Entries by Scott MacCallum

Transforming Greenock Morton FC

Scott MacCallum catches up with Mark Farnell, Head Groundsman at Greenock Morton, a man used to making the most of what he has got. There is groundsmanship going on all around us at every time of day, or year, and at so many locations that it would render your Sat Nav hoarse should you set […]

Day Of The Tetraploid

Day Of The Tetraploid: Wonderful work is being carried out by Top Green which will take sports surfaces to another level. Scott MacCallum dug out his passport to find out more about what is going on. A message to all turf managers who find themselves battling with a poor quality sward, disease or pest infestation. There […]

Who’d be Neil Stubley?

Who’d be Neil Stubley? Turf Matters Editor, Scott MacCallum, sympathises with Wimbledon’s top groundsman. The Head of Courts and Horticulture at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club – Wimbledon has produced a fleet of outstanding courts again this year in weather not necessarily conducive to the growing of grass. The surfaces look supreme […]

Attack On 14 Golf Course Greens

Attack To 14 Course Greens – The owner of a Cambridgeshire golf club has said an attack to 14 of the course’s greens is the worst case of golf vandalism she has ever seen. Vivien Saunders OBE, who won the Women’s British Open in 1977 and is chair of the Association of Golf Course Owners […]

Visiting the Spider’s Web

Visiting the Spider’s Web – A number of the UK turf industry press attended a factory visit in the Czech Republic enabling them to catch up with the latest developments being made by the manufacturers of the unique four-wheel drive wheel Spider remote controlled slope mower.  The company’s  new 1.8 million Eur, 3,500 square metre factory […]

A Legacy Bearing Fruit

A Legacy Bearing Fruit – Scott MacCallum catches up with Greg Bolton as he works on transforming West Ham’s new stadium back into its original athletics’ arena guise. The word heard most frequently in relation to London’s iconic Olympic stadium was “Legacy”. it was perhaps the key single element in clinching the 2012 Olympics for […]