Issue Number 80 (page 1)

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Q&A with Matt Shimwell

Matt Shimwell - he’s positive - definitely ... maybe!

in Golf - on 24/10/18

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If It Ain’t Broke

Regarded as one of the finest courses in the northwest, Manchester Golf Club’s Course Manager Matt Shimwell and his team have their work cut out to manage...

in Golf - on 24/10/18

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Robson’s Footsteps

Abingdon School and its campus are an integral part of the Oxfordshire town. Jake Barrow caught up with Head Groundsman Richard Hagar to discuss the logistics...

in Cricket - on 22/10/18

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Everything accounted for

Sixty-seven year old ex-accountant Stephen Daniels has been involved with Feckenham Cricket Club for fifty-five years, just four years fewer than the club...

in Cricket - on 17/10/18

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Maintaining integrity

Richard Allen of EcoBunker explains how to make bunkers hold up to spells of extreme weather

in Golf - on 15/10/18

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Bassett’s allsorts!

The multitasking that’s name of the game at Wakehurst, Kew’s southern stronghold, still allows the grounds management team to enjoy their favourite...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 13/10/18

Mid-summer Trimming

Shooting Daggers upwards

Only one football ground in the whole country has its nets on display at the National Football Museum. Neville Johnson looks at the relatively short history...

in Football - on 11/10/18

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Not So Common

Minchinhampton Golf Club has grown considerably in recent decades, having begun on a single common land site and, with such an ideal location, it shows...

in Golf - on 8/10/18

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Not Breaking the Bank

Astwood Bank Cricket Club’s Brad Jefferies is a young man. In fact, he’s only recently become a man. He’s maintained Astwood for the last few months...

in Cricket - on 5/10/18

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An ongoing task

Nigel Church, Product Trainer with Cutting Edge Training, an operating division of Ransomes Jacobsen looks at the topic of planned preventative...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 3/10/18

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Better Never Stops

Son of Alan and owner of perhaps the most handsome beard ever to feature in Pitchcare, Finborough School’s Head Groundsman, Rory Ferguson, is excited...

in Football - on 28/9/18

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Young guns go for it

Overcoming adversity can make or break a new team. When Royal Windsor Racecourse had to abandon a meeting in May 2017 after horses slipped on the far bend,...

in Equestrian - on 26/9/18

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Tied up in Notts

The John Fretwell Sporting Complex is managed by The Warsop Sporting Trust which is operated by volunteer trustees from the organisations who use the complex....

in Cricket - on 24/9/18

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Downland masterpiece

We visit a classic course where Surrey’s chalky hills offer views of southern England countryside and the London skyline has been sensitively modernised,...

in Golf - on 21/9/18

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A World Cup Challenge

Hayden Turfcare’s Richard Hayden has been the official consultant at Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium since February 2017. In this article,...

in Football - on 19/9/18

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What goes down must go up

Water is one of the most valuable resources for course managers to utilise on their golf course. Be it removal through drainage or addition by irrigation,...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 17/9/18

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AJ Bell - Binary Codes

Hosting two professional rugby clubs at AJ Bell Stadium, one of the 13-man code and one of the 15-, Dan Huffman, 50, has studs and scrums on his surface...

in Rugby - on 12/9/18

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No Can Do!

Trainer Frank Newberry has been helping people to be more assertive at work for over thirty years. Saying ‘no’ to requests for help can be difficult....

in Training & Education - on 10/9/18