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School groundsman talks about role

School groundsman talks about role: Lewis Pattinson, the head groundsman at Bradford Grammar School, has spoken of his pride at looking after the grounds at the school. He said: “It’s not just a job, it’s a way of life.” He tell us what his job is like and how he loves being a groundsman: “I’ve worked […]

New SCAG stand-on mower

New SCAG stand-on mower: The V-Ride is a stand-on mower designed for professional use; the compact machine size, ease of manouevering and clear view for the operator have lead to the V-Ride becoming increasingly popular for intricate mowing areas.  The Ride-On SCAG machines, because they are purpose-built for grasscutting, place the operator directly above the cutting deck, and […]

Groundsman’s near miss

Groundsman’s near miss: A groundsman was almost struck as he replaced divets halfway through a race during one of Musselburgh Racecourse’s biggest days of the year. The ‘near-miss’ incident occurred during the Edinburgh Cup in September when groundstaff had been warned to remember the main race of the day would see the runners go round the […]

Football club hit by vandals

Football club hit by vandals: A reward has been offered for information on the vandals who damaged a football pitch on Christmas Day. Leysdown Football Club’s ground in Shellness Road on Sheppey was targeted by vandals sometime last Wednesday when tyre tracks were left in the grass. It has led to bosses from fellow Island club, Sheppey […]

Billericay strive to improve surface

Billericay striving to improve surface: Billericay Town vice-chairman Greg Lake insists the club is doing everything it can to make sure less home fixtures are called off in the weeks ahead. Town have seen numerous contests at New Lodge called off this season due to an unplayable pitch. But Lake stresses Billericay are doing everything they […]

Carnoustie give back to local community

Carnoustie give back to local community: Carnoustie Golf Links are supporting a joint project with the Carnoustie Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) to provide bespoke hampers to those in the local area who could do with a little help this Christmas.   The RBLS currently supports many families already, through their Food Share […]

Student greenkeeper an ‘inspiration’

Student greenkeeper an ‘inspiration’: Kyle McClung, who started his career on home turf at Wigtownshire County Golf Club but is now working at Glenbervie, has been named as the top student greenkeeper in Scotland. The accolade is awarded by BIGGA (British and International Golf Greenkeeping Association) through the Harry Diamond Award in memory of an […]

Groundsman’s ECB commendation

Groundsman’s ECB commendation: Radlett Cricket Club head groundsman Nick Searle has received a commendation in this year’s annual ECB Groundsman of the Year Awards. The Award, in the out-ground venues category, is awarded to groundsmen around the country who have hosted matches across any of the three formats and are judged based on the pitch performance […]

Tributes paid to Derek Hughes

Tributes paid to Derek Hughes: Tributes have been paid to a Vale of Clwyd footballing stalwart who died last week. Derek Hughes, a long-time groundsman at Denbigh Town Football Club and a stalwart of the Llanrhaeadr Summer League team, died on Monday morning. Mr Hughes was the groundsman at Denbigh Town’s Central Park ground for […]

Tributes for Burton groundsman

Tributes for Burton groundsman: Tributes have been paid to a green-fingered South Derbyshire man who tended to Burton Albion’s hallowed turf more than 30 years. Alan Roberts has sadly died at home, aged 88. Mr Roberts worked most of his life as a coal sampler at Rawdon Pit, but in his spare time enjoyed looking […]