Entries by Colin Hoskins

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 […]

IOG Welcomes Lantra As End Point Assessment Organisation

IOG Welcomes Lantra As End Point Assessment Organisation: Lantra has become the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the new Level 2 Sports Turf Operative Apprenticeship Standard developed by the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) and a large employer group. There are already more than 50 apprentices undertaking a learning journey to achieve this high-quality standard. Commenting, […]

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 […]