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How to ensure your irrigation system does not break down in winter

How to ensure your irrigation system does not break down in winter 0

🕔18:10, 15.Jan 2012

The spring of 2011 was a boom time for UK irrigation service companies. Many reported a huge upturn in business at a time when the general golf course irrigation contracting

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Royal Cromer invests £330k on course improvements

Royal Cromer invests £330k on course improvements 0

🕔18:06, 15.Jan 2012

Productivity is the key for the greenkeeping staff at Royal Cromer Golf Club in Norfolk, and a new fleet of course machinery – worth £330,000 – is now helping to raise quality levels across the course. Head greenkeeper Mark Heveran

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Risk assessments can prevent huge payouts for golf injuries

Risk assessments can prevent huge payouts for golf injuries 0

🕔15:02, 15.Jan 2012

A recent court ruling in the case of a golfer who was blinded in one eye after being struck by a golf ball could have serious implications for golfers, golf club managers and firms who run golfing away days for

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The main golf buggy investments in 2011

The main golf buggy investments in 2011 1

🕔13:06, 15.Jan 2012

As Golf Club Management reported last year, Woburn Golf Club, one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the world, with three courses that all feature in the Top 100 Golf Courses in England, undertook one of the biggest clubhouse

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How does the Equality Act affect buggy provision?

How does the Equality Act affect buggy provision? 9

🕔13:00, 15.Jan 2012

Since the passing into law of the Equality Act 2010, there have been several guidance documents published in relation to the provision of golf buggies for the disabled. However, the question: “Is it a requirement that golf clubs provide ride-on

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Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference

Full review of the 2011 GCMA conference 2

🕔15:42, 8.Jan 2012

The 13th GCMA Conference at the Barceló Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire last month proved to be an opportunity for nearly 200 golf club managers to discuss, with themselves and other industry experts, ways their golf clubs can survive, grow

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STRI: Greens cut at 4mm can run faster than those at 3mm

STRI: Greens cut at 4mm can run faster than those at 3mm 0

🕔12:51, 8.Jan 2012

The pursuit of speed puts the single greatest pressure on greenkeepers to enhance the performance of greens. Greenkeepers need to look for new techniques to sustainably manage faster surfaces more effectively, as well as focussing on the quality of ball

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Review of the 2011 Golf Environment Awards

Review of the 2011 Golf Environment Awards 0

🕔12:46, 8.Jan 2012

The 2011 Golf Environment Awards attracted participation from golf clubs all across the UK, with, according to the STRI, which runs the competition, “many inspirational entries”. This demonstrates not only that the awareness of the awards is growing, but that

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Profile: Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club’s only greenkeeper, Caroline Munro

Profile: Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club’s only greenkeeper, Caroline Munro 0

🕔12:33, 8.Jan 2012

Caroline Munro is no ordinary woman. She likes kickboxing, is building her own house, is raising two daughters and is head greenkeeper at Bonar Bridge, Ardgay Golf Club in Scotland. I say head greenkeeper, but she is actually the only

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Profile: St Ives Golf Club’s course manager Phil Gates

Profile: St Ives Golf Club’s course manager Phil Gates 0

🕔13:14, 5.Jan 2012

Although St Ives (Hunts) Golf Club in Cambridgeshire was founded in 1923, it was really born in 2010. For most of its life the club featured a nine-hole course on the outskirts of the town, but its members decided in

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Profile: Royal Aberdeen GC’s course manager Robert Patterson 0

🕔12:08, 5.Jan 2012

Immediately on leaving school, Robert started greenkeeping.  “I was 15 years old and had no interest in school,” Robert told me while we sat in Royal Aberdeen Golf Club’s members’ room. “So I got a job on a golf course.”

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How GPS is securing buggies

How GPS is securing buggies 0

🕔17:10, 4.Jan 2012

The theft of golf cars from clubs is an all too common occurrence. Whether it is for high jinks – such as Welsh rugby star Andy Powell’s drunken escapade along the hard shoulder of the M4 motorway in 2010, for

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Being course manager at a golf club owned by a rock star

Being course manager at a golf club owned by a rock star 0

🕔16:12, 1.Jan 2012

As far as bosses go, Sean Jarvis perhaps has one more appealing than most. The course manager of 18-hole Astbury Hall Golf Club in the heart of Shropshire’s Severn Valley answers to KK Downing of Judas Priest fame – a

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The restoration of Seve’s The Westerwood

The restoration of Seve’s The Westerwood 0

🕔16:03, 1.Jan 2012

As you wander the undulating moorland greens at The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort in Cumbernauld near Glasgow, it is difficult to believe that, over two years ago, many of the fairways were churned up, the diggers were in and

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How can I make course machinery last longer?

