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Vandals Target Castlerock GC

Vandals Target Castlerock GC: Police are appealing for information following extensive criminal damage caused to Castlerock Golf Club’s course and green hut during the early hours of this morning. A police spokesperson said “Those responsible have caused damage which will cost thousands to repair.  A deliberate fire was started on the long grass on the course and […]

Rugby Club Devastated By Pitch Fire

Rugby Club Devastated By Pitch Fire: A Swansea rugby club’s bosses are “devastated” after one of their pitches was set alight in a suspected arson. The second pitch belonging to Vardre RFC, based in Clydach, was badly burnt during the fire on Sunday. South Wales Police are investigating the fire after Mid and West Wales Fire […]

£2.6m Pledged For Trees And Green Spaces

£2.6m Pledged For Trees And Green Spaces: Trees and green spaces will feature in a number of projects which will receive an investment £2.6 million from Natural Resources Wales (NRW) over the next two years in order to improve Wales’ environment. The projects were selected under the four themes of reducing the risk from environmental hazards; […]

From Ipswich To The World Cup Final

From Ipswich To The World Cup Final: Ex-Ipswich Town groundsman Alan Ferguson is in charge of the showpiece surface at the World Cup in Russia. “There’s an advert on the TV at the moment that says ‘Born in Carlisle; made in the Royal Navy’. Well I was born in Scotland but made at Portman Road.” […]

Arrests After Golf Course Vandalism

Arrests After Golf Course Vandalism: Two men have been arrested and charged in relation to vandalism at a golf club in Oamaru. The North Otago Golf Club was vandalised overnight on Saturday when a 4WD vehicle was driven over several of the club’s fairways and greens. Sergeant Blair Corlet confirmed men, aged 25 and 22, had been charged […]

Golf Club Feels The Heat

Golf Club Feels The Heat: The impact of the UK’s current heatwave can be seen at Oxford Golf Club. Just a month ago Oxfordshire’s oldest golf course resembled a lush green oasis, but after the driest June on record, the fairways have frazzled. Now the most verdant parts of the course on Hill Top Road, Headington, […]

2018 Mowing Season Starts Later

2018 Mowing Season Starts Later: A survey by lawnmower manufacturer Cub Cadet has found that the 2018 lawnmowing season started over three weeks later than it did in 2017. The results found that the most popular day for the first mow of the lawn in 2017 was the 26th March, whereas this year it was the 19th April […]

Bristol Rovers Pitch Renovations

Bristol Rovers Pitch Renovations: Bristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke has praised the impressive work of the ground staff at the League One club who are going above and beyond to ensure the team have a world class playing surface this season. The state of the Memorial Stadium pitch was a constant source of frustration last season for both […]

Final Roll For Retiring Greenkeeper

Final Roll For Retiring Greenkeeper: Deniliquin’s Tom Maw has worked and mastered the art of ‘greenkeeping’ over the past 48 years. When Mr Maw was 17 he applied for a greenkeeper apprenticeship at the Deniliquin Golf Club after his father noticed the ‘wanted’ position when playing a round of golf. He applied and got the […]

Wimbledon Can Cope With Heat

Wimbledon Can Cope With Heat: Wimbledon’s head groundsman Neil Stubley has denied the grass is longer at the All England Club this year and is confident the courts can handle the heat. Rafael Nadal said on Saturday he thought the grass was longer than in previous years but Stubley, the head of courts and horticulture, […]