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GGM Groundscare to expand its operations

GGM Groundscare to expand its operations Updated

🕔04:26, 17.Feb 2017

This year is set to be an exciting one for GGM Groundscare and Kubota as the two leading groundcare machinery specialists celebrate a 40 year landmark working in partnership together and the announcement that GGM is further expanding its operations

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Battery-powered machinery led Leicester FC to success

Battery-powered machinery led Leicester FC to success Updated

🕔04:17, 15.Feb 2017

John Ledwidge, grounds manager for reigning Premier League champions Leicester City FC, believes that his new range of Pellenc battery powered equipment offers his staff a safer, healthier and higher performing alternative to petrol powered products. From a team that

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Top man at Trump Turnberry to take centre stage at conference

Top man at Trump Turnberry to take centre stage at conference Updated

🕔07:41, 13.Feb 2017

Allan Patterson, estates and courses manager at Trump Turnberry, will be among the speakers at the BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference 2017. Taking place at Perth Concert Hall on Tuesday 7 March, the conference is the flagship event of the

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Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy pedestrian rotary mower

Pellenc launches the Rasion Easy pedestrian rotary mower Updated

🕔05:25, 11.Feb 2017

Following the successful launch of the Pellenc Rasion Basic and Smart models in 2015, the company has announced the latest pedestrian rotary mower in the range – the Pellenc Rasion Easy. The Rasion Easy is a combination of the previous

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Bloxham School purchases tractor mounted turf maintenance machines

Bloxham School purchases tractor mounted turf maintenance machines Updated

🕔05:21, 9.Feb 2017

Bloxham School, in Oxfordshire, has recently purchased three new SISIS tractor mounted turf maintenance machines – the Powaspred, the Variseeder and the Flexibrush. With a plethora of synthetic and natural grass sports pitches at Bloxham School, grounds manager Glenn Davies

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Golf club to run scholarship project for greenkeepers

Golf club to run scholarship project for greenkeepers

🕔19:00, 6.Feb 2017

The host of the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles in Scotland, is to run a scholarship programme that should result in nine people becoming fully qualified greenkeepers. The Gleneagles Greenkeeping Scholarship programme is designed to equip successful candidates with the practical

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Germinal launches seed mixture to speed up pace of play

Germinal launches seed mixture to speed up pace of play

🕔06:01, 6.Feb 2017

Germinal has added a new seed mixture to its Grade A range of sports seed products with the launch of a new semi-rough mixture for golf courses. Designed specifically for use along the border between fairway and rough areas, A32

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Wiedenmann’s Terra Spike SL can tine down to 210mm on fine turf

Wiedenmann’s Terra Spike SL can tine down to 210mm on fine turf Updated

🕔04:48, 5.Feb 2017

Wiedenmann’s new super light Terra Spike SL is fast earning the reputation of being smart in every sense of the word. Easily tining down to 210mm on fine turf it is more than twice the match for some shallow aerators

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GreenMech makes company presentation to the press

GreenMech makes company presentation to the press Updated

🕔23:49, 3.Feb 2017

Last staged two years ago, British woodchipper manufacturer GreenMech recently hosted a vast array of the media to deliver an update on the company’s progress. The assembled press were treated to a presentation by sales director Martin Lucas, followed by

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The Worcestershire GC wins a water recycling system

The Worcestershire GC wins a water recycling system Updated

🕔04:51, 2.Feb 2017

Highspeed Group’s ClearWater system was the focus of much attention at BTME this year and was a winner in more ways than one! Managing director, David Mears, said: “BTME is always an excellent show for us and this year proved

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University launches major golf sustainability project

University launches major golf sustainability project Updated

🕔06:44, 1.Feb 2017

One of Britain’s top universities, Imperial College London, has joined forces with the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), the Club Managers Association of Europe (CMAE), England Golf and sustainability firm Environmental Solutions International to work together on a national

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Ventrac appoints new company to be its UK distributor

Ventrac appoints new company to be its UK distributor Updated

🕔05:06, 30.Jan 2017

Price Turfcare, a newly established business founded by Ransomes Jacobsen’s former international sales director, Rupert Price, has been awarded the UK and Ireland distribution rights for Ventrac all-wheel-drive compact tractors. Supported by a group of former colleagues with over 100

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London GC greenkeepers visit Le Golf National

London GC greenkeepers visit Le Golf National

🕔19:32, 29.Jan 2017

Two London Golf Club greenkeepers were given the opportunity to ply their trade at the famed Le Golf National in France, helping prepare the iconic Albatros course ahead of the European Senior Tour’s Paris Legends Championship. Mark Allard and Chris

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North Berwick GC gets sustainability recognition

North Berwick GC gets sustainability recognition Updated

🕔09:07, 29.Jan 2017

North Berwick Golf Club in Scotland has been awarded golf’s global eco-label, GEO certified, in recognition of its commitment to nature protection, resource efficiency and community value. “We are stewards of the land,” explained Stuart Greenwood, course manager. “We are

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4,460 people attended BTME in Harrogate

4,460 people attended BTME in Harrogate Updated

🕔09:51, 28.Jan 2017

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has revealed the number of delegates who attended the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) and associated events. Held in January, BTME took place in the Harrogate International Centre and saw 4,460 individual

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Second golf club deals with picnickers on its course

Second golf club deals with picnickers on its course Updated

🕔06:15, 27.Jan 2017

Long Ashton Golf Club in Bristol has become the latest venue to bring in measures to deal with people picnicking on its course. Last year North Berwick Golf Club in Scotland put up signage around its course because families were

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Middlesbrough FC groundsman: The machinery I use

Middlesbrough FC groundsman: The machinery I use Updated

🕔04:19, 25.Jan 2017

Tony Bell, head groundsman for Middlesbrough FC, has revealed that the secret behind keeping the pitch at the Riverside Stadium in such pristine condition is his unique and innovative approach to using the Dennis S500 PLUS ‘dual purpose’ machine. Tony,

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Herbicide glyphosate is necessary says industry leader

Herbicide glyphosate is necessary says industry leader Updated

🕔05:34, 24.Jan 2017

Alan Abel from Complete Weed Control gives turf managers his view of what 2017 will hold for the industry. “The years, when working within the turf and amenity industry seem to go very quickly, as we are always thinking about

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The winners of the BIGGA Awards 2017

The winners of the BIGGA Awards 2017 Updated

🕔20:59, 23.Jan 2017

The British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has honoured some of its most talented members with the presentation of the third annual BIGGA Awards. The awards were presented during BTME 2017, the largest turf management exhibition in Europe, at the

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Club turns flooded bog into wildlife haven

Club turns flooded bog into wildlife haven Updated

🕔07:09, 22.Jan 2017

A golf club in Leicestershire has received local praise for transforming a flooded bog on its course into a pond and wildlife haven. The change at Hinckley Golf Club was thanks to the hard work of volunteers and has been

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Two golf clubs have administrators appointed

Two golf clubs have administrators appointed Updated

🕔06:24, 20.Jan 2017

A leading golf club in Northumberland and a top venue in Hertfordshire have both had administrators appointed to them. Both venues were built during the boom of new golf clubs in the early to mid 1990s. Burgham Park Golf &

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