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This greenkeeper combines aerial drones with amenity supplies to maintain course

This greenkeeper combines aerial drones with amenity supplies to maintain course Updated

🕔06:05, 6.May 2017

There’s no doubt that Ben Cumberland is a forward-thinking turf professional. In the almost three years that he’s been head greenkeeper at Coxmoor Golf Club he has been busy, for example, redesigning the bunkers, installing new tees with a course

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GreenMech introduces blade sharpening unit

GreenMech introduces blade sharpening unit Updated

🕔23:12, 5.May 2017

British woodchipper manufacturer GreenMech has introduced its own disc-blade sharpening unit for users to quickly sharpen their GreenMech blades and minimise machinery downtime. Being non-product specific, the unit will be of particular interest to hire companies and contractors with multi-machines

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Groundsmen enjoy trip to the Emirates

Groundsmen enjoy trip to the Emirates Updated

🕔05:27, 3.May 2017

Together with some key distributors and customers, DLF Seeds recently hosted a groundsmen’s trip to the Emirates Stadium in London. Delegates were treated to a stadium tour, a look around the maintenance sheds and discussed how the Johnsons J Premier

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Seven golf courses in Fife secure GEO certification

Seven golf courses in Fife secure GEO certification Updated

🕔15:59, 1.May 2017

All seven golf courses managed by the Fife Golf Trust (FGT) have achieved certification from the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO), making Fife the first local authority to have all of its council owned courses gain the accolade. FGT is a

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Howard Swan voted back as GCA chair

Howard Swan voted back as GCA chair Updated

🕔11:14, 30.Apr 2017

The Golf Consultants Association has voted for chairman Howard Swan to remain in the post for a further two years, following the recent annual general meeting in London. Having been chairman since 2014, this latest decision ensures Swan, a course

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Safety treads are helping golf clubs not to pay unnecessary compensation

Safety treads are helping golf clubs not to pay unnecessary compensation Updated

🕔06:28, 29.Apr 2017

“Wrapping chicken wire around a sleeper to prevent someone from slipping on hazardous elevated stepped access, or tripping or falling from steep sided tees just doesn’t solve the problem, it contributes to it, as do many other cheaper methods on

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Dealer Training Week a success say attendees

Dealer Training Week a success say attendees Updated

🕔04:40, 28.Apr 2017

Some say a week is a long time, but not Charterhouse Turf Machinery’s Nick Darking. Its ‘Dealer Training Week’ “flew by” he said, “with 68 dealer staff from across the country converging on Charterhouse School for us to update them

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Turf products to undergo label changes

Turf products to undergo label changes Updated

🕔16:00, 26.Apr 2017

Turf and other chemical products will undergo a number of changes to the labels that appear on the product packaging. It follows the United Nation’s (UN) Global Harmonisation System (GHS) of the classification and labelling of chemicals. “GHS introduces revised

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Peter Todd takes on new role at Royal Norwich

Peter Todd takes on new role at Royal Norwich Updated

🕔16:49, 24.Apr 2017

One of the most respected greenkeepers in Britain, Peter Todd, has taken up a new role as estate manager of Royal Norwich Golf Club to oversee the development of its new courses. The position will include club managerial duties as

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Northenden GC deals with ‘extraordinary’ leaf fall

Northenden GC deals with ‘extraordinary’ leaf fall Updated

🕔05:33, 23.Apr 2017

Northenden Golf Club in Manchester is a parkland course, heavily populated by trees. Dealing with the extraordinary leaf fall is one of the biggest bug-bears for course manager Robert Cleisham and his greenkeeping team. However, the purchase of a Trilo

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Rye Golf Club purchases ‘delicate tractors’

Rye Golf Club purchases ‘delicate tractors’ Updated

🕔04:30, 21.Apr 2017

Kubota’s high performance M7060 Utility tractor has joined forces with its L5040 counterpart to deliver a first class finish at the world-famous Rye Golf Club. Recently purchased by deputy course manager and Rye Golf Club course expert, Garth Grand, the

