Backpack blowers product test
4 Mar 2012 - Product Testing - Jane Carley
“We consider blowers to be disposable machinery, replaced every couple of years, so price is important. If the cheaper makes do the job, and you are on a budget, they are worth considering”. The groundstaff at Robin Hood Golf Club put a selection of backpack blowers through their paces.
Greenwich Cross Country Course Ready for the Olympics
14 Nov 2011 - Racing / Equestrian - Jane Carley - Issue 38 - August / September 2011
Greenwich Park is to provide a spectacular site for the equestrian and modern pentathlon events at the 2012 Olympics, set in seventy-three hectares of lush parkland with views across the capital. Yet, it has not been an easy road to create an Olympic venue - complete with a world-class cross country course - from scratch.
Building the Dream
2 Apr 2011 - Cricket - Jane Carley - 1 comment
Tony Hemming explains how a chance meeting with Australian cricket legend, Rodney Marsh, led to his role as Head Curator at the ICC Global Cricket Academy and the International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Now, four years into his role, he talks to Jane Carley about the work being undertaken
The Rotary Club
14 Feb 2011 - Mechanics - Jane Carley
The professional pedestrian rotary mower is an essential machine in a groundsman’s or greenkeeper’s arsenal of machinery. Pitchcare puts a few of them through their paces.
Utility Vehicles on Test All Round Performers
21 Nov 2010 - Industry News - Jane Carley
James Mead and his staff put eleven utility vehicles through their paces at Rugby School in, what turned out to be, a very rewarding excercise for all concerned.
Leeds ... from the front!
21 Oct 2010 - Gold Classic UK Articles - Jane Carley
Leeds United Football Club has certainly weathered the storms - from financial difficulties in 2007 to the resulting sanctions by the Football League, putting the club 15 points adrift before they even started the season
The Wheel Deal!
9 Oct 2010 - Industry News - Jane Carley
They’re black, round and have a hole in the middle, right? Wrong. Jane Carley discovers that there is more to tyres than meets the eye - particularly for use on delicate turf
A Passion for Polo in the Sand
10 Sep 2010 - General Sports - Jane Carley
A few minutes drive from the commercial bustle of Dubai's city centre, with the dramatic 828m tall Burj Khalifa tower at its heart, the Polo Club Dubai offers a glimpse into a different world. Finely honed, fit equines pound emerald green turf in front of a spectacular colonial style clubhouse, surrounded by lush gardens and an upmarket riding club