Issue Number 76 (Page 1)

Lyme House&Rhododendrons

Pride, but no prejudice

Thousands of romantics make the pilgrimage for the opportunity to worship at a National Trust ‘shrine’ renowned the world over. Greg Rhodes meets Gary...

in People - on 26/2/18

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Small mammals

When discussing the UK’s small mammals, it is difficult to know where to stop but, for the purposes of this article, I will concentrate on voles, mice...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 23/2/18

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On your bike!

It’s 7.00am, and the light is just starting to come through the chink in the curtains. A slight rustle followed by a muffled moan is the only clue that...

in People - on 21/2/18

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Downland hideaway

Once the site of one of the country’s first holiday camps, this delightful course in the heart of the North Downs is set for a fresh beginning. Neville...

in Golf - on 16/2/18

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School for Groundrels

At Myerscough College in Preston, John Berry leads the way. Not many Head Groundsmen are also Head Greenkeepers. And not many Head Greenkeepers get the...

in Football - on 12/2/18

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Following its own track!

Independently managed, Fakenham Racecourse sits on the banks of the River Wensum opposite the Norfolk market town. It benefits from tradition and a strong...

in Equestrian - on 2/2/18

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Q&A with David Anderson

David Anderson - fighting talk at his dinner party - possibly!

in Football - on 31/1/18

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Out of the darkness...

David Anderson joined Barnsley Football Club’s groundstaff because he was ‘handy with spanners’. He has now risen to the role of Head Groundsman...

in Football - on 31/1/18

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Q&A with Ryan Donnellan

Ryan Donnellan - appears to be heading in One Direction - the bar!

in Golf - on 29/1/18

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Charnock Richard GC

Ryan Donnellan is the young Head Greenkeeper tasked with turning a few dozen acres of grassland into a phoenix reborn from the ashes of once-successful...

in Golf - on 29/1/18

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Royal Dublin Society

The RDS is Dublin’s premier venue; slightly smaller in size than the Harrogate Exhibiton Centre, but with the addition of a main stadium arena where...

in Rugby - on 26/1/18

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Beloe; above and beyond

Montgomery is a town in the Welsh Marches, administratively in the Welsh county of Powys. It is the traditional county town of the historic county of Montgomeryshire,...

in Bowls - on 24/1/18


Daily maintenance

Nigel Church is a Product Trainer with Cutting Edge Training, an operating division of Ransomes Jacobsen. In this article, he looks at the correct procedures...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 22/1/18

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Crowning vision for sport

In 2020, a major school sporting hub will rise in Cheshire Green Belt land to replace provision currently dotted around three sites. Greg Rhodes reports...

in Cricket - on 19/1/18

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The hardest 9th in Golf

Situated on the ‘back roads’ between the City of Durham and Bishop Auckland, Brancepeth Castle Golf Club occupies an undulating and picturesque setting...

in Golf - on 17/1/18

GrahamOsbourne Landscape

It takes two to tango!

Dual-use, council-run stadium ‘The Shay’ sits in the famous Calderdale Valley, and the quirks of its turfcare requirements derive from an oddly varied...

in Football - on 15/1/18

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Q&A with Mark Roche

Mark Roche - Piers Morgan, Donald Trump and Michael Jackson; some mad party!

in People - on 12/1/18

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Hockey tournament prep

With Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid successful, the city’s university has invested heavily in new synthetic surfaces to allow it to host...

in Synthetics - on 12/1/18

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Look what you made me do

Grounds Training Tutor Frank Newberry reports on how we can all be tempted to blame others for our workplace woes. He suggests the way forward is to try...

in Consultancy - on 10/1/18

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Reading FC hybrid pitch

Madejski Stadium has been home to Reading FC since its construction in 1999. With the playing surface having undergone significant wear and tear over recent...

in Football - on 8/1/18