In their own words: Jonathan Smith

In their own words: Jonathan Smith

🕔09:37, 31.Jan 2020

The founder and executive director of GEO Foundation explains the benefits to a golf club from going green.

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How to choose your fertiliser

How to choose your fertiliser Updated

🕔08:24, 30.Jan 2020

There is a vast choice of fertilisers available to greenkeepers but, by looking into their raw materials, it is possible to ensure optimum performance.

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The Drift embarks on £1m improvement project

The Drift embarks on £1m improvement project Updated

🕔09:38, 29.Jan 2020

The Drift Golf Club in Surrey has continued its investment in Toro as it embarks on a £1 million project to bring in new facilities and continue the improvement in the course seen over recent years.

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Profile: Selvatici Amenity Machinery, including the Aeroking Vertical Drainage Aerators and the Sandqueen Sand Dispensers

Profile: Selvatici Amenity Machinery, including the Aeroking Vertical Drainage Aerators and the Sandqueen Sand Dispensers Updated

🕔19:32, 28.Jan 2020

Having just sold a 300.50 1.65m model to Minehead Barbarian RFC, the Selvatici Aeroking has been proven to be popular with sports clubs with various different budgets due to the machines starting at just £9,950 plus VAT.

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John Deere dealer acquires Greenlay

John Deere dealer acquires Greenlay Updated

🕔11:21, 27.Jan 2020

John Deere agricultural and turf dealer Thomas Sherriff & Co, based at Haddington in East Lothian, has bought the professional turf business of Greenlay in Cramlington, south Northumberland.

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Dennis PRO 34R exceeds standard for rotary mowers

Dennis PRO 34R exceeds standard for rotary mowers Updated

🕔12:33, 26.Jan 2020

Dylan Thompson, grounds maintenance manager at Colliers Park, believes that the Dennis PRO 34R far exceeds every other rotary mower he has used in the past.

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SISIS Osca justifies pitch investment

SISIS Osca justifies pitch investment Updated

🕔17:17, 25.Jan 2020

Once Warwick School had decided to invest in a new synthetic pitch, grounds manager Duncan Toon felt that the SISIS Osca 3 tractor-mounted oscillating brush was the only machine to justify the major investment decision.   

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GreenMech EVO 165 becomes the ‘pride of the fleet’ for Chipper Hire South West

GreenMech EVO 165 becomes the ‘pride of the fleet’ for Chipper Hire South West

🕔07:44, 24.Jan 2020

Taking delivery in June last year, Chipper Hire South West became the very first UK rental company to add a GreenMech EVO 165D woodchipper to their ever-expanding fleet.

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Product profile: The Handler

Product profile: The Handler Updated

🕔08:20, 23.Jan 2020

‘One of the most time consuming parts of spraying for most golf courses is filling the sprayer. The Handler changes this’.

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Company profile: Htn Contracting

Company profile: Htn Contracting Updated

🕔09:15, 22.Jan 2020

Formed in 2015, Htn Contracting is making golf courses more attractive – and safer.

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Profile: The Waste2Water Recycling Wash System

Profile: The Waste2Water Recycling Wash System Updated

🕔14:09, 21.Jan 2020

The Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme for water saving systems ends in April 2020 – but don’t panic, assistance is to hand! 

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John Deere training sets new record

John Deere training sets new record Updated

🕔10:05, 20.Jan 2020

A record-breaking total of 66 young parts and service technicians are being trained in John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, the highest total intake since the first Ag Tech induction in 1992.

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Major greens renovation project completed

Major greens renovation project completed Updated

🕔13:15, 19.Jan 2020

Arabian Ranches Golf Club in the UAE has completed a major renovation of its Ian Baker Finch-designed greens.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson

Meet the head greenkeeper: Cathcart Castle’s Scott Davidson Updated

🕔16:32, 18.Jan 2020

Scott talks about improving the course’s drainage and therefore the greens, renovating the bunkers and trialling new grasses on a redundant green.

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BTME Preview: Border Sports Services

BTME Preview: Border Sports Services Updated

🕔08:21, 17.Jan 2020

Has last season highlighted problems with your bunkers? Are you looking to renovate and need a long term solution to bunker drainage issues and sand contamination?

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BTME Preview: EcoBunker

BTME Preview: EcoBunker Updated

🕔08:14, 16.Jan 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 started very wet, but this didn’t put a dampener on the progress made by EcoBunker, the company that is the home of the inventor of recycled synthetic bunker edging.

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BTME Preview: The Grass Group

BTME Preview: The Grass Group

🕔08:46, 15.Jan 2020

The Grass Group will be at BTME 2020 with the 2020 Pro-Flex 120B. When you have large areas of land with slopes and undulations, you need a mower that is going to handle the contours and ensure top quality results at the same time.

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BTME Preview: INFINICUT

BTME Preview: INFINICUT Updated

🕔19:58, 14.Jan 2020

With changes in pesticide legislation having an ever-deepening effect on sports turf quality, turf managers are having to carefully consider the role of mechanical maintenance in delivering a proactive plant health strategy.

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Escaped horses cause huge damage to golf course

Escaped horses cause huge damage to golf course Updated

🕔11:36, 13.Jan 2020

Up to 50 horses have run across Market Harborough Golf Club in Leicestershire’s course, causing damage running into thousands of pounds.

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BTME Preview: Headland Amenity

BTME Preview: Headland Amenity Updated

🕔10:48, 12.Jan 2020

Headland Amenity will be launching an updated and improved formulation of its popular Turfite product at BTME 2020.

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BTME Preview: Johnsons Sports Seed / DLF

BTME Preview: Johnsons Sports Seed / DLF Updated

🕔08:38, 11.Jan 2020

BTME in Harrogate signals the start of a year of celebrations for the Johnsons Sports Seed team, as 2020 marks the company’s 200th anniversary in the seed industry.

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