Issue Number 77 (Page 1)

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Q&A - Christopher Sharp

Christopher Sharp - it’s not unusual to keep your land drains clear!

in Golf - on 23/4/18

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Closest to 'The City'

Hampstead Golf Club, consisting of nine holes, a practice area and with no room to expand, is the closest full-sized golf facility to central London. It...

in Golf - on 23/4/18

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Benefits of soil biology

Rethinking course maintenance at Harpenden Common Golf Club to focus on soil biology has reaped rewards on the course and in the clubhouse

in Golf - on 20/4/18

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Climate change and birds

Along with modern farming methods, climate change is widely cited as one of the most significant threats to the world’s biodiversity, and one that is...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 18/4/18

JamieSmart Q&A

Q&A with Jamie Smart

Jamie Smart - some dinner party! Would George Michael be the mediator?

in Cricket - on 16/4/18

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James and the Giant Pitch

Jake Barrow headed to Newtown, the largest town in Powys, but with a population hovering around 12,500. Surrounded by difficult to pronounce villages (unless...

in Cricket - on 16/4/18


Q&A with Andrew Ward

Andrew Ward - he can never have too many machines - he’s loving it!

in Football - on 13/4/18

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A view from the Isthmian

In the affluent North London borough of Barnet, football has always been a major concern. The area is known around the world for its consistent concentration...

in Football - on 13/4/18

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Common Platforms

Nigel Church, Product Trainer with Cutting Edge Training, an operating division of Ransomes Jacobsen, looks at common platforms and the benefits of this...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 10/4/18

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Showground showcase

Home to Ballymena United FC, Ballymena Showgrounds is regarded as one of the finest sports facilities in Northern Ireland. Chris McCullough headed to County...

in Football - on 5/4/18

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The Rugby League Bird

At Wigan Golf Club, there has been a long history of sustaining on-site wildlife, and the grounds were recently flagged as a potential stronghold for one...

in Golf - on 28/3/18


Q&A with Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson - don’t answer back, make an effort and say thank you!

in Golf - on 26/3/18


Putting Penn to paper...

As the last of the December snow cleared from the West Midlands, Jake Barrow headed to a cold Penn Golf Club in Wolverhampton to find out how its new (ish)...

in Golf - on 26/3/18

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Wednesday morning 3.00am

It is commonly believed that The Wednesday Cricket Club was formed in 1820. The club was so named because it was on Wednesdays that the founding members...

in Football - on 23/3/18

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Technoly can cut costs

Robert Jackson, irrigation field sales manager for Reesink Turfcare, has witnessed a marked change in attitudes towards irrigation in the past decade

in Football - on 21/3/18


Q&A with Gareth Shaw

Gareth Shaw - honest, empathic, generous, politician!

in Cricket - on 16/3/18

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The five generations

Grounds Training Tutor Frank Newberry looks at the challenge of getting the best out of people from multiple generations in the workplace. In Part 1, Frank...

in Training & Education - on 14/3/18

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Education - the point?

As I carry out my work, I occasionally hear some managers asking me the question “What’s the point of all this education?” Often this is said when...

in Training & Education - on 12/3/18

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Bryn there, done that!

Every golf course has its selling features and its resources. At the only golf course in the Welsh village of Betws-yn-Rhos, for example, there is wind...

in Golf - on 9/3/18

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Synthetic installations

The decision for a sports facility to invest in a synthetic turf pitch is considerable and is normally made by the highest levels of authority within an...

in Synthetics - on 7/3/18