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This is how Harpenden Common GC deals with leaf fall

This is how Harpenden Common GC deals with leaf fall Updated

🕔04:25, 16.Aug 2017

The 18-hole parkland course on Harpenden Common in Hertfordshire features a mixture of mature woodland and gorse. The club has used a Trilo SG400 vacuum sweeper to deal with the substantial leaf fall for many years now, but the introduction

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Major 1930s restoration project at French links course

Major 1930s restoration project at French links course

🕔11:43, 14.Aug 2017

France’s top links course, La Mer at Le Touquet Golf Resort, has undergone a major restoration project as part of long-term plans to restore the course to its 1930s glory. The Harry Colt classic opened in 1931 when Le Touquet

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This is Royal Ashdown Forest GC’s woodland management plan

This is Royal Ashdown Forest GC’s woodland management plan Updated

🕔07:05, 13.Aug 2017

Set in the heart of East Sussex is the Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club. Woodland management plays a key part in their maintenance regime, as does the new GreenMech Eco 150 TMP they have recently purchased. Maintained by Chris Mitchell

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Kubota launches new four-seater utility vehicle

Kubota launches new four-seater utility vehicle Updated

🕔07:00, 11.Aug 2017

Kubota UK is setting the standard in power and versatility with the launch of its new four-seater utility vehicle, the RTV-X1140. The new model, from the market-leader in diesel powered utility vehicles, builds on the popular predecessor (the RTV1140), demonstrating

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Ipswich council maintains synthetic surfaces in-house

Ipswich council maintains synthetic surfaces in-house Updated

🕔04:32, 9.Aug 2017

Ipswich Borough Council – via three teams at Chantry Park, Holywells Park and Christchurch Park – maintain all natural surfaces of sports grounds, open spaces, schools and play areas in the borough. When the decision was taken to pull the

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Dibden greenkeeper ‘fighting for life in hospital’

Dibden greenkeeper ‘fighting for life in hospital’

🕔12:49, 7.Aug 2017

A greenkeeper at a Southampton golf course is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a 40 foot tree fell on him during high winds. The man, aged in his 40s, was sitting on a ride-on mower while working at the

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Meet the Dennis Razor Ultra 560

Meet the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 Updated

🕔16:47, 6.Aug 2017

The Dennis Razor Ultra 560’s development was fine-tuned using feedback from greenkeepers following ‘out in the field tests’ and was the first product which utilised the company’s CAD system back in 2009. The mower has been designed for a high

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Cosby Golf Club prepares its course for a 50 / 50 bent – poa split

Cosby Golf Club prepares its course for a 50 / 50 bent – poa split Updated

🕔06:12, 3.Aug 2017

Cosby Golf Club head greenkeeper, Thomas Flavelle, is in the process of preparing the course for a sward conversion programme. To help him get the course best prepared for the change he has been working closely with Andy Lane of

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Germinal updates its Grade A perennial ryegrass seed mixture for golf tees

Germinal updates its Grade A perennial ryegrass seed mixture for golf tees Updated

🕔06:22, 1.Aug 2017

Germinal has updated its Grade A perennial ryegrass seed mixture for golf tees by upping the percentage of Cabrio Ultra Fine Ryegrass to give even greater fineness of leaf. The revised ‘A5 Cricket, Tennis and Tees’ mixture has moved from

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Work starts on £4.5m new golf course development

Work starts on £4.5m new golf course development

🕔14:53, 31.Jul 2017

Royal Norwich Golf Club has started work on the £4.5 million redevelopment of land nearly eight miles away in Lenwade, where it will relocate. The site is being redeveloped into what it claims will be one of the region’s outstanding

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Polo club explains its grounds maintenance programme

Polo club explains its grounds maintenance programme Updated

🕔05:17, 29.Jul 2017

Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury is the foremost centre for the development of polo in the Cotswolds. With 90 acres of fields and grassed areas and just a small team around him, head groundsman Wlodek Sterkowicz needs a maintenance regime

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Wells Park School launches new farm

Wells Park School launches new farm Updated

🕔16:47, 26.Jul 2017

Pupils at Wells Park School, a residential primary school for five to 11 year olds with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, are transforming an area of land into a brand new farm with the help of a compact tractor

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Hartfield Golf Club members happy with course improvements

Hartfield Golf Club members happy with course improvements Updated

🕔22:10, 25.Jul 2017

Hartfield Golf Club, located in Australia, has seen drastic improvements on the course after purchasing a range of machinery from Jacobsen. Delivery was made by local Jacobsen dealer McIntosh & Son. Nick Kinley is the course superintendent at Hartfield Golf

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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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