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Greenkeeper celebrates 30 years

Greenkeeper celebrates 30 years: Darren Hargreaves is celebrating 30 years as the deputy head greenkeeper at Skipton Golf Club. He has been involved in golf as an occupation virtually since leaving Greenhead Grammar School in Keighley, now University Academy Keighley – although he did initially “dabble” with a course in engineering. “I soon realised engineering […]

Grounds for concern at Barnsley

Grounds for concern at Barnsley: The sight of footballers taking the field for league matches in June – a time when the sporting calendar is usually focused on cricket, the Queen’s Club Championships and the Epsom Derby – would be incongruous for many. Not least for Barnsley’s head groundsman David Anderson and his counterparts at […]

Weymouth GC greenkeeper retires

Weymouth GC greenkeeper retires: Weymouth Golf Club will wish a fond farewell to their head greenkeeper this month, as he retires after 42 years working to keep the course in tip top shape. Rob Bayliss, 64, was appointed head greenkeeper at the club in May 1978 and many at the club will know him from […]

People who know turf know INTURF

People who know turf know INTURF: We are still investing heavily in equipment and we strive to be the best in the business and putting our customers first. The Government’s latest variations to the guidance to combat the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have changed and they will positively affect how business functions and will get our […]

Tributes to devoted groundsman

Tributes to devoted groundsman: Tributes have been paid to a groundsman who devoted his life to the football and cricket clubs he lovingly served. John Marston, who was groundsman at Mundford Football Club and Mundford Cricket Club, died on May 13 at the age of 76. Employed throughout his working life by the Forestry Commission, […]

The Artificial Turf Recycling Survey

The Artificial Turf Recycling Survey: Please take part in the Artificial Turf Recycling survey that is now live until the 16th June. What is the perception of all stakeholders and the challenges to embrace change. There are many factors such as cost, access to facilities, component quality and ultimately who is responsible, but what are […]

Greenkeeper threatened by golfer

Greenkeeper threatened by golfer: The manager of one of the top golf clubs in Edinburgh has expressed shock at a greenkeeper being “threatened” by a golfer. The incident happened on Thursday at Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Club in the heart of the city. Like all courses in Scotland, it remains closed due to the coronavirus […]

Greenkeeper banished beard for NHS

Greenkeeper banished beard for NHS: Reay Golf Club greenkeeper James Macadie wanted to do something special to raise money for the NHS – so decided to take part in his very own “Covhead Challenge” by having his beloved beard shaved off. James (69) had been sporting his beard since the early 1970s and only once […]

Elgin pitch in to thank NHS

Elgin pitch in to thank NHS: Elgin City’s Borough Briggs pitch displayed a special message to the heroes of the NHS thanking them for their efforts during the Covid-19 crisis. Club director and groundsman Cecil Jack came up with a unique way for City to express their gratitude by marking a huge love heart and […]

Groundsman keeping Keepmoat pitch ready

Groundsman keeping Keepmoat pitch ready: The pitch at the Keepmoat Stadium would be ready for Doncaster Rovers with just a couple of days notice – but that has been no mean feat during lockdown. Operating in an environment of uncertainty with football and rugby league halted due to the Covid-19 outbreak, head groundsman Andy Thompson […]