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Royal Liverpool’s course changes ‘nearly complete’

Royal Liverpool’s course changes ‘nearly complete’

🕔20:22, 2.May 2020

Royal Liverpool GC, which has hosted the Open Championship twice in the last 15 years, is nearing completion of the first phase of major course changes designed to retain it as a regular host of the Open.

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Muir-Of-Ord Golf Club chooses Toro for the first time

Muir-Of-Ord Golf Club chooses Toro for the first time Updated

🕔07:59, 2.May 2020

Muir-Of-Ord Golf Club, located a few miles north of Inverness in Scotland, has chosen to invest in Toro for the first time, purchasing a ProCore 648 pedestrian aerator to enable quality aeration across the whole course.  

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Meet the golf course estate manager: David Fraser

Meet the golf course estate manager: David Fraser Updated

🕔07:33, 1.May 2020

The head greenkeeper – and now estate manager ­ of Mortonhall Golf Club takes us through the challenges involved in maintaining one of Scotland’s premier golfing venues, located hundreds of feet above sea level.

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Software profile: TurfKeeper.com

Software profile: TurfKeeper.com Updated

🕔07:13, 30.Apr 2020

Did you know that there is software, designed specifically for greenkeepers, that converts data on a range of topics from machinery maintenance to budget control, so that all sorts of job functions, including daily task planning, is made far easier, that you can sign up to?

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Golf club finds two people having sex in a bunker

Golf club finds two people having sex in a bunker Updated

🕔20:59, 29.Apr 2020

The disrespect some members of the public have shown towards both golf courses and guidance to stay at home during the lockdown has plummeted to a new level as one venue has revealed it found two people in a bunker having sex with each other.

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These golf course mowers are aimed at maximising plant health

These golf course mowers are aimed at maximising plant health Updated

🕔07:56, 29.Apr 2020

Ever-tightening controls on pesticides and chemical usage means mowing now has to be much more than simply cutting the grass – it has to be effective in turf conditioning itself. Here leading manufacturers highlight the equipment that’s aimed at maximising plant health.

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You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones

You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones Updated

🕔07:39, 28.Apr 2020

After five years of mower usage, repair costs soar while the value of the machines slump. So don’t repair machinery after five years; the money saved can fund the leasing of brand new mowers, explains Ian Henderson.

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Meet the course manager: Royal Dornoch’s Eoin Riddell

Meet the course manager: Royal Dornoch’s Eoin Riddell Updated

🕔14:36, 27.Apr 2020

He has one of the greatest jobs in greenkeeping and talks about recent projects at the club, how the venue recovered after the 2018 drought and the benefits of being a green greenkeeper.

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‘The golf course won’t be ready as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted’

‘The golf course won’t be ready as soon as lockdown restrictions are lifted’

🕔17:30, 26.Apr 2020

A golf club manager has warned that his venue will have to introduce a phased return of tee times when the course reopens because it won’t be ready for heavy golfing traffic.

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‘I am gathering evidence on whether golf courses can reopen first’

‘I am gathering evidence on whether golf courses can reopen first’

🕔14:37, 26.Apr 2020

The UK’s culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, has responded to a question specifically about golf and said he is looking at data on whether golf courses can reopen in the first wave of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Foldable rake launched to keep golfers safe

Foldable rake launched to keep golfers safe Updated

🕔11:53, 26.Apr 2020

A light, foldable rake that can be carried in every golfer’s bag has been produced to ensure that bunkers can be raked by golfers, without the risk of spreading coronavirus, when golf resumes.

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Sheep are taking over golf courses due to the lack of greenkeepers

Sheep are taking over golf courses due to the lack of greenkeepers

🕔22:31, 25.Apr 2020

At least two closed and empty English golf clubs have been taken over by sheep during the coronavirus lockdown – where the ruminants have been taking on the grass cutting duties normally reserved for the currently furloughed greenkeepers.

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Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas

Golf courses are now reopening even in the world’s worst-hit Covid-19 areas

🕔21:08, 25.Apr 2020

Golf courses around the world, including now even in New York – the city with the highest coronavirus death toll so far – are reopening in a sign that golf is globally being seen as an allowable activity if any pandemic lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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What happens if we have another summer like 2018?

What happens if we have another summer like 2018?

🕔15:49, 25.Apr 2020

Almost every golf course in the UK was severely affected by the drought of 2018. Stella Rixon looks at why some courses – even those with drought-resistant species – suffered more grass cover loss than others.

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East Kilbride buzzing with new ProFlex

East Kilbride buzzing with new ProFlex Updated

🕔10:24, 25.Apr 2020

The Proflex is a popular mower for so many due to the independent floating decks.

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Royal Portrush signs new agreement with Toro

Royal Portrush signs new agreement with Toro

🕔07:34, 24.Apr 2020

Fresh off the success of the 2019 Open Championship it hosted, Royal Portrush has signed another five-year agreement with Toro, bringing the relationship between the historic club and the brand to 30 years.

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Machinery profile: the GKB Sandfiller

Machinery profile: the GKB Sandfiller Updated

🕔09:14, 23.Apr 2020

Described as reliable, robust and efficient, the GKB Sandfiller exceeds expectations for Marc Kerr Limited.

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22” INFINICUT® ticks every box for Isle of Skye Golf Club

22” INFINICUT® ticks every box for Isle of Skye Golf Club Updated

🕔08:17, 22.Apr 2020

As the only golf course on the island, head greenkeeper John Cunningham works hard to keep the surfaces at the Isle of Skye Golf Club in first-class condition.

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Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS

Scottish golf club will donate 50% of its bookings to the NHS Updated

🕔10:06, 21.Apr 2020

A Scottish golf club has stated that, in spite of the financial troubles the golf industry faces due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will donate a staggering 50 per cent of its online bookings for 2021 to the NHS to show its gratitude for its staff’s care throughout the crisis.

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SISIS Quadraplay solves worm cast issues

SISIS Quadraplay solves worm cast issues

🕔09:02, 21.Apr 2020

The removal of Carbendazim from the groundcare market meant that St Albans School needed an alternative solution to combating worm casts and they found what they were looking for in the SISIS Quadraplay.

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Germinal introduces new seed mixture to its Grade ‘A’ portfolio of golf-specific grass blends

Germinal introduces new seed mixture to its Grade ‘A’ portfolio of golf-specific grass blends

🕔10:58, 20.Apr 2020

Germinal has introduced a new seed mixture to its Grade ‘A’ portfolio of golf-specific grass blends: containing two top-performing perennial ryegrasses and a high-ranking creeping bentgrass, A8 Ultrafine Ryegreens is the perfect ‘rescue’ mixture for the eradication of early season scarring.

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