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Why a turf action plan is so important

Why a turf action plan is so important Updated

🕔08:13, 26.Apr 2019

Aquatrols’ technical support and European account manager, Michael Fance, shares his thoughts on how to work with the weather with a well thought out turf action plan.

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A day in the life: Nigel Thompson

A day in the life: Nigel Thompson Updated

🕔18:46, 30.Mar 2019

Nigel is the course manager at Lilley Brook Golf Club. The mature parkland course offers panoramic views of Cheltenham.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Allan Black

Meet the head greenkeeper: Allan Black Updated

🕔17:04, 26.Mar 2019

The head greenkeeper of Royal Jersey GC talks about grass exchange, bunker renovation and integrating water management with nutrition conservation.

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The new generation of 007 DSB creeping bents

The new generation of 007 DSB creeping bents Updated

🕔10:49, 23.Mar 2019

Low input requirements, fast rolling speeds and enhanced disease resistance – the new generation of 007 DSB creeping bents has them all.

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The overseeding options in 2019

The overseeding options in 2019 Updated

🕔07:43, 22.Mar 2019

Jayne Leyland, seed product manager for Rigby Taylor, discusses the 2019 options for overseeding, together with advances in grass seed treatment technology.

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A look at 2019’s new or improved cultivars

A look at 2019’s new or improved cultivars Updated

🕔08:36, 21.Mar 2019

New and improved cultivars are coming to market in 2019 from the top companies to aid greenkeepers’ quest for perfection.

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A review of three new Toro products

A review of three new Toro products

🕔07:54, 20.Mar 2019

We look at a mower that reduces noise, a fixed-head greens’ mower that brings a new consistency to pedestrian mowing and the most precise irrigation control system yet.

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A day in the life: James Braithwaite

A day in the life: James Braithwaite Updated

🕔08:40, 28.Feb 2019

James is the course manager at Long Ashton Golf Club. The 126-year-old parkland course is situated just 10 minutes from Bristol’s city centre.

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Product review: Capillary Concrete™

Product review: Capillary Concrete™ Updated

🕔06:57, 27.Feb 2019

The cement-based polymer material is the only sports base that moves water in two directions, ensuring it virtually eliminates wash-outs, soil contamination, plugged ball lies and other bunker maintenance problems.

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Meet the greenkeepers: Craig Haldane and Scott Fenwick

Meet the greenkeepers: Craig Haldane and Scott Fenwick

🕔08:57, 21.Feb 2019

Gleneagles has – until now – treated its three famous golf courses as separate entities with each having their own greenkeeping team. This has now changed. The duo talk about ‘One Team’ and Craig’s new role.

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Obituary: John Greasley

Obituary: John Greasley Updated

🕔08:26, 13.Feb 2019

The golf industry lost one of its most respected figures in November 2018, when John Greasley lost his fight against cancer.

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The factors that influence green speed

The factors that influence green speed Updated

🕔09:16, 7.Feb 2019

The STRI’s Stella Rixon argues that, before embarking on a quest to make greens faster, it is essential to understand the factors that affect green speed, what your target green speed might be and how to get there.

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Product review: Attain, powered by AquaVita™ Technology

Product review: Attain, powered by AquaVita™ Technology Updated

🕔05:43, 6.Feb 2019

‘Working in conjunction with our research and technology partners, Aquatrols is launching novel microbial and soil biochemistry solutions for plant nutrition, water management and plant health.’

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A day in the life: Mat Edwards

A day in the life: Mat Edwards Updated

🕔08:40, 31.Jan 2019

Mat is the managing director of Looe Golf Club in Cornwall. Designed by Harry Vardon, the course is set in an area of breath-taking beauty.

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Winter weather and drainage

Winter weather and drainage Updated

🕔06:57, 25.Jan 2019

Amid pressure for the course to remain open at all times, how much does the winter weather of frost, rain, floods and snow affect golf greens’ drainage? Turfgrass agronomist Paul Woodham investigates.

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Meet the golf course manager: Simon White

Meet the golf course manager: Simon White Updated

🕔10:10, 24.Jan 2019

The Chase Golf Club is one of the most picturesque courses in Staffordshire. We speaks to its course manager about how a grass exchange programme has reduced inputs and improved surface quality.

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BTME returns to Harrogate next month – and it will be BIGGA than ever

BTME returns to Harrogate next month – and it will be BIGGA than ever Updated

🕔07:44, 28.Dec 2018

During BTME 2018 BIGGA revealed that the annual exhibition would be drastically transformed for 2019. A whole host of innovations and new offerings were coming. And now we know what they are.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Mike Davie

Meet the head greenkeeper: Mike Davie Updated

🕔14:24, 25.Dec 2018

Working at Hazel Grove Golf Club in Cheshire, Mike talks about how he improved the course’s bunkers with a limited number of staff and what he has done to provide mental health support to greenkeepers in the industry.

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A day in the life: Paul Staples

A day in the life: Paul Staples Updated

🕔14:18, 23.Dec 2018

Paul is the head greenkeeper at Broadstone Golf Club in Dorset. The venue consistently features in top 100 lists of UK golf courses.

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How can turf managers provide a top quality surface during the winter months?

How can turf managers provide a top quality surface during the winter months? Updated

🕔08:53, 22.Dec 2018

Golf is a year round sport, and players’ expectations (unrealistic as they may be) for quality playing surfaces, remain the same in the depths of winter as they are in the height of summer.

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Is it time you ‘cold seeded’?

Is it time you ‘cold seeded’? Updated

🕔07:00, 21.Dec 2018

‘Cold seeding’ is overseeding in late autumn or early spring. The technique could help greenkeepers combat the loss of newly established plants as a result of cutting heights being reduced too soon after establishment.

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