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The latest mowers and tractors for greenkeepers

The latest mowers and tractors for greenkeepers

The latest mowers and tractors for greenkeepers Updated

🕔10:18, 24.Jun 2018

There are many machines available to greenkeepers to help them with their work, but picking the right one is crucial. Andy Waple explores the differences between some leading brands Recent innovations have been introduced by Jacobsen to aid the work

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Ryder Cup course manager praises Jacobsen machinery

Ryder Cup course manager praises Jacobsen machinery Updated

🕔06:58, 23.Jun 2018

Jacobsen® turf equipment is an official supplier of the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National, and is providing tournament support to the greenkeeping team during the competition as well as the HNA Open de France tournament. Technical staff from

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Lee Schaber becomes Aquatrols’ agronomic services manager

Lee Schaber becomes Aquatrols’ agronomic services manager

🕔07:21, 22.Jun 2018

Aquatrols – the world’s largest manufacturer of cutting-edge soil surfactants and related technologies – has named Lee Schaber as Agronomic Services Manager. The hire reinforces Aquatrols’ continued commitment to pioneering new methods which advance conservation and health for turf, agriculture,

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How to control grass growth on a golf green

How to control grass growth on a golf green Updated

🕔10:13, 21.Jun 2018

Mowing is fundamental in maintaining perfect playing qualities across all natural sports’ surfaces. However, controlling the rate of grass growth and recovery is very much dependent on the surface and sport. Paul Woodham investigates golf greens and how environmental conditions

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Bernhard and Company educating World Cup groundsmen

Bernhard and Company educating World Cup groundsmen Updated

🕔20:06, 19.Jun 2018

On the eve of the FIFA 2018 World Cup, Bernhard and Company was preparing to explain how groundsmen in Russia have been using their sharpening equipment to achieve the best of their machinery. Whilst the eyes of the world were

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‘The majority of our business comes from SALTEX’

‘The majority of our business comes from SALTEX’ Updated

🕔06:17, 18.Jun 2018

Since SALTEX 2017 took place at the NEC, Birmingham in November last year, a number of exhibitors are still generating business as a direct result of the show – re-affirming that the exhibition is the must-attend event for any company

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How Hazlegrove Prep School overcame poor sports surfaces

How Hazlegrove Prep School overcame poor sports surfaces Updated

🕔05:42, 17.Jun 2018

Sport plays an integral part of the school day to pupils at Hazlegrove Preparatory School in Somerset, with the indoor complex and outdoor grounds capable of hosting most sports imaginable. Working with head of grounds Graham Kitley to maintain nearly

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The Petrol Tank Company introduces the Mark4 tank

The Petrol Tank Company introduces the Mark4 tank Updated

🕔20:27, 16.Jun 2018

Introducing the new Mark4 above ground petrol tanks. The Petrol Tank Company went back to the drawing board when designing the new tanks to take every aspect into account. Starting at 1,200 litres, the smallest unit gives  a volume of

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Why Watford were crowned Premier League Grounds Team of the Year 2017/18

Why Watford were crowned Premier League Grounds Team of the Year 2017/18 Updated

🕔05:48, 15.Jun 2018

While mowing appears simple in its application, it can have either positive or negative consequences for plant health depending on mower performance. Attainment of correct cutting performance on sports pitches will include, but isn’t limited to, sharpness of cut; attitude

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Eaton GC’s leaf problem is a thing of the past thanks to a Trilo S3

Eaton GC’s leaf problem is a thing of the past thanks to a Trilo S3 Updated

🕔05:08, 14.Jun 2018

Eaton Golf Club in Norwich describes itself as ‘owned and run by the members, for the members’ – a motto also backed up by course manager Rob Ransome. Although he’s only been there for less than a year, he recognises

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GreenMechs’ new Arb150 petrol model ticks all the boxes for Wiltshire Countryside Services

GreenMechs’ new Arb150 petrol model ticks all the boxes for Wiltshire Countryside Services Updated

