A day in the life: Alex Lowes

A day in the life: Alex Lowes Updated

🕔10:45, 31.May 2019

Alex is the head greenkeeper at North Manchester Golf Club. The tree-lined parkland course offers spectacular views over Manchester.

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Trevose Golf & Country Club invests in course machinery

Trevose Golf & Country Club invests in course machinery Updated

🕔08:59, 30.May 2019

Trevose Golf & Country Club, situated five miles west of Padstow in Cornwall, is the latest business to appreciate the benefits of owning a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor and attachments.

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Amazing £1.2m investment in Bruntsfield’s course concludes

Amazing £1.2m investment in Bruntsfield’s course concludes Updated

🕔09:49, 29.May 2019

A £1.2m investment in the 18-hole course at one of the world’s oldest golf clubs, Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, has concluded with the arrival of a brand new Toro fleet of machinery to safeguard the investment.

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GreenMech woodchippers deliver versatility and reliability for South Wales Arborists

GreenMech woodchippers deliver versatility and reliability for South Wales Arborists Updated

🕔20:34, 28.May 2019

A fleet of GreenMech woodchippers have been fundamental in the successful delivery of large-scale utility arb contracts for South Wales Arborists (SWA).

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Gleneagles celebrates courses centenary

Gleneagles celebrates courses centenary Updated

🕔09:55, 27.May 2019

Gleneagles in Scotland has celebrated the 100th birthday of its iconic King’s and Queen’s Courses, with a little help from local John Deere dealer Sandy Armit of Double A.

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Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards

Meet the golf course manager: West Hill GC’s Ben Edwards Updated

🕔10:55, 26.May 2019

West Hill is one of the best heathland courses in the world. Ben talks about how the club stores essential irrigation water despite not having a reservoir and the major projects his team have been carrying out.

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How to minimise risks when carrying out renovation to a golf course

How to minimise risks when carrying out renovation to a golf course Updated

🕔11:32, 25.May 2019

Golf course maintenance is essential every year. However, there are risks involved. Here, agronomist Noel Mackenzie details what they are and how they can be minimised.

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Just two SISIS machines carry out the maintenance at Beaumont Park

Just two SISIS machines carry out the maintenance at Beaumont Park Updated

🕔06:10, 24.May 2019

The head groundsman for De Montfort University at Beaumont Park believes that most of his maintenance programme can be achieved by using just two key SISIS machines – the Multitiner and the Quadraplay.

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Lilley Brook GC revels in wildflower colours and diversity

Lilley Brook GC revels in wildflower colours and diversity Updated

🕔06:11, 23.May 2019

Scrub areas at Cheltenham’s Lilley Brook Golf Club have been rejuvenated thanks to wildflower mixtures from DLF Seeds.

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A practical solution to the problem of divots

A practical solution to the problem of divots Updated

🕔07:55, 22.May 2019

The Divot Bag Company celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2018 and continues to work with many of the best known clubs in the UK and supplies to Ireland, Europe and further afield.

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Ipswich Town FC lent Ipswich Golf Club Wiedenmann machine

Ipswich Town FC lent Ipswich Golf Club Wiedenmann machine Updated

🕔18:07, 21.May 2019

Last season, Graham Brumpton, courses manager at Ipswich Golf Club, placed a Wiedenmann Terra Spike GXi8 HD top of his wish list.

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Average US course manager’s salary is £72k

Average US course manager’s salary is £72k Updated

🕔10:23, 20.May 2019

The average annual salary of a US golf course superintendent, equivalent to a golf course manager in the UK, is now more than $93,000 (about £72,000) according to a new survey by the GCSAA.

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A guide to some of the best greens’ and tees’ mowers in 2019

A guide to some of the best greens’ and tees’ mowers in 2019 Updated

🕔14:40, 19.May 2019

There have been a number of innovations in mowing technology recently. We outline some of the most relevant ones to greenkeepers – from the leaders in the field.

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Gambetti to roll out new and improved nozzle controls this year

Gambetti to roll out new and improved nozzle controls this year

🕔15:21, 18.May 2019

Following a significant investment by parent company Cleveland, Gambetti is rolling out a new and efficient GPS-controlled individual nozzle shut off system, when fitted to a new sprayer, for under £6,500.

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Faversham Golf Club upgrades steps around the course

Faversham Golf Club upgrades steps around the course Updated

🕔06:36, 17.May 2019

Faversham Golf Club’s course manager, Paul Smith, found that the steps around the course were looking like they were needing a bit of TLC.

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Dennis PRO 34R delivers at Beaumont

Dennis PRO 34R delivers at Beaumont Updated

🕔06:37, 16.May 2019

Cameron Flitten, head groundsman at De Montfort University in Leicester, says that the new Dennis PRO 34R rotary mower is significantly improving the vast array of pitches at the sports facility.

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DLF Seeds join the Amenity Forum

DLF Seeds join the Amenity Forum Updated

🕔08:11, 15.May 2019

DLF Seeds, the world’s largest producer and distributor of grass seed, has become a member of The Amenity Forum.

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Former La Manga head groundsman joins MTD as sales manager

Former La Manga head groundsman joins MTD as sales manager Updated

🕔19:16, 14.May 2019

To support its continued growth and increase in sales, MTD Specialty Turf Products has announced the appointment of Scott Hawkins.

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Enhancements for Trump Turnberry

Enhancements for Trump Turnberry Updated

🕔10:34, 13.May 2019

Trump Turnberry has unveiled new enhancements to its Ailsa course.

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Germinal adds foliar fertiliser to range of sward conditioners

Germinal adds foliar fertiliser to range of sward conditioners Updated

🕔15:27, 12.May 2019

Germinal has added a high phosphorous foliar fertiliser – which improves plant health and increases disease resistance – to its expanding range of amenity specific fertilisers and sward conditioners.

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Toro reminds greenkeepers to use rotary blades

Toro reminds greenkeepers to use rotary blades Updated

🕔15:20, 11.May 2019

Switch out the old and bring in the new. With grass growth fast and furious make sure you and your machines are ready for high season with Toro’s rotary blades and guarantee a beautiful finish.

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