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GTC director David Golding retires from greenkeeping

GTC director David Golding retires from greenkeeping Updated

🕔23:14, 23.Aug 2016

The education director of the Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC), David Golding, has retired from his role after 50 years in the industry. Leading the tributes to him was GTC chair Donald Steel (pictured left, with Golding right), who said: “Sad

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Toro distributor Lely sold to Royal Reesink

Toro distributor Lely sold to Royal Reesink Updated

🕔22:58, 16.Aug 2016

The turfcare activities of one of the biggest companies in the UK golf club industry, Lely, have been sold to major Dutch company Royal Reesink. Royal Reesink has completed the acquisition of Lely’s turfcare activities of Lely for Ireland and

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BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’

BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’ Updated

🕔05:41, 11.Aug 2016

Britain’s two biggest golf course management organisations have said the UK’s decision to vote for ‘Brexit’ will impact the trade. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), which has around 5,700 greenkeepers and turf professionals as members, has said

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Swan Golf Designs fly back to the ‘Home of Golf’

Swan Golf Designs fly back to the ‘Home of Golf’ Updated

🕔05:36, 5.Aug 2016

Swan Golf Designs (SGD), a leading golf course architecture firm with more than 25 years’ experience, is returning to the ‘Home of Golf’ to begin long-term renovations at both Dunfermline and Moray golf clubs. Following extensive and comprehensive audits of

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Branston G&CC investing in talented young greenkeepers

Branston G&CC investing in talented young greenkeepers Updated

🕔06:29, 1.Aug 2016

Hard on the heels of Branston Golf Club’s £100,000 investment in new high performance golf course maintenance machinery comes the recruitment of three young greenkeepers joining Gavin Robson’s talented team of professionals who are set to develop two new short

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Outdoor demonstrations to return to SALTEX

Outdoor demonstrations to return to SALTEX Updated

🕔06:02, 23.Jul 2016

Outdoor working demonstrations will return to the major turf management event, the SALTEX exhibition, later this year. SALTEX used to be hosted outside but last year, for the first time, it was held inside at the NEC in Birmingham It

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Scotscraig undergoes huge course renovation project

Scotscraig undergoes huge course renovation project Updated

🕔06:55, 16.Jul 2016

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has undertaken an unprecedented project to return its famous layout to the original specifications in time for its 200th anniversary. Scotscraig Golf Club, which was founded in 1817, is the world’s 13th oldest

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SALTEX 2016 launches photo competition

SALTEX 2016 launches photo competition Updated

🕔06:44, 10.Jul 2016

Organisers of SALTEX 2016, which is being held on November 2 and 3 at the NEC, Birmingham, have launched a new photo competition in which one winner will receive two VIP tickets to SALTEX and the IOG Industry Awards, plus

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Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s courses

Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s courses Updated

🕔02:36, 4.Jul 2016

Two golf clubs in Dundee have made a plea to local dog owners to do more to stop their animals causing damage to their greens. Caird Park and Camperdown golf clubs are both run by Leisure and Culture Dundee, and

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John Deere appoints new managing director

John Deere appoints new managing director Updated

🕔22:59, 27.Jun 2016

Jonathan Henry has been appointed the new managing director of John Deere in the UK and Ireland. He takes over the role next month from Antony Scott, who has elected to retire after 40 years of distinguished service with the company.

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£120k course redesign was egg-stremely unnecessary

£120k course redesign was egg-stremely unnecessary Updated

🕔03:25, 27.Jun 2016

A golf course owner has said he nearly had to spend thousands of pounds redesigning his course to make it safer – but discovered that nearby ‘wayward balls’ had actually been dropped by birds. Neil Sjoberg from Epping GC said

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Gary Player to redesign Wentworth’s course

Gary Player to redesign Wentworth’s course Updated

🕔10:15, 20.Jun 2016

Wentworth Club has appointed Gary Player Design to carry out the renovation of its Edinburgh Course as part of the multi-million pound investment programme being undertaken by the club. Player’s involvement will mark a continuation of his long association with

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Top Chester golf club closes

Top Chester golf club closes Updated

🕔04:45, 11.Jun 2016

The Oaks Mollington in Chester, which was host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2005 and 2006, has closed down. The club, which was a popular wedding venue, was established in 1999, but struggled financially in recent years and in

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Major bunker changes for two top golf courses

Major bunker changes for two top golf courses Updated

🕔04:36, 4.Jun 2016

Tewkesbury Park, set in 163 acres of undulating parkland and overlooking the site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, has just completed the second phase of its extensive two year renovation at a cost of £4 million. As well as

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Dennis and SISIS team up to fight prostate cancer

Dennis and SISIS team up to fight prostate cancer Updated

🕔04:51, 29.May 2016

Staff from Dennis, SISIS, Fusion Media and St George’s Park recently teamed up to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. In a bid to raise money for the charity, a friendly football match was arranged at St George’s Park –

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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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