February 2014 (Page 1)

JamesBraithwaite Construction

Marl and me!

Long Ashton Golf Club has recently undertaken one of the largest projects since the club was built 120 years ago. Under the stewardship of their Course...

in Golf - on 27/2/14


Here come the girls

Our editor spends a day with Telford United’s Head Groundsman, Mick Conway, as he prepares for two matches in the UEFA Women’s U17 Championship

in Football - on 26/2/14

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Loughborough experiment

November was anything but dull for Loughborough University’s Head Cricket Groundsman, Will Relf, as he and his team have helped pioneer natural turf...

in Cricket - on 25/2/14

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Marble Hill Park

We visit Marble Hill Park in West London, where the English Heritage’s Landscape Manager for London and West Midlands, Brian Clarke, is tasked with overseeing...

in Public Places - on 24/2/14

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Once more unto the breach

Golspie Golf Club is situated ten miles north of the world famous Royal Dornoch, and within a short car journey, such as Tain, Carnegie Club and Castle...

in Golf - on 23/2/14


St Paul's School

With a soil profile that is 100% landfill, Head of Grounds and Gardens at St Paul's School, Neil Dixon, has his work cut out to provide the quality playing...

in Schools & Colleges - on 22/2/14

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Maximum carrying capacity

Antony Wainwright believes that greenkeepers can play an important role in preserving the environment, especially given that the total acreage of UK golf...

in Golf - on 21/2/14

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Cometh the man!

Mike Bird visited the Vale of Glamorgan to learn how groundsman, Tim Williams, prepares wickets virtually single-handed for Cowbridge Cricket Club’s...

in Cricket - on 20/2/14

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Flooding advice

Recent weather forecasts seem to be indicating we are perhaps over the worst of the storms, with the chance of better weather expected in the coming weeks...

in Industry News - on 19/2/14

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Industry Links

Throughout their provision, Myerscough College take working with industry partners very seriously as an important aspect of their work in delivering all...

in Training & Education - on 19/2/14

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Ringing the changes

Now under new American ownership, and with a new ‘ish’ Director of Golf at the helm, our editor headed off to the rural east of Birmingham to catch...

in Golf - on 18/2/14

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Fighting a festive friend

Ivy is an attractive plant that can become a menace and cause damage to buildings and monuments, although it does provide cover and food for wildlife,...

in Consultancy - on 14/2/14

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The Ace of Clubs

John Lockyer’s new role as Course and Grounds Manager at the Roehampton Club requires him to ensure that the varied sports surfaces are maintained to...

in Golf - on 12/2/14

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SOM is Good

Soil organic matter has come in for some bad press recently, much of it unjustified, says Symbio’s Martin Ward

in Consultancy - on 10/2/14

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A game to love

Back in July, at the pinnacle of grass court tennis, Britain at last had a Wimbledon Champion again. But how are things at court level at the grass roots...

in Tennis - on 8/2/14


The final piece!

In this article, Billy McMillan reviews the value of a course policy document in the face of modern day golf course management and suggests how we may...

in Golf - on 6/2/14

LincolnFC StaceyWest Cathedral

Impish behaviour

The Lincoln City Head Groundsman's duties include washing the kit, litter picking and cleaning the toilets, all jobs that he is prepared to undertake to...

in Football - on 4/2/14

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Embracing change at Kelso

Winner of the 2013 RCA Racecourse Showcase & Award, Kelso Racecourse has a small, dedicated team that works hard to get the best out of recent developments...

in Equestrian - on 2/2/14