‘The worst is over for most golf clubs’

‘The worst is over for most golf clubs’

🕔02:16, 17.Jun 2015

The director of an organisation that markets golf clubs to potential buyers has said that the worst of the financial problems that has beset the industry has come to an end. Golf clubs have struggled since the financial crash in

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British Skin Foundation issues cancer warning to greenkeepers

British Skin Foundation issues cancer warning to greenkeepers Updated

🕔02:09, 11.Jun 2015

The British Skin Foundation is urging golfers and greenkeepers to stay safe in the sun this summer. A spokesman said: “It’s important to remember these top tips. Protect your skin with clothing – don’t forget to wear a hat that

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Green body GEO awarded EIGCA’s Harry Colt Award

Green body GEO awarded EIGCA’s Harry Colt Award Updated

🕔23:57, 6.Jun 2015

The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) has presented its Harry Colt Award to the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO). The trophy, which is awarded to an organisation or individual for their outstanding contribution to golf and golf development, was

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This club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles

This club’s bunkers are made of recycled beer bottles

🕔23:47, 1.Jun 2015

The sand in the bunkers of Beauchief Golf Course in Sheffield is now made of recycled glass. The environmentally friendly initiative, which began in April, has seen the club become one of the first in the country to take the

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Bayer calls for support as Merit Turf is withdrawn

Bayer calls for support as Merit Turf is withdrawn Updated

🕔23:44, 24.May 2015

Bayer CropScience has received a formal notification from the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) that its granular insecticide Merit® Turf (MAPP No 12415), which many greenkeepers use, is to be withdrawn from the market. Formal notification of the revocation has been

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Why West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010

Why West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010 Updated

🕔22:50, 13.May 2015

West Essex GC has been using a contractor for its golf course maintenance since 2010. What are the differences or advantages to this approach? Tania Longmire takes a look The company engaged with the maintenance contract for West Essex GC

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These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees

These golf clubs are doing amazing work for bees

🕔06:13, 8.May 2015

Four bee friendly golf clubs have been named by the STRI. Bees and pollinating insects have been in decline throughout large parts of the world for a number of years, and the ramifications for life on earth is said to

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Roland McPhearson wins Edwin Budding award

Roland McPhearson wins Edwin Budding award Updated

🕔05:31, 4.May 2015

Roland McPhearson, equipment manager at Azalea City Golf Course in Mobile, Alabama, is the 2014 winner of the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) Edwin Budding Award. The award is sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen and was presented to him

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Golf Environment Awards are now open to enter

Golf Environment Awards are now open to enter Updated

🕔22:58, 25.Apr 2015

The sports turf consultancy STRI has announced that the 2016 STRI Golf Environment Awards (GEA) are now open for entry.   The prestigious awards have been running for 18 years and attract entrants from golf clubs across the whole of

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Club left with £100k bill after horses rampage over course

Club left with £100k bill after horses rampage over course Updated

🕔23:54, 21.Apr 2015

Calverley Golf and Country Club in Yorkshire has been left with a £100,000 bill after several loose horses ran over the course.   The extraordinary incident has happened so many times that local newspaper the Telegraph & Argus has reported

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Environment body slams 15 golf courses over water usage

Environment body slams 15 golf courses over water usage Updated

🕔07:03, 29.Mar 2015

Scottish golf courses have been exposed for taking more water than they are allowed to by a major government agency that has the power to take legal action against them. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has condemned the performance

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Greenkeeper sues club after slicing foot with chainsaw

Greenkeeper sues club after slicing foot with chainsaw Updated

🕔05:57, 15.Mar 2015

A greenkeeper is suing his golf club for a five-figure sum of money after slicing his foot with a chainsaw. According to Dundee’s Evening Telegraph, James Gowans, 47, has lodged court action against Downfield Golf Club after claiming that a

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Golf in state of shock as 20-year-old man dies at Celtic Manor

Golf in state of shock as 20-year-old man dies at Celtic Manor

🕔07:01, 5.Mar 2015

A 20-year-old man has died at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales after the spraying vehicle he was in rolled into one of the club’s lakes. Ollie Floyd, who was an operator for Complete Weed Control and also a member of

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Swan re-elected to lead golf consultants’ association

Swan re-elected to lead golf consultants’ association Updated

🕔21:55, 1.Mar 2015

Experienced golf course architect Howard Swan was unanimously re-elected chairman of the Golf Consultants Association (GCA) at its recent annual general meeting. The senior consultant at the family owned Swan Golf Designs, Swan – GCA chairman since 2013 – will

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‘Home of Golf’ wins prestigious ecological award

‘Home of Golf’ wins prestigious ecological award Updated

🕔22:52, 20.Feb 2015

St Andrews Links, the ‘Home of Golf’, has earned the prestigious GEO Certified® ecolabel in recognition of its long-term sustainability commitment and achievements. St Andrews Links Trust, which manages the seven courses including the Old Course, at Europe’s biggest golf

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Tyneside golf clubs urged to be vigilant following extraordinary attacks

Tyneside golf clubs urged to be vigilant following extraordinary attacks Updated

🕔05:56, 1.Feb 2015

Police are urging all golf clubs in Tyneside to be extra vigilant after a series of at least five major robberies in just the last three weeks. At least two golf clubs have been attacked by organised criminals, who have

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Winners of golf’s environment awards announced

Winners of golf’s environment awards announced

🕔17:09, 28.Jan 2015

The winners of the STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) 2015 Golf Environment Awards have been revealed and they are Royal St David’s Golf Club in Wales, Hockley Golf Club in Hampshire and John Kelly, greenkeeper at Royal Birkdale Golf Club

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Ryder Cup fertilisers revealed

Ryder Cup fertilisers revealed

🕔16:48, 26.Jan 2015

In the lead up to The Ryder Cup, the grounds crew at PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles used Farmura and Aquatrols products as the back bone of their fertility and soil conditioning programme. The products used in preparation for the

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GripClad used to prevent slippage on golf courses (sponsored story)

GripClad used to prevent slippage on golf courses (sponsored story)

🕔15:23, 2.Dec 2014

A new product is helping golf course managers ensure that golfers and other walkers do not slip over while out on the course. GripClad is glass-reinforced plastic, supplied in 8×4 feet sheets and cut to customer specification. It is 5ml

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Golf Environment Awards finalists revealed

Golf Environment Awards finalists revealed

🕔16:58, 25.Nov 2014

STRI, the specialist consultancy for golf course design, development and ecology, has announced the 12 finalists of the 2015 Golf Environment Awards, which are sponsored by Greenkeeping magazine. The STRI Golf Environment Awards highlight effective and sustainable projects being managed

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Royal Jersey Golf Club signs exclusivity deal

Royal Jersey Golf Club signs exclusivity deal Updated

🕔12:25, 16.Nov 2014

Royal Jersey Golf Club has become the latest course to sign an exclusive supply agreement with Sherriff Amenity. The three year agreement covers the exclusive provision of fertilisers and chemicals. With the links overlooked by Mont Orgueil castle and the

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