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Scottish dealer expands offering

Scottish dealer expands offering: Polaris Britain dealer, Reiver Garage Services, has expanded its customer offering with the Polaris recreational product line-up, including the Polaris RZR. A family-run business based in Duns, a town in the Scottish Borders, Reiver Garage Services has been an authorised Polaris dealer for four years, offering Polaris utility UTVs and ATVs […]

Bomb discovered on golf course

Bomb discovered on golf course: Greenkeepers unearthed a little surprise on Monday at The Royal Cromer Golf Club, when a bomb was discovered under ground at the seaside golf club in East Anglia. The bomb was found whilst groundsmen were carrying out work and maintenance between the 7th and 12th fairways around midday Monday 20th July. […]

Community efforts lift club’s fortunes

Community efforts lift club’s fortunes: The future is bright at Auchmill after community spirit put a real buzz into the Aberdeen club. A band of volunteers joined head greenkeeper Mathew Smith and stewardess Andrea Stewart to make massive improvements to the course and clubhouse during the Covid-19 lockdown. Their reward is seeing a demand to […]

Scott Fenwick reflects on four decades

Scott Fenwick reflects on four decades: He remembers hoisting the bag over his shoulder and playing from sunrise to sunset at Craigie Hill Golf Club. At this point young Perth High School student Scott Fenwick harboured dreams of rising through the ranks to stardom on the professional tour. That particular dream was not realised but his […]

Ryde GC’s long serving greenkeeper

Ryde GC’s long serving greenkeeper: Binstead-born Doug Rigby has helped develop Ryde Golf Club’s popular course into one of the best and challenging on the Isle of Wight over his 40-year career. Doug, 56, who joined the club straight from school, is believed to be one of the longest serving greenkeepers in the industry. After […]

Tributes paid to a first-class groundsman

Tributes paid to a first-class groundsman: Tributes have been paid to Durham Cricket’s former head groundsman, Tom Flintoft, who died on Tuesday, aged 86. Mr Flintoft, who lived in Whitby, spent seven years at Emirates Riverside becoming the club’s first head groundsman in 1991. He was born and brought up in the Whitby area on the family […]

Don’t hit your ball towards greenkeepers

Don’t hit your ball towards greenkeepers: After a course manager suffered a nasty head injury when struck by a ball, BIGGA explain their members often find themselves in the firing line. The golf course is perhaps unique in sport as greenkeepers can often be seen carrying out work while the course is in play. It’d […]

Maintaining a golf course alone

Maintaining a golf course alone: Meet the head greenkeeper who took on lockdown single-handedly and was overcome by the community at his club. Ian Pemberton always joked his course at Cleveland Golf Club would be brilliant if golfers weren’t on it. Then they were gone – for nearly two months. He was alone, his entire […]

Wimbledon will be greener next year

Wimbledon will be greener next year: Neil Stubley should have been nervously appraising how the grass he and his fellow Wimbledon ground staff had nurtured was faring on the first day of the Grand Slam. Instead, the head groundsman at the All England Club has seen the “blood, sweat and tears” spent in preparing for the tournament come […]