How can I make course machinery last longer? 3

🕔15:56, 1.Jan 2012

With more pressure than ever before on course managers to provide value for money, and the cost of replacement course machinery making it such a significant investment for the golf club, greenkeeping teams that are able to bring out the

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Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood

Profile: Hever Castle Golf Club’s course manager David Wood 0

🕔10:03, 1.Jan 2012

Hever Castle Golf Club in Kent is set in the mature grounds of the Hever Castle Estate, and has 27 holes for its greenkeeping team to manage. And they’re not short holes either. The 7,002-yard 18-hole Championship course, which was

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Cutting costs on the seeds you use is a dangerous game to play

Cutting costs on the seeds you use is a dangerous game to play 0

🕔09:47, 1.Jan 2012

Let us assume that we are renovating a surface on a golf course, it could be a green, tee, fairway or even a traffic route … each has its own set of problems, although the desired end result is usually

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Rules of golf: Rakes in bunkers

Rules of golf: Rakes in bunkers 0

🕔18:41, 31.Dec 2011

Whilst watching the British Ladies’ Open Golf Championship from Royal Birkdale, I became somewhat irritated by Peter Alliss’s daily diatribe about rakes not being in bunkers and his questioning of who had given the club that advice? I quote from

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Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses

Sustainable coastal dune management on links golf courses 1

🕔14:57, 31.Dec 2011

The Sand Dune and Shingle Network, which is operated from Liverpool Hope University and funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund, has embarked on a ‘Making Links’ project, which aims to promote sustainability and best practice in coastal dune management

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Committees should not make course management decisions

Committees should not make course management decisions 0

🕔13:49, 31.Dec 2011

Golfers generally have only a faint knowledge of greenkeeping, although it doesn’t stop many from giving the impression they know all there is to know about the subject. Their unmistakable motto is ‘everyone is entitled to an opinion’. That is

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How to control insects and pests on a golf course

How to control insects and pests on a golf course 0

🕔17:01, 30.Dec 2011

Every year it seems I come across problems that a little observation and a good bit of thinking about would quite easily solve. That sounds all knowing, and I certainly don’t claim to be that, but sometimes it surprises me

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Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson

Profile: Fairhaven Golf Club’s eco-friendly James Hutchinson 0

🕔16:51, 30.Dec 2011

Many course managers are now embracing environmental management work as an important course maintenance element, running alongside their crucial work to maintain firm, fast and true playing surfaces. Eco-management may be seen by many to be strictly the domain of

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Rules of Golf: A ball lies in a rabbit scrape

Rules of Golf: A ball lies in a rabbit scrape 2

🕔16:33, 30.Dec 2011

A ball lies in a rabbit scrape and is under a tree. A free swing of the club is possible to send the ball at 90 degrees to the left of the tree, but there is no direct line to

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Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA

Profile: Jim Croxton, CEO of BIGGA 0

🕔16:27, 30.Dec 2011

With challenging times ahead for greenkeeping teams, Jim Croxton, the new chief executive of the British and International Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA), aims to foster better relationships between the parties that run golf clubs, enabling them to capitalise on their individual

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Being green AND cutting costs

Being green AND cutting costs 0

🕔16:14, 30.Dec 2011

Golf clubs in the current economic climate are finding that they need to adapt to become commercially viable and remain competitive within the industry. The golf club market is becoming aware that each golf facility needs to operate as a

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How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall?

How do golf courses in arid regions cope with the lack of rainfall? 3

🕔14:02, 30.Dec 2011

Several golf courses in the UK suffered from the exceptionally dry spring that broke so many records for the lack of rainfall. While short-term problems can be, and have been, dealt with, possibly the biggest threat to British golf is

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Selective herbicide availability for the amenity market

Selective herbicide availability for the amenity market 0

🕔14:38, 29.Dec 2011

The use of selective herbicides isn’t something that is touched on a great deal as the issue of fungicides is usually more ‘interesting’ from a turf management perspective as it allows the author to find some horror photographs of disease

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