9% pay rise recommended for greenkeepers

9% pay rise recommended for greenkeepers

🕔10:28, 25.Feb 2024

The Committee for Golf Club Salaries (CGCS) has recommended a seven percent increase in the salaries of golf club staff for 2024, and nine percent for assistant greenkeepers.

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Royal Mid-Surrey ‘Take Ten’ with Kubota

Royal Mid-Surrey ‘Take Ten’ with Kubota

🕔08:31, 17.Feb 2024

A fleet of five RTVs and five tractors from Kubota are supporting operations across the busy 36-hole complex at Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club.

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The Point Hardy Golf Club has its grand opening

The Point Hardy Golf Club has its grand opening

🕔10:11, 13.Feb 2024

One of the most dramatic golf courses ever built has had its long-awaited grand opening on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.

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New INFINICUT sales manager appointed

New INFINICUT sales manager appointed

🕔08:59, 10.Feb 2024

INFINICUT® has announced the appointment of a new sales manager in the form of Alan Jack.

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Northenden GC opts for the AIR-EZE FAIRWAY Shoe Cleaner

Northenden GC opts for the AIR-EZE FAIRWAY Shoe Cleaner

🕔07:02, 7.Feb 2024

Nestled amidst the verdant landscapes of Northenden Golf Club, a new era of fairway excellence has begun with the introduction of the AIR-EZE FAIRWAY Shoe Cleaner.

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Old Tom Morris and James Braid course to be enhanced

Old Tom Morris and James Braid course to be enhanced

🕔08:10, 4.Feb 2024

Lundin Golf Club in Fife has announced extensive plans to enhance its course, originally designed by Old Tom Morris in the 1860s and later extended by James Braid.

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Tom Bailey joins Price Turfcare

Tom Bailey joins Price Turfcare

🕔08:44, 3.Feb 2024

Tom Bailey, the former sales manager at RT Machinery, has joined Price Turfcare, the UK distributor of the Ventrac 4520 all-terrain compact tractor and multiple accessories.

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Greenkeepers recognised at BTME awards

Greenkeepers recognised at BTME awards

🕔15:46, 27.Jan 2024

Several greenkeepers have been recognised and rewarded at a ceremony in Harrogate during the BTME exhibition.

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Gleneagles starts five-month irrigation project

Gleneagles starts five-month irrigation project

🕔09:29, 21.Jan 2024

Iconic Scottish golf resort Gleneagles has commenced a state-of-the-art irrigation project on its Jack Nicklaus-designed PGA Centenary Course, former host to both the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup.

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Gordon Moir honoured for greenkeeping work

Gordon Moir honoured for greenkeeping work

🕔08:06, 14.Jan 2024

The former director of greenkeeping at St Andrews Links Trust, Gordon Moir, has been awarded the ‘University Medal’ at the University of St Andrews during its final winter graduation ceremony of 2023.

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Sami Strutt to leave BIGGA and join Bernhard

Sami Strutt to leave BIGGA and join Bernhard

🕔09:57, 7.Jan 2024

Sami Strutt has been named as the new education director at the Bernhard Academy. Sami is currently the chief operating officer of the British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA).

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New appointments at Kubota

New appointments at Kubota

🕔10:44, 5.Jan 2024

Kubota (UK) is pleased to announce that Krissi Holt and Neil Scott have been appointed as aftersales dealer managers for Kubota agricultural, groundcare and construction equipment.

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Origin Amenity Solutions strengthens its team

Origin Amenity Solutions strengthens its team

🕔09:21, 4.Jan 2024

Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) has announced that its research and development team has been strengthened by the appointment of Jack Taylor, who joins as turf trials technician.

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First ‘Level 5’ apprenticeship is achieved

First ‘Level 5’ apprenticeship is achieved

🕔09:24, 31.Dec 2023

A man has become the first apprentice in the UK to complete the Level 5 Golf Course Manager Apprenticeship standard, as well as becoming the first to achieve a Level 5 Apprenticeship within the land-based sector.

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Royal Dornoch to build new par three hole

Royal Dornoch to build new par three hole

🕔09:16, 24.Dec 2023

Royal Dornoch Golf Club is pressing ahead with groundworks to create a new par three hole on the Struie Course.

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Reesink Turfcare introduces two Toro machines to the UK

Reesink Turfcare introduces two Toro machines to the UK

🕔10:26, 22.Dec 2023

Reesink Turfcare is bringing two Toro machines to the UK for the groundscare market, and both have a power source for the future.

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Origin Enterprises donates to BIGGA’s benevolent fund

Origin Enterprises donates to BIGGA’s benevolent fund

🕔07:37, 17.Dec 2023

BIGGA has accepted a generous donation from Origin Enterprises after staff at the agri-services organisation selected the Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund as one of its charities of the year.

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Bill Hawthorn passes away, aged 89

Bill Hawthorn passes away, aged 89

🕔11:02, 11.Dec 2023

Irrigation engineer William ‘Bill’ Hawthorn has died peacefully at home at the age of 89, surrounded by his loving family.

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Deanna Kovar named new president at John Deere

Deanna Kovar named new president at John Deere

🕔08:34, 10.Dec 2023

Deere & Company has named Deanna Kovar as its new president of Worldwide Agriculture and Turf, Small Ag and Turf, and Regions 1 and 2.

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Golspie embarks on third clean-up op

Golspie embarks on third clean-up op

🕔10:22, 3.Dec 2023

One of Scotland’s highest regarded golf courses has faced major storm damage for the third time in recent memory – but the community has rallied together to return it to its former glory.

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Kubota to release ZE electric zero-turn models in 2024

Kubota to release ZE electric zero-turn models in 2024

🕔08:41, 2.Dec 2023

The Ze electric zero-turn models not only meet productivity requirements, but also with a higher level of operator comfort through reduced noise levels and less vibration during operation.

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