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Rigby Taylor message to customers

Rigby Taylor message to customers: Firstly, it is our wish that you, your family, friends and work colleagues remain safe and well during these challenging times. I would like to assure you that all decisions we make in the coming days and weeks will, of course, put you and the health of your work colleagues […]

Vandals damage golf club

Vandals damage golf club: Vandals have damaged the course at a north-east golf club. Vehicles were driven on to the site at Oldmeldrum Golf Club on Thursday night, leaving tyre tracks on the grass. It’s not the first time the course has been targeted. Last year parts of the site had to be closed following […]

Askam rugby club’s NHS gesture

Askam rugby club’s NHS gesture: Askam Rugby League Club have gone above and beyond to show their appreciation for the NHS.  Groundsmen took advantage of the suspended season to say thank you to local healthcare workers. Lines have been painted on the club’s pitch with ‘NHS’ printed inside a large heart. The club posted on […]

ECB unveils interim support package

ECB unveils interim support package: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a £61 million package to help cricket withstand the financial impact of COVID-19. The plans detail a number of measures for the whole sport from elite to grassroots, including the MCC, the First-Class Counties (FCCs) and their County Cricket Boards (CCBs). […]

Groundsman’s sense of normality

Groundsman’s sense of normality: Amid all the uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, it is reassuring to know that some routines have hardly changed. “The grass doesn’t stop for coronavirus,” Scott Humphries, groundsman at Oxford United’s training ground says. This is the start of the third week without players working on the pitches at the club’s headquarters near […]

Great products for the great outdoors

Great products for the great outdoors: Leading manufacturer of outdoor equipment and power tools, Makita UK has expanded its line of cordless power equipment with an impressive range of new garden machinery tools, specifically aimed at the outdoor sector.   Building upon its vast experience in cordless technology, Makita has added to its line up with a wide range of […]

NZ courses braced for no upkeep

NZ courses braced for no upkeep: Normally at the weekend, stadiums around New Zealand are full of kiwis watching rugby and cricket or for the thousands of weekend hackers, it’s time for a round of golf with their mates. But with the country in lockdown, those stadiums and golf courses aren’t just bare of people […]

COVID-19 advice for course maintenance

COVID-19 advice for course maintenance: What is classed as ‘essential maintenance’ during the Covid-19 outbreak? The R&A and BIGGA have had their say. How much maintenance does a golf course really need during the coronavirus pandemic? After the Government put new curbs on personal movement as the outbreak intensified, greenkeeping teams were advised by the […]

ECB say groundsmen’s work is essential

ECB say groundsmen’s work is essential: The England and Wales Cricket Board and Yorkshire Cricket Board have deemed the work of groundsmen and women essential. While virtually all other cricket activities have been stopped, Rod Heyhoe, secretary of the Yorkshire branch of the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), has been reading through a five-page document from the ECB. “It […]

Stadiums converted into hospital wards

Stadiums converted into hospital wards: Leisure centres and stadiums are being transformed into emergency hospital wards in Wales, as part of measures to tackle the unprecedented challenges placed on the NHS. Selwyn Samuel Centre in Llanelli, Carmarthen Leisure Centre and the Parc y Scarlets stadium in Llanelli are among those being used to create hundreds […]