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Working in a Winter Wonderland

It’s a myth which needs exploding. Sports turf professionals do not hibernate in the winter. Nor do they spend their time playing darts or three card brag in the Mess Room. Sports turf professionals do an inordinate amount of work during the winter months, work which often makes the quality of the surfaces so much […]

GROUNDSMAN ON A MISSION

In a Turf Matters exclusive, Leicester City FC grounds manager John Ledwidge, speaks openly about his iconic pitch designs, raising the profile of the industry and hits back against the criticism. In one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, Leicester City were crowned champions of the 2015/16 Premier League title. However it was […]

THE SWISS ARMY KNIVES OF STADIUMS

We look at the development of the all-purpose, multi-use stadium, and how they have become part of the fabric of modern day society. The vast majority of stadiums in this country were built for football clubs to enable spectators to watch the country’s most popular game. The football calendar wasn’t quite so crowded in days […]

HOW TROON TOOK ON THE WEATHER

Following a spate of adverse weather conditions, Royal Troon is gearing up to host the world’s greatest golfing tournament… Wouldn’t we all love to have a superpower? What would be yours? Time travel? Invisibility? Superhuman strength? Ability to fly? For me, it would be the ability to get inside the head of all referees in […]