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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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Accessing digital versions of print golf magazines

Accessing digital versions of print golf magazines 0

🕔16:32, 18.May 2014

Digital versions of the print magazines Golf Club Management and Greenkeeping can be accessed here. Simply click on the dates below. Golf Club Management Golf Club Management, June 2014 Golf Club Management, May 2014 Golf Club Management, April 2014 Golf

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Humane ways to control rabbits

Humane ways to control rabbits 0

🕔15:19, 3.Apr 2014

Controlling animals, especially rabbits, is a controversial task. Here, Mimi Bekhechi, associate director at PETA, details that allowing people to shoot the animals at night is ineffective, cruel and can even lead to PR disasters for the golf club. Bounding

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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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The latest legislation affecting greenkeepers

The latest legislation affecting greenkeepers 3

🕔14:38, 14.Aug 2013

David Mears is the managing director of Highspeed Group. Here, he analyses the plethora of legislation affecting greenkeepers today Washpads Much has been said about the requirement to comply with regulations across the EU and to prevent pollution. It is

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What does wet weather mean for golf clubs’ use of fertilisers?

What does wet weather mean for golf clubs’ use of fertilisers? 0

🕔16:26, 25.Jun 2013

David Lawson, senior research officer at the STRI, argues that recent heavy rainfall means clubs need to look differently at the fertilisers they use Everyone is struggling with the weather. Its unpredictability causes major planning difficulties and, with the prolonged

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How Hankley Common GC has maintained the heather on its golf course

How Hankley Common GC has maintained the heather on its golf course 2

🕔16:58, 18.Mar 2013

“It is always great to hear and read the results of greenkeepers’ endeavours in respect of their ecological management work and one club that has never failed to impress me in this area is Hankley Common. Many greenkeepers may regard

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Will a unique, new mat improve your winter business on the course?

Will a unique, new mat improve your winter business on the course? 1

🕔11:37, 8.Nov 2012

Sponsored feature: A new R&A-approved, pocketable smart mat has been created that allows golfers to maintain their normal swing and imparts the sensation of a divot. by Damian Kilby, managing director of divotEND Scotland We all know that rain and

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Why Temple Golf Club is a wildlife haven

Why Temple Golf Club is a wildlife haven 0

🕔14:30, 15.Oct 2012

Temple Golf Club near Hurley in Berkshire, with its backdrop of ancient beech woodlands and acres of wildflower meadows, is one of the most natural golf courses in England. For more than 100 years the golf club has provided a

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Would your club be better off with a borehole?

Would your club be better off with a borehole? 0

🕔13:29, 15.Oct 2012

Golf courses need water; in light of the recent hosepipe ban (in a time when rainfall broke records in some areas) what can facilities do to combat / manage the effect the weather has on their courses? Can they plan

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How pesticide use was reduced on New York golf courses

How pesticide use was reduced on New York golf courses 2

🕔17:56, 3.Jun 2012

The golf course industry has been under scrutiny for pesticide use in New York for more than 25 years. The publication of Toxic Fairways; Risking groundwater contamination from pesticides on Long Island golf courses in 1991 inflamed the debate that

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Centurion Club: A look at Britain’s newest golf course

Centurion Club: A look at Britain’s newest golf course 0

🕔17:51, 3.Jun 2012

Centurion Club near St Albans, which is currently being built, could be a modern success story that has deep links to the past. The ancient town of Verulamium was once one of the most important towns in Roman Britain. It

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Profile: Matthew Towler, course manager at Letchworth Golf Club

Profile: Matthew Towler, course manager at Letchworth Golf Club 2

🕔16:38, 10.May 2012

Letchworth Golf Club’s main course was originally constructed over nine holes in 1905 and was extended to 18 in 1911 by Harry Vardon. Always picturesque, well maintained and a good challenge, the course was rather short on length by today’s

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An introduction to grass species for golf courses

An introduction to grass species for golf courses 1

🕔16:29, 10.May 2012

At its simplest, the choice of grasses for golf greens is bentgrass, red fescue or a mixture of bentgrass and red fescue. This is what you may choose but do not necessarily get. In many long-established golf greens the dominant

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Two new diseases that have been found on British courses

Two new diseases that have been found on British courses 12

🕔16:20, 10.May 2012

Two newly emerging turf diseases have recently been confirmed in samples received from golf courses in the UK and Ireland and it is suspected that they are more prevalent in areas of fine turf than are currently recorded. During 2012,

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What fertilisers should we use?

