Antony Wainwright – an obituary

Antony Wainwright – an obituary

🕔16:22, 13.Aug 2014

A few days ago the industry was shocked to hear the news that leading golf ecologist Antony Wainwright had died at the age of just 42. His colleague, the STRI’s Bob Taylor, reflects on the short life of the former

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Accessing digital versions of print copies of Greenkeeping magazine

Accessing digital versions of print copies of Greenkeeping magazine

🕔10:49, 31.Jul 2014

Digital versions of the print magazines of Greenkeeping and Golf Club Management can be accessed here. Simply click on the dates below. Greenkeeping Greenkeeping, July 2014 Greenkeeping, June 2014 Greenkeeping, May 2014 Greenkeeping, April 2014 Greenkeeping, March 2014 Greenkeeping, February

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The most famous dog in greenkeeping is buried on Royal Aberdeen’s 9th tee

The most famous dog in greenkeeping is buried on Royal Aberdeen’s 9th tee

🕔14:03, 29.Jul 2014

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club’s head greenkeeper, Robert Paterson, has said one of his two famous dogs that helped him manage the course, Brodie, has been buried under the 9th tee. Brodie died a few weeks before the Scottish Open took

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Open greenkeepers had ‘toad licences’

Open greenkeepers had ‘toad licences’

🕔13:56, 22.Jul 2014

Greenkeepers at Royal Liverpool Golf Club were given special training so that a rare species of toad was protected during the Open Championship. Links manager at the Hoylake golf club, Craig Gilholm, and his colleagues, have been licensed to handle

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How to manage a tree-dominated golf course

How to manage a tree-dominated golf course

🕔13:23, 21.Jul 2014

Sittingbourne & Milton Regis Golf Club in Kent has a greenkeeping team that never wants to leave. Greenkeeping caught up with its head to find out why they are so content, and to get some technical advice on how to

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Leading UK golf course supplier Farmura bought by US giant Aquatrols

Leading UK golf course supplier Farmura bought by US giant Aquatrols

🕔10:22, 11.Jul 2014

One of the UK’s leading supplier of turf products to golf clubs, Farmura Environmental, has been bought by Aquatrols Corporation of America, the world leader in soil surfactant technology. Farmura Environmental, which provides liquid organic fertilisers to several golf venues,

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Major study finds golf courses can enhance ecosystems and some animals even owe their lives to them

Major study finds golf courses can enhance ecosystems and some animals even owe their lives to them

🕔10:50, 1.Jul 2014

A major study by the University of Missouri on 10 golf courses in the Appalachian mountains in North Carolina has found that not only can golf enhance local ecosystems, but some animals may even owe their lives to the sport.

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England’s newest golf course opens

England’s newest golf course opens

🕔14:00, 25.Jun 2014

Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, County Durham’s leading golf resort and hotel, has opened England’s newest championship golf course. The new course is called the Ramside ‘Cathedral Course’ and is named in honour of nearby Durham Cathedral – a

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Golf course designer and industry figurehead Iain Macpherson dies

Golf course designer and industry figurehead Iain Macpherson dies

🕔13:58, 25.Jun 2014

Golf course designer Iain Macpherson has died after a difficult battle with cancer. Iain was very well known and respected in the industry.  Iain began his career as a merchant banker but his main passion was golf and he decided

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Bayer appoints new account manager

Bayer appoints new account manager

🕔13:47, 25.Jun 2014

Bayer CropScience has appointed sports turf and amenity specialist, Neil Pettican (pictured), as its new national account manager for professional products. He brings with him a plethora of academic and practical hands-on experience. Neil has been working in the professional

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Ewen Wilson appointed in sales for Dennis and SISIS

Ewen Wilson appointed in sales for Dennis and SISIS

🕔13:45, 25.Jun 2014

Dennis and SISIS, divisions of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, have announced the appointment of Ewen Wilson (pictured) as northern area sales manager, incorporating Scotland, Ireland and Northern England. This management

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Greenkeepers beaten in Course Care Cup

Greenkeepers beaten in Course Care Cup

🕔13:42, 25.Jun 2014

Broadstone Golf Club recently played host to the annual Course Care Cup, now in its 18th year. The secretaries were hoping to prize the cup away from the greenkeepers who had held it for the past three years. It was

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Graden machines handed over to Charterhouse

Graden machines handed over to Charterhouse

🕔15:39, 4.Jun 2014

R&K Kensett, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of golf course machinery, is to close down and cease trading.

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If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club

If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club

🕔14:10, 30.May 2014

Inspired by the Calendar Girls, an Essex golf club is raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK – thanks to naked men.

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How to purchase used course machinery that is factory refurbished

How to purchase used course machinery that is factory refurbished

🕔15:47, 20.May 2014

Ransomes Jacobsen has launched the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) initiative, where used equipment is factory refurbished and marketed to end-users.

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‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published

‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published

🕔10:15, 24.Apr 2014

A new study that aims to help golf clubs and courses retain, attract and grow their customer base has been published.

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STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award

STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award

🕔14:15, 22.Apr 2014

The STRI has won the ‘Best use of Technology by a Governing Body’ award at the inaugural Sports Technology Awards at The Brewery in London.

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Full extent of flooding damage revealed

Full extent of flooding damage revealed

🕔10:45, 17.Apr 2014

The full extent of the damage and the recovery of the flooding that devastated several golf courses throughout the British Isles this winter is now beginning to emerge.

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Eco-warriors attack golf club

Eco-warriors attack golf club

🕔11:19, 25.Mar 2014

Eco-warriors have torn up four greens at Berkhamsted Golf Club in Hertfordshire because they are angry over the venue’s tree felling policy.

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Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

🕔11:38, 19.Mar 2014

Golf clubs have been warned to make sure the pesticides they use are legal after a Hampshire venue has been threatened with a six-figure fine.

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Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

🕔16:31, 5.Mar 2014

Nestled within 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing destinations; its Brabazon course having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The venue, headquarters of the PGA, has two

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