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‘Naturalised EcoBunkers’ are solution for The Machrie

‘Naturalised EcoBunkers’ are solution for The Machrie Updated

🕔07:07, 16.Jan 2021

Rebuilt a few years ago by architect and former European Tour player David J. Russell, the famous Machrie links on the Scottish island of Islay has now finished the construction of the bunkers on the new-look course.

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North west golf clubs invest in Toro

North west golf clubs invest in Toro Updated

🕔07:29, 15.Jan 2021

Green Circle Leisure is bringing in more Toro to keep standards high as it embarks on the next stage of development across two of its clubs in the north west. 

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UltraGroomer™ gets to grips with unwanted accumulations at Glamorgan CCC

UltraGroomer™ gets to grips with unwanted accumulations at Glamorgan CCC Updated

🕔06:45, 14.Jan 2021

Glamorgan CCC are the latest in a growing list of cricket clubs to discover the benefits of the UltraGroomer™ cassette from the renowned TMSystem™ collection.

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GreenMech Arborist 130 proves to be a ‘Pocket Rocket’ for R M Brown Tree Services

GreenMech Arborist 130 proves to be a ‘Pocket Rocket’ for R M Brown Tree Services Updated

🕔07:22, 13.Jan 2021

The Perthshire-based business have been using GreenMech machines for 10 years, with the newest model proving to be a real ‘pocket rocket’.

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Multi-Seeder proves to be a great all-rounder for Bothams Prestige

Multi-Seeder proves to be a great all-rounder for Bothams Prestige

🕔07:04, 12.Jan 2021

Impressed with the versatility it offered, sports ground contractors Bothams Prestige purchased a BLEC Multi-Seeder 2100 almost two years ago, but it was busier than ever in 2020.

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‘Golf courses offer significant eco benefits’

‘Golf courses offer significant eco benefits’

🕔06:30, 10.Jan 2021

A study of 135 golf courses has found that they offer major benefits to their local environment, particularly surrounding temperatures, pollinating, retaining stormwater nutrients and biodiversity.

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New Territory Sales Manager for INFINICUT®

New Territory Sales Manager for INFINICUT®

🕔07:00, 9.Jan 2021

Stephen Shaw has been announced as the new territory sales manager for the INFINICUT® and TMSystem™ product ranges.

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Dennis G860 signals exciting times at  Boston United FC

Dennis G860 signals exciting times at Boston United FC Updated

🕔07:53, 8.Jan 2021

Jim Portas, head groundsman at Boston United FC, has explained how a new Dennis G860 is helping him to deliver the best pitch he possibly can at the club’s new stadium.

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Tynemouth’s members pitch in to solve bunker problems

Tynemouth’s members pitch in to solve bunker problems

🕔07:38, 7.Jan 2021

Tynemouth GC, opened in 1913 and designed by Willie Park Jr, is reaping the benefits of an innovative bunker renovation programme, carried out with the help of synthetic bunker edging solutions provider EcoBunker.

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Xpedite® rescues Manor of Groves GC from seemingly unsolvable saturated greens

Xpedite® rescues Manor of Groves GC from seemingly unsolvable saturated greens Updated

🕔07:45, 6.Jan 2021

Having exhausted all mechanical methods of improving surface drainage, Manor of Groves course manager Lee Brinkley went into last winter facing the challenge of managing saturated greens again. Or so he thought!

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‘No limitations’ on greenkeeping during UK lockdowns

‘No limitations’ on greenkeeping during UK lockdowns

🕔19:02, 5.Jan 2021

There will be ‘no limitations’ placed on maintenance activities able to be undertaken by the greenkeeping teams at golf facilities during the current lockdowns.

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A day in the life: Paul Lawrence

A day in the life: Paul Lawrence Updated

🕔07:16, 5.Jan 2021

The course manager at Woodbridge Golf Club, which has an 18 hole and a nine-hole course set in classic heathland in Suffolk, takes us through his average day.

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Saltex reveals answers to exhibition surveys

Saltex reveals answers to exhibition surveys Updated

🕔08:28, 3.Jan 2021

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) has revealed its feedback from both the recent visitor and exhibitor surveys that influenced the decision to move SALTEX to this November.

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How to deal with nematodes

How to deal with nematodes Updated

🕔08:08, 2.Jan 2021

Nematodes get a bad press in the turf world. However, the majority are fantastic creatures and are integral to healthy soil and plants.

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Meet the golf course manager: Lucy Sellick

Meet the golf course manager: Lucy Sellick Updated

🕔08:58, 1.Jan 2021

From Wenvoe Castle GC, Lucy talks about maintenance during lockdowns, an irrigation project and being in possibly the only golf greenkeeping team in the UK that includes a husband and wife as full-time members.

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Redexim’s territory manager reflects on 2020

Redexim’s territory manager reflects on 2020 Updated

🕔07:53, 31.Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been a challenge for us all, and perhaps that’s putting it mildly!

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Small team delivers big improvements at Caldwell Golf Club

Small team delivers big improvements at Caldwell Golf Club Updated

🕔08:45, 30.Dec 2020

With a team of just three greenkeeping staff, Barry McCulloch has instigated a series of cultural changes to the way the course at Caldwell Golf Club in East Renfrewshire is managed.

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Why do you aerate your greens?

Why do you aerate your greens? Updated

🕔08:36, 29.Dec 2020

Simon Doyle is the director of agronomy at Troon Europe. Here he offers advice on managing venues amid the pandemic and says now is a good time to challenge some of the practices greenkeepers might always do.

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More UK golf courses hit by vandals

More UK golf courses hit by vandals Updated

🕔09:11, 27.Dec 2020

Three golf courses, one as old as 155 years old, have become the latest venues to be targeted by vandals.

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Suzann Pettersen becomes sustainable golf champion

Suzann Pettersen becomes sustainable golf champion Updated

🕔06:26, 26.Dec 2020

Following a successful career as a professional golfer, Suzann Pettersen has established a new collaboration with the GEO Foundation, to help the mission of accelerating sustainability through golf.

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Q&A with Ben Burrill, course manager at Rotherham Golf Club

Q&A with Ben Burrill, course manager at Rotherham Golf Club

🕔17:37, 24.Dec 2020

Ben is a Master Greenkeeper who’s worked at several golf clubs in the last 20 years, and at major tournaments such as the 2012 Ryder Cup and 2013 US Open. He’s been at Rotherham since 2014.

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