A day in the life: Geoff Smith

A day in the life: Geoff Smith Updated

🕔06:22, 30.Nov 2018

Geoff is the course manager at Abridge Golf Club. The venue is set in 160 acres of parkland and offers breathtaking views of the Essex countryside.

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The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club’s golf course

The major upgrade to Stoke Park Country Club’s golf course Updated

🕔06:12, 29.Nov 2018

The Buckinghamshire venue has created uniformity on a 27-hole layout that had experienced 100 years of tinkering, plus it has dealt with stone contamination in the bunkers.

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How Carnoustie prepared for this year’s Open

How Carnoustie prepared for this year’s Open

🕔08:01, 28.Nov 2018

Carnoustie hosted this year’s Open Championship amid sweltering conditions. GreenKeeping speaks to its links superintendent, Sandy Reid, to find out what they did.

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New product review: the lighting rig

New product review: the lighting rig Updated

🕔19:56, 27.Nov 2018

If shade is causing problems for your turf, there is now a solution, writes Renata Mundim.

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Student greenkeepers claim Toro awards

Student greenkeepers claim Toro awards Updated

🕔08:22, 26.Nov 2018

Daniel Ashelby of Wilmslow Golf Club has been proclaimed the 30th winner of the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award. Danny Patten of Lee Park Golf Club is the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year.

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Children taught about turf management

Children taught about turf management Updated

🕔11:38, 25.Nov 2018

One of the biggest suppliers to the greenkeeping trade, Bayer, has been teaching pupils about some of the basic scientific principles that underpin many turf management practices.

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Preparing your golf course for winter

Preparing your golf course for winter Updated

🕔08:35, 24.Nov 2018

Autumn brings with it plenty of changes for greenkeepers. With fewer rounds and more favourable growing conditions, the focus shifts towards winter preparation…

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How greenkeepers can improve their carbon footprint

How greenkeepers can improve their carbon footprint Updated

🕔07:28, 23.Nov 2018

Greenkeepers can use grass seed mixtures that offer improved disease, drought and cold tolerance – and offset their carbon footprint. Jayne Leyland explains how.

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Why golf clubs are investing in their courses in 2018

Why golf clubs are investing in their courses in 2018 Updated

🕔07:22, 22.Nov 2018

A number of golf contractors are reporting that golf clubs have increased investments in their courses in 2018. Richard Allen welcomes this news – and analyses the causes why.

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What’s beneath our feet?

What’s beneath our feet? Updated

🕔07:12, 21.Nov 2018

What happens when you can see that there are problems with your turf but there are no obvious causes? Dr Christian Spring encourages greenkeepers to hunt for clues below their feet.

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Why Long Ashton’s bunkers don’t suffer contamination through winter

Why Long Ashton’s bunkers don’t suffer contamination through winter Updated

🕔19:43, 20.Nov 2018

In the winter of 2015 Durabunker began working with Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol to address its bunker issues. Three years on, James Braithwaite, course manager, reflects on the benefits it’s brought to the course.

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Ryder Cup experience was ‘fantastic’

Ryder Cup experience was ‘fantastic’ Updated

🕔12:29, 19.Nov 2018

The manager of a Surrey golf club that sent a greenkeeper to help with the preparations of this year’s Ryder Cup has said the experience has been ‘fantastic’.

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ICL scholars revealed for Continue to Learn at BTME 2019

ICL scholars revealed for Continue to Learn at BTME 2019 Updated

🕔15:37, 18.Nov 2018

BIGGA and ICL have revealed the five successful recipients of the third ICL Continue to Learn scholarship.

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One award presented, and one received, for Cub Cadet

One award presented, and one received, for Cub Cadet Updated

🕔16:22, 17.Nov 2018

A duo of awards topped off a fantastic week for the Cub Cadet team at IOG SALTEX 2018, one given and one received.

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Q&A with Craig Boath

Q&A with Craig Boath Updated

🕔08:14, 16.Nov 2018

Craig Boath is the head greenkeeper at Carnoustie Golf Links.

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Lakeside Grounds Maintenance invests in Verti-Drain 7526

Lakeside Grounds Maintenance invests in Verti-Drain 7526

🕔05:43, 15.Nov 2018

With customers ranging from Birmingham City FC, Wasps Rugby and Warwick School, Lakeside Grounds Maintenance has invested in a Verti-Drain 7526 from Charterhouse Turf Machinery, taking its total fleet to four.

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How much petrol can a golf club carry?

How much petrol can a golf club carry?

🕔07:03, 14.Nov 2018

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the amount of petrol that can be collected from a garage and carried to a working site.

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SISIS offers three slitters to help with aeration

SISIS offers three slitters to help with aeration Updated

🕔20:45, 13.Nov 2018

The Multislit, Maxislit and Megaslit are tractor mounted deep slitters which offer deep, clean penetration with minimal surface disturbance.

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Greenkeeping apprentice achieves top grade

Greenkeeping apprentice achieves top grade Updated

🕔11:55, 12.Nov 2018

Thomas Sherreard from London GC and Hadlow College has become the first greenkeeping apprentice to achieve the new City & Guilds ‘Level 2 Certificate’ in golf greenkeeping associated with the new apprenticeship standard.

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Record attendance for Amenity Forum conference

Record attendance for Amenity Forum conference Updated

🕔12:21, 11.Nov 2018

A record number of people representing all areas of the amenity sector attended the Amenity Forum conference at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton on Trent last month.

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Coxmoor Golf Club uses the ‘Whisper Twister’ to remove leaf debris

Coxmoor Golf Club uses the ‘Whisper Twister’ to remove leaf debris Updated

🕔05:52, 10.Nov 2018

Coxmoor’s previously under-used John Deere 3730 tractor now supports a Wiedenmann Whisper Twister blower on the front and a variety of equipment on the back.

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