🕔05:31, 13.Jun 2018

Wiltshire Countryside Services has become the latest company to purchase an Arb 150p from GreenMech. For owner Adam Lonsdale, his decision was swayed not only by the build quality and back-up service available from GreenMech compared to the alternatives available

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Profile: Castle Stuart’s James Hutchison

Profile: Castle Stuart’s James Hutchison Updated

🕔17:35, 12.Jun 2018

Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, which has already hosted four Scottish Opens despite opening less than a decade ago, is considered one of the best golfing venues to have been built in the last century in the world. Greenkeeping

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Spanish golf course replaces every blade of grass

Spanish golf course replaces every blade of grass Updated

🕔14:41, 11.Jun 2018

Golf Son Muntaner, the flagship course at Arabella Golf Mallorca, has replaced every blade of grass and reopened following an extensive renovation. The ambitious assignment took five months to complete and was carried out so that members and visitors could

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Bath Race Course contractor PVSGM doubles aeration fleet

Bath Race Course contractor PVSGM doubles aeration fleet Updated

🕔06:29, 10.Jun 2018

South Wales contractor Peter Villars Sportsgrounds Maintenance (PVSGM) has doubled its aerator fleet. In January the Cwmbran-based family business added a Wiedenmann Terra Spike XD6 to its existing Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD. Director, Iestyn John, said: “We need to

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A look at the ryegrasses used on the Russian World Cup pitches

A look at the ryegrasses used on the Russian World Cup pitches Updated

🕔05:31, 9.Jun 2018

This summer’s world-class football in Russia draws closer. As expectations of organisers, players and fans worldwide for green and hard-wearing surfaces grow, the groundsmen are really working hard to deliver just that. On their side, once again, is DLF with

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Howley Hall Golf Club purchases two Pro-Flex machines

Howley Hall Golf Club purchases two Pro-Flex machines Updated

🕔05:50, 8.Jun 2018

Howley Hall Golf Club in Leeds is considered one of the finest championship courses in Yorkshire. The finest course deserves only the best quality mowers and it opted for the Progressive Pro-Flex 120 without hesitiatation. Last year it purchased two

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Which topdressers and Verti-Drains are being used in Russia?

Which topdressers and Verti-Drains are being used in Russia? Updated

🕔05:24, 7.Jun 2018

With groundwork well underway for this year’s summer of football in Russia, over 80 pitches (including stadia and training facilities) are in the final stages of preparation. Contrary to previous events, the chief groundsman and sub-contractors at each facility are

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SISIS Flexicomb extends pitch life at the University of Kent

SISIS Flexicomb extends pitch life at the University of Kent Updated

🕔06:34, 6.Jun 2018

Lee Ballard, senior groundsperson at the University of Kent in Canterbury, believes that his new SISIS Flexicomb is the perfect tool to help extend the life of one of the university’s synthetic sports surfaces. Canterbury in Kent may well be

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Birchwood Park begins bunker renovation project

Birchwood Park begins bunker renovation project Updated

🕔10:04, 4.Jun 2018

Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club in Kent has begun a major bunker redevelopment project. Melanie Drake, general manager at Birchwood Park Golf and Country Club, commented: “Birchwood Park has come a long way over the last couple of years

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Nefyn Golf Club opts for Toro’s green machinery fleet

Nefyn Golf Club opts for Toro’s green machinery fleet Updated

🕔05:32, 3.Jun 2018

It’s out with the old and in with the new for Nefyn Golf Club’s Old Loop, New Loop and Front Loop courses. Toro was chosen for its power and green credentials by a course that bases its machinery choices entirely

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Rigby Taylor’s wildflowers bring colour to Berkshire golf course

Rigby Taylor’s wildflowers bring colour to Berkshire golf course Updated

🕔06:14, 2.Jun 2018

As part of course manager Matt Aplin’s strategy to improve the ecological footprint of the Goring and Streatley Golf Club, the “amazingly colourful results” of sowing Euroflor wildflowers “attracted as many complimentary comments about the outstanding display of colour as

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