Entries by Turf Matters

Ex-Groundsman Dropping In On England

Ex-Groundsman Dropping In On England: Former Eden Park head groundsman Mark Perham has been tasked with ensuring a portable cricket pitch and temporary outfield is installed at the London Olympic Stadium for the 2019 World Cup. The stadium could also be used in England’s revamped city-based Twenty20 competition, due to start in 2020. The venue […]

Exteris™ Stressgard® fungicide now available

Exteris™ Stressgard® fungicide now available – Greenkeepers can now get their hands on the new turf fungicide, that has been developed to treat for Microdochium Patch and Dollar Spot. Exteris™ Stressgard®, was launched by Bayer at BTME this January, and is now available to purchase from exclusive distributors, Headland Amenity and Rigby Taylor. “Over 10 years […]

Devon Golf Club Suffers ‘Worst Vandalism In Living Memory’

Devon Golf Club Suffers ‘Worst Vandalism In Living Memory’ – Northam’s prestigious Royal North Devon Golf Club was blighted by vandals earlier this week (Tuesday). The famous Westward Ho! club, which is the oldest golf course in England, suffered flooding across three holes after vandals broke open a water hydrant. Flags were also used to pull up […]

Kubota UK Returns To Its Natural Roots

Kubota UK Returns To Its Natural Roots. Kubota UK, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of agricultural, construction, groundcare equipment and industrial engines, has teamed up with Sylva Foundation, an environmental charity, to support the local community and its surrounding landscape. Earlier this month, Kubota launched its partnership with the charity by taking part in […]

Rigby Taylor Congratulates EFL Groundsmen Of The Year

Rigby Taylor Congratulates EFL Groundsmen Of The Year. Rigby Taylor, the company at the forefront of supplying innovative products for the successful management and maintenance of turf surfaces and a co-sponsor of the EFL (English Football league) Professional Football Groundsman of the Year Awards, congratulates the winners of this year’s awards: Premier League – Manchester United […]

SISIS Aer-Aid The Solution For St Ives GC

SISIS Aer-Aid the solution for St Ives GC. Rob Duff, course manager and head greenkeeper at St Ives (Hunts) Golf Course, has praised the SISIS Javelin Aer-Aid 1500 for helping him to combat a recurring thatch issue on the greens at the stunning course in Cambridgeshire.   With a history dating back to 1923, St Ives […]

iTurf Programme Keeps The Cod Army In Winning Form

iTurf Programme keeps the Cod Army in winning form. A tailored iTurf Programme from ICL has signalled consistent and excellent results according to Dale Frith – Head Groundsman at Fleetwood Town FC.  Fleetwood Town FC, nicknamed the Cod Army, currently competing in Sky Bet League One, has enjoyed six promotions in ten seasons. Spirits are […]

Pittodrie Pitch To Be Relaid For European Qualifiers

Pittodrie pitch to be relaid for European qualifiers. Aberdeen will relay their Pittodrie pitch ahead of this summer’s Europa League qualifiers. The Dons will use the close season to rip up the current surface, which has been criticised by both players and management in recent weeks. Time is of the essence for Derek McInnes’ men, with […]

STRI Group Bolster Agronomy Team

STRI Group bolster agronomy team. STRI Group has strengthened its UK regional consultancy operation with the addition of two new turfgrass agronomists. Michael Boyes joins STRI after a distinguished career in greenkeeping where he worked in Spain, Dubai and over five years at Loch Lomond Golf Club. He’s an R&A scholar, with a BSc (Hons) in […]