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Upton-by-Chester Golf Club opts for electric mower

Upton-by-Chester Golf Club opts for electric mower Updated

🕔05:23, 19.Apr 2017

Upton-by-Chester Golf Club has taken delivery of an all-electric Eclipse 322 ride-on greens’ mower, and an AR522 rough mower. Three sides of the golf course are surrounded by a residential area, and after several complaints about noise early in the

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Scotscraig’s greenkeeping team makes dramatic course changes

Scotscraig’s greenkeeping team makes dramatic course changes

🕔20:46, 17.Apr 2017

One of Scotland’s most respected heritage golf clubs has unveiled a comprehensive renovation project that has reinstated many original features of the famous links and heathlands layout. Scotscraig Golf Club, the 13th oldest golf club in the world, features a

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This is how to maintain healthy grass with one application of fertiliser

This is how to maintain healthy grass with one application of fertiliser Updated

🕔05:33, 15.Apr 2017

One of the world’s foremost experts on turfgrass disease management, John Dempsey PhD, last year carried out a major trial on whether it’s possible to maintain healthy turfgrass on a fairway with just one application of a controlled release fertiliser.

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New Marathon fertiliser launched for turf managers

New Marathon fertiliser launched for turf managers Updated

🕔04:31, 14.Apr 2017

Sherriff Amenity has announced the launch of Marathon Turf Core Renovator, which is the latest addition to the popular range of Marathon fertilisers. For a number of years, turf managers have reaped the benefits of Sherriff Amenity’s range of Marathon

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This is how England’s most south westerly golf course is maintained

This is how England’s most south westerly golf course is maintained Updated

🕔22:23, 12.Apr 2017

England’s most south westerly course, the nine-hole Isles of Scilly Golf Club, offers stunning views and is maintained by a team of three volunteer greenkeepers, headed by Derek Metcalfe. Having no previous greenkeeping, or even gardening, experience Derek relies on

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Nominations open for student of the year

Nominations open for student of the year Updated

🕔21:41, 10.Apr 2017

The prestigious Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year awards are returning for 2017. Last year Jimmy Heritage, of Maylands, joined the list of talented greenkeepers who have secured the highly coveted award, which is now in its 29th year. “Winning

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Mount Lawley Golf Club takes delivery of Jacobsen fleet

Mount Lawley Golf Club takes delivery of Jacobsen fleet Updated

🕔05:30, 8.Apr 2017

Mount Lawley Golf Club, located in Perth, Western Australia, has taken delivery of a fleet of machinery from renowned turf equipment manufacturer Jacobsen. Local dealer McIntosh & Son made the delivery. The club decided to invest in brand new machinery

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Market Drayton GC receives first Terra Spike SL6

Market Drayton GC receives first Terra Spike SL6 Updated

🕔05:12, 6.Apr 2017

Top Shropshire course, Market Drayton GC has taken delivery of the first Terra Spike SL6, Wiedenmann’s super light aerator for fine turf. “It came along just as I was looking for extra depth,” said head greenkeeper, Simon Cotterill. “Our previous

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How Castleford Tigers achieved the ‘healthiest grass ever seen’

How Castleford Tigers achieved the ‘healthiest grass ever seen’ Updated

🕔23:25, 4.Apr 2017

After having to rely on outside assistance for the past few years, Castleford Tigers RLFC are now able to keep all of their turf maintenance tasks in-house after purchasing a brand new Dennis G860 cylinder mower. Stuart Vause has been

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Turf Maintenance LIVE! returns for this month

Turf Maintenance LIVE! returns for this month Updated

🕔19:58, 3.Apr 2017

The turf care event Turf Maintenance LIVE!, which has an emphasis on working demonstrations and up close inspection of the new season’s products, is returning for 2017. The collaborative event by eight of the industry’s leading innovators will be held

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