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‘Drill n Fill’ aeration used to good effect on Spanish golf course

‘Drill n Fill’ aeration used to good effect on Spanish golf course Updated

🕔12:50, 5.Jul 2017

Now that the rain has come, you may find that your greens’ surfaces are puddling and slow to drain. Members are frustrated and the prospect of winter closures looms large. Drill n Fill aeration is the obvious solution for persistent

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Meet the mowers at Wimbledon

Meet the mowers at Wimbledon

🕔10:14, 5.Jul 2017

Wimbledon has revealed that MTD Specialty Turf Products (formally ATT) completed the order of 18 Cub Cadet Infinicut™ mowers to The All England Tennis Club just three weeks before the tournament started. The Cub Cadet Infinicut™ is a visually striking

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Kingsdown GC shows children the eco benefits of golf

Kingsdown GC shows children the eco benefits of golf Updated

🕔14:59, 3.Jul 2017

Kingsdown Golf Club in Wiltshire has shown children from a local primary school how environmental stewardship, sports turf management and the game of golf are positively linked. Tom Freeman, deputy course manager, coordinated an event and was supported by DLF

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Greenkeepers defeat managers in golf competition

Greenkeepers defeat managers in golf competition Updated

🕔08:16, 1.Jul 2017

The ‘Wessex Managers’ played the ‘South Coast Greenkeepers’ in the annual ClearWater Cup match at Stoneham Golf Club recently. “Five teams set off with the greenkeepers confident that they’d win the cup back this year. The course was in first

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This retail manager is now a head greenkeeper

This retail manager is now a head greenkeeper Updated

🕔11:35, 30.Jun 2017

With a little help from some trusted industry contacts, like Richard Shapland of Headland Amenity, Jon Funnell decided to “give it a go” and take over as head greenkeeper at Westcountry Golf Academy in 2010. Developed from a 12 bay

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Greenkeeping feature: Tetraploid perennial ryegrass technology explained

Greenkeeping feature: Tetraploid perennial ryegrass technology explained

🕔13:40, 28.Jun 2017

The benefits of tetraploid technology have been appreciated in agriculture for many decades, with tetraploid perennial ryegrasses highly valued for their rapid establishment, cool temperature growth and increased environmental stress tolerance, extending the grazing season. With exceptionally high demands placed

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New summer liquid fertiliser launched

New summer liquid fertiliser launched Updated

🕔06:25, 28.Jun 2017

Basfoliar Turf Complete SL is the latest sports turf fertiliser from nutrition specialist, Compo Expert, and has been formulated to provide a full complement of essential nutrients on a little and often basis. The liquid fertiliser has a 9-4-6 NPK

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72nd master greenkeeper is American superintendent

72nd master greenkeeper is American superintendent

🕔14:05, 26.Jun 2017

An American course superintendent responsible for maintaining a remote course high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is celebrating after becoming BIGGA’s 72nd master greenkeeper. Brian Stiehler, 38 (pictured centre), of Highlands Country Club in Highlands, North Carolina, has

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Barenbrug launches wildflowers’ advice guide

Barenbrug launches wildflowers’ advice guide Updated

🕔15:41, 24.Jun 2017

Grass expert, Barenbrug UK, has launched a new wildflowers’ advice guide alongside a refreshed range of 14 wildflower mixtures. The free guide provides practical information — for landscapers and local authorities —on evaluating soil fertility, planning for sowing, maintenance tips

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Ely City GC uses tungsten carbide tipped blades in its cassettes

Ely City GC uses tungsten carbide tipped blades in its cassettes Updated

🕔07:11, 22.Jun 2017

To provide a more even transition between bent and poa grasses in the greens surfaces, Ely City Golf Club have invested in a set of SMARTUltraGroomer™ cassettes from within the ATT TMSystem™ range. Opened in 1962, and extended to 18

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Southerndown’s members didn’t notice a bunker was synthetic

Southerndown’s members didn’t notice a bunker was synthetic

🕔15:24, 21.Jun 2017

When Southerndown GC commissioned a synthetic practice bunker in January 2011 (only the third in the world), it hoped it would lead to a solution to its chronic bunker erosion problems. Poor bunker conditioning threatened its continued hosting of major

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Greenkeepers can now purchase new fungicide

Greenkeepers can now purchase new fungicide Updated

🕔19:13, 20.Jun 2017

Greenkeepers can now get their hands on the new turf fungicide, that has been developed to treat for microdochium patch and dollar spot. Exteris™ Stressgard®, was launched by Bayer at BTME this January, and is now available to purchase from

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‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’

‘This is the worst vandalism I’ve ever seen’ Updated

🕔13:53, 19.Jun 2017

The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack to 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen. Vivien Saunders OBE, who won the Women’s British Open in 1977 and

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Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range

Kubota offers 0% finance across RTV range Updated

🕔18:22, 18.Jun 2017

Kubota UK has announced the launch of its latest incentive programme, offering customers zero per cent finance across its market-leading RTV range between now and the end of July. This promotion is available on Kubota’s RTV-X900, RTV400 and RTV500 machines,

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GreenMech continues dealer realignment programme

GreenMech continues dealer realignment programme Updated

🕔18:47, 17.Jun 2017

GreenMech have continued its dealer realignment programme by replacing T H White with new dealer New Forest Farm Machinery and GA Groundcare, whilst existing dealers Burden Brothers Agri will be extending its coverage area. All existing warranties relating to GreenMech

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SISIS Aer-Aid chosen for St Ives GC

SISIS Aer-Aid chosen for St Ives GC Updated

🕔19:39, 14.Jun 2017

Rob Duff, course manager and head greenkeeper at St Ives (Hunts) Golf Course, has praised the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 for helping him to combat a recurring thatch issue on the greens at the stunning course in Cambridgeshire. With a

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Spate of thefts at greenkeepers’ sheds in recent weeks

Spate of thefts at greenkeepers’ sheds in recent weeks Updated

🕔11:35, 12.Jun 2017

Police in Scotland have issued a warning to golf clubs to protect their greenkeepers’ sheds after at least two were targeted by criminals. Newbattle Golf Club in Midlothian was broken into on a recent Saturday night, in which the shed

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Dennis mowers used by Doncaster Rovers Football Club

Dennis mowers used by Doncaster Rovers Football Club Updated

🕔21:34, 9.Jun 2017

James Davison, head of grounds at Doncaster Rovers FC has praised his new Dennis G34D cylinder mowers, saying they provide him with a finish worthy of Premier League standards. It is fair to say that not one day is ever

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Charterhouse Turf Machinery appoints new dealer for Sussex

Charterhouse Turf Machinery appoints new dealer for Sussex Updated

🕔20:15, 7.Jun 2017

Charterhouse Turf Machinery has announced the appointment of Burden Bros Agri as its dealer for Sussex. Operating from its Framfield depot, Burden Bros Agri will be stockists of the Redexim range of both natural and synthetic turf maintenance machinery, as

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QHotels investing heavily in its greenkeepers

QHotels investing heavily in its greenkeepers Updated

🕔22:27, 5.Jun 2017

QHotels, the UK’s largest golf resort operator, is investing more than £315,000 in new greenkeeping equipment to ensure its 10 four-star golf resorts are kept in tip-top condition throughout the year. Utilising its existing group relationships with two of the

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This is how the pitch was prepared for the Champions League final

This is how the pitch was prepared for the Champions League final Updated

🕔08:03, 4.Jun 2017

The Principality Stadium, previously known as the Millennium Stadium, was opened in June 1999 and has welcomed an average of 1.3 million visitors per year through the gates. Adding to the wealth of high profile fixtures and events the venue

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