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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Tony Jacklin golf club to create 70 new jobs

Tony Jacklin golf club to create 70 new jobs Updated

🕔07:23, 9.Nov 2014

A Buckinghamshire golf club with a link to Tony Jacklin is to aggressively expand its business by the end of this year, including providing a hotel, which will result in 70 new jobs. Magnolia Park Golf & Country Club is

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Vince Cable ‘wrong to say golf courses should be built on’

Vince Cable ‘wrong to say golf courses should be built on’ Updated

🕔14:20, 2.Nov 2014

The business secretary, Vince Cable, has been criticised by the chief executive of the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA), Sandy Jones, for saying that a solution to Britain’s housing crisis would be to build on its golf courses, as this underestimates

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Two golf clubs have greens attacked by chemicals

Two golf clubs have greens attacked by chemicals Updated

🕔09:58, 26.Oct 2014

At least two UK golf clubs have reported that one or more of their greens have suffered an extraordinary chemical attack within the last 12 months. The unusual crime first took place last December when Boringdon Park Golf Club in

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Kevin O’Neill is student greenkeeper of the year

Kevin O’Neill is student greenkeeper of the year Updated

🕔11:18, 18.Oct 2014

Kevin O’Neill has been named Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year 2014. Proud Kevin, deputy head greenkeeper at Muswell Hill Golf Club in North London, pipped runners-up Tom Freeman from Kingsdown Golf Club and Wesley Lenihan from Ealing Golf Club.

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Highspeed Group introduces new offer for its ClearWater product

Highspeed Group introduces new offer for its ClearWater product

🕔14:02, 12.Oct 2014

ClearWater is already established as the most competitively priced washpad water recycling system in the UK and now, to help those wishing to invest in a system to beat the ever closer deadline for the EU Water Framework Directive, Highspeed

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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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