Issue Number 78 (Page 1)


Old school - new school

Maintaining the grounds at the Royal Grammar School Worcester holds unique pressure, not just due to the acreage but because the school is the sixth-oldest...

in Cricket - on 25/6/18


The Dormice of Gwyrch

Lying beneath the imposing Gwyrch Castle is Abergele Golf Club, which recently won a national environmental award, and has protected myriad animals, including...

in Golf - on 18/6/18

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Mannings Heath

A dream’s come true for a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, who has blended grape cultivation with exclusive golf to create a first for the UK. Greg Rhodes learns...

in Golf - on 15/6/18


Long employment journey

Chris Long is now the Head of Grounds at the University of Leicester. But, as is the case for a surprising number, just to transfer from greens to grounds...

in Football - on 13/6/18

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Nathan clear for takeoff!

Nathan Hume will be flying off to Louisville in Kentucky in October, as part of his reward for winning the Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year....

in Industry News - on 11/6/18

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Captains fantastic!

It is said that it was at the University of Cambridge’s cricket ground Fenner’s that the very first ‘striping of grass’ was publicly conducted,...

in Cricket - on 8/6/18


Out on a limb!

Nefyn and District Golf Club is in Peter Alliss’ top-10 courses globally because of the views on its breathtaking, world-famous peninsula - but none...

in Golf - on 4/6/18

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Irrigation system upgrade

There are a number of words associated with the renovation and upgrading of an existing golf course irrigation system, of which ‘disruptive’ and ‘expensive’...

in Drainage & Irrigation - on 28/5/18

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Sports fencing from Zaun

To the untrained eye, a fence is just a fence. But, when it comes to enclosing sports areas, it can keep balls in play, reduce maintenance, provide safety...

in Multi-sports venues - on 25/5/18

Tackle the less frequent cuts

Get the best from a flail

Lee Kristensen manages the full range of Ransomes ride-on mowers and is responsible for the development of new products, including the upcoming HM600 flail...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 23/5/18

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Q&A with Ashley Bulpitt

Ashley Bulpitt - Sat by a pool with a beer whilst smelling of two-stroke!

in Golf - on 21/5/18

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The Coventrian Job

Jake Barrow is sent to Coventry to catch up with Ashley Bulpitt, the Head Greenkeeper at Copsewood Grange Golf Club. A nine-hole course too close for comfort...

in Golf - on 21/5/18

Karl McDermott Portrait

The shamrock ‘invader'

England’s one-day cricket captain is an Irishman, but Eoin Morgan is not the only one from the Republic making a mark in the game. Neville Johnson went...

in Cricket - on 18/5/18

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Fake turf's true benefits

It costs a lot of money to install a 3G pitch and replace it after the usable life expires but, for one football club in Belfast, the benefits are clearly...

in Football - on 16/5/18

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Multiple generations

In Part 1, Trainer Frank Newberry looked how each age group in the workplace has been described in recent times, e.g. Millennials, Baby Boomers, Generation...

in Consultancy - on 14/5/18

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Battling the beast

The Lingfield Park Resort is set in rural Surrey countryside midway between Sevenoaks in Kent and Crawley in West Sussex. Now one of Marriott International’s...

in Equestrian - on 11/5/18


Building new ground

A former brewery’s sports and social club ground in Birmingham is now in the ownership of Warwickshire County Cricket Club. Jonathan Blakeman charts...

in Cricket - on 9/5/18

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Q&A with Eoin Riddell

Eoin Riddell - cracking joints Gromit; now that might annoy Holly!

in Golf - on 7/5/18

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The ‘3rd’ greatest course

Royal Dornoch Golf Club’s two courses lie on the exposed north-east coast of Scotland. To reach this area takes a four hour drive from Edinburgh and...

in Golf - on 7/5/18

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Ten years of the girls

Kerry Haywood met Shrewsbury School Grounds Manager, Andy Richards, to discuss the extensive sporting facilities at the school and how his team maintain...

in Schools & Colleges - on 5/5/18