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Vandals Rip Up Furness GC

Vandals Rip Up Furness GC: Golfers have called on the community to ‘grass up’ the mindless vandals who caused a ‘hole’ lot of damage on their course. Over the last two decades officials at Furness Golf Club on Walney have had to contend with regular incidents of criminal damage on the greens. These have ranged […]

European Tour & Toro Renew Partnership

European Tour & Toro Renew Partnership: The European Tour and The Toro Company have extended their long-term partnership by four years, as the worldwide provider of outdoor environment solutions celebrates its 100th year serving the golf industry. The renewed agreement takes the European Tour’s relationship with Toro to more than 20 years,   meaning they will […]

Toro Joins PGA Partnership Network

Toro Joins PGA Partnership Network: The Toro Company has further strengthened its relationship with The PGA after agreeing to become a PGA Partner in a milestone year for the American company. Toro first entered the golf equipment business 100 years ago with a mower designed to maintain the fairways at The Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, […]

Gordon Moir To Take Top Post

Gordon Moir To Take Top Post: Former St Andrews Links Trust director of greenkeeping Gordon Moir is in line to land a prestigious post in the industry where he made his mark. The 60-year-old has accepted the nomination to become vice president of the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association in 2020, with a view […]

Tributes To Stalwart Willie Duffy

Tributes To Stalwart Willie Duffy: Stenhousemuir Cricket Club paid tribute to one of its greatest stalwarts Willie Duffy, who died last Friday, aged 83. Willie joined the club in 1952. He was a steady medium paced swing bowler. He had some spectacular success such as the occasion when he took six wickets against Watsonians at […]

Footballer Scuffles With Groundsman

Footballer Scuffles With Groundsman: Richard Keogh was allegedly involved in a post-game altercation with a Nottingham Forest groundsman, according to reports. Sky Sports report that the Republic of Ireland and Derby County defender was left with “noticeable scratch marks” on his neck following a “scuffle” with the Forest groundsman. It is unclear if the groundsman suffered […]

Cricket Club Slams Vandals

Cricket Club Slams Vandals: The chairman of a cricket club has voiced his anger after their pitch was vandalised ahead of an all-important title decider. Players and officials at Bradenham Cricket Club were left devastated last week after groundsman Brett Gates arrived to find the outfield desecrated with tyre marks. Mr Gates subsequently took to […]

£40,000 Mower At Inverness Castle

£40,000 Mower At Inverness Castle: Highland Council is planning to use a £40,000 remote-control lawn mower to target difficult-to-reach steep slopes around Inverness – including at the city’s famous Castle. While the lush green banks by the castle and the River Ness are regarded as a major tourist attraction, they come with serious grass-cutting problems. […]

Wimbledon Groundsman Responds To Federer

Wimbledon Groundsman Responds To Federer: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had different opinions on the Wimbledon speed surface. The Swiss player believes it got slower than the previous years while Nadal said it is still the same one. Neil Stubley, who oversees the groundsmen team in the All England Club, said: “Every year we have […]

John Ledwidge Talks Groundsmanship

John Ledwidge Talks Groundsmanship: John Ledwidge always wanted to work on a football pitch. But rather than dreaming about becoming a star striker, he a wrote a letter to his local club, Coventry City, to ask about gaining work experience as a groundsman when he was just 13. The 28-year-old is now head of sports turf and […]