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These were England’s most flood damaged golf clubs

These were England’s most flood damaged golf clubs Updated

🕔03:04, 22.May 2016

England Golf has revealed that 15 golf clubs were so badly hit by flood damage this winter that they applied for support from the Emergency Flood Relief Fund – and 13 of them were successful. All the golf clubs are

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Mark Godfrey named as new CEO for STRI

Mark Godfrey named as new CEO for STRI Updated

🕔05:50, 16.May 2016

Global sports facility consultant and sport industry research specialist STRI has appointed Mark Godfrey as its new chief executive officer. Mark previously held the position as Australasia managing director and prior to that group finance director. He joined the company

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The Club Company’s courses carry out extensive drainage work

The Club Company’s courses carry out extensive drainage work Updated

🕔04:58, 10.May 2016

Speedcut Contractors has helped play continue at The Club Company golf courses after installing drainage at three of the sites. Chartham Park, Benton Hall and Castle Royle golf clubs all underwent drainage improvements on problem areas, helping to reduce the

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‘England’s best golf course’ embarks on major changes

‘England’s best golf course’ embarks on major changes Updated

🕔06:23, 7.May 2016

The Brabazon course at The Belfry, the only golf course in the world to host the Ryder Cup four times and voted as ‘England’s Best Golf Course’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards, is to undertake a series of course

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‘Keep rotary blades sharp for most efficient cut’ advises greenkeeping expert

‘Keep rotary blades sharp for most efficient cut’ advises greenkeeping expert

🕔12:24, 1.May 2016

Michael Hampton, Turfcare parts manager at Lely Turfcare, has advised greenkeepers that sharp, well-maintained rotary blades are the key to the most efficient cut, and the most superior after-cut appearance possible. And with the new season’s flourish of grass growth

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Extensive renovation project at Burhill Golf Club

Extensive renovation project at Burhill Golf Club Updated

🕔03:43, 1.May 2016

Burhill Golf Club in Surrey has begun work on an extensive renovation project across the facility. An ongoing course renovation project that is to continue this year is the redesign and relaying of bunkers on four holes across the New

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HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course

HS2-destroyed venue to be given new golf course Updated

🕔23:49, 23.Apr 2016

A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course. Ingestre Park Golf Club in Staffordshire will lose seven of its 18 holes, with the line passing

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Making green speeds faster slows a round down

Making green speeds faster slows a round down Updated

🕔23:57, 17.Apr 2016

A significant study on golf green speeds has found that making the surface faster actually increases the length of time for golfers to play a round on that course. The perceived long length it takes to play a round of

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Highspeed offer £100 spring discount on tanks

Highspeed offer £100 spring discount on tanks Updated

🕔05:08, 14.Apr 2016

Highspeed Group has launched a ‘Big Discount Carbery Fuel King Spring Promotion’ on its Bundedtanks.com website. “There’s probably not been a better time to buy a diesel refueling tank if that’s what you are considering. Bundedtanks.com has launched the latest

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Gareth Bale to employ a full-time greenkeeper

Gareth Bale to employ a full-time greenkeeper Updated

🕔06:13, 7.Apr 2016

Real Madrid footballer Gareth Bale has said he will build a golf course for his UK home and employ a full-time greenkeeper to maintain it. Welshman Bale, the world’s most expensive footballer, has commissioned the construction of a three-hole golf

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William Fitzpatrick is Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year

William Fitzpatrick is Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year Updated

🕔05:26, 2.Apr 2016

The winner of the ICL and Syngenta sponsored Irish Student Greenkeeper of the Year award has been announced as William Fitzpatrick. The award is part of the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board’s (KWETB) greenkeeping training course run at

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This image shows the amazing drainage change at Parley

This image shows the amazing drainage change at Parley Updated

🕔06:16, 25.Mar 2016

This picture shows the dramatic impact drainage work that was carried out at Parley Golf Centre in Dorset has had. On the left is how the course looked in January 2014, prior to a £250,000 programme of improvements, and on

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RJ National GEO certified for record third time

RJ National GEO certified for record third time Updated

🕔05:03, 18.Mar 2016

Ransomes Jacobsen’s three-hole golf course, The RJ National, located at its European headquarters on the outskirts of Ipswich, has been re-certified by the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO). With this latest accolade, the RJ National becomes the first golf course in

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Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups

Another venue more than trebles the size of its hole cups Updated

🕔03:39, 10.Mar 2016

Norwood Park Golf Centre in Nottinghamshire has become the latest golf club to use giant hole cups to attract juniors and beginners to the game. Instead of using the traditional four and a quarter inch diameter hole cup for golfers,

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BTME 2016 broke educational attendance records

BTME 2016 broke educational attendance records Updated

🕔04:20, 5.Mar 2016

BTME 2016 has been hailed as an unprecedented success after what has been described as ‘a superb few days’ in picturesque Harrogate for BIGGA’s annual turf care festival. The comprehensive Continue to Learn education programme broke attendance records, smashing through

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SRUC Elmwood awarded GEO re-certification

SRUC Elmwood awarded GEO re-certification Updated

🕔05:08, 1.Mar 2016

The planting of more trees and hedgerows, an artificial sand martin nesting wall, improved wetland habitats and a range of other actions on SRUC Elmwood’s golf course have meant the venue has been recommended for re-certification for the Golf Environment

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This is the extent of flood devastation one club suffered

This is the extent of flood devastation one club suffered Updated

🕔04:23, 22.Feb 2016

These are the extraordinary images that show how badly Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen was flooded at the end of last year and beginning of 2016. The club sits by the River Dee and was already under water due to

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Three more golf clubs involved in land sell off for housing

Three more golf clubs involved in land sell off for housing Updated

🕔03:14, 15.Feb 2016

At least three more golf clubs are involved in schemes to sell off their land in order to build housing – in one case this will even result in the club shutting down. Bradley Park Golf Club in Yorkshire has

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Four more golf clubs close for good

Four more golf clubs close for good Updated

🕔04:00, 10.Feb 2016

Any optimism that the golf industry was in a state of recovery has been shaken over the news that at least four major golf clubs have all closed down for good or are about to. Frome GC in Somerset, Canford

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Rickerby wins dealer of the year award

Rickerby wins dealer of the year award Updated

🕔02:51, 5.Feb 2016

Rickerby, the Ransomes Jacobsen dealer for the north of England and Dumfries and Galloway, has won the coveted ‘E-Z-GO Dealer of the Year’ award for the United Kingdom. With sales and distribution centres in Carlisle and Hexham, the company has

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Six greenkeepers win trip to the USA

Six greenkeepers win trip to the USA Updated

🕔01:54, 5.Feb 2016

Once again five BIGGA members from Great Britain and a GCSAI member from Ireland will be enjoying the opportunity of a lifetime when they join the golf course maintenance team at the legendary TPC Sawgrass venue in Florida for the

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