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Nairn Dunbar named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’

Nairn Dunbar named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ Updated

🕔09:21, 7.Feb 2021

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club is celebrating a notable success after claiming the 2021 ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ accolade.

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Germinal launches leading new bentgrass mixture

Germinal launches leading new bentgrass mixture Updated

🕔08:50, 6.Feb 2021

‘Tour Leader’ – a 50:50 blend of 007 DSB and new cultivar Tour Pro (GDE) – is a landmark in the evolution of creeping bentgrass products.

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Redexim launches two new Verti-Cut machines

Redexim launches two new Verti-Cut machines Updated

🕔07:58, 5.Feb 2021

Extending the Verti-Cut range, 2021 sees the introduction of two larger working widths with the launch of the Verti-Cut 1600 and Verti-Cut 2000.

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‘It was an easy decision after we saw the performance of the two trial bunkers’

‘It was an easy decision after we saw the performance of the two trial bunkers’ Updated

🕔07:37, 4.Feb 2021

Following a successful trial of two bunkers at Whitecraigs Golf Club, the decision was taken to renovate the remaining 43 bunkers with Capillary Concrete.

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FIFA’s ‘Greenest Football Club’ chooses Johnsons Sports Seed

FIFA’s ‘Greenest Football Club’ chooses Johnsons Sports Seed Updated

🕔07:31, 3.Feb 2021

It isn’t just grounds manager Nigel Harvey who has moved from the training ground to the main stadium at Forest Green Rovers – Johnsons Sports Seed programme has made the switch too!

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‘Preventative disease methods should be undertaken now’

‘Preventative disease methods should be undertaken now’ Updated

🕔07:15, 2.Feb 2021

While golf courses are facing unprecedented times, greenkeepers are being urged to keep on top of maintenance to ensure courses are in good condition for when golfers return.

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Bernhard and Company chooses new marketing agency

Bernhard and Company chooses new marketing agency

🕔06:40, 1.Feb 2021

Bernhard and Company, a world leading provider of turf care solutions, has appointed GMS as its international marketing agency.

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Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards entries open for 2021

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards entries open for 2021 Updated

🕔08:03, 31.Jan 2021

If there’s ever been a time when the industry needed something to look forward to and a reason to applaud greenkeeping talent, 2021 is it.

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No, golf courses are not bad for the environment

No, golf courses are not bad for the environment

🕔09:32, 30.Jan 2021

There is a media narrative that golf courses are bad for the environment. However, research is finding that, not only is this not true, but golf courses now play a pivotal role in how green a local area is.

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A day in the life: Lee Brinkley

A day in the life: Lee Brinkley Updated

🕔09:37, 29.Jan 2021

The course manager at Manor of Groves GC in Hertfordshire, where the front nine weaves around manor gardens and the back nine is picturesque parkland, takes us through his average day.

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Meet the golf course manager: Dave Gibbons

Meet the golf course manager: Dave Gibbons Updated

🕔09:26, 28.Jan 2021

Dave, from Little Aston Golf Club, talks about greenkeeping during a pandemic, the cultivars he uses to maintain a healthy surface and the biology used to improve the soil profile on the course’s greens.

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Ventrac enables mowing in the wet

Ventrac enables mowing in the wet Updated

🕔07:57, 27.Jan 2021

Rupert Price, managing director of Price Turfcare, the UK and Ireland importer of Ventrac compact tractors and attachments, gives his thoughts on maintaining turf in wet conditions.

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How to remove algae, mould, lichens and moss from the golf course

How to remove algae, mould, lichens and moss from the golf course Updated

🕔08:43, 26.Jan 2021

Winter is the perfect time for areas of the course to become covered in algae, mould, lichens and moss. However, there is now an acid that greenkeepers can use, and it works very quickly.

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Michael Kenna honoured for turfgrass research

Michael Kenna honoured for turfgrass research Updated

🕔08:41, 24.Jan 2021

Renowned American greenkeeping expert Michael Kenna PhD has been selected to receive the 2021 Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA).

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The bunker renovation project at Dyrham Park Country Club

The bunker renovation project at Dyrham Park Country Club Updated

🕔07:28, 23.Jan 2021

Having built two trial bunkers in 2019-2020, with Durabunker leading design and construction, the club has now begun a phased renovation with three greenside complexes being completed this autumn.

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Hassle-free winter maintenance with Toro parts and Reesink Turfcare

Hassle-free winter maintenance with Toro parts and Reesink Turfcare Updated

🕔07:02, 22.Jan 2021

While it’s hard to predict what 2021 will bring, what we know with certainty is that the early year cold weather is already upon us and machinery maintenance is a constant.

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Frank Alviti becomes the newest pin in the GreenMech dealer map

Frank Alviti becomes the newest pin in the GreenMech dealer map Updated

🕔09:00, 21.Jan 2021

The strategic re-alignment of the GreenMech dealer network continues with the announcement that Frank Alviti has taken over the areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Mid-Wales.

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Always the right tine for a Verti-Drain® at Charleton Golf Club

Always the right tine for a Verti-Drain® at Charleton Golf Club Updated

🕔07:49, 20.Jan 2021

Shortly after taking over as head greenkeeper at Charleton Golf Club, Brian Heggie quickly drafted in another new member of the team – a Redexim Verti-Drain® 7416 from local dealers Henderson Grass Machinery.

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‘Use the lockdown to complete your course measurements’

‘Use the lockdown to complete your course measurements’

🕔11:42, 19.Jan 2021

Now could be the perfect time to get a course measure completed while the course is closed.

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Royal Norwich Golf Club delighted with Capillary Concrete bunkers

Royal Norwich Golf Club delighted with Capillary Concrete bunkers Updated

🕔07:02, 19.Jan 2021

“Bunkers are a daily drain on labour resources, with having Capillary bunkers we have had a significant improvement to our operational efficiency and to the playing experience for our members and guests.”

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Industry confidence for 2021 is high

Industry confidence for 2021 is high Updated

🕔08:06, 17.Jan 2021

A poll of more than 300 golf club managers and owners around the world has found there is significant optimism for the industry in 2021.

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