Xpedite solves Downside’s flooding pitch problem

Xpedite solves Downside’s flooding pitch problem Updated

🕔04:49, 29.Sep 2017

Downside School, attached to Downside Abbey in Somerset, has had particular problems with the banks on the site causing issues with drainage on some of the site’s key sports areas. Headland Amenity’s Xpedite has helped Steve Eade, head of grounds

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Manor House Golf Club achieves anti-slip solution

Manor House Golf Club achieves anti-slip solution

🕔15:23, 27.Sep 2017

Opened for play in 1992, The Manor House is a golf course like no other. The mature oak and beech trees that line the magnificent fairways together with the immaculate greens and the River Bybrook meandering through the middle bring

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Letterkenny GC invests in first Wiedenmann Super 500

Letterkenny GC invests in first Wiedenmann Super 500 Updated

🕔05:31, 27.Sep 2017

Head greenkeeper, John Neilly, and his team at Letterkenny GC, are the first recipients of a Wiedenmann Super 500 in Donegal. The hugely versatile 3-1 collector, scarifier and verticutter was an easy choice for those who maintain the testing parkland

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Over 500 golf clubs have now installed non-slip surface

Over 500 golf clubs have now installed non-slip surface Updated

🕔21:31, 26.Sep 2017

What do slip accidents on your course actually cost? Cost to a golfer or staff member: Loss of income Pain from injury Reduced quality of life Worry and stress Cost to your club: Insured costs (injury, ill health, damage) Loss

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Apprentice greenkeepers pass first stage of work

Apprentice greenkeepers pass first stage of work Updated

🕔10:48, 25.Sep 2017

Two teenage employees at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland are not letting the grass grow under their feet after completing the first part of a greenkeeping qualification. Reece Haspell and Kerr Edgar, both 17 and apprentice greenkeepers at the

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Javelin Aer-Aid ‘essential’ for turf management

Javelin Aer-Aid ‘essential’ for turf management Updated

🕔05:29, 23.Sep 2017

Following extensive trials conducted by the STRI, it has been concluded that the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid tractor mounted aerator would be an essential tool within any integrated turf management programme. Over a four month period, extensive STRI trials led by

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Valderrama purchases new type of golf cars

Valderrama purchases new type of golf cars Updated

🕔03:16, 20.Sep 2017

Real Club Valderrama, host of the 1997 Ryder Cup, is the first golf club in Spain, and one of the first in Europe, to purchase a fleet of the recently launched E-Z-GO ELiTE golf cars. Local dealer Greenmowers made the

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Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards

Machin and Roberts win student greenkeeper awards

🕔10:16, 18.Sep 2017

Nick Machin and Angus Roberts have been named as winners of the 2017 Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards. The winner of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2017 is Machin, 31, of Royal Cinque Ports. Nick

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Dutch stadium purchases two Cub Cadet Infinicut mowers

Dutch stadium purchases two Cub Cadet Infinicut mowers Updated

🕔07:30, 16.Sep 2017

Stadion Galgenwaard, home to FC Utrecht in The Netherlands, has recently purchased two unique Cub Cadet Infinicut 34” mowers – unique in that they are the first 34” models to be fitted with the optional Groomer attachment. The club plays

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How Kings Hill Golf Club solved its slippery surfaces problem

How Kings Hill Golf Club solved its slippery surfaces problem Updated

🕔23:27, 14.Sep 2017

Kings Hill Golf Club in Kent had a problem with people slipping on wooden surfaces around the golf course and clubhouse. Old railway sleepers have been used on golf courses from the 1930s and provide an ideal material for many

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SISIS Quadraplay praised by multi-tasking CEO

SISIS Quadraplay praised by multi-tasking CEO Updated

🕔05:18, 13.Sep 2017

Kevin Sturmey – chairman, chief executive AND head groundsman of Taunton Town FC, believes that the multi-functional SISIS Quadraplay single pass maintenance system has been a ‘God-send’ in helping him to maintain the pitch at the Viridor Stadium. As a

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SALTEX 2017 visitor registration is open

SALTEX 2017 visitor registration is open

🕔07:14, 11.Sep 2017

Visitors can now register to attend SALTEX 2017 for free. The show takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, on November 1 and 2, and has so far attracted over 250 exhibitors – a number that’s set to grow further in

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New York Red Bulls: Our Dennis cylinder mower is excellent

New York Red Bulls: Our Dennis cylinder mower is excellent Updated

🕔05:04, 10.Sep 2017

Dan Shemesh, Director of Stadium and Training Grounds for the New York Red Bulls has reported excellent results since purchasing a Dennis G34D cylinder mower. In 2009, after seven years at the Philadelphia Eagles Dan Shemesh landed the role of

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The greenkeeper who founded Working Turf

The greenkeeper who founded Working Turf Updated

🕔08:50, 9.Sep 2017

Peterborough based contractor Working Turf undertakes small scale groundcare projects in and around the Cambridgeshire area. Owner, Mark Silk, requires a vast array of equipment to ensure he can deal with the tasks at hand – and can’t own all

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Ransomes Jacobsen wins RoSPA Gold Medal award

Ransomes Jacobsen wins RoSPA Gold Medal award Updated

🕔07:59, 7.Sep 2017

Ransomes Jacobsen is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. The company, based in Ipswich, achieved the Gold Medal award (five consecutive golds) in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of

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Alternative to diesel powered chippers launched

Alternative to diesel powered chippers launched

🕔09:40, 6.Sep 2017

In response to impending changes to emissions legislation, GreenMech has launched the Arborist 150p, a new addition to the popular Arborist range of woodchippers. Shown for the first time at the Arb Show in May, the Arborist 150p offers a

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Finalists revealed for Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards

Finalists revealed for Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards

🕔08:59, 4.Sep 2017

The following 12 student greenkeepers will contest the 29th Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year and second Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards. The awards enable BIGGA, turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Toro and distributor Reesink Turfcare to celebrate

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‘Twin’ fertilisers deliver consistent n for up to 16 weeks

‘Twin’ fertilisers deliver consistent n for up to 16 weeks Updated

🕔08:36, 3.Sep 2017

An all-new range of advanced granular fertilisers, which use two sources of slow release nitrogen to provide a phased release over a 16-week period from one application, has been launched by COMPO EXPERT. The new Floranid®Twin range has been specifically

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Ecosol Turfcare’s autumn ‘Drill n’ Fill’ schedule begins

Ecosol Turfcare’s autumn ‘Drill n’ Fill’ schedule begins Updated

🕔20:19, 2.Sep 2017

Ecosol Turfcare’s busy autumn ‘Drill n’ Fill’ schedule has begun with bookings from golf clubs all around the country. The legendary aerator is perfect for poorly draining greens which suffer with puddling, compaction, thatch, black layer and poor grass growth.

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10% off Toro cylinders this month

10% off Toro cylinders this month Updated

🕔07:38, 1.Sep 2017

Reesink Turfcare has announced it is offering ten per cent off all genuine Toro cylinders bought this September. “Now’s the time to stock up and ensure a good supply and the best possible cylinder cut at the best possible price,”

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