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Major course changes for Moray Golf Club’s course

Major course changes for Moray Golf Club’s course Updated

🕔03:04, 1.Jul 2015

Moray Golf Club in Scotland has released details of a series of course improvements. They include the redevelopment of 24 bunkers, the introduction of three new bunkers and removing four, which were devised to enhance the much-loved routing of the

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Pete Newton becomes the 66th ‘Master Greenkeeper’

Pete Newton becomes the 66th ‘Master Greenkeeper’

🕔03:02, 23.Jun 2015

Pete Newton, course manager at one of Europe’s longest golf courses, is celebrating after he became the 66th BIGGA member to achieve Master Greenkeeper status. Pete supervised the construction and grow-in of the course at Rockliffe Hall in County Durham

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British Skin Foundation issues cancer warning to greenkeepers

British Skin Foundation issues cancer warning to greenkeepers Updated

🕔02:09, 11.Jun 2015

The British Skin Foundation is urging golfers and greenkeepers to stay safe in the sun this summer. A spokesman said: “It’s important to remember these top tips. Protect your skin with clothing – don’t forget to wear a hat that

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These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees

These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees

🕔06:13, 8.May 2015

Four bee friendly golf clubs have been named by the STRI. Bees and pollinating insects have been in decline throughout large parts of the world for a number of years, and the ramifications for life on earth is said to

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Golf Environment Awards are now open to enter

Golf Environment Awards are now open to enter Updated

🕔22:58, 25.Apr 2015

The sports turf consultancy STRI has announced that the 2016 STRI Golf Environment Awards (GEA) are now open for entry.   The prestigious awards have been running for 18 years and attract entrants from golf clubs across the whole of

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Winners of golf’s environment awards announced

Winners of golf’s environment awards announced

🕔17:09, 28.Jan 2015

The winners of the STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) 2015 Golf Environment Awards have been revealed and they are Royal St David’s Golf Club in Wales, Hockley Golf Club in Hampshire and John Kelly, greenkeeper at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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Golf Environment Awards finalists revealed

Golf Environment Awards finalists revealed

🕔16:58, 25.Nov 2014

STRI, the specialist consultancy for golf course design, development and ecology, has announced the 12 finalists of the 2015 Golf Environment Awards, which are sponsored by Greenkeeping magazine. The STRI Golf Environment Awards highlight effective and sustainable projects being managed

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Vince Cable ‘wrong to say golf courses should be built on’

Vince Cable ‘wrong to say golf courses should be built on’ Updated

🕔14:20, 2.Nov 2014

The business secretary, Vince Cable, has been criticised by the chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Sandy Jones, for saying that a solution to Britain’s housing crisis would be to build on its golf courses, as this underestimates

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Kevin O’Neill is student greenkeeper of the year

Kevin O’Neill is student greenkeeper of the year Updated

🕔11:18, 18.Oct 2014

Kevin O’Neill has been named Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2014. Proud Kevin, deputy head greenkeeper at Muswell Hill Golf Club in North London, pipped runners-up Tom Freeman from Kingsdown Golf Club and Wesley Lenihan from Ealing Golf Club.

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Highspeed Group introduces new offer for its ClearWater product

Highspeed Group introduces new offer for its ClearWater product

🕔14:02, 12.Oct 2014

ClearWater is already established as the most competitively priced washpad water recycling system in the UK and now, to help those wishing to invest in a system to beat the ever closer deadline for the EU Water Framework Directive, Highspeed

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New course manager for Sunningdale Golf Club

New course manager for Sunningdale Golf Club Updated

🕔11:16, 11.Oct 2014

Sunningdale Golf Club has appointed Jamie Wilson, 44, as courses and estates manager, following an extensive recruitment programme. Following graduation from Myerscough College in Preston with an HND in turfgrass science, Jamie continued his studies at Ohio State University. His

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Ipswich GC to embark on major refurb

Ipswich GC to embark on major refurb Updated

🕔11:13, 5.Oct 2014

Ipswich Golf Club has embarked on a bunker renovation project that will see the famed course’s sand traps returned to their original style. The club has called in architect Martin Hawtree to oversee the project, 88 years after his grandfather

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The range of rollers available to greenkeepers

The range of rollers available to greenkeepers

🕔04:19, 3.Oct 2014

Many greenkeepers are not aware of the range of rollers that can be used on golf course mowers, and the benefits that they can provide. Ian Mitchell, product trainer with Cutting Edge Training, details the different types of rollers that

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Paul Copsey appointed as project manager for Martin Guy Developments

Paul Copsey appointed as project manager for Martin Guy Developments

🕔11:33, 24.Sep 2014

Martin Guy Developments (MGD), the south east of England’s fastest growing golf course maintenance contractor, machinery hire and specialist construction project and turf renovation company, has appointed Paul Copsey to play a key role in its business. Paul will focus

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SALTEX to stop being an outdoor exhibition

SALTEX to stop being an outdoor exhibition

🕔11:15, 21.Aug 2014

The grounds maintenance exhibition SALTEX is to be radically changed. The Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG) show, which has been hosted at Windsor racecourse every year bar three since 1979, is to end being an outdoor event and will be staged

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Antony Wainwright – an obituary

Antony Wainwright – an obituary

🕔16:22, 13.Aug 2014

A few days ago the industry was shocked to hear the news that leading golf ecologist Antony Wainwright had died at the age of just 42. His colleague, the STRI’s Bob Taylor, reflects on the short life of the former

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How to manage a tree-dominated golf course

How to manage a tree-dominated golf course

🕔13:23, 21.Jul 2014

Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club in Kent has a greenkeeping team that never wants to leave. Greenkeeping caught up with its head to find out why they are so content, and to get some technical advice on how to

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Leading UK golf course supplier Farmura bought by US giant Aquatrols

Leading UK golf course supplier Farmura bought by US giant Aquatrols

🕔10:22, 11.Jul 2014

One of the UK’s leading supplier of turf products to golf clubs, Farmura Environmental, has been bought by Aquatrols Corporation of America, the world leader in soil surfactant technology. Farmura Environmental, which provides liquid organic fertilisers to several golf venues,

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Major study finds golf courses can enhance ecosystems and some animals even owe their lives to them

Major study finds golf courses can enhance ecosystems and some animals even owe their lives to them

🕔10:50, 1.Jul 2014

A major study by the University of Missouri on 10 golf courses in the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina has found that not only can golf enhance local ecosystems, but some animals may even owe their lives to the sport.

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