Issue Number 82 (Page 1)


Delivery and Installation

Nigel Church, Product Trainer with Cutting Edge Training, an operating division of Ransomes Jacobsen, looks at machinery delivery and installation, and...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 25/2/19


Unveiling the hidden gem

For years the official Royal family residence in Northern Ireland, Hillsborough Castle in County Down, remained closed to the general public due to security...

in Public Places - on 22/2/19


Q&A with Sam Bethell

Sam Bethell - he’s leaving on a jet plane!

in Golf - on 18/2/19


Feeling chipper!

A once-bunkered club is rising from a perilous lie as the new owners sink the right investment into the right provision, indoors and out. Greg Rhodes talks...

in Golf - on 18/2/19

Benenden Lawns

300 glorious acres ...

Looking after the vast grounds at one of the country’s foremost independent schools for girls is a truly challenging task. Neville Johnson went there...

in Schools & Colleges - on 15/2/19


Progress and importance

Lee Williams looks at progressions in aeration and offers a timely reminder of why it remains such an important procedure in the turf maintenance...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 13/2/19


Q&A with Ian Trantum

Ian Trantum - he’d like to sing Gentle On My Mind no doubt!

in People - on 11/2/19


An atomic fusion

Culcheth Sports Club, near Warrington in Cheshire, provides a wide range of sporting and social activities for the local community. A former Department...

in Multi-sports venues - on 11/2/19

Chorley-GC Blue-sky

Towers above the rest

Founded in 1897, Chorley Golf Club has developed a reputation of being one of the finest golf courses in the area and recent improvements to both the course...

in Golf - on 8/2/19

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Q & A; Niall Hazlehurst

Niall Hazlehurst - Formula 1 addict who likes a wind instrument

in Football - on 6/2/19

Rochdale-AFC Stand

Dual battle

The North West of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region's lower league groundsmen who can only dream of the extensive...

in Football - on 6/2/19

Lead Pic

No ifs or Butts...

After an interlude at nearby Coundon Road, Coventry RUFC returned to Butts Road Stadium in 2003, back to where it was founded in 1874. Now plans are in...

in Rugby - on 4/2/19

Alan Profile Desert2

It’s Fergie time!

When FIFA were looking for an experienced groundsman to undertake the newly created position of Senior Pitch Management Manager, they needed to look no...

in Football - on 30/1/19


Q&A with Richard Jones

Richard Jones - it could get very in-tents at work!

in Golf - on 28/1/19


Puckrup getting better

Richard Jones, 37, is the Golf Course Manager at Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel in Tewkesbury. Here, he talks Iprodione, drainage, fairway renovation and more...

in Golf - on 28/1/19

Grounds Team

Racing thrives at Exeter

Jane Carley discusses the pioneering work being undertaken with padded hurdles at Exeter Racecourse with Clerk of the Course Barry Johnson and Head Groundsman...

in Equestrian - on 25/1/19

Chester-City-FC Michael-Barrow-GP

Q & A with Michael Barrow

Michael Barrow - his granddad, football, sunday lunch and biting his nails

in Football - on 23/1/19

Chester-City-FC Corner

A bit of a Deva!

The North West of England is home to five top flight teams. But what is life like for the region's lower league groundsmen who can only dream of the extensive...

in Football - on 23/1/19

Pheasants-close John-Handley

Pheasants heritage

Old age provides few consolations, but that my loyal Labrador cross Collie, Sidbury, is becoming increasingly deaf has made one aspect of our winter walks...

in Conservation & Ecology - on 21/1/19

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Dutch Master

Dutchman Tom Hooijenga began his career with the Parks Department of his native country, before working for the National Trust and English Heritage. Blair...

in People - on 18/1/19