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‘Poison’ sprayed on greens causes damage

‘Poison’ sprayed on greens causes damage Updated

🕔10:59, 25.Sep 2021

The course operations manager of an Australian golf club has said a vandal has poured ‘poison’ on his course, causing potentially more than £250,000 of damage.

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Q&A with John Brown, course manager, Bearsden Golf Club

Q&A with John Brown, course manager, Bearsden Golf Club Updated

🕔07:32, 24.Sep 2021

John talks about the equipment he’s used to maintain the venue during the pandemic.

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Top-Brush leaves tip-top finish, all year-round, for Windlesham Golf Club

Top-Brush leaves tip-top finish, all year-round, for Windlesham Golf Club Updated

🕔08:37, 23.Sep 2021

At Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey, brushing is becoming a regular, year-round operation following the purchase of a Redexim Top-Brush in December 2020.

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Potters Point keeps pace with new technology

Potters Point keeps pace with new technology

🕔07:27, 22.Sep 2021

Having been loyal to John Deere for the past 25 years, it was perhaps no surprise which brand would be chosen to upgrade the existing fleet at Potters Point golf resort in County Wicklow.

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Toro’s Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 for Hillside’s greens

Toro’s Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 for Hillside’s greens Updated

🕔07:50, 21.Sep 2021

Hillside Golf Club on ‘England’s Golf Coast’ in Southport knows only too well the importance of its biggest asset: its greens.

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‘Consider drainage from a more holistic, ‘big picture’ perspective’

‘Consider drainage from a more holistic, ‘big picture’ perspective’ Updated

🕔10:12, 20.Sep 2021

Rather than focusing on specific drainage issues in particular areas of the course, develop a long-term strategy that serves as a road-map for cost-effective improvements over years.

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Greenkeeper wins Welsh golf championship

Greenkeeper wins Welsh golf championship Updated

🕔10:47, 19.Sep 2021

North Wales golfer Tom Matthews enjoyed the biggest win of his career by lifting the men’s Welsh Amateur Championship, then was back cutting the greens at his club early the following morning.

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Kubota launches new multifunctional LX compact tractor range

Kubota launches new multifunctional LX compact tractor range Updated

🕔09:26, 18.Sep 2021

Kubota introduces its new LX Series, a range of multi-purpose compact tractors that allow users to handle a wide variety of tasks ranging from mowing to cultivations.

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The ‘20-20-30’ tonic for winter feeding

The ‘20-20-30’ tonic for winter feeding

🕔08:55, 17.Sep 2021

Implementing an Enhanced Plant Health programme going into and during the autumn / winter period can have a hugely positive effect on sward quality coming through into the new season.

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Meet the golf manager: Dean Muir

Meet the golf manager: Dean Muir Updated

🕔08:46, 16.Sep 2021

Dean, from The Machrie Golf Links, talks about the major changes the course has gone through in the last six years, including installing its first-ever irrigation system as well as 40 bunkers.

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Dennis S500 Plus performs at Victoria Park

Dennis S500 Plus performs at Victoria Park Updated

🕔08:37, 15.Sep 2021

Mike Finch of idverde has praised the performance of the Dennis S500 Plus seeder which he uses on the five greens at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa.

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Game-changing versatility with Toro’s Sidewinder technology

Game-changing versatility with Toro’s Sidewinder technology

🕔07:48, 14.Sep 2021

For the ultimate versatility, Toro’s Sidewinder technology seen in the Reelmaster 3100-D and Groundsmaster 3500-D is game-changing.

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Company profile: TURF Handels GmbH

Company profile: TURF Handels GmbH Updated

🕔10:56, 13.Sep 2021

TURF Handels GmbH was founded in Austria in 1994 by Stephan Breisach, a recognised expert for golf course care, consulting and educator at greenkeeper academies.

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David Cole to step down as Reesink Turfcare’s managing director

David Cole to step down as Reesink Turfcare’s managing director Updated

🕔10:13, 12.Sep 2021

David Cole is leaving the role of Reesink UK’s managing director in April 2022.

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A day in the life: Graeme Roberts

A day in the life: Graeme Roberts Updated

🕔08:48, 11.Sep 2021

The assistant course manager at Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey takes us through his average day.

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Making the plant less susceptible to pathogen attack

Making the plant less susceptible to pathogen attack

🕔08:05, 10.Sep 2021

It is becoming increasingly important to implement a range of alternative methods to reduce the likelihood of fungal disease outbreaks on sports turf.

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Royal St George’s approach to hosting the 149th Open

Royal St George’s approach to hosting the 149th Open Updated

🕔08:48, 9.Sep 2021

It may have been the 15th Open hosted at Royal St George’s but for the greenkeeping team, the 149th Open was an extraordinary and unique event.

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It’s Multigreen® magic for Cornish contractor W R Sandow

It’s Multigreen® magic for Cornish contractor W R Sandow Updated

🕔08:21, 8.Sep 2021

Sports turf contractor W R Sandow has come to swear by Multigreen® temperature-controlled release fertiliser to satisfy the nutritional requirements of more than 60 winter sport pitches.

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Silloth on Solway Golf Club is rebuilding all its bunkers

Silloth on Solway Golf Club is rebuilding all its bunkers Updated

🕔08:15, 7.Sep 2021

Silloth on Solway Golf Club is currently working with Durabunker to rebuild all of its bunkers using the company’s patented synthetic bunker face product.

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Why you should prepare your winter fungicide application now

Why you should prepare your winter fungicide application now

🕔08:31, 6.Sep 2021

With so many fungicide options denied to greenkeepers for autumn / winter applications, decisions that will be key to ensuring a successful outcome need to be taken early.

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Here’s the finalists for the student greenkeeper awards

Here’s the finalists for the student greenkeeper awards Updated

🕔10:23, 5.Sep 2021

After a year’s hiatus due to Covid, the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards are returning for 2021, with the search on to find the country’s best up-and-coming greenkeepers.

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