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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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Former Wentworth course manager named VP of BIGGA

Former Wentworth course manager named VP of BIGGA Updated

🕔07:14, 18.Jan 2017

The former courses and estates manager at The Wentworth Club, who worked closely with Ernie Els during the four-time Major winner’s renovation of the West Course, has been announced as vice president of BIGGA. Chris Kennedy, 69, oversaw the course

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Castle Stuart uses ‘Stressbuster’ on its turf

Castle Stuart uses ‘Stressbuster’ on its turf Updated

🕔05:09, 16.Jan 2017

The use of ICL’s new Vitalnova Stressbuster has significantly improved the overall health of the turf on the fairways and greens at Castle Stuart Golf Club, reports course manager Chris Haspell. The Castle Stuart Golf Club in Inverness, Scotland is

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Kubota has exclusive price for new tractor

Kubota has exclusive price for new tractor Updated

🕔05:45, 15.Jan 2017

Kubota UK, leading groundcare and agricultural machinery specialist, has launched an unmissable ‘on-site’ price for its Scraper tractor. Available until February 28, 2017, customers looking to purchase the L4240 will receive it at the exclusive price of £16,640, whilst the

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Fleesensee Golf & Country Club remodels 70 bunkers

Fleesensee Golf & Country Club remodels 70 bunkers Updated

🕔05:09, 13.Jan 2017

Fleesensee Golf & Country Club in Germany is on a fast track to complete the re-styling of all its 70 bunkers by the end of March 2017 on its acclaimed Schloss Course. The top venue is using the EcoBunker construction

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British president of Jacobsen steps down

British president of Jacobsen steps down Updated

🕔10:02, 12.Jan 2017

The British president and CEO of one of the world’s biggest golf course machinery suppliers, David Withers, has stepped down from his role. Withers, who has been doing the job in North Carolina, USA, since 2011, is leaving due to

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This smartphone picture wins greenkeeping prize

This smartphone picture wins greenkeeping prize

🕔09:24, 11.Jan 2017

This image taken on a smartphone has won first prize for a greenkeeper in a competition. The spectacular dawn image of a greenkeeper preparing his course at a Welsh golf club claimed first prize in the annual ‘BIGGA Photographic Competition’.

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Reesink Turfcare bringing realistic GeoLink Simulator to demo spraying accuracy at BTME

Reesink Turfcare bringing realistic GeoLink Simulator to demo spraying accuracy at BTME Updated

🕔04:36, 10.Jan 2017

Reesink Turfcare will be bringing a GeoLink Precision Spray System simulator to BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) 2017, Europe’s leading showcase for turf professionals and buyers. Complete with touchscreen and steering wheel, the simulator will allow stand visitors to realistically

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Ecosol to showcase Drill n Fill at BTME

Ecosol to showcase Drill n Fill at BTME Updated

🕔05:23, 9.Jan 2017

Autumn 2015 saw a flurry of activity with Ecosol Turfcare’s Drill n Fill operation. The company travelled to new Scottish customer, Western Gailes, near Glasgow to drill the whole course, as well as many others countrywide. Teams also went to

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DLF launches chewings fescue cultivar Siskin at BTME

DLF launches chewings fescue cultivar Siskin at BTME Updated

🕔04:44, 8.Jan 2017

Golf clubs looking for high quality turf surfaces need look no further than the 2017 Johnsons Sports Seed line-up. At BTME 2017 DLF will be launching Siskin, the new top rated chewings fescue cultivar on the latest independent Turfgrass seed

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