Issue Number 93 (Page 1)


‘Most weather’ pitches

It’s that time of year when various named storms sweep across the Atlantic to batter the UK, whilst various other weather patterns bring freezing temperatures...

in Synthetics - on 14/12/20

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Palace of the Peak

Chatsworth, said by many to be the Palace of the Peak, is set on the banks of the River Derwent in the heart of the Derbyshire Peak District. Since 1549,...

in Public Places - on 10/12/20


Q&A - Michael Hood

Michael Hood - he would like to be an astronaut, but he can’t tie shoe laces!

in People - on 7/12/20


Leicester Grammar School

Leicester Grammar School is an independent co-educated day school situated in Great Glen. Before its development in 2007, the school had no playing fields...

in Schools & Colleges - on 7/12/20


Q&A - Rob Cook

Rob Cook - he has a passion for fescue and the seaside

in Golf - on 3/12/20


Perranporth Golf Club

Perranporth Golf Club is situated on the beautiful North Coast of Cornwall, overlooking the glorious Perran Sands beach. It sits on top of a disused tin...

in Golf - on 3/12/20

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The man with a plan

The current ‘situation’ may have put many hopes and dreams on hold but, at Towcestrians Sports Club, it’s just another minor challenge in the progress...

in Cricket - on 30/11/20


Q&A with Robert Meldrum

Robert (Rab) Meldrum - We heard a rumour that he likes heavy rock!

in People - on 27/11/20

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Scotland’s finest

On the A91, which concludes at St Andrews, and just a few miles east of Stirling, sits Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s finest private schools. Catering...

in Cricket - on 27/11/20


Q&A - Nathan O’Sullivan

Nathan O’Sullivan - he’s proud of his achievements

in Golf - on 24/11/20


China Fleet Country Club

Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet Country Club in Saltash is one of the south west’s leading...

in Golf - on 24/11/20


Q&A with Greg Kilgour

Greg Kilgour - he wants to bag all the Munros (I had to Google)!

in Golf - on 18/11/20


SRUC Elmwood Campus

Elmwood Golf is one of the premier golf and greenkeeping training facilities in the UK, owned and managed by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Elmwood...

in Golf - on 18/11/20


Bromsgrove School

There is no Harry Potter bell tower, no sweeping driveway through undulating fields and the entrances are, frankly, unprepossessing. Despite the millions...

in Schools & Colleges - on 12/11/20


How to Respond ...

In his previous article, Frank Newberry looked at how to give bad news to people in the workplace. In this article, Frank offers some tips on how we might...

in Training & Education - on 9/11/20


Down to the Wire!

To get an idea of what the new normal is like working for a top Super League rugby club and the challenges a groundsman now faces getting a pitch ready...

in Rugby - on 6/11/20


The Wee County

Clackmannanshire is the smallest county in the UK and is often referred to as ‘The Wee County’. Clackmannan County Cricket Club was established in...

in Cricket - on 3/11/20

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Leaving his Mark!

For twenty-two and a half years, Mark Broughton has resided as Course Manager of Suffolk’s Aldeburgh Golf Club. It takes something special, and perhaps...

in Golf - on 30/10/20


Living with it

The current situation certainly feels as though we have moved from a ‘defeat Covid-19’ status to one where we must ‘live with it for the foreseeable...

in Editorial - on 28/10/20