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Antony Wainwright – an obituary

Antony Wainwright – an obituary 1

🕔16:10, 13.Aug 2014

An obituary of STRI ecologist and former greenkeeper Antony Wainwright

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Shock as golf course ecologist Antony Wainwright dies aged 42

Shock as golf course ecologist Antony Wainwright dies aged 42 0

🕔10:28, 8.Aug 2014

The former conservation greenkeeper of the year, who contributed an article for this website just a few weeks ago, leaves behind a wife and children.

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R&K Kensett to cease trading

R&K Kensett to cease trading 0

🕔15:39, 4.Jun 2014

R&K Kensett, one of the UK’s biggest suppliers of golf course machinery, is to close down and cease trading.

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If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club

If you like naked men, mowers and charity, then you’ll love this golf club 0

🕔14:10, 30.May 2014

Inspired by the Calendar Girls, an Essex golf club is raising thousands of pounds for Cancer Research UK – thanks to naked men.

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How to purchase used course machinery that is factory refurbished

How to purchase used course machinery that is factory refurbished 1

🕔15:47, 20.May 2014

Ransomes Jacobsen has launched the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) initiative, where used equipment is factory refurbished and marketed to end-users.

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‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published

‘How to grow golf in the UK’ report is published 3

🕔10:15, 24.Apr 2014

A new study that aims to help golf clubs and courses retain, attract and grow their customer base has been published.

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STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award

STRI’s Trueness Meter wins technology award 0

🕔14:15, 22.Apr 2014

The STRI has won the ‘Best use of Technology by a Governing Body’ award at the inaugural Sports Technology Awards at The Brewery in London.

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Full extent of flooding damage revealed

Full extent of flooding damage revealed 3

🕔10:45, 17.Apr 2014

The full extent of the damage and the recovery of the flooding that devastated several golf courses throughout the British Isles this winter is now beginning to emerge.

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Eco-warriors attack golf club

Eco-warriors attack golf club 5

🕔11:19, 25.Mar 2014

Eco-warriors have torn up four greens at Berkhamsted Golf Club in Hertfordshire because they are angry over the venue’s tree felling policy.

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Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat

Pesticides warning after £100K fine threat 2

🕔11:38, 19.Mar 2014

Golf clubs have been warned to make sure the pesticides they use are legal after a Hampshire venue has been threatened with a six-figure fine.

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Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod

Course manager profile: The Belfry’s Angus Macleod 1

🕔16:31, 5.Mar 2014

Nestled within 550 acres of beautiful Warwickshire countryside, The Belfry is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious golfing destinations; its Brabazon course having hosted the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The venue, headquarters of the PGA, has two

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Golf clubs count cost of storm damage

Golf clubs count cost of storm damage 8

🕔12:23, 17.Feb 2014

Heavy rain and high winds has wreaked havoc across British Isles’ golf clubs – with fallen trees trapping members and closing courses.

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JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire

JCB to invest £150m in Staffordshire 5

🕔07:34, 11.Feb 2014

A golf course construction firm will invest more than £150 million in Staffordshire – and even build a spectacular £30 million golf course simply for its customers.

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German club purchases water recycling system

German club purchases water recycling system 1

🕔06:46, 29.Jan 2014

Hanau-Wilhelmsbad Golf Club near Frankfurt has become the first golf venue in Germany to purchase a ClearWater washpad water recycling system.

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Dundonald Links wins eco award

Dundonald Links wins eco award 5

🕔11:29, 28.Jan 2014

Dundonald Links in Scotland has been named ‘Environmental Golf Course of the Year’ at the 2014 Golf Environment Awards.

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Chippenham’s course manager named new BIGGA chair

Chippenham’s course manager named new BIGGA chair 4

🕔17:06, 27.Jan 2014

Chris Sealey, course manager at Chippenham Golf Club, has been officially named the new chairman of greenkeeping association BIGGA.

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Irrigation roadshow sold out

Irrigation roadshow sold out 0

🕔14:54, 24.Jan 2014

Toro distributor Lely, and BIGGA, are celebrating the sell-out success of their first irrigation roadshow. Lely and BIGGA joined forces to stage events at Elmwood in Scotland and Sherborne, Dorset, for BIGGA members to learn about the latest developments in

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Longcliffe invests in new course machinery fleet

Longcliffe invests in new course machinery fleet 0

🕔14:49, 24.Jan 2014

One of the premier courses in the East Midlands, Longcliffe Golf Club, has signed its first Toro package deal. Wanting to invest in new machinery, course manager Peter Sands called in three major turfcare suppliers to demo. “I reviewed our

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BTME has record breaking year

BTME has record breaking year 0

🕔11:53, 24.Jan 2014

BTME 2014 saw 8,751 visitors attend the show – the highest number in the exhibition’s history.

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Precision irrigation control systems will be at BTME 0

🕔19:36, 15.Jan 2014

Golf irrigation specialist Bailoy Products is showing its range of Gemini and Trident precision irrigation control systems, which water in millimetres, at BTME.

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Aeration system to debut at BTME 0

🕔19:32, 15.Jan 2014

Golf course pond and lake management specialist Otterbine will debut its new Fractional five-in-one aerating system on the ‘Lely – Partners in Turfcare’ stand at BTME 2014.

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TYM tractors to exhibit at BTME for first time 0

🕔19:26, 15.Jan 2014

TYM tractors will be at BTME 2014 for the first time with UK distributor Lely.

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New ‘smart’ sprinkler to be launched at BTME

New ‘smart’ sprinkler to be launched at BTME 0

🕔19:17, 15.Jan 2014

Toro says ‘the best golf sprinkler in the industry’ just got better with its new Infinity Series Sprinkler with Smart Access.

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BIGGA launches BTME app

BIGGA launches BTME app 1

🕔14:46, 10.Jan 2014

The British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) has launched an app for the BTME turf management exhibition this month.

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TaxPayers Alliance criticised over golf idea

TaxPayers Alliance criticised over golf idea 1

🕔12:41, 10.Jan 2014

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has suggested that cows and sheep should be used, rather than professional greenkeepers, to cut grass at municipal golf courses.

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Reading FC’s golf plan ‘not eco friendly’

Reading FC’s golf plan ‘not eco friendly’ 2

🕔11:59, 8.Jan 2014

An associate for the Golf Environment Organisation has warned that Reading Football Club’s proposed new academy on a golf course could destroy biodiversity.

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Hinckley course manager dies on course

Hinckley course manager dies on course 2

🕔17:20, 31.Dec 2013

The course manager at Hinckley Golf Club in Leicestershire, Douglas ‘Dougie’ Johnstone, has been killed on his own golf course during the atrocious weather at the end of December.

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