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Montrose Links to crowdfund for £5m to stop course falling into the sea

Montrose Links to crowdfund for £5m to stop course falling into the sea Updated

🕔11:31, 24.Jul 2017

One of the oldest golf clubs in the world is set to crowdfund for £5 million to stop the course falling into the sea. The 455-year-old Montrose Golf Links wants to install rock armour alongside three of its seaside holes.

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Ewence named new course manager at Woking Golf Club

Ewence named new course manager at Woking Golf Club Updated

🕔11:47, 23.Jul 2017

Woking Golf Club in Surrey has appointed Andy Ewence, currently course manager at The Buckinghamshire GC, as its new course manager. Andy comes in at an exciting time for the club with progressive developments planned for the historic course over

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Why deep aeration could benefit your golf course

Why deep aeration could benefit your golf course Updated

🕔16:39, 22.Jul 2017

Lack of rainfall to date across many parts of the country is resulting in grass areas on the golf course, sports pitches, parks, amenity areas and domestic gardens being in real danger of drying out. Watering will help in the

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‘Our Trilo S3 is a revelation’

‘Our Trilo S3 is a revelation’ Updated

🕔06:31, 20.Jul 2017

The Trilo S3 vacuum sweeper is a versatile and adaptable machine to easily collect grass clippings, leaves and litter and finds a natural home on the golf course. Suitable for year-round use, the S3 was designed in direct response to

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EcoCombi 150 helps Wildlife Trust make light work of chipping and shredding

EcoCombi 150 helps Wildlife Trust make light work of chipping and shredding Updated

🕔04:27, 19.Jul 2017

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) is one of 47 wildlife trusts across the UK. To help power a biomass boiler which heats the visitor centre, the trust invested in an EcoCombi 150 chipper/shredder from GreenMech. Formed

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Jacobsen provided support at the HNA Open de France

Jacobsen provided support at the HNA Open de France Updated

🕔22:34, 18.Jul 2017

Jacobsen provided tournament support to the greenkeeping team at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris, during the HNA Open de France tournament being held in June and July. Technical staff from Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich assisted staff based

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Here are the greenkeepers who will ensure Royal Birkdale is a great Open

Here are the greenkeepers who will ensure Royal Birkdale is a great Open

🕔14:46, 18.Jul 2017

The fairways are divoted, the greens double cut and the bunkers will be raked to perfection. This week Royal Birkdale will host the Open for the 10th time, taking it to joint second in the list of most used venues

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US greenkeeping salaries are rising

US greenkeeping salaries are rising Updated

🕔12:02, 17.Jul 2017

The average annual salary of an American golf course manager (superintendent) is now more than $89,000 (£70,000). The average salary and additional data come from the latest biennial Compensation and Benefits Report from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

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Positive feedback for renovated Stoke Park course

Positive feedback for renovated Stoke Park course Updated

🕔11:15, 15.Jul 2017

Members and visitors have given the ‘thumbs up’ to the recently re-opened golf course at Stoke Park Country Club, Spa & Hotel in Bucks. The second loop of nine holes – the Alison course – had been shut throughout the

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Lancaster GC chooses Wiedenmann duo for rough management

Lancaster GC chooses Wiedenmann duo for rough management Updated

🕔22:09, 14.Jul 2017

One of Lancashire’s finest venues, the Lancaster Golf Club, has opted for a Wiedenmann Terra Rake and a Wiedenmann Super 500. The James Braid designed course, coveted for its wide fairways and spectacular 18th hole, is about to embark on

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This is how Murrayfield GC reduced time spent overseeding

This is how Murrayfield GC reduced time spent overseeding Updated

🕔06:04, 12.Jul 2017

A Redexim Speed Seed 1600 has delivered ‘two-fold benefits to the greens’ says Murrayfield Golf Club’s head greenkeeper Steve Hulme. Delivered by Charterhouse Turf Machinery in September 2015, overseeding now takes less time at this 18 hole parkland course, 1.5

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Bunkerfilter introduces new bunker products

Bunkerfilter introduces new bunker products Updated

🕔19:49, 11.Jul 2017

Bunkerfilter is the low cost filtration system which prevents sand and silt blocking up bunker drains which causes flooding. The products have already been in successful use at golf courses for several years with no need for intervention. They are easily

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Gleneagles completes major drainage project

Gleneagles completes major drainage project Updated

🕔10:01, 10.Jul 2017

Gleneagles has completed an 18-month renovation programme – including the installation of innovative drainage technology inspired by the heart’s response to atmospheric pressure – to take the iconic Queen’s Course back to its design roots. The installation of the ‘Energy-Passive

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SISIS scarifier now features new interchangeable reel system

SISIS scarifier now features new interchangeable reel system

🕔13:35, 9.Jul 2017

The SISIS Rotorake TM1000 is a tractor mounted scarifier and linear aerator with collection which now features a new interchangeable reel system. The redesigned product is now available with five quick release interchangeable reels to aid the removal and control

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AquaMaster delivering floating fountains and aerators to UK golf courses

AquaMaster delivering floating fountains and aerators to UK golf courses

🕔12:12, 8.Jul 2017

The sight of floating fountains and aerators in lakes on UK golf courses is becoming increasingly common. Providing a strong visual impact, whilst carrying out the important role of improving water quality management, these products form part of the golf

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Bloxham School achieves synthetic surface success

Bloxham School achieves synthetic surface success Updated

🕔05:00, 8.Jul 2017

Tom Hall, deputy head groundsman at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire, has reported excellent results from using SISIS equipment to maintain the school’s two synthetic sports surfaces. With a rich history that can be traced as far back as 1853, Bloxham

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“The Dennis G860 is a great bit of kit”

“The Dennis G860 is a great bit of kit” Updated

🕔05:56, 7.Jul 2017

Glenn Davies, grounds manager at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire has claimed that he chooses Dennis because of the “strength, history, quality and durability” of the mowers. Set in the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire, Bloxham School is an independent co-educational day

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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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