Entries by Colin Hoskins

Rigby Taylor Praised At Rotherham

Rigby Taylor Praised At Rotherham: 2018 IOG Industry Award winner Dave Fellowes certainly has his work cut out at Rotherham United FC. Because, as head groundsman, not only is he and two assistants charged with looking after the stadium pitch but they are also tasked with maintaining the training ground which has two pitches, including one […]

Rigby Taylor Centenary Celebrations

Rigby Taylor Centenary Celebrations: Rigby Taylor will be making a major golf industry announcement at BTME in Harrogate to herald the start of a year of celebrations for the company’s 100-year anniversary.  While details of the exciting initiative in conjunction with BTME organiser BIGGA will be released at the show, there is a host of additional […]

IOG’s Training & Education Guide

IOG’s Training & Education Guide: The new IOG Prospectus is the definitive guide to the Institute of Groundsmanship’s  Training and Education, detailing the many training courses and qualifications available from the institute. The 44-page booklet outlines the qualifications, training courses and advisory services available to help support individual career development and future opportunities. Also included is […]

Rigby Taylor Key At Great Yarmouth

Rigby Taylor Key At Great Yarmouth: Great Yarmouth Racecourse has been named as the best flat course in the Racecourse Association’s prestigious grounds staff awards 2018, and Rigby Taylor’s amenity products have played a vital role. Combined with high-class groundscare routines led by head groundsman Richard Bradley, the use of a host of products as well as […]

Rigby Taylor At Hever Castle

Rigby Taylor At Hever Castle: The “fantastic” success of Hever Castle’s use of Rigby Taylor’s Euroflor urban meadow flower seed mixes has spurred the Kent-based stately home to not only increase the number of areas that will be planted next year and existing plots enlarged, but it has also led to additional, similar projects off-site and […]

Rigby Taylor Renews Life At Lees Hall GC

Rigby Taylor Renews Life At Lees Hall GC: When joining 18-hole Lees Hall Golf Club in 2016, Ian Whitehead knew that simply by applying common sense greenkeeping practices – coupled with the right amenity products – he would be able to make a difference. The badly-presented, badly-playing course was effectively “playing second fiddle to the […]

Rigby Taylor’s Interactive Experience

Rigby Taylor’s Interactive Experience: Rigby Taylor will be announcing a number of exciting new product launches at SALTEX on October 31 and November 1 – to be viewed both on the stand and in the outside demonstration area: The TinyMobile – a next generation, fully autonomous pitch line marking GPS robot that’s faster, lighter, more flexible […]

Rigby Taylor’s Amenity Supplies Deal

Rigby Taylor’s Amenity Supplies Deal: Clive Liddiard is a grounds professional who knows what he wants, when he wants it and what he wants it for! It’s a vision that has underpinned his illustrious career, first as a greenkeeper and, more recently, as a groundsman – which has included winning an IOG Industry Award. And it […]

Rigby Taylor Praised At Northants

Rigby Taylor Praised At Northants: Cricket groundsmen all over the country faced challenging weather conditions this spring, and it was no different for Craig Harvey at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club, who was left playing catch-up in terms of pitch firmness, playability and presentation. “But,” he says, “despite all the wet weather, we’ve managed to avoid any fungal […]

Tickets Selling Fast For IOG Awards

Tickets Selling Fast For IOG Awards: The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards celebrate a 10 year anniversary on October 31 at the Hilton Metropole hotel at the Birmingham NEC, and tickets are selling fast for the event on the evening of the day one of SALTEX. Celebrating the achievements of volunteer and professional grounds teams, as […]