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Golf courses in France have seen major improvements

Golf courses in France have seen major improvements Updated

🕔07:22, 2.Jul 2020

As France reopens its borders, golfers at Golf d’Hardelot and Le Touquet Golf Resort on the country’s northern coast can now enjoy a number of course enhancements, practice area improvements and new routings.

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Most Brits do not realise how dry the UK is

Most Brits do not realise how dry the UK is Updated

🕔07:16, 1.Jul 2020

A nationwide survey of 2,000 British adults has revealed a paradox that 77 percent believe the UK is a ‘wet and rainy country’, but in reality our demand for water could soon outstrip supply. 

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Reesink Turfcare develops three new easy-care maintenance plans

Reesink Turfcare develops three new easy-care maintenance plans Updated

🕔07:59, 30.Jun 2020

Reesink Turfcare has developed three new easy-care maintenance plans which will be rolled out over the coming weeks through its three turfcare branches in Scotland, South East and East Anglia.

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Jeff Anguige retires after 46 years in turfcare

Jeff Anguige retires after 46 years in turfcare

🕔09:18, 28.Jun 2020

Reesink Turfcare has announced the retirement of its national sales manager Jeff Anguige after 21 years working with the Toro UK distributor and its predecessor Lely UK, and a total of 46 years serving the turfcare industry.

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‘Weed killer used to make a swastika on Blackpool golf course’

‘Weed killer used to make a swastika on Blackpool golf course’ Updated

🕔07:24, 27.Jun 2020

A golf club in Blackpool has found racist messages including a swastika, and abuse at the NHS, have been etched into the grass using weed killer, according to local reports.

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INFINICUT® enables Richard Peel Groundcare to deliver on new bowls contract

INFINICUT® enables Richard Peel Groundcare to deliver on new bowls contract Updated

🕔06:59, 26.Jun 2020

Richard Peel Groundcare has become the latest name on the growing list of sports turf contractors to take delivery of an INFINICUT® FX pedestrian mower.

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TYM Tractors launches two finance deals

TYM Tractors launches two finance deals Updated

🕔06:24, 25.Jun 2020

Reesink Turfcare appreciates finances are tighter than expected in these difficult times and is supporting customers in getting the tractor they need by launching two finance deals – customers can choose interest-free or a low rate five year finance deal. 

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Machinery profile: The Dennis Razor Ultra 560

Machinery profile: The Dennis Razor Ultra 560 Updated

🕔06:31, 24.Jun 2020

The Dennis Razor Ultra 560’s development was fine-tuned using feedback from greenkeepers following ‘out in the field tests’ and was the first product which utilised the company’s CAD system back in 2009.

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The Glasgow Academy takes delivery of a Verti-Drain® 7521

The Glasgow Academy takes delivery of a Verti-Drain® 7521 Updated

🕔06:28, 23.Jun 2020

With a fleet of natural and synthetic machinery from Charterhouse Turf Machinery, head groundsman Robert Cheape is well equipped to maintain the four separate sites that make up The Glasgow Academy.

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Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid

Bristol golf course closes half its course due to rare orchid Updated

🕔09:44, 21.Jun 2020

A golf course in Bristol has closed off nine of its 18 holes following advice from an ecologist, after a rare orchid that had grown during the lockdown was found at the venue.

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The improvement in surface quality at Exeter’s County Ground

The improvement in surface quality at Exeter’s County Ground Updated

🕔07:18, 20.Jun 2020

Delivering the strongest coverage, density and recovery head groundsman Andy Ellett has seen in his 13 seasons at the club, J Nitro Premier Wicket is taking the quality of Exeter’s County Ground to new levels.

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Headland Amenity has a comprehensive collection of selective herbicides

Headland Amenity has a comprehensive collection of selective herbicides Updated

🕔07:15, 19.Jun 2020

As temperatures rise and new season growth commences, as does the ingress of many unwelcome weed species appearing in amenity and professional lawncare situations.

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Do we aerate or apply fertiliser?

Do we aerate or apply fertiliser? Updated

🕔06:11, 18.Jun 2020

For Bob Hayton, grounds chairman at Maidstone Rugby, deciding whether to aerate or apply fertiliser, or to delay either for a few days, can make all the difference to successful pitch care.

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GreenMech service seals the deal for The Living Forest

GreenMech service seals the deal for The Living Forest Updated

🕔05:50, 17.Jun 2020

For Kent-based arb contractors The Living Forest, the quality of the customer service they receive from suppliers is just as important as the quality of the machinery itself.

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SISIS helps to deliver award-winning cricket square

SISIS helps to deliver award-winning cricket square Updated

🕔07:31, 16.Jun 2020

Clive Brown, a volunteer groundsman, has praised the SISIS Auto Rotorake Mk. 5 after it helped him pick up an award for the best ground in the Lincolnshire Cricket Premier League.

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Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge

Competition golf in England is resuming – and demand for it is huge

🕔12:12, 14.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs across England are reintroducing competition golf – with some saying the number of entries they’re receiving is in the hundreds of golfers.

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Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs

Income is rising fast at most UK golf clubs Updated

🕔11:35, 13.Jun 2020

Several golf clubs have reported that they are experiencing a boom in revenues due to the current strong demand to play golf, with this including a sharp rise in non-golf income such as from coaching and even food and beverage.

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How to utilise soil biology to minimise excessive thatch

How to utilise soil biology to minimise excessive thatch Updated

🕔07:28, 12.Jun 2020

Excessive thatch has ruined many a golfer’s perfect round. Kelly-Marie Clack discusses this issue and offers an insight into how the soil biology can be utilised and correctly managed to improve conditions.

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The Wildernesse Golf Club purchases a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor

The Wildernesse Golf Club purchases a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor Updated

🕔06:29, 11.Jun 2020

The Wildernesse Golf Club has purchased a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor and selection of attachments to assist in the maintenance of the magnificent wooded 18-hole course, located in the village of Seal near Sevenoaks in Kent.

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Golfing communities pulled together during the pandemic.

Golfing communities pulled together during the pandemic. Updated

🕔06:24, 10.Jun 2020

There is increasing evidence that golfing communities pulled together during the pandemic.

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How this tennis club achieves low cutting heights

How this tennis club achieves low cutting heights Updated

🕔06:27, 9.Jun 2020

As a sole groundsman, Robin Wilcox has his work cut out looking after the 19 courts and five croquet lawns that make up East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (EDLTCC).

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