Greenkeeper Bill Mitchell retires – after 58 years at the same golf club

Greenkeeper Bill Mitchell retires – after 58 years at the same golf club

🕔10:00, 30.Apr 2018

A 58-year career is not in itself remarkable, what is remarkable, as in the case of Bill Mitchell, is a 58-year career at the same club. Not to mention the 25-year relationship with Toro and Reesink Turfcare. After almost 60

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EcoBunker moves into Mexico at Rancho San Lucas

EcoBunker moves into Mexico at Rancho San Lucas Updated

🕔05:46, 29.Apr 2018

The new Greg Norman-designed Rancho San Lucas course in Los Cabos, Mexico, centrepiece of an 834 acre masterplanned development, is the venue for synthetic bunker face specialist EcoBunker’s debut in the country. EcoBunker CEO Richard Allen, who recently travelled to

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Bayer launches new total herbicide in Ireland

Bayer launches new total herbicide in Ireland Updated

🕔06:52, 28.Apr 2018

A new pre and early post-emergence total herbicide, for the control of annual and perennial weeds, has been launched into the Irish market by Bayer, and is now available to purchase. Pistol® Flex brings a new active ingredient, to the

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Germinal launches new wildflower mixture

Germinal launches new wildflower mixture Updated

🕔06:30, 27.Apr 2018

A new wildflower mixture produces fast-to-establish, reliable and attractive meadow habitat. The mixture, specifically designed to produce a fast-establishing sward of UK-native wildflowers and meadow grasses, has been launched by Germinal Amenity. Formulated to produce the kind of quick and

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Mower profile: The Dennis Razor Ultra 560

Mower profile: The Dennis Razor Ultra 560 Updated

🕔06:15, 26.Apr 2018

The Dennis Razor Ultra 560’s development was fine-tuned using feedback from greenkeepers following ‘out in the field tests’ and was the first product which utilised the company’s CAD system back in 2009. The mower has been designed for a high

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What are the benefits of fairway irrigation and how do you avoid the pitfalls?

What are the benefits of fairway irrigation and how do you avoid the pitfalls? Updated

🕔07:48, 25.Apr 2018

Agronomist Stella Rixon looks at both issues here Given the challenging dry spring and early summer weather in the south-east last year, many course fairways showed drought stress early. This always instigates conversations regarding installation of irrigation. However, there are

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Pioneering saltmarsh project for Royal Dornoch GC’s battle against coastal erosion

Pioneering saltmarsh project for Royal Dornoch GC’s battle against coastal erosion Updated

🕔12:35, 23.Apr 2018

The world-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club in Scotland is supporting a pioneering project that should help prevent part of its course succumbing to coastal erosion. A number of gaps in the saltmarsh habitat in the Dornoch Firth means part of

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GreenKeeping launches major recruitment site

GreenKeeping launches major recruitment site Updated

🕔08:13, 23.Apr 2018

GreenKeeping has launched what is set to be the biggest recruitment portal in the golf industry, featuring hundreds of jobs such as club managers and secretaries, PGA professionals, food and beverage managers and greenkeepers. Partnering with the country’s leading golf management magazine,

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Liberty Stadium Swansea happy with Johnsons Sports Seed

Liberty Stadium Swansea happy with Johnsons Sports Seed Updated

🕔05:09, 21.Apr 2018

Liberty Stadium Swansea, the premier sports venue in south west Wales, is home to Swansea City Football Club and the Ospreys regional rugby team. Although being sceptical, head groundsman Dan Kirton, made the switch to Johnsons Sports Seed in 2015

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The latest golf course machinery

The latest golf course machinery Updated

🕔06:54, 20.Apr 2018

New or improved products are set to attract much interest from the nation’s greenkeepers as the new golf season gets underway, writes Andy Waple The RG3 from Cub Cadet, the well-known MTD subsidiary, is the only autonomous greens’ mower in

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Toro now on the roll call at St Enodoc

