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STRI appoints consultant agronomist

STRI appoints consultant agronomist

🕔08:58, 26.May 2022

STRI Group has appointed Ben Morgan as consultant agronomist regionally based in York, also working out of the STRI’s Bingley headquarters.

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Family golf club acquires nearby venue

Family golf club acquires nearby venue

🕔08:31, 25.May 2022

A family golf venue in Cambridgeshire has taken over a nearby golf course.

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St Andrews set for a new world-class golf course

St Andrews set for a new world-class golf course

🕔08:50, 24.May 2022

The company behind the Fairmont Hotel in St Andrews has applied for permission to Fife Council to convert its two golf courses into one world-class facility.

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Golfers are ‘unaware’ of greenkeepers’ eco work

Golfers are ‘unaware’ of greenkeepers’ eco work

🕔10:55, 22.May 2022

A new survey on golf sustainability has found that while many golf clubs carry out environmental best-practice measures, they could do better at communicating this to golfers.

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Meet the course manager: James Bonfield

Meet the course manager: James Bonfield

🕔09:59, 21.May 2022

From The Hertfordshire, James talks about the course improvements that have stemmed from a new owner investing in the facility and upgrading while keeping the course open.

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Welsh golf club launches plan to fight coastal erosion

Welsh golf club launches plan to fight coastal erosion

🕔08:59, 20.May 2022

A 19th century links venue is to construct a ‘coastal defence project’ featuring ‘mattresses’ made of steel frames and filled with stone to protect the course from erosion.

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Closed course ‘being used as a football pitch’

Closed course ‘being used as a football pitch’

🕔09:24, 19.May 2022

A golf course that has temporarily closed due to its council’s budgeting crisis is now being used as a football pitch, threatening its future, according to reports.

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Irish club rebounds following Covid losses

Irish club rebounds following Covid losses

🕔08:59, 18.May 2022

A major Irish golf club that was hit by large losses in the first year of the pandemic has seen a surge in income in the last 12 months.

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Two more golf clubs report damage by vandals

Two more golf clubs report damage by vandals

🕔08:59, 17.May 2022

Another two golf clubs have revealed they’ve been targeted by antisocial yobs in recent days.

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Is there a crisis in golf greenkeeping?

Is there a crisis in golf greenkeeping?

🕔08:10, 15.May 2022

BIGGA has launched an industry-wide survey that will quantify information relating to a perceived recruitment ‘crisis’ within the greenkeeping and wider golfing sector.

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Three Edinburgh courses vandalised by motorcyclists

Three Edinburgh courses vandalised by motorcyclists

🕔12:05, 14.May 2022

Three golf courses in Edinburgh have experienced balaclava-wearing motorbike riding youths tearing up the courses and threatening golfers who try to challenge them in recent days.

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Scottish venue closes for four weeks due to pressure on new greens

Scottish venue closes for four weeks due to pressure on new greens

🕔08:51, 13.May 2022

The world’s ‘best new golf course’, Dumbarnie Links, has closed for four weeks due to extreme pressure on the young fescue grasses on its greens.

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Forever flexible with Toro Irrigation

Forever flexible with Toro Irrigation

🕔08:55, 12.May 2022

An irrigation system is the life-blood of your course: it’s complex, far reaching and its value cannot be underestimated; without it your course simply will not survive, let alone, thrive.

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Water Management Turf Action Plan – planning for adaptability

Water Management Turf Action Plan – planning for adaptability

🕔09:16, 11.May 2022

Aquatrols’ technical support and European account manager, Michael Fance, shares his thoughts on how to work with the weather with a well thought out turf action plan.

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Meet the head greenkeeper: Alex Lowes

Meet the head greenkeeper: Alex Lowes

🕔10:19, 10.May 2022

The head greenkeeper at North Manchester Golf Club talks about his career and the machinery he uses on an undulating course with a vast amount of semi-rough.

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Golf at Goodwood recognised for sustainability work

Golf at Goodwood recognised for sustainability work

🕔08:23, 8.May 2022

GEO certification has been awarded to Golf at Goodwood after the greenkeeping team successfully demonstrated its commitment to making sustainability a priority.

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A day in the life: Jason Sarna

A day in the life: Jason Sarna

🕔11:03, 7.May 2022

The course manager at Brighton & Hove Golf Club, the oldest golf club in Sussex, takes us through his average day.

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Jack Fairhead wins John Deere X127 mower

Jack Fairhead wins John Deere X127 mower

🕔09:38, 6.May 2022

When Jack Fairhead heard he’d won a brand new John Deere X127 ride-on mower worth £3,500, he couldn’t believe his luck.

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“GripClad performs brilliantly in the hardest of frosts”

“GripClad performs brilliantly in the hardest of frosts”

🕔08:55, 5.May 2022

“At Boston West Golf and Appletree Country Park we are proud to endorse GripClad.”

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Longevity key to bunker renovation at CC of Columbus

Longevity key to bunker renovation at CC of Columbus

🕔08:40, 4.May 2022

The longevity of Capillary Bunkers was the key reason the golf course superintendent at the Country Club of Columbus in Georgia chose to install the product recently.

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SISIS Veemo hits the spot at Stourbridge

SISIS Veemo hits the spot at Stourbridge

🕔08:05, 3.May 2022

After trialling various tractor mounted scarifiers, Steven Harvey, head greenkeeper at Stourbridge Golf Course, concluded that the SISIS Veemo MK 2 was by far the most suitable for his fairways.

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