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Meet the course manager: Ian Beech

Meet the course manager: Ian Beech Updated

🕔06:32, 21.Nov 2020

Ian works at Newcastle-under-Lyme Golf Club. Here he talks about his career, the challenge of managing a course during Covid-19 and why he is investing in all-electric course machinery.

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‘Dismiss your greenkeepers at your peril’

‘Dismiss your greenkeepers at your peril’ Updated

🕔07:03, 20.Nov 2020

Agronomist Noel MacKenzie says that the venues that continue to invest in senior staff, particularly general managers and head greenkeepers, are the ones best placed to thrive in 2021 and beyond.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Kevan Glass

Meet the head greenkeeper: Kevan Glass

🕔12:55, 18.Nov 2020

The head greenkeeper at Brokenhurst Manor GC talks about course maintenance.

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Hybrid mowers prove their worth

Hybrid mowers prove their worth Updated

🕔07:05, 17.Nov 2020

Founded in 1889, Royal County Down is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and features two 18-hole links, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.

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The role of calcium in both soil structure and plant nutrition

The role of calcium in both soil structure and plant nutrition

🕔15:50, 13.Nov 2020

The role calcium plays in sports turf management is vital – in particular the form that is supplied, explains Michael Fance, European Technical Manager for Aquatrols.

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How to combine liquid and granular nutrition for autumn programmes

How to combine liquid and granular nutrition for autumn programmes Updated

🕔07:17, 7.Nov 2020

Andrew Mcmahon from Rigby Taylor looks at combining liquid and granular nutrition for autumn programmes.

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Control your surface contact of coronavirus with EndoSan

Control your surface contact of coronavirus with EndoSan Updated

🕔07:14, 6.Nov 2020

Control your surface contact of coronavirus as well as bacteria, fungi and algae with EndoSan, a hydrogen peroxide solution for sanitising a wide range of surfaces from Rigby Taylor.

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Aspen Fuel boosts the H&S credentials for Green Valley Arborists

Aspen Fuel boosts the H&S credentials for Green Valley Arborists Updated

🕔06:45, 5.Nov 2020

Health and safety is at the heart of operations for Halifax based Green Valley Arborists (GVA).

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SISIS Quadraplay helps new groundsman

SISIS Quadraplay helps new groundsman Updated

🕔06:39, 4.Nov 2020

Lawrence Brown may have only just embarked on a career in groundsmanship (two months in fact) but he’s already chosen the perfect partner to help him at Ilford Rugby Club in the form of a SISIS Quadraplay.

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INFINICUT® and UltraGroomer™ double delivers quality courts at The Lensbury Club

INFINICUT® and UltraGroomer™ double delivers quality courts at The Lensbury Club Updated

🕔06:56, 3.Nov 2020

Having seen them in action on the world-famous Wimbledon courts, The Lensbury Club in Middlesex is one of a growing list of clubs taking delivery of an INFINICUT® mower.

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Wheatley Golf Club benefits from R9 perennial fine ryegrass mixture

Wheatley Golf Club benefits from R9 perennial fine ryegrass mixture Updated

🕔06:28, 30.Oct 2020

Martin Haywood, course manager at Wheatley Golf Club in Doncaster is a big fan of Rigby Taylor’s R9 perennial fine ryegrass mixture.

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Hermitage Golf Club renovates all its bunkers

Hermitage Golf Club renovates all its bunkers Updated

🕔07:08, 29.Oct 2020

Hermitage Golf Club, Dublin, rich in history, is regarded as one of Ireland’s finest parkland courses, and now even more so following a recent bunker renovation.

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Headland EPH programme reduces costly fungicide applications for Stratford Oaks GC

Headland EPH programme reduces costly fungicide applications for Stratford Oaks GC Updated

🕔06:58, 28.Oct 2020

The transition from the main growing season into the cooler, wetter autumn and winter months brings many changes to a turf maintenance programme.

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Case study: The Dennis Razor Ultra

Case study: The Dennis Razor Ultra Updated

🕔06:28, 27.Oct 2020

After Ian Fraser, head greenkeeper at Pitmedden Bowls Club in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, trialled the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 for just a weekend – he quickly decided he couldn’t be without it.

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Q&A with Ben Lowery

Q&A with Ben Lowery Updated

🕔07:06, 24.Oct 2020

The course manager at Market Rasen Golf Club talks about the maintenance of the greens.

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A day in the life: James Cleaver

A day in the life: James Cleaver

🕔06:50, 23.Oct 2020

The course manager at Stratford Oaks Golf Club in Warwickshire, a parkland venue that was designed by Howard Swan, takes us through his average day.

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Profile: SISIS tractor mounted deep slitters

Profile: SISIS tractor mounted deep slitters Updated

🕔06:20, 21.Oct 2020

With three models in the SISIS range – the Multislit, Maxislit and Megaslit are tractor mounted deep slitters which offer deep, clean penetration with minimal surface disturbance. 

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Meet the golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller

Meet the golf course superintendent: Jeff Miller Updated

🕔06:39, 17.Oct 2020

Jeff, from The Santaluz Club, talks about the soil condition of a course in a mountainous area, why he’s a fan of lithium batteries for some course machinery and how the club recycles water for irrigation purposes.

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How Notts Golf Club improved its heathland offering

How Notts Golf Club improved its heathland offering Updated

🕔07:12, 16.Oct 2020

Ten years ago the club embarked on a major change to conservation greenkeeping with a reduction in chemical inputs and a regeneration of fine turf, giving firm, fast-running heathland surfaces.

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BLEC PBR150 makes the grade for landscape contractor Chemquad

BLEC PBR150 makes the grade for landscape contractor Chemquad Updated

🕔06:40, 15.Oct 2020

With two major soft-landscaping projects in the diary, the decision to purchase a Power Box Rake 150 (PBR150) from BLEC was a timely one for Worcester based contractor, Chemquad.

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Product profile: The Ventrac multi-purpose compact tractor

Product profile: The Ventrac multi-purpose compact tractor Updated

🕔06:53, 14.Oct 2020

The Ventrac multi-purpose compact tractor is a machine that can be used for a multitude of groundscare operations. With over 30 attachments, it provides year-round solutions.

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