Westerwood greenkeeper has bridge named after him

Westerwood greenkeeper has bridge named after him Updated

🕔02:53, 13.Nov 2015

Long-serving greenkeeper Tam Sutherland has been rewarded for 29 years’ loyal service at his golf club by having a bridge named in his honour to mark his retirement. The Westerwood Hotel and Golf Resort in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow – a

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Mytime Active invests over £300,000 in machinery

Mytime Active invests over £300,000 in machinery Updated

🕔01:50, 7.Nov 2015

Mytime Active, the UK’s leading pay-and-play golf course operator, has invested in over £300,000 of course maintenance equipment. The equipment includes fairway mowers, greens mowers, rotary mowers and tees and surrounds mowers and a quantity of utility vehicles. Mytime Active

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Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course

Greenkeepers find World War Two bomb on golf course Updated

🕔02:48, 30.Oct 2015

Greenkeepers at Cilsanws Golf Club in Wales found an inactive World War Two bomb, after being alerted by a member of the public. The workers found the device on the Merthyr Tydfil golf course in October. An army bomb disposal

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IOG SALTEX awards have sold out

IOG SALTEX awards have sold out Updated

🕔03:07, 29.Oct 2015

With 640 attendees, this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) industry awards event is a sell-out. The audience will include groundscare experts from the length and breadth of the UK, as well as a number who will be jetting in to

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Four wickets re-laid at Hambledon Cricket Club

Four wickets re-laid at Hambledon Cricket Club Updated

🕔03:34, 25.Oct 2015

Speedcut sports turf contractors has re-laid four wickets at Hambledon Cricket Club in two separate projects. Matthew Trickett, grounds consultant at Hambledon, along with the volunteer ground staff, recognised that the wickets were becoming tired after being in place for

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Course manager celebrates 40 years at one club

Course manager celebrates 40 years at one club Updated

🕔01:46, 23.Oct 2015

The head greenkeeper at Fulford Golf Club in York has celebrated 40 years working at the same golf course with legendary golfer Tom Watson. Mark Mennell arrived at the club in 1975 and was appointed head greenkeeper in 1989. Watson

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Ransomes Jacobsen expands Certified Pre-Owned division

Ransomes Jacobsen expands Certified Pre-Owned division Updated

🕔04:19, 12.Oct 2015

Mick Shaw has been appointed to the new role of CPO sales manager at Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment. Certified Pre-Owned is Ransomes Jacobsen’s used machinery programme offering quality turf maintenance equipment that has been factory

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What will this ‘surfing’ idea mean for greenkeeping?

What will this ‘surfing’ idea mean for greenkeeping? Updated

🕔03:10, 8.Oct 2015

Three UK golf clubs have taken brought in a number of ‘part skateboards, part Segways and part buggies’, which allow golfers to ‘surf fairways’ between shots, dramatically speeding up play. All three venues took delivery of their GolfBoards in August,

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Is this Britain’s most environmentally friendly golf club?

Is this Britain’s most environmentally friendly golf club? Updated

🕔03:33, 2.Oct 2015

Coventry Golf Club has been hailed as Britain’s most environmentally friendly golf club after it became the first in England to be re-certified to the eco GEO standard. Coventry’s close relationship with the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WKWT) has seen many

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Seventh generation of Toro greensmowers at Kingsdown GC

Seventh generation of Toro greensmowers at Kingsdown GC Updated

🕔02:24, 30.Sep 2015

Established in 1880, Kingsdown Golf Club is a club with longevity. It is the oldest club in Wiltshire and has outlived all but 12 English clubs, even its greens machines have outlived the competition! Most recently the club has invested

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UK’s first ever footgolf resort opens in the UK

UK’s first ever footgolf resort opens in the UK Updated

🕔03:00, 25.Sep 2015

The seemingly unstoppable rise of footgolf in the UK has reached another milestone with an Oxfordshire venue becoming the first resort in the UK to open a course specifically for the hybrid sporting mix of football and golf. Heythrop Park

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Study finds using signs with eyes will lead to pitchmarks being repaired

Study finds using signs with eyes will lead to pitchmarks being repaired Updated

🕔04:11, 16.Sep 2015

A bizarre study carried out at Surrey Downs Golf Club has found that signs containing eyes are more likely to get golfers to repair pitchmarks. Sport Psychology (SPL) partnered with Wimbledon Signs to erect a sign by a green that

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Support for the 2015 STRI research field days

Support for the 2015 STRI research field days

🕔03:31, 16.Sep 2015

Farmura is supporting the 2015 Sports Turf Research Institute field days taking place September 16 and 17 in Bingley, UK. The free event is designed to offer insights into the latest research and advancements in managing sports turf. Over the

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Boyes and Dexter win student gongs

Boyes and Dexter win student gongs Updated

🕔03:55, 10.Sep 2015

Michael Boyes, assistant golf course superintendent at the Trump International Golf Club in Dubai, is this year’s recipient of the Ransomes Jacobsen-sponsored best student award at Myerscough College. For the past two years, Michael has been studying for his BSc

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Dr Gordon McKillop to stand down as STRI’s CEO

Dr Gordon McKillop to stand down as STRI’s CEO Updated

🕔03:36, 1.Sep 2015

STRI’s chief executive, Dr Gordon McKillop, is to retire next Easter after what will be nearly 16 years as head of the world-leading sports turf research consultancy. Gordon joined STRI from what was then the Central Science Laboratory (CSL), a

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South Essex GC course manager is also a beekeeper

South Essex GC course manager is also a beekeeper Updated

🕔02:48, 19.Aug 2015

South Essex Golf Centre has its customers in a buzz with the club’s own brand of honey. Course manager Peter Dawson has been beekeeping on the golf course for several years, and golfers can now sample limited quantities of South

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New training business launched for the industry

New training business launched for the industry Updated

🕔02:46, 11.Aug 2015

Ian Mitchell, the former operator training specialist with Ransomes Jacobsen, has formed High Five Training, a new training business providing support for the groundscare industry. Operating from Ipswich in Suffolk, High Five offers a nationwide training service specialising in high

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Tewkesbury Park appoints new head greenkeeper

Tewkesbury Park appoints new head greenkeeper Updated

🕔03:44, 5.Aug 2015

Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Gloucestershire has strengthened its golf team with the appointment of a new head greenkeeper: Chris Bromley. Chris brings a wealth of experience to his new role having previously worked at The Belfry and most recently as

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Celtic Manor installs water feature

Celtic Manor installs water feature Updated

🕔22:26, 4.Aug 2015

The Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, South Wales, has boosted the aesthetic of its golf clubhouse front with the addition of a new Otterbine water feature. Installed in the resort’s two-tiered ornamental pond in front of the clubhouse, where two

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Star chef helped greenkeepers at the Open

Star chef helped greenkeepers at the Open Updated

🕔03:41, 29.Jul 2015

The greenkeeping team at the Old Course, St Andrews Links, were helped by Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin, as they prepared and worked on July’s 144th Open Championship. Tom, who is owner and head chef at award-winning The Kitchin, surprised

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Fundraising campaign set up for severely ill greenkeeper

Fundraising campaign set up for severely ill greenkeeper Updated

🕔04:24, 23.Jul 2015

A fundraising campaign has been set up for Mike Mosse, a very popular 51-year-old golf course manager, who is now receiving critical care for oesophageal cancer. Mike was the course manager at Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club in East

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