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Double A to acquire Nairn Brown

Double A to acquire Nairn Brown

🕔07:06, 27.Sep 2020

John Deere turf dealership The Double A Trading Company has agreed to acquire Nairn Brown (Glasgow) Ltd of Busby – and the transfer should fully go through this week.

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Meet the course manager: Darren Anderson MG

Meet the course manager: Darren Anderson MG Updated

🕔07:02, 26.Sep 2020

Bromborough Golf Club in the Wirral earlier this year became an award-winning venue for a major bunker and irrigation renovation project. Darren talks us through the work and his career to date.

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Overstone Park Resort reports ‘great results’ from brushing dew away

Overstone Park Resort reports ‘great results’ from brushing dew away

🕔06:50, 25.Sep 2020

The wide working width of the SISIS Flexibrush tractor makes it ideal for regular brushing over large areas.

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New technology works well for North Shore

New technology works well for North Shore Updated

🕔07:01, 24.Sep 2020

The pandemic interrupted, but ultimately did not affect, an order for the club’s first new fleet of John Deere course maintenance equipment.

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St Andrews Links invest in electric golf course machinery

St Andrews Links invest in electric golf course machinery Updated

🕔07:07, 23.Sep 2020

“Toro’s new eTriFlex machines have again pushed the boundaries and are in my opinion unrivalled,” says St Andrews Links director of greenkeeping Sandy Reid.

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Q&A with Dale Housden

Q&A with Dale Housden Updated

🕔07:05, 22.Sep 2020

The head greenkeeper at Drayton Park GC talks about the success he’s had in particular with improving the greens in the last 18 months.

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‘Staycation’ golf holidays have more than doubled in the last year

‘Staycation’ golf holidays have more than doubled in the last year

🕔15:58, 21.Sep 2020

Holiday bookings at UK golf resorts more than doubled from early June to early September 2020, compared with 2019, according to new data.

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Reesink Turfcare’s Richard Harris retires

Reesink Turfcare’s Richard Harris retires Updated

🕔07:14, 20.Sep 2020

Richard Harris, managing director of Reesink Turfcare IRE, has announced his retirement from the company.

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John Deere will not attend international trade shows in 2021

John Deere will not attend international trade shows in 2021 Updated

🕔07:41, 19.Sep 2020

John Deere has announced it will not attend any turf machinery trade shows in Europe until at least November 2021, due to coronavirus.

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Toro Irrigation talk of the town at Pennard Golf Club

Toro Irrigation talk of the town at Pennard Golf Club Updated

🕔08:27, 18.Sep 2020

With an irrigation system in desperate need of replacing, Pennard Golf Club opted for a combination of Toro Lynx Central Control and Toro sprinklers, based on multiple recommendations from within the industry.

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Otterbine brings new life to Southmere Lake

Otterbine brings new life to Southmere Lake Updated

🕔07:23, 17.Sep 2020

The installation of an Otterbine Giant Fountain by The Fountain Workshop has marked an important step in the regeneration of Southmere Lake housing development in Thamesmead.

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Dennis PRO 34R a time saver at the Forsyth Barr Stadium

Dennis PRO 34R a time saver at the Forsyth Barr Stadium Updated

🕔07:17, 16.Sep 2020

Michael Watson, turf manager at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand, claims that his two recently purchased Dennis PRO 34R rotary mowers are saving hours of maintenance work.

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A day in the life: Bob Meikle

A day in the life: Bob Meikle Updated

🕔07:13, 15.Sep 2020

The course manager at Crail Golfing Society in Scotland. the seventh oldest golf club in the world, takes us through his average day.

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Call for measures to reduce golf hitting distances

Call for measures to reduce golf hitting distances

🕔10:35, 14.Sep 2020

A new survey of golf course designers across the world has found almost unanimous support for measures to reduce hitting distances in golf.

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How can the industry adapt to the loss of fungicides?

How can the industry adapt to the loss of fungicides?

🕔17:42, 13.Sep 2020

The industry has had to significantly adapt to the loss of fungicides in recent years but STRI trials have shown we can prevent the diseases in the first place and create better surfaces in doing so.

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Why is overseeding essential?

Why is overseeding essential?

🕔15:34, 13.Sep 2020

As grass mortality rates are higher than ever, greenkeepers want resilience within the sward. This is why overseeding is essential, and why aeration, to ensure seed-soil contact is equally vital.

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September 23 to be ‘thank a greenkeeper’ day

September 23 to be ‘thank a greenkeeper’ day

🕔11:28, 13.Sep 2020

Golfers in Europe, North America and Australia are being asked to ‘thank a greenkeeper’ on September 23 for the work they’ve done in the last six months.

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“Our maintenance has been transformed”

“Our maintenance has been transformed” Updated

🕔08:00, 12.Sep 2020

Last year a leading Hampshire venue embarked on its first-ever bunker upgrade. The ‘design and build’ contract has produced stunning results – for both golfers and greenkeepers.

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Preventative overseeding: an essential disease prevention tactic

Preventative overseeding: an essential disease prevention tactic Updated

🕔07:53, 11.Sep 2020

With the loss of key fungicides, greenkeepers must implement a series of management strategies to provide effective control against threats such as microdochium patch.

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Two new directors for STRI Group

Two new directors for STRI Group

🕔07:34, 8.Sep 2020

STRI Group has announced the appointment of two new company directors to its board.

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INFINICUT® introduces new 60Ah battery module

INFINICUT® introduces new 60Ah battery module Updated

🕔07:18, 8.Sep 2020

As part of its continuous product development programme, INFINICUT® has announced the introduction of a new 60Ah battery module.

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