Pitchcare at IOG Saltex 2005
The team is out in force at this year's Saltex. In cooperation with the IOG we are running the Internet Cafe located in the IOG Pavilion near the south entrance. Please pop in and see us, you will be assured of a warm welcome.
We will be doing a daily summary of the major activities and new products, and these will be published on the website, so you will be kept in touch with all that is happening at the show.
Even before we arrived, Pitchcare have been involved in some controversy. It has been insinuated by an industry magazine that Pitchcare is intent on setting up a membership organisation to rival the IOG. This is categorically denied. Pitchcare is a free website magazine for groundsmen and greenkeepers, an information and advice resource for anybody interested in sports turf care - and that is how it will remain.
The same magazine also questioned our membership figures. We have 15,492 as I write. These are all industry related people who have voluntarily provided their details so that they can access the Pitchcare website and receive our monthly newsletters. These figures are accurate and this number is increasing on average by more than 400 per month.
Can I quote Charmian Robinson of ABR Publicity who sponsored the July Newsletter on behalf of one of their clients, Hunter Grinders, "The response was fantastic. Hunter Grinders had twice as many visits to their website in one day than they normally have in a month."
We rest our case!