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Reesink Awarded For ‘Outstanding Performance’ By Toro

Reesink Turfcare has been recognised by The Toro Company for its outstanding performance in Parts, Service and Technical Training in 2016. It is, says Reesink’s managing director David Cole, a tremendous accolade for the company pitched as it is against all Toro EMEA distributors and coming in Reesink’s first year after purchasing the Lely Turfcare […]

New Polaris Offers Single-Seat Freedom For Kids

Polaris, the industry leader in youth off-road vehicles, has announced another first, the single-seat Polaris ACE™ 150 EFI, the industry’s only single-seat youth model with a protective cab frame. Modelled after Polaris ACE vehicles, the new Polaris ACE 150 EFI gives kids 10 years old and older (varies by market) the single-seat freedom enjoyed by […]

Dennis makes Tigers more self-sufficient

After having to rely on outside assistance for the past few years, Castleford Tigers RLFC are now able to keep all of their turf maintenance tasks in-house after purchasing a brand new Dennis G860 cylinder mower. Stuart Vause has been involved with the club for 13 years part time and 3 years as head groundsman […]

Groundsman Excited To Help Out At Cricket Test

You can forgive Aorangi Oval part time groundsman Jacques Marais for feeling plenty of excitement ahead of the first test between New Zealand and South Africa starting on Wednesday. Marais has been offered the opportunity of a lifetime to help out at the game. The accountant has been invited by former Aorangi Oval groundsman Mike […]

Mourinho Slams Russian Pitch

Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United’s Europa League tie against FC Rostov to be postponed after condemning the state of the pitch at the Olimp-2 Stadium. The United manager has questioned how the first leg of their last-16 tie can go ahead after likening the playing surface to the shambolic pitch at the Bird’s Nest in […]

Former Groundsman Ready For Biggest Challenge of Career

Former Aorangi Oval groundsman Mike Davies has one major goal. That aim is to make University Oval, his new workplace, the best cricket ground in the county. “I work with a great team here in Dunedin, Dunedin Venues Management Limited, the Dunedin City Council and Otago Cricket all want the same thing, for the University […]

Bigger is better for SALTEX 2017 exhibitors

Based on the success of SALTEX 2016, an increasing number of exhibitors are looking to extend their profile at the UK’s biggest and most influential turf care event, which will be held on 1 and 2 November at the NEC, Birmingham. According to show organisers a record number of exhibitors have already re-booked for 2017, […]

More Players For Heswall Since Toro Fleet Brought In

When the board of directors at Heswall Golf Club on the Wirral Peninsula chose Toro for the first time in 2013 following a lengthy study of the “top three” brands, it was in a move to help improve the quality, appearance and playability of the course. Now, two and a half years later, it’s time […]

Spey Valley Golf Club Tackles Thatch

Spey Valley Golf & Country Club may have been voted the most picturesque course in the UK, but for Head Greenkeeper Dave Beardwood it has its drawbacks. At 400 feet above sea level, and set in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, this 18 hole championship course delivers some spectacular views for the players. With […]

All Pistol® Bottles Now Supplied With Low Drift Nozzles

From 1 March 2017, all bottles of the barrier acting, total herbicide, Pistol® from Bayer, will be supplied with two low drift sprayer nozzles and a stewardship checklist attached. The addition of the low drift nozzles forms part of the new authorisation for Pistol® which was officially re-registered by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) under […]