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What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

What should greenkeepers do now that they’re back working again?

🕔07:11, 24.May 2020

After two months of lockdown, most greenkeepers are back maintaining golf courses. But what safety procedures should they now follow, and what damage has been made to the course with limited maintenance work done to it in April and May? Noel MacKenzie reports.

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A day in the life: Darren Moxham

A day in the life: Darren Moxham Updated

🕔07:30, 22.May 2020

The course manager at Saltford Golf Club, a 116-year-old venue located between Bristol and Bath, takes us through what his average day was like during the lockdown.

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A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers

A look at the latest golf course machinery mowers Updated

🕔07:10, 20.May 2020

Three of the industry’s main suppliers of course machinery to golf clubs have been adapting their products so they are more efficient for greenkeepers.

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A day in the life: John Cunningham

A day in the life: John Cunningham Updated

🕔08:31, 19.May 2020

The head greenkeeper at Isle of Skye Golf Club, the seaside nine-hole venue that is the only one in the world to have its holes named in Gaelic, takes us through his average day. 

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Golf course mower efficiency: An overview of leading products

Golf course mower efficiency: An overview of leading products Updated

🕔15:16, 11.May 2020

Three of the industry’s main suppliers of course machinery to golf clubs have been adapting their products so they are more efficient for greenkeepers.

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Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry

Profile of a golf club during the lockdown: Longniddry Updated

🕔09:27, 10.May 2020

Longniddry in East Lothian has furloughed staff, cancelled events, negotiated payment holidays for services and, thanks to course maintenance prioritising, is looking forward to the resumption of golf with some optimism.

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Meet the golf course manager: Gary Rowe

Meet the golf course manager: Gary Rowe Updated

🕔07:20, 10.May 2020

With all but two of the greenkeeping team furloughed during April, Gary Rowe, course manager at Banstead Downs Golf Club, details how the club has adapted to life against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, plus how the course drastically improved irrigation efficiency.

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Ventrac – It’s the greenkeeper’s Swiss army knife

Ventrac – It’s the greenkeeper’s Swiss army knife

🕔07:43, 9.May 2020

The course manager who owns a Ventrac 4500 compact tractor really does possess the industry’s equivalent of the Swiss army knife as this robust and deceptively powerful 24.9hp machine is so versatile.

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A day in the life: John Cunningham

A day in the life: John Cunningham Updated

🕔07:03, 6.May 2020

The head greenkeeper at Isle of Skye Golf Club, the seaside nine-hole venue that’s the only one in the world to have its holes named in Gaelic, takes us through his average day.

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A day in the life: James Williams

A day in the life: James Williams Updated

🕔08:10, 5.May 2020

The course manager at Oake Manor Golf Club in Somerset, a venue that offers an 18-hole course, a nine-hole course and a practice area, takes us through his average day.

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Meet the golf course estate manager: David Fraser

Meet the golf course estate manager: David Fraser Updated

🕔07:33, 1.May 2020

The head greenkeeper – and now estate manager ­ of Mortonhall Golf Club takes us through the challenges involved in maintaining one of Scotland’s premier golfing venues, located hundreds of feet above sea level.

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Software profile: TurfKeeper.com

Software profile: TurfKeeper.com Updated

🕔07:13, 30.Apr 2020

Did you know that there is software, designed specifically for greenkeepers, that converts data on a range of topics from machinery maintenance to budget control, so that all sorts of job functions, including daily task planning, is made far easier, that you can sign up to?

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These golf course mowers are aimed at maximising plant health

These golf course mowers are aimed at maximising plant health Updated

🕔07:56, 29.Apr 2020

Ever-tightening controls on pesticides and chemical usage means mowing now has to be much more than simply cutting the grass – it has to be effective in turf conditioning itself. Here leading manufacturers highlight the equipment that’s aimed at maximising plant health.

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You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones

You can save money to purchase new mowers by not repairing old ones Updated

🕔07:39, 28.Apr 2020

After five years of mower usage, repair costs soar while the value of the machines slump. So don’t repair machinery after five years; the money saved can fund the leasing of brand new mowers, explains Ian Henderson.

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Meet the course manager: Royal Dornoch’s Eoin Riddell

Meet the course manager: Royal Dornoch’s Eoin Riddell Updated

🕔14:36, 27.Apr 2020

He has one of the greatest jobs in greenkeeping and talks about recent projects at the club, how the venue recovered after the 2018 drought and the benefits of being a green greenkeeper.

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What happens if we have another summer like 2018?

What happens if we have another summer like 2018?

🕔15:49, 25.Apr 2020

Almost every golf course in the UK was severely affected by the drought of 2018. Stella Rixon looks at why some courses – even those with drought-resistant species – suffered more grass cover loss than others.

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Miles more efficient aeration with Toro

Miles more efficient aeration with Toro Updated

🕔08:11, 16.Apr 2020

Aeration is widely recognised as the most important task for fine turf and there are few single procedures that can produce as many benefits for the health of the grass.

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Aerate and clean up in one pass with Nordic Plow’s Core Solutions

Aerate and clean up in one pass with Nordic Plow’s Core Solutions Updated

🕔19:45, 14.Apr 2020

Core Solutions, a core collecting blade attachment from US-based Nordic Plow, aerates the turf and removes the cores in one pass.

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A day in the life: Andy Copeland

A day in the life: Andy Copeland Updated

🕔07:57, 5.Apr 2020

The course manager at Mill Green Golf Club in Hertfordshire, an 18-hole course designed by both Peter Alliss and Clive Clark, takes us through his average day.

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Q&A with Stuart Taylor, course manager at Glasgow Killermont Golf Club

Q&A with Stuart Taylor, course manager at Glasgow Killermont Golf Club Updated

🕔08:56, 3.Apr 2020

The greenkeeper answers questions on the club’s recent purchase of its second Tru-Turf greens’ roller.

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Company profile: Capillary Concrete

Company profile: Capillary Concrete Updated

🕔08:02, 25.Mar 2020

Capillary Concrete bunkers were first seen in Scandinavia in 2010 and, ten years on, they’re now visible at many UK golf courses. Here, the reasons behind that growth is explored.

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