Issue Number 95 (Page 1)


Q&A with Gary McKie

Gary McKie - a lot of things scare him ... and he’s not overly fond of hay fever or Katie Hopkins either!

in Golf - on 22/4/21


Reaching the Heights

Situated in an area known as Marsden Heights, midway between the Lancashire towns of Burnley and Colne, Nelson Golf Club is an Alister MacKenzie designed...

in Golf - on 22/4/21


Monumental Efforts

It was formed in the late 1800s and still proudly sits under Knockagh Hill near Belfast. Chris McCullough paid a visit to Greenisland Golf Club to meet...

in Golf - on 15/4/21

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From Pigs to Pitches

It all started twenty years ago when pig farmer Alan Chappelow had a ‘light bulb moment’, and so began Alan Chappelow Sports Grounds Contractors. David...

in General Interest - on 9/4/21


Plant stress; sports turf

Drones and remote sensing technology, such as multispectral and thermal cameras, have the potential to detect early symptoms of stress in turf grass. This...

in Pests & Diseases - on 6/4/21

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Wharfe factor one

In the winter, the number one problem at Ilkley Golf Club is flooding. The course, which nestles in the lovely Wharfe Valley, is situated in a flood plain....

in Golf - on 3/4/21


Q&A with Andy Horsfield

Andrew Horsfield - he just wants to be happy and see plastic banned

in People - on 26/3/21


Timperley Sports Club

Timperley Sports Club in Altrincham, Cheshire, is one of the country’s oldest remaining community sports clubs. The large site includes two cricket outfields...

in Football - on 26/3/21

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Machinery Demonstrations

In this article, we talk to Chris Walker, demonstrations manager at Reesink Turfcare, about what to look out for when demonstrating a machine, and how...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 24/3/21


Q&A with Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner - he used to dress up as a ghost!

in Golf - on 21/3/21


Northenden Golf Club

Northenden Golf Club survived fires and floods before a complete redesign and reconstruction in 1973. Situated on the banks of the River Mersey, five miles...

in Golf - on 21/3/21


Playing Your Part

Change at work may be forced on us by many things, e.g. technological advances, new legislation, economic worries, or environmental considerations - including...

in Consultancy - on 15/3/21


The cost benefits

Clive Nottingham of Hunter Grinders highlights the benefits of Relief Grinding to improve performance and enhance cost savings

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 12/3/21


Perfectly formed

At the grass roots of jumps racing, Sedgefield’s grounds team aims for improved standards on its tight and steep course. Jane Carley talks to Clerk of...

in Equestrian - on 9/3/21

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A harsh reality

Eight months on from the last FIFA Update, Blair Ferguson talks with the world governing body’s Senior Pitch Management Manager, Alan Ferguson, and discovers...

in Football - on 6/3/21


Renovations at Edgbaston

To really understand the point of this article, we need to begin at the end. Assistant Grounds Manager at The Edgbaston Priory Club John Lawrence explains...

in Tennis - on 3/3/21


Marine AFC host Spurs

Marine Association Football Club recently encountered a once in a lifetime experience, reaching the FA Cup third-round, where they drew Premier League...

in Football - on 27/2/21


A history of lawn tennis

Founded in 1860, Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society (EA<S) is the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. It is a friendly, social club situated...

in Tennis - on 18/2/21


Ingrebourne Links Golf

Ingrebourne Links is situated in Rainham, Essex, just twenty minutes from Central London. Its futuristic clubhouse - more akin to a ‘Grand Designs’...

in Golf - on 15/2/21