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Noel Mackenzie: The growing season is lasting longer – costing your club more money

Noel Mackenzie: The growing season is lasting longer – costing your club more money 0

🕔16:11, 19.Oct 2011

The current, longer, growing season has begun to have some very important implications in relation to machinery, budgeting and purchasing.

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Three golf clubs praised for their environmental work

Three golf clubs praised for their environmental work 0

🕔14:21, 19.Oct 2011

Hankley Common, Beaconsfield and Royal St George’s golf clubs have been praised for their quality of ecological stewardship.

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Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a  golf course

Noel Mackenzie: Why club captains should not dictate changes to a golf course 0

🕔14:07, 19.Oct 2011

The landscape of a golf course should be unique; every course has its own character and charm.

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Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course

Club Profile: Broughton Heath – a thriving par three golf course 0

🕔14:00, 19.Oct 2011

Broughton Heath, in the Derbyshire countryside not far from Dovedale in the tiny village of Church Broughton, is an 18-hole golf course with 18 par three holes.

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The key to successful marketing is your club’s database

The key to successful marketing is your club’s database 0

🕔09:24, 19.Oct 2011

As winter draws closer, the number of visiting parties decrease and the frequency of member visits to the course start to decline, it is a time of year when thoughts should be turning to winter work.

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Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Prepare the course now for winter, so it can be prepared for next summer 0

🕔09:17, 19.Oct 2011

As the sun gets lower in the sky and daylight hours shorten so the plants on the golf green receive less light and heat reducing the ability of the grass to maintain condition under low cutting heights.

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Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers

Epping Golf Club uses glass instead of sand in its bunkers 1

🕔10:05, 18.Oct 2011

Neil Sjoberg, the manager of Epping Golf Club who built his club from scratch, has revealed that he uses glass for sand in his course’s bunkers, as part of his club’s environmental strategy.

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Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course

Interview with Ernie Els: the changes to Wentworth’s West Course 0

🕔15:44, 17.Oct 2011

Described as the one ‘they all want to play’, the West Course, or Burma Road, is arguably Britain’s most famous golf course.

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Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: The science behind course machinery 0

🕔15:30, 17.Oct 2011

The business of managing fine turf for good putting green speeds is demanding and at nearly all courses these days it is a 365 day-a-year operation with around 2.5 hours of triple mowing undertaken per day as an average for 18 holes.

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Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage

Noel Mackenzie: How to spend less on drainage 0

🕔13:12, 17.Oct 2011

Drainage and irrigation both depend on a few similar phenomena such as gravity, hydraulic laws, the behaviour of water molecules and so on.

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Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf

Noel Mackenzie: The role seeds and fertilisers play in helping turf 0

🕔09:34, 17.Oct 2011

Probably the biggest area of turf supply is the finishing off of tee constructions and bunker refurbishments during the winter months. The turf will vary depending on the type of surface and the situation.

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Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer

Noel Mackenzie: Why the winter is the perfect time to prepare for next summer 0

🕔15:45, 13.Oct 2011

Summer preparation requires planning when the inevitable need to restore and replenish the playing surfaces through renovations is being considered.

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Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business

Club Profile: Windlesham GC – How eco work and reciprocal deals has attracted new business 0

🕔09:31, 13.Oct 2011

“We don’t try and compete with Sunningdale or Wentworth.”

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Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery

Noel Mackenzie: Things to consider before purchasing course machinery 0

🕔09:24, 13.Oct 2011

What is needed to run a course well?

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Noel Mackenzie: The winter diseases clubs need to be wary of

Noel Mackenzie: The winter diseases clubs need to be wary of 0

🕔16:15, 12.Oct 2011

Late December and early January are not very nice times of year for grass.

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Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage

Loughgall Golf Club uses compost to improve drainage 0

🕔13:54, 12.Oct 2011

To keep turf healthy and maintain continuity of service, greenkeepers need to do everything possible to ensure that their courses can cope with prolonged wet weather and sudden influxes of water.

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Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design

Noel Mackenzie: Too little ecology goes into golf course design 0

🕔09:50, 12.Oct 2011

Leading agronomist Noel Mackenzie has said that too little topography and ecology goes into golf course design.

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Essex club keeps greens green due to composting

Essex club keeps greens green due to composting 0

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2011

There are a number of reasons why compost, produced from garden waste such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, has such good water retention properties and can be of considerable benefit.

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Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist

Renovate tees, greens and fairways now, says top agronomist 0

🕔15:53, 11.Oct 2011

One of Britain’s top agronomists has said that golf clubs should renovate their tees, greens and fairways as far ahead of winter as possible.

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What is the role of a course manager?

What is the role of a course manager? 4

🕔16:11, 13.Sep 2011

A good course manager runs his / her business as if it’s their own, while ensuring that the golfers have an enjoyable experience.

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Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls

Rules of Golf: Artificial objects obstructing golf balls 1

🕔15:53, 13.Sep 2011

Rule 24-1a does not require the player to mark the position of the ball but it is considered good practice to do so as if the ball does move, the player can be certain that the ball is returned to its original position.

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