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Greenkeeper’s 30 years of service

Greenkeeper’s 30 years of service: Market Drayton Golf Club’s head greenkeeper has achieved a remarkable 30 years of service with the club. Simon Cotterill, who joined the club staff as the 11-hole course was expanding to 18 holes, has greatly influenced its development. Market Drayton Golf Course is now recognised as one of the best […]

Relief fund for Ciara victims

Relief fund for Ciara victims: Storm damaged pitches and facilities could be back in use sooner than expected thanks to a new emergency flood relief fund from Sport England. The effects of Storm Ciara are still being fully assessed but, in an attempt to rectify the damage as soon as possible, local authorities and community […]

The Revolution has arrived

The revolution has arrived: MH Goals are proud to present our new lift and lower Revolution portable goal. With its 360° swivel wheel it’s been designed to go through narrow gates and accesses while still having the ability to be used on all playing surfaces. The new Revolution goal is packed with features and has […]

Cricket club counting cost of Ciara

Cricket club counting cost of Ciara: Bridgeholme Cricket Club is counting the cost of being flooded again, but this time it is worse than ever, according to groundsman Keith Hudson. The club’s Eastwood ground has been flooded several times in recent years, but it has been left in a horrendous state by Storm Ciara over […]

S&B groundsman passes away

S&B groundsman passes away: The name Peter Dury will probably mean little to the current generation of Southport & Birkdale’s players or supporters. Yet between 1961 and 1965 Dury, who died last month, built a reputation as the finest groundsman in the club’s history. Moreover in a working life spanning half a century Dury carved […]

Greenkeepers keen to maintain course

Greenkeepers keen to maintain course: Parkview Golf Club’s green-keeping team has completed a five-day project to mow about three kilometres of the verges along the golf course perimeter. The project, at an estimated cost of R15 000 is part of the club’s embracing programme to secure the environmental integrity of the course, according to club […]

Cricket groundsman to stand down

Cricket groundsman to stand down: He has become one of the recognisable figures in north-east cricket over the last 20 years. But now, Kenny McCurdie, the head groundsman at Aberdeenshire CC, has confirmed he is stepping down from the role at the end of March. Regarded as one of the country’s best pitch preparers, McCurdie […]

Rain Bird protects investment

Rain Bird protects investment: It’s a fact that not every new tree or shrub will survive and thrive.The reasons are varied, but unless roots successfully establish themselves in the surrounding ground, failure is always possible. This is true for both new and transplanted trees, especially in times of hot weather when the earth is dry. […]

Michael Davie wins BIGGA award

Michael Davie wins BIGGA award: Greenkeeper Michael Davie – who set up a mental health support group to help his fellow professionals in the turf industry – has picked up the top award at the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association’s annual convention. Davie, the course manager at Hazel Grove Golf Club, in Stockport, has […]

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 […]