How this bowls club aerates and verti-cuts the green

How this bowls club aerates and verti-cuts the green

🕔06:38, 27.May 2020

Having played the sport from the age of 10, in 2012 Dean Gibbons combined his passion for bowls with his interest in turf maintenance, becoming greenkeeper at Wantage Bowling Club.

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Optimising plant health at Dauntsey’s School

Optimising plant health at Dauntsey’s School Updated

🕔06:35, 26.May 2020

The 14 hectares of natural sports surfaces at Dauntsey’s School in Devizes are a tale of two halves. The main playing fields are located on a natural greensand belt, creating an acidic soil profile with a pH level below six.

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How Ffos Las Racecourse’s track is kept fit for the year

How Ffos Las Racecourse’s track is kept fit for the year

🕔11:19, 25.May 2020

The dual-purpose track at Ffos Las Racecourse in Carmarthenshire stages flat meetings throughout the summer months and national hunt meetings for the rest of the year. The challenge of keeping the track fit falls to clerk of the course, Dai Jones.

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SALTEX moved from this autumn to March 2021

SALTEX moved from this autumn to March 2021

🕔17:07, 24.May 2020

SALTEX is now scheduled to take place in March 2021, and not this autumn, as was originally planned, due to Covid-19.

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What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

🕔07:11, 24.May 2020

After two months of lockdown, most greenkeepers are back maintaining golf courses. But what safety procedures should they now follow, and what damage has been made to the course with limited maintenance work done to it in April and May? Noel MacKenzie reports.

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Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

🕔21:20, 23.May 2020

The membership ‘surge’ since the reopening of golf courses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland appears to have gotten even stronger in the last few days – and many of the new members are aged 30 to 50.

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Golf clubs ‘delighted’ that the pace of play has been so quick

Golf clubs ‘delighted’ that the pace of play has been so quick

🕔17:22, 23.May 2020

Several golf clubs in England have reported that the length of time it’s taken for post-lockdown rounds to be completed has been so fast that they are considering making permanent changes based on the last week of golf activity.

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‘The versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace’

‘The versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace’

🕔06:30, 23.May 2020

Matthew Hallam, head groundsman at Notts County FC, claims that the versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace after they were unable to carry out end of season renovations.

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A day in the life: Darren Moxham

A day in the life: Darren Moxham Updated

🕔07:30, 22.May 2020

The course manager at Saltford Golf Club, a 116-year-old venue located between Bristol and Bath, takes us through what his average day was like during the lockdown.

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GKB Machines launches the GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA)

GKB Machines launches the GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA) Updated

🕔08:00, 21.May 2020

GKB Machines, the company behind sustainable, reliable and robust maintenance machinery for natural, synthetic and hybrid turf are providing the solution to ground compaction with the launch of the revolutionary GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA).

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The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs

The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs

🕔16:14, 20.May 2020

The R&A has launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help national golf associations in the UK and Ireland deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers

A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers Updated

🕔07:10, 20.May 2020

Three of the industry’s main suppliers of course machinery to golf clubs have been adapting their products so they are more efficient for greenkeepers.

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A day in the life: John Cunningham

A day in the life: John Cunningham Updated

🕔08:31, 19.May 2020

The head greenkeeper at Isle of Skye Golf Club, the seaside nine-hole venue that is the only one in the world to have its holes named in Gaelic, takes us through his average day. 

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Company profile: TYM Tractors

Company profile: TYM Tractors Updated

🕔14:45, 18.May 2020

With TYM’s subcompact T194 and TS25 customers can expand their tractors’ to-do list to include mowing.

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‘It’s very frustrating’. Many Scottish golf courses want to reopen now

‘It’s very frustrating’. Many Scottish golf courses want to reopen now

🕔16:28, 17.May 2020

Scottish golf club employees from greenkeepers to PGA professionals, as well as golfers, are becoming increasingly frustrated that they cannot reopen while almost all other golf venues in the UK now have golf being played on them.

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Golf club hit by vandals just before it reopened

Golf club hit by vandals just before it reopened

🕔12:51, 17.May 2020

A Bournemouth golf club was attacked by vandals and arsonists, causing widespread damage, just days before it reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Several golf courses in Wales have already reopened

Several golf courses in Wales have already reopened

🕔22:55, 16.May 2020

Some golf clubs in Wales have already reopened and allowed golf to be played on them provided it is with only a maximum of one other golfer who they live with, according to reports.

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Six Scottish golf clubs could close ‘in the next two weeks’

Six Scottish golf clubs could close ‘in the next two weeks’

🕔17:59, 16.May 2020

Six golf clubs in South Lanarkshire are in danger of not reopening when golf in Scotland resumes as it is claimed that no greenkeepers have been working on them during the lockdown.

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Sustainability award for bunker-free golf club

Sustainability award for bunker-free golf club Updated

🕔08:02, 16.May 2020

Berkhamsted Golf Club has been recognised as one of the UK’s most sustainable and environmentally-responsible golf clubs by achieving GEO Certified® status.

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Product profile: The EVO 165D from GreenMech

Product profile: The EVO 165D from GreenMech Updated

🕔09:22, 15.May 2020

An EVO 165D from GreenMech has become the dominant machine on the arb fleet of Swansea-based Rooted Tree & Landscapes.

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‘The Notts County pitch has never been so clean’

‘The Notts County pitch has never been so clean’ Updated

🕔09:12, 14.May 2020

Since using the Dennis PRO 34R rotary mower, the pitch at Notts County FC’s Meadow Lane has never been so clean according to head groundsman Matthew Hallam.

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