Entries by Colin Hoskins

Council Looks To Rigby Taylor

Council Looks To Rigby Taylor: A revolutionary vertical drainage system is set to assist with reducing Wandsworth Council’s perennial misery of cancelled football games due to waterlogged playing surfaces on its Wandsworth Common pitches. The non-obtrusive Groundwater Dynamics’ system – based on the use of vertical plastic pipes (EGRP) which draw in excess water horizontally – […]

Euroflor To Enthrall At Hever Castle

Euroflor To Enthrall At Hever Castle: Hever Castle Golf Club’s head greenkeeper Rob Peers is a man on a mission: “to encourage visitors to both the golf course and the castle estate to fully enjoy and be fully immersed and engaged with the complete site”. And he is confident that by using a variety of Rigby […]

Rigby Taylor Commemorates WWI

Rigby Taylor Commemorates WWI: To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, Rigby Taylor has introduced a number of Euroflor Commemorate wildflower mixes, with each of the six new mixes having special meaning: Honour – a combination of red, white and blue flowers; the three colours of the Union Jack symbolising patriotism; Souvenir […]

Rigby Taylor Launches Project Pollin-8

Rigby Taylor Launches Project Pollin-8: Rigby Taylor has launched Project Pollin-8, a major initiative aimed at reversing the national decline in pollinating insects, by introducing the new Euroflor Banquet urban flower seed mixture containing the best species for pollinators while also delivering high visual impact. A key factor in the continual reduction of pollinators is […]

Rigby Taylor Brings Swathe Of Colour

Rigby Taylor Brings Swathe Of Colour: As part of Course Manager Matt Aplin’s plan to enhance the ecological footprint of the Goring and Streatley Golf Club, the “amazingly colourful results” of sowing Euroflor wildflowers “attracted as many complimentary comments about the outstanding display of colour as about the quality and performance of our greens”, he […]

Rigby Taylor’s New Euroflor Brochure

Rigby Taylor’s New Euroflor Brochure: Rigby Taylor has confirmed the launch of its 2018 Euroflor urban meadow flowers brochure. This 56-page, fully-illustrated booklet has an ‘at-a-glance’ feature, site selector and details of the complete range including showing their colours, in-situ examples and individual characteristics such as timings for sowing and flowering, as well as sowing […]

Nominations Open For IOG Awards

Nominations Open For IOG Awards: Nominations are now open for the 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards, with 21 categories of entry recognising the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff in both grassroots and professional sports at clubs of every size and from all areas of the UK. This year’s awards – the […]

Rigby Taylor’s Ryder Cup Comp

Rigby Taylor’s Ryder Cup Comp: Rigby Taylor has launched a promotion called Seeds For Change with prizes of Ryder Cup weekends and POGO soil moisture measurement and management systems. Each of the first three winning entries will win for the golf/sports club a POGO Pro moisture management system and free one-year Cloud subscription while the head […]

Fungicide Promotion Winners

Fungicide Promotion Winners: Formby Golf Club is now the proud owner of a new Gambetti Pro 300 tractor-mounted sprayer having won Rigby Taylor’s 2017 Autumn Fungicide Promotion. In addition, and as part of the promotion, the Liverpool club’s course manager Paul Swift has won an expenses-paid trip to the GCSAA convention and trade show in San […]

IOG Pilots New Framework

IOG Pilots New Framework: The leading membership organisation for people involved in the management and maintenance of sports pitches, landscape and amenity facilities in the UK, The IOG, is piloting a new framework to the ‘measurement’ of the standard of football pitches at grassroots level. The new Pitch Grading Framework will not only highlight the […]