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Paul Burgess Is The First Man To Lay Eyes On UCLA

Paul Burgess Is The First Man To Lay Eyes On UCLA: The first man to lay his eyes on Real Madrid’s pre-season training venue from the Los Blancos camp was head groundsman Paul Burgess on Monday, checking the condition of the UCLA pitches ahead of the team’s workouts. Traveling over early with assistant Adrian Romero, Burgess […]

Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board Apologises To Groundsmen

Sri Lanka’s Cricket Board Apologises To Groundsmen: Dozens of groundsmen at Sri Lanka’s Hambantota cricket stadium have complained that they were ordered to give back their uniforms before being paid — even though they were wearing them at the time. Sri Lanka’s cricket board was forced to apologise after social media reports that some workers […]

Groundsmen Defend Wimbledon Courts

Groundsmen Defend Wimbledon Courts: It’s the oldest excuse in the Wimbledon book – if a tennis match doesn’t go your way, blame the grass. But this year the lovingly-manicured lawn has been subject to a particularly loud chorus of complaints, leading to concerns that the hot, dry weather has made it dangerous going in to […]

The Trials And Tribulations Of Tending Carlisle United’s Pitch

The groundsman’s story: David Mitchell on the trials and tribulations of tending Carlisle United’s pitch – The Blues’ award-winning stadium manager talks bent goalposts, blocked urinals, unhelpful substitutes and the best surface in League Two with Jon Colman. In the groundstaff’s office in Carlisle United’s Neil Sports Centre, the walls strewn with old photos and […]

Forest Green: Groundsman Nominated For Groundsman Of The Year award

Forest Green groundsman Adam Witchell has been nominated for the Football Association’s Groundsman of the Year award. With Forest Green’s pitch the world’s first organic playing surface, Adam produced an excellent surface for FGR’s promotion winning campaign without the use of pesticides or chemicals used by many groundsmen in the UK. Following his first season […]

Golf Bunkers Made From Crushed Beer Bottles

Golf Bunkers Made From Crushed Beer Bottles – A Taranaki golf club has hit on a novel way to promote the game and encourage more memberships. Kaitake Golf Club, west of New Plymouth, has invested in 30 tonnes of fine grain crushed glass sand to fill three new bunkers on the 5500 metre long course. The crushed […]