Entries by Lucy Nicholls

First impressions count with the Quadraplay

First impressions count with the Quadraplay: Nigel Mortimore, Head Groundsman at Topsham Rugby Football Club, is a strong believer in first impressions – and his SISIS Quadraplay is helping him to create a pitch that opposition teams will long remember.    A retired Physical Education teacher, Nigel has been maintaining the pitches at Topsham Rugby […]

Anthracnose in turf – best management advice

Anthracnose in turf – best management advice: With Anthracnose appearing to be on the increase in recent years, ICL Technical Managers Henry Bechelet and Dr Andy Owen, along with Dr Kate Entwistle from The Turf Disease Centre recently put together a short series of technical update videos that give an insight into the disease and […]

Dennis keeping up appearances at Topsham

Dennis keeping up appearances at Topsham: John Brand, Greenkeeper at Topsham Bowls Club in Exeter, insists that the Dennis FT510 and the Dennis Razor Ultra 560 are helping him to keep the reputation of Devon’s finest bowls green intact.   Founded in 1928, Topsham is one of the most premier clubs in Devon. Its full-size green […]

It’s what’s underneath that counts

It’s what’s underneath that counts: Ed Mowe, head groundsman at Leicester Tigers, believes that a good sand is integral to the performance and health of a sports pitch – and it is for this reason that he has relied on Mansfield Sand products throughout his career. Before joining the Tigers, Ed’s career had seen him […]

MM60 turns on the style at the Kassam

MM60 turns on the style at the Kassam: Mark Walker, owner of Grasstek, has been widely praised for improving the pitch at Oxford United FC’s Kassam Stadium – with the club’s manager, Karl Robinson, even claiming that it has played a huge part in helping to improve the team’s style of play.  Mark took on […]

ICL’s Riptide Makes an Impact

ICL’s Riptide Makes an Impact: ICL’s Riptide, the no1 ranked creeping bentgrass, has made an impact at Trentham Golf Club, according to Course Manager, Ed Stant. Exclusive to ICL, Riptide is the no1 ranked creeping bentgrass variety on the STRI lists. It is ideal for seeding new areas or when used for interseeding as part […]

KAR UK provides the infantry to Links GC

KAR UK provides the infantry to Links GC: Stuart Murtha, former military man and now Head Greenkeeper at the West Runton Links Golf Course in Norfolk, believes that the course has never been in such a good condition following the installation of a new Hunter irrigation system from KAR UK. The Links Golf Course opened […]

Own an Etesia Hydro 80 for just £35 per week

Own an Etesia Hydro 80 for just £35 per week: Etesia UK has announced a 0% interest finance option to allow customers greater flexibility when purchasing a new Hydro 80 MKHP5 ride-on mower. Customers looking to purchase a new Etesia Hydro 80 MKHP5 can benefit from three years’ interest-free finance, two-year commercial warranty, with payments […]

A spotlight on Chris Turpie

A spotlight on Chris Turpie: Chris Turpie, amenity specialist for Agrovista Amenity, provides an insight into his career to date, his varied client base, and his pride at building up an impressive customer portfolio. Chris has been working for Agrovista since 2010 and credits the challenge of working on a completely new project as the […]

Collaborative approach to supporting women’s golf

Collaborative approach to supporting women’s golf: THREE leading names within the amenity turf care sector have joined forces to show a commitment to supporting women’s golf, by sponsoring the club that is hosting this year’s Women’s Amateur Championship. Agrovista Amenity, ICL and Syngenta have provided the greenkeeping team at West Lancashire Golf Club with new […]