Vandals tore up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened

Vandals tore up greens at Scottish golf club just before it reopened

🕔18:17, 31.May 2020

Yobs tore up several greens at a Scottish golf course just before it reopened after more than two months of lockdown, and an English venue says it is offering a reward as its course has also been vandalised.

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‘Thank you to the greenkeepers for their work during the lockdown’

‘Thank you to the greenkeepers for their work during the lockdown’

🕔18:15, 31.May 2020

A Durham golf club has said it is considering permanently keeping the two-ball format as the pace of play is so fast, as it has also showcased the gratitude of a young girl to the greenkeepers for their work during the lockdown.

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‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’

‘We are in a better place than we were before the lockdown’

🕔11:11, 31.May 2020

The captain of a Lincolnshire golf club has said his venue is set to be financially healthier than it was before the two month lockdown started.

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‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’

‘Golf courses are so busy they might have to close for maintenance’

🕔09:07, 31.May 2020

The owner of a London golf club has detected a consequence of the resumption of golf in the UK: some golf venues might have to close for several days for maintenance because they are so busy.

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Q&A with Stewart Duff, courses manager at Gullane Golf Club

Q&A with Stewart Duff, courses manager at Gullane Golf Club Updated

🕔07:31, 31.May 2020

The course manager at Gullane since 2006 details how he improves the smoothness of the ball roll across the green and increases the greens speed without damaging the grass.

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England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions

England Golf to use Tacit Lifter and Covid-19 Clip for elite competitions Updated

🕔07:57, 30.May 2020

England Golf will be using the Tacit Lifter with the Covid-19 Clip on its flags for elite competitions and championships later this year, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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How to increase the speed of aeration

How to increase the speed of aeration Updated

🕔07:33, 29.May 2020

Compaction related problems are common place on golf courses. Dry patch, black layer and excessive thatch all lead to an inconsistent course surface.

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Which woodchipper should I invest in?

Which woodchipper should I invest in? Updated

🕔06:41, 28.May 2020

After making the switch from graphic design to tree surgery in his mid-twenties, Tim Hill then went on to found Twentyeight Trees… when he turned 28!

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How this bowls club aerates and verti-cuts the green

How this bowls club aerates and verti-cuts the green

🕔06:38, 27.May 2020

Having played the sport from the age of 10, in 2012 Dean Gibbons combined his passion for bowls with his interest in turf maintenance, becoming greenkeeper at Wantage Bowling Club.

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Optimising plant health at Dauntsey’s School

Optimising plant health at Dauntsey’s School Updated

🕔06:35, 26.May 2020

The 14 hectares of natural sports surfaces at Dauntsey’s School in Devizes are a tale of two halves. The main playing fields are located on a natural greensand belt, creating an acidic soil profile with a pH level below six.

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How Ffos Las Racecourse’s track is kept fit for the year

How Ffos Las Racecourse’s track is kept fit for the year

🕔11:19, 25.May 2020

The dual-purpose track at Ffos Las Racecourse in Carmarthenshire stages flat meetings throughout the summer months and national hunt meetings for the rest of the year. The challenge of keeping the track fit falls to clerk of the course, Dai Jones.

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SALTEX moved from this autumn to March 2021

SALTEX moved from this autumn to March 2021

🕔17:07, 24.May 2020

SALTEX is now scheduled to take place in March 2021, and not this autumn, as was originally planned, due to Covid-19.

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What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

🕔07:11, 24.May 2020

After two months of lockdown, most greenkeepers are back maintaining golf courses. But what safety procedures should they now follow, and what damage has been made to the course with limited maintenance work done to it in April and May? Noel MacKenzie reports.

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Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

Golf clubs have seen 100+ membership applications in the last week

🕔21:20, 23.May 2020

The membership ‘surge’ since the reopening of golf courses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland appears to have gotten even stronger in the last few days – and many of the new members are aged 30 to 50.

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Golf clubs ‘delighted’ that the pace of play has been so quick

Golf clubs ‘delighted’ that the pace of play has been so quick

🕔17:22, 23.May 2020

Several golf clubs in England have reported that the length of time it’s taken for post-lockdown rounds to be completed has been so fast that they are considering making permanent changes based on the last week of golf activity.

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‘The versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace’

‘The versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace’

🕔06:30, 23.May 2020

Matthew Hallam, head groundsman at Notts County FC, claims that the versatile Dennis G860 cylinder mower has been a saving grace after they were unable to carry out end of season renovations.

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A day in the life: Darren Moxham

A day in the life: Darren Moxham Updated

🕔07:30, 22.May 2020

The course manager at Saltford Golf Club, a 116-year-old venue located between Bristol and Bath, takes us through what his average day was like during the lockdown.

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GKB Machines launches the GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA)

GKB Machines launches the GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA) Updated

🕔08:00, 21.May 2020

GKB Machines, the company behind sustainable, reliable and robust maintenance machinery for natural, synthetic and hybrid turf are providing the solution to ground compaction with the launch of the revolutionary GKB Deep Tine Aerator (DTA).

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The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs

The R&A launches £7 million funding package for UK golf clubs

🕔16:14, 20.May 2020

The R&A has launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help national golf associations in the UK and Ireland deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers

A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers Updated

🕔07:10, 20.May 2020

Three of the industry’s main suppliers of course machinery to golf clubs have been adapting their products so they are more efficient for greenkeepers.

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A day in the life: John Cunningham

A day in the life: John Cunningham Updated

🕔08:31, 19.May 2020

The head greenkeeper at Isle of Skye Golf Club, the seaside nine-hole venue that is the only one in the world to have its holes named in Gaelic, takes us through his average day. 

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