Toro now on the roll call at St Enodoc Updated

🕔06:42, 18.Apr 2018

St Enodoc Golf Club has an impressive roll call. It is the number one golf club in Cornwall, sixth in the country according to Golf World, and rated 99th in the world by Golf Digest. Adding to that, is the

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Dennis and SISIS: Key turf management seminar dates

Dennis and SISIS: Key turf management seminar dates Updated

🕔14:04, 17.Apr 2018

Dennis and SISIS have announced key dates and locations for their 2018 bowling green maintenance seminars. Committed to educating greenkeepers and raising the standards of bowling greens, Dennis and SISIS have long supported the sport of bowls. Their bowling green

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Sandy Lodge GC builds new chipping green

Sandy Lodge GC builds new chipping green Updated

🕔07:07, 16.Apr 2018

A new chipping green at Sandy Lodge Golf Club in Northwood is the latest attraction for north west London’s golfers, drawing visitors from across the area. Featuring a classic links-style revetted bunker and an additional sleeper-style bunker which echoes the

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Charles Darwin’s school uses the Javelin Aer-Aid

Charles Darwin’s school uses the Javelin Aer-Aid Updated

🕔06:35, 15.Apr 2018

Andy Richards, grounds manager at Shrewsbury School, is a firm believer that aeration is one of the most important practices carried out by groundsmen, and this is exactly why he has recently purchased a new SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid. Shrewsbury School

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Which fertilisers should I use on my golf course?

Which fertilisers should I use on my golf course? Updated

🕔06:02, 14.Apr 2018

As we come out of what seems to be the longest winter in years, top fertiliser producers offer all-round advice to greenkeepers to help them battle the effects of adverse conditions and get courses back to tip-top shape, reports Andy

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Should I have lithium-ion or lead acid for my golf car battery?

Should I have lithium-ion or lead acid for my golf car battery? Updated

🕔06:13, 13.Apr 2018

The discussion about golf car batteries and the benefits of the various types has been ongoing for some time now. E-Z-GO is the first major golf car manufacturer to introduce a lithium-ion (li-ion) golf car and experts in the field

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Fleetwood Golf Club purchases new Acumen ClearWater washpad

Fleetwood Golf Club purchases new Acumen ClearWater washpad

🕔06:55, 12.Apr 2018

Fleetwood Golf Club’s head greenkeeper Terry Booth was delighted to be given the ‘go ahead’ to order a ClearWater system recently. The club, aware of current legislation concerning washpads and pollution prevention, wished to upgrade its facilities and believed, having

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Company profile: Double A

Company profile: Double A Updated

🕔05:57, 12.Apr 2018

Double A, which distributes golf course machinery throughout Scotland for the likes of John Deere, Lastec, Tru-Turf and Campey Turf Care, is one of the largest turf dealerships in the UK. Tania Longmire finds out more about this Fife-based company

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Ipswich Town FC protect their investment in a new synthetic carpet with new Redexim kit

Ipswich Town FC protect their investment in a new synthetic carpet with new Redexim kit Updated

🕔06:02, 11.Apr 2018

Following a £700,000 investment in brand new synthetic pitch facilities for their training ground Ben Connell, grounds manager at Ipswich Town Football Club, is determined to maximise its working lifespan. Within the spend was an amount to cover synthetic maintenance

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Minchinhampton Golf Club gains GEO certification

Minchinhampton Golf Club gains GEO certification Updated

🕔10:24, 9.Apr 2018

Minchinhampton Golf Club in Gloucestershire has been GEO Certified® following an independent verification. The 54-hole facility demonstrated high performance across the sustainability spectrum of nature, resources and community. Paul Worster, course manager, said: “Joining the GEO family has been an

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New features for the Pro-Flex 120 for 2018

New features for the Pro-Flex 120 for 2018

🕔05:56, 8.Apr 2018

Developed and tested over several years, the new maintenance free blade spindle for the Pro-Flex 120 is completely interchangeable with a greased spindle that is found on earlier models, the same spindle housing is used providing wide spacing between the

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