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Denmark Course Wins BTME Draw

Denmark Course Wins BTME Draw: The winner of an Underhill AuditMaster Combo LT sprinkler performance test kit was announced at the recent BTME exhibition. Entrants into a draw were the attendees at a Rain Bird irrigation workshop ‘Understanding the maintenance and management of your irrigation system’, attended by over 32 golf course greenkeepers, and the winner […]

Vandals Cause Golf Course Closure

Vandals Cause Golf Course Closure: Golf course bosses have been left gutted after vandals went on a spree at the site, forcing the course to close. Bishopswood Golf Course, in Tadley, had to be closed today after, overnight, vandals caused extensive damage to the course’s greens. Rakes and flags were used to cause the damage before […]

Toro Instrumental For Golf Course Reinvention

Toro Instrumental For Golf Course Reinvention: Toro machinery has been instrumental in the reinvention of two municipal golf clubs located in the South Liverpool and Merseyside areas. Managed by golf operators Green Circles Estates, there has been a heavy investment in the vision to create two venues providing accessible, affordable golf for all. As a result, […]

Improve Your Golf Course With Limagrain

Improve Your Golf Course With Limagrain: Visitors to the Limagrain UK stand (140), situated in the Blue Zone at BTME 2019, can expect to see a range of market leading products that can significantly improve both the quality and aesthetics of a golf course. The demand and pressure placed on the modern day greenkeeper to produce […]

Course Manager Unfairly Dismissed

Course Manager Unfairly Dismissed: A former course manager has told Montrose Links golf management committee to “consider their positions” after emerging successful from an unfair dismissal fight. Niall Bruce, 47, who spent 10 years in the post, was the victim of a restructuring exercise and said his “head was on the platter” before the process had […]

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 […]

Course Manager Brian Owen Retires

Course Manager Brian Owen Retires: As Tadmarton Heath Golf Club’s course manager Brian Owen retires after 44 years in the industry, 25 years at the club and 15 years using Toro machinery exclusively, he looks back at the biggest change he has seen in his accomplished career. Brian has worked at a variety of courses across […]

Golf Course ‘Abandoned’

Golf Course ‘Abandoned’: It is the harsh and unpredictable conditions on the seaside that have traditionally made links golf such an enticing endeavour. But for England’s oldest course, at least, they are proving too much of a challenge. The Royal North Devon Golf Club has accused the Government of “abandoning us to the ocean” after Storm […]

New Golf Course Apprentice

New Golf Course Apprentice: A green keeping apprenticeship at the internationally-renowned Castle Stuart Golf Links is the ideal job for Ethan Ramsay due to his love of golf and of working outdoors. Ethan, 17, started his new role this month at the four-time Scottish Open venue, but is already very familiar with the famous links. The former Millburn […]

Bobcat Equipment On Supercross Course

Bobcat Equipment On Supercross Course: Europe’s largest ever Supercross course in a stadium has been built using Bobcat compact equipment, in unusual and demanding conditions. JLFO built the track for the Paris SX leg of the French ‘SX TOUR’ Supercross Championship in the versatile new U Arena in Nanterre in the outskirts of Paris, which was […]