New course manager for Sunningdale Golf Club

New course manager for Sunningdale Golf Club Updated

🕔11:16, 11.Oct 2014

Sunningdale Golf Club has appointed Jamie Wilson, 44, as courses and estates manager, following an extensive recruitment programme. Following graduation from Myerscough College in Preston with an HND in turfgrass science, Jamie continued his studies at Ohio State University. His

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Ipswich GC to embark on major refurb

Ipswich GC to embark on major refurb Updated

🕔11:13, 5.Oct 2014

Ipswich Golf Club has embarked on a bunker renovation project that will see the famed course’s sand traps returned to their original style. The club has called in architect Martin Hawtree to oversee the project, 88 years after his grandfather

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The range of rollers available to greenkeepers

The range of rollers available to greenkeepers

🕔04:19, 3.Oct 2014

Many greenkeepers are not aware of the range of rollers that can be used on golf course mowers, and the benefits that they can provide. Ian Mitchell, product trainer with Cutting Edge Training, details the different types of rollers that

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Greenkeepers are seeing a record rise in debt problems according to national charity

Greenkeepers are seeing a record rise in debt problems according to national charity

🕔10:10, 2.Oct 2014

A charity that helps people who work in horticulture has said that there has been a record rise in greenkeepers with debt problems for the second year running. Perennial said it saw a 17 percent rise in people coming to

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Paul Copsey appointed as project manager for Martin Guy Developments

Paul Copsey appointed as project manager for Martin Guy Developments

🕔11:33, 24.Sep 2014

Martin Guy Developments (MGD), the south east of England’s fastest growing golf course maintenance contractor, machinery hire and specialist construction project and turf renovation company, has appointed Paul Copsey to play a key role in its business. Paul will focus

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SALTEX to stop being an outdoor exhibition

SALTEX to stop being an outdoor exhibition

🕔11:15, 21.Aug 2014

The grounds maintenance exhibition SALTEX is to be radically changed. The Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG) show, which has been hosted at Windsor racecourse every year bar three since 1979, is to end being an outdoor event and will be staged

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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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