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2018 Groundsman Award

2018 Groundsman Award: Now taking place for the 11th year, The FA’s Groundsman of the Year awards were created to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and encourage the development of groundsmanship. The majority of football in this country is played outside the Football League. Quality pitches are therefore essential for […]

Tributes Paid To Greenkeeper

Tributes Paid To Greenkeeper: Tributes have been flooding in to a multi-talented sportsman who has been described as “marvellous with people”. Former Norwich City player and Thetford Golf Club member and greenkeeper Richard ‘Dick’ Scott died on February 11 aged 76. Born on October 26 1941 in Thetford, on his 17th birthday he became part […]

Golf For National Heroes

Golf For National Heroes: Huxley Golf has completed its third project for Help for Heroes: a large putting green at the charity’s Northern Recovery Centre at Phoenix House in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire. The project comes after two similar successful projects which were conducted for the charity’s Recovery Centres at Tedworth House, Wiltshire and at Chavasse […]

Abergele GC Green Keeper Awarded

Abergele GC Green Keeper Awarded: An Abergele green keeper has beaten competition from all over the UK to win the Outstanding Environmental Project of the Year 2018. Darren Anderson, master green keeper at Abergele Golf Club clinched the win at The Golf Environment Awards ceremony in Harrogate, Yorkshire for his Tir Gwyllt project near the […]

Groom’s Mower Wedding Entrance

Groom’s Mower Wedding Entrance: Usually, the bridge will make the show-stopping entrance on her wedding day, however one groom from Co Down had a different idea. Scott Watson has become a social media hit after his unusual wedding day entrance was posted on Facebook. A greenkeeper by trade, the 23-year-old thought it would be fitting for […]

New Pitch A Hit At Castle Park

New Pitch A Hit At Castle Park: Several hundred thousand pounds was spent by Doncaster Knights on a brand new main pitch at Castle Park over the summer and it’s proving to be money well spent. “We are into February now and the pitch is still looking good in the areas where you traditionally get […]

FA Groundsman Awards Open

FA Groundsman Awards Open: Each season The FA runs a nationwide competition to find the Groundsman of the Year. Now in its 15th year, the Award was set up to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grass roots game and encourage the development of groundsmanship. These annual awards provide a great opportunity […]

Golf Venues At Risk

Golf Venues At Risk: A range of Open Championship venues including St Andrews and Royal Troon could be under water by the end of the century if sea levels rise even slightly as a result of climate change, a new report has claimed. The Climate Coalition says golf, football and cricket face an “unexpected threat”, with […]

Tips From Keith Kent

Tips From Keith Kent: Grassroots rugby pitches across the country struggling to cope with the heavy rain that marked the start of 2018 and clubs risk losing crucial income. Keith Kent of NatWest RugbyForce has offered five useful tips. The Rugby Football Union’s head groundsman Keith Kent has been in charge of tending to Twickenham Stadium’s […]

Win Dedicated To Ex-Groundsman

Win Dedicated To Ex-Groundsman: Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe dedicated the club’s win over Stoke to long-serving club stalwart John Harriss who passed away last month at the age of 88. A minute’s applause was held in memory of John, who joined the club staff in 1970 and became head groundsman and then referee liaison officer. Ex-Cherries […]