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“Water management is the key to good course management”

“Water management is the key to good course management”

🕔09:39, 6.Jun 2024

Ross Jones, the courses director at Get Golfing, who oversees the 13 golf courses, talks to irrigation expert John Kidson about how he and all the venues’ head greenkeepers try to meet their varying irrigation needs.

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What’s in an irrigation technician’s toolbox?

What’s in an irrigation technician’s toolbox?

🕔08:11, 7.May 2024

Irrigation expert John Kidson details the six tools he needs to do his job on a day-to-day basis.

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Irrigation terminology explained

Irrigation terminology explained

🕔08:42, 12.Apr 2024

Do you know your GEKA from your PE pipe? Irrigation expert John Kidson takes us through some of the most popular terms – but ones that many people have no idea what they mean.

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Is your irrigation ready for spring?

Is your irrigation ready for spring?

🕔10:11, 14.Mar 2024

What do you need to do to ensure your irrigation system is ready for the forthcoming warmer weather? Here, irrigation expert John Kidson looks at a list of tasks that should be carried out now.

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“Can we afford a new irrigation system?”

“Can we afford a new irrigation system?”

🕔07:14, 23.Feb 2024

This winter, irrigation expert John Kidson has been asked several questions by clients as they prepare for the new season. Here, he answers the most common one of them all.

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“I look forward to continuing to learn about the role”

“I look forward to continuing to learn about the role”

🕔07:01, 16.Dec 2023

Irrigation expert John Kidson talks to Nick Wilson, the irrigation technician at The Addington Golf Club about his role, in a bid to help others learn more about life working in the irrigation industry.

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How to prepare your irrigation system for winter

How to prepare your irrigation system for winter

🕔06:46, 11.Nov 2023

As you won’t be irrigating the course over winter, you don’t need to worry about the irrigation system until next spring, right? Wrong, says irrigation expert John Kidson.

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“Are you digging for gold?”

“Are you digging for gold?”

🕔06:45, 21.Oct 2023

Chris Browett from The Richmond Golf Club talks to irrigation expert John Kidson about his work, maintaining the irrigation system at the club and what golfers often ask what he’s really doing.

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“I have 1,250 sprinkler heads to maintain”

“I have 1,250 sprinkler heads to maintain”

🕔09:13, 16.Sep 2023

Mark Allard, the irrigation technician at London Golf Club for the last nine years, talks to irrigation expert John Kidson about how he got into the role and what his work involves.

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“Let your boss know you’re keen”

“Let your boss know you’re keen”

🕔09:48, 19.Aug 2023

Irrigation expert John Kidson offers his advice to greenkeepers who want to work in irrigation but so far have no experience with it.

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Irrigation advice: The causes of low voltage

Irrigation advice: The causes of low voltage

🕔07:07, 21.Jul 2023

In his latest article looking at how to become an irrigation technician, John Kidson explores the causes and results of low voltage in a system.

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Go with the flow

Go with the flow

🕔08:07, 23.Jun 2023

In his latest article on becoming an irrigation technician, John Kidson explains that what is perceived as poor water pressure is often actually a low flow of water, and details what can be done to rectify this.

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How to become an irrigation technician? (Part two)

How to become an irrigation technician? (Part two)

🕔07:30, 27.May 2023

A key area to learn is fault finding.

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How do you become an irrigation technician?

How do you become an irrigation technician?

🕔08:52, 29.Apr 2023

Understanding the cost of the products, your time and the effect it may have on the club, such as an area being closed, are key.

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Is your irrigation system ready?

Is your irrigation system ready?

🕔08:22, 18.Mar 2023

Summer may be several weeks away but irrigation expert John Kidson recommends starting your system as early as possible, as this should help detect issues that can be resolved in a timely manner.

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Do you know your decoder from your filter?

Do you know your decoder from your filter?

🕔09:44, 3.Feb 2023

Irrigation projects can be made more difficult due to confusing terminology, but it doesn’t need to be this way. Here, irrigation expert John Kidson outlines some of the most commonly used products and phrases.

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‘It’s winter, who cares about irrigation?’

‘It’s winter, who cares about irrigation?’

🕔10:21, 6.Dec 2022

Even though your irrigation system is unlikely to be used at this time of year, it is actually the perfect time to carry out essential irrigation tasks, writes John Kidson.

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How to devise a 2023 Irrigation Action Plan

How to devise a 2023 Irrigation Action Plan

🕔08:42, 26.Oct 2022

In the third part of our series in which expert John Kidson offers advice to golf clubs on how they can improve their irrigation provision, here he advises greenkeepers to devise an ‘Irrigation Action Plan’ for next year.

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Irrigation: Your questions and answers

Irrigation: Your questions and answers

🕔11:11, 3.Sep 2022

Unsurprisingly, irrigation expert John Kidson has been asked a lot of questions in the last few weeks. Here are some of the most common ones.

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Irrigation, not irritation

Irrigation, not irritation

🕔08:55, 13.Aug 2022

Irrigation specialist John Kidson offers a selection of tips and ideas for how you can get more out of your irrigation system – particularly if it’s one that you might feel needs replacing.

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