UK writer wins international award for ‘lost golf course’ article

UK writer wins international award for ‘lost golf course’ article Updated

🕔02:04, 22.Jul 2015

Peter Driver, Ransomes Jacobsen’s long-serving public relations manager, has won an international writing award from the Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), a US-based professional body composed of editors, writers and publishers involved in ‘green industry’ communications. From the 27

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Course Care website goes live

Course Care website goes live Updated

🕔03:09, 16.Jul 2015

Highspeed Group has launched its new website, CourseCare.net. As part of its ongoing development programme review, the company recognised the need for an easy online purchase option. The new web store, created and maintained by Highspeed’s business development manager, Ryan

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Sponsorship for student Irish greenkeeping award

Sponsorship for student Irish greenkeeping award Updated

🕔04:07, 9.Jul 2015

Everris has demonstrated its commitment to education by supporting the ‘Student Greenkeeper of the Year’ award in Ireland. The award is part of the Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board’s (LWETB) ‘Greenkeeping Training Course’ run at Naas Golf Club

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Major course changes for Moray Golf Club’s course

Major course changes for Moray Golf Club’s course Updated

🕔03:04, 1.Jul 2015

Moray Golf Club in Scotland has released details of a series of course improvements. They include the redevelopment of 24 bunkers, the introduction of three new bunkers and removing four, which were devised to enhance the much-loved routing of the

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Pete Newton becomes the 66th ‘Master Greenkeeper’

Pete Newton becomes the 66th ‘Master Greenkeeper’

🕔03:02, 23.Jun 2015

Pete Newton, course manager at one of Europe’s longest golf courses, is celebrating after he became the 66th BIGGA member to achieve Master Greenkeeper status. Pete supervised the construction and grow-in of the course at Rockliffe Hall in County Durham

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‘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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