager, Marcela Munoz, highlights the challenges of dynamic disease populations within turf surfaces, and the role of the new...

in Golf - on 9/10/17

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Recycling course material

Derek Fullerton BSc (Hons), Murrayfield Golf Club, explores the possibilities that exist in recycling course materials, produced from general maintenance...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 6/10/17

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Walsall Football Club

At Walsall Football Club, a team of just three men maintain six professional pitches. Jake Barrow’s report includes that team’s preparations for...

in Football - on 4/10/17

3 Technology sprinklers

Spraying money around?

Are we all doing enough to minimise water wastage? No matter what your surface, be it a golf course, sports pitch, training ground, park or large garden,...

in Drainage & Irrigation - on 2/10/17

Shrewsbury Town mowing

Shrewsbury Town FC

Dave Saltman, turf maintenance contractor for Shrewsbury Town Football Club and Managing Director of Pitchcare, spoke to us about his pitch-fixing following...

in Football - on 27/9/17

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A task for Catterick!

A busy programme with tight recovery windows means that Catterick Racecourse’s turf surfaces require plenty of tender loving care. Jane Carley headed...

in Equestrian - on 25/9/17

Cheltenham College rugby field

Cheltenham College

Pitchcare visited the Cheltenham Cricket Festival at Cheltenham College, which annually serves as the home of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.

in Schools & Colleges - on 20/9/17

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Q&A with Alun Hughes

Alun Hughes on a night in with his wife and a snooker table... one day!

in Golf - on 18/9/17

Blackwood GC stripes

Blackwood's family affair

Blackwood Golf Club is over one hundred years old and set in beatiful undulating terrain. Head Greenkeeper Alun Hughes talks to Kerry Haywood about the...

in Golf - on 18/9/17


What’s all this about?

With water now a valuable and increasingly expensive commodity, it makes perfect sense to review ways that savings may be made, especially where irrigation...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 15/9/17

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A tricky problem ...

Grounds Training Tutor and Careers Counsellor Frank Newberry reports on how much time is taken by staff doing non-work matters like checking personal emails,...

in Editorial - on 13/9/17

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Stoke City Football Club

Stoke City Football Club Grounds Manager, Andy Jackson, explains how they have opted to extend the luxury of Grassmaster to yet another of its training...

in Football - on 11/9/17

Certhia pile of trees

Tree Legislation

Whilst this may seem a dry subject, it is really important that we all are aware of, and understand, the basics here. There are several areas of legislation...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 8/9/17