What fertilisers should we use? 1 Updated

🕔12:22, 22.Apr 2012

One of the first choices facing the amenity turf greenkeeper is whether to use a granular or liquid product. Granular fertilisers should be viewed as the essential base feeds in any programme. They release nutrients over a period of time,

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How a golf club can survive the drought

How a golf club can survive the drought 1 Updated

🕔11:28, 22.Apr 2012

With drought orders and hosepipe bans already in force in many parts of the UK, there has never been more of a need to ensure that every drop of supplemental water applied as irrigation to the sward is needed and

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Profile: John Watts, group course manager for two golf courses

Profile: John Watts, group course manager for two golf courses 0

🕔13:09, 21.Apr 2012

Just a 15 minute drive from Leeds city centre lies Cookridge Hall Golf Club and its 18-hole course. The course, American in design, incorporates many of the natural features of the north Leeds countryside. The front nine holes are littered

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Factual data is the key to improving a golf course

Factual data is the key to improving a golf course 0 Updated

🕔12:58, 21.Apr 2012

For golf clubs to survive and thrive in this tough economic climate, it is a basic requirement for the course to be able to perform well throughout the year. Golf clubs need to deliver good value for money to the

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‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned

‘History of golf’ art to be auctioned 1

🕔12:41, 21.Mar 2012

The world’s leading art business is to auction what it says is the most important collection of golf art in history. Christie’s is to put up for sale the collection of Jaime Ortiz Patiño, the founder of Valderrama Golf Club,

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The drainage solutions being used at Gleneagles

The drainage solutions being used at Gleneagles 3

🕔14:24, 18.Mar 2012

It was in a crowded exhibition hall at Harrogate earlier this year when I ran into Steve Eaves, associate publisher of Greenkeeping and Golf Club Management magazines. He asked me if I could write an article on drainage and aeration.

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Profile: scratch golfer, football coach and Caddington’s course manager, Dale Housden

Profile: scratch golfer, football coach and Caddington’s course manager, Dale Housden 1

🕔14:16, 18.Mar 2012

Caddington Golf Club, located in the Chiltern Hills, is officially designated as an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ on either side of a shallow valley in south Bedfordshire. The golf course, originally nine holes in 1985 when it opened, is

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How to measure and reduce organic matter on greens

How to measure and reduce organic matter on greens 1

🕔14:05, 18.Mar 2012

Overseeding on golf greens – is it a waste of time? Yes … unless you create the right environment for long-term establishment! Well, let’s start with the wrong environment! Costing anything from around £90 per bag for a standard fescue

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Interview: Adam McColl; course AND club manager at Crews Hill GC

Interview: Adam McColl; course AND club manager at Crews Hill GC 3

🕔17:20, 26.Feb 2012

Crews Hill Golf Club, which celebrates its centenary in four years, is situated in the northern tip of Greater London in an area surrounded by rolling countryside, garden nurseries and farmland. It is often referred to as ‘the jewel of

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The fungicides that can treat dollar spot and fusarium

The fungicides that can treat dollar spot and fusarium 3

🕔17:11, 26.Feb 2012

Over the past few years, disease pressure has been very high throughout much of the country. This has led to some very severe outbreaks of disease, causing major problems both with playability and aesthetics on the golf course. Course managers

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Why good drainage in winter can make the difference by spring

Why good drainage in winter can make the difference by spring 1

🕔12:48, 25.Feb 2012

Good drainage is a fundamental requirement of any sports’ turf playing surface, but particularly where the sport is played through the winter months. Where golf used to be predominantly a summer sport, in recent decades the demand for winter golf

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A golf club captain details the day he spent with his head greenkeeper

A golf club captain details the day he spent with his head greenkeeper 0

🕔18:15, 15.Jan 2012

I agreed with Neil, our head greenkeeper, to meet early one morning to see for myself how things work for Neil and the greenkeeping staff. Coincidentally, the day we chose was the day when the greens were to be micro-hollow-tined.

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