ICL offers scholarship opportunity for BIGGA members

ICL offers scholarship opportunity for BIGGA members Updated

🕔13:59, 11.Sep 2016

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has announced the launch of a new scholarship in conjunction with BIGGA Partner, ICL. The ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship will offer five BIGGA members the opportunity to attend the Continue to Learn

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First Pellenc battery powered tools on the Isle of Wight

First Pellenc battery powered tools on the Isle of Wight Updated

🕔04:29, 7.Sep 2016

Doug McGeoch, owner of McGeoch’s Gardening Services, is the proud and first new owner of a range of Pellenc battery powered tools on the Isle of Wight. Over the past two years Etesia UK, the exclusive UK distributor of Pellenc,

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Elliot Wilson wins Myerscough  Sportsturf Award

Elliot Wilson wins Myerscough Sportsturf Award Updated

🕔04:34, 5.Sep 2016

Elliot Wilson is this year’s recipient of the Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored Higher Education Sportsturf Award after completing a degree in BSc (Hons) Sportsturf Science and Management at Myerscough College in Preston. After three years of study and a seasonal position at

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Bridge Trust Society awarded £30k to improve its pitches

Bridge Trust Society awarded £30k to improve its pitches Updated

🕔03:37, 4.Sep 2016

The Bridge Trust Society owns a rather unusual 7½ acre triangular sports ground bound by live railway lines on each of the three sides! The society was created in 1878 for former pupils of the now Handsworth Grammar School and

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EcoBunker working to restore The Greenbrier Resort

EcoBunker working to restore The Greenbrier Resort Updated

🕔04:40, 1.Sep 2016

EcoBunker, in partnership with IVI Golf, is proud to be involved with the restoration at Greenbrier, supplying the material and expertise for phase one which will help make 40 of the most seriously affected bunkers far more resilient. Work starts

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SALTEX to address Brexit impact on industry

SALTEX to address Brexit impact on industry Updated

🕔23:26, 30.Aug 2016

SALTEX 2016’s all-encompassing and free-to-attend LEARNING LIVE programme is set to explore what impact leaving the European Union will have on the industry, when the exhibition opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on November 2-3. Designed to cater to

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GTC director David Golding retires from greenkeeping

GTC director David Golding retires from greenkeeping Updated

🕔23:14, 23.Aug 2016

The education director of the Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC), David Golding, has retired from his role after 50 years in the industry. Leading the tributes to him was GTC chair Donald Steel (pictured left, with Golding right), who said: “Sad

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Toro distributor Lely sold to Royal Reesink

Toro distributor Lely sold to Royal Reesink Updated

🕔22:58, 16.Aug 2016

The turfcare activities of one of the biggest companies in the UK golf club industry, Lely, have been sold to major Dutch company Royal Reesink. Royal Reesink has completed the acquisition of Lely’s turfcare activities of Lely for Ireland and

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BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’

BIGGA: ‘Brexit will hit greenkeeping budgets’ Updated

🕔05:41, 11.Aug 2016

Britain’s two biggest golf course management organisations have said the UK’s decision to vote for ‘Brexit’ will impact the trade. The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), which has around 5,700 greenkeepers and turf professionals as members, has said

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Swan Golf Designs fly back to the ‘Home of Golf’

Swan Golf Designs fly back to the ‘Home of Golf’ Updated

🕔05:36, 5.Aug 2016

Swan Golf Designs (SGD), a leading golf course architecture firm with more than 25 years’ experience, is returning to the ‘Home of Golf’ to begin long-term renovations at both Dunfermline and Moray golf clubs. Following extensive and comprehensive audits of

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Branston G&CC investing in talented young greenkeepers

Branston G&CC investing in talented young greenkeepers Updated

🕔06:29, 1.Aug 2016

Hard on the heels of Branston Golf Club’s £100,000 investment in new high performance golf course maintenance machinery comes the recruitment of three young greenkeepers joining Gavin Robson’s talented team of professionals who are set to develop two new short

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Outdoor demonstrations to return to SALTEX

Outdoor demonstrations to return to SALTEX Updated

🕔06:02, 23.Jul 2016

Outdoor working demonstrations will return to the major turf management event, the SALTEX exhibition, later this year. SALTEX used to be hosted outside but last year, for the first time, it was held inside at the NEC in Birmingham It

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Scotscraig undergoes huge course renovation project

Scotscraig undergoes huge course renovation project Updated

🕔06:55, 16.Jul 2016

One of the world’s oldest golf clubs has undertaken an unprecedented project to return its famous layout to the original specifications in time for its 200th anniversary. Scotscraig Golf Club, which was founded in 1817, is the world’s 13th oldest

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SALTEX 2016 launches photo competition

SALTEX 2016 launches photo competition Updated

🕔06:44, 10.Jul 2016

Organisers of SALTEX 2016, which is being held on November 2 and 3 at the NEC, Birmingham, have launched a new photo competition in which one winner will receive two VIP tickets to SALTEX and the IOG Industry Awards, plus

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Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s courses

Dogs blamed for causing damage to Dundee’s courses Updated

🕔02:36, 4.Jul 2016

Two golf clubs in Dundee have made a plea to local dog owners to do more to stop their animals causing damage to their greens. Caird Park and Camperdown golf clubs are both run by Leisure and Culture Dundee, and

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John Deere appoints new managing director

John Deere appoints new managing director Updated

🕔22:59, 27.Jun 2016

Jonathan Henry has been appointed the new managing director of John Deere in the UK and Ireland. He takes over the role next month from Antony Scott, who has elected to retire after 40 years of distinguished service with the company.

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£120k course redesign was egg-stremely unnecessary

£120k course redesign was egg-stremely unnecessary Updated

🕔03:25, 27.Jun 2016

A golf course owner has said he nearly had to spend thousands of pounds redesigning his course to make it safer – but discovered that nearby ‘wayward balls’ had actually been dropped by birds. Neil Sjoberg from Epping GC said

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Gary Player to redesign Wentworth’s course

Gary Player to redesign Wentworth’s course Updated

🕔10:15, 20.Jun 2016

Wentworth Club has appointed Gary Player Design to carry out the renovation of its Edinburgh Course as part of the multi-million pound investment programme being undertaken by the club. Player’s involvement will mark a continuation of his long association with

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Top Chester golf club closes

Top Chester golf club closes Updated

🕔04:45, 11.Jun 2016

The Oaks Mollington in Chester, which was host to the PGA EuroPro Tour in 2005 and 2006, has closed down. The club, which was a popular wedding venue, was established in 1999, but struggled financially in recent years and in

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Major bunker changes for two top golf courses

Major bunker changes for two top golf courses Updated

🕔04:36, 4.Jun 2016

Tewkesbury Park, set in 163 acres of undulating parkland and overlooking the site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury, has just completed the second phase of its extensive two year renovation at a cost of £4 million. As well as

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Dennis and SISIS team up to fight prostate cancer

Dennis and SISIS team up to fight prostate cancer Updated

🕔04:51, 29.May 2016

Staff from Dennis, SISIS, Fusion Media and St George’s Park recently teamed up to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. In a bid to raise money for the charity, a friendly football match was arranged at St George’s Park –

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