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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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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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