Magazine - Articles in May 2009
31 May 2009 - Industry News - Bruce Stephens
As part of an initiative instigated by the Turf Producers association of Australia, Channel 7’s Sunrise program will highlight the environmental benefits of turf as part of World Environmental day on June 5.
31 May 2009 - Bowls - Editor
Canterbury Greenkeepers vice-president Ken Thickett has been up to his elbows in top-soil at the Waikiwi Bowling Club as the club's green underwent a major makeover.
31 May 2009 - Golf - Helen Perrett
Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett , principals of Thomson Perrett Pty. Ltd., International Golf Course Design firm will be joining the President and members of the Marysville Golf Course to celebrate the reopening of the course on Saturday May 30. The Course was devastated by the recent Black Saturday Bushfires, but the front nine holes are once again open for business.
29 May 2009 - Editorial - Duncan McGilvray
Warranties and Guarantees - Are they worth the paper they are printed on?
28 May 2009 - Best of the Rest - Editor
Western Australia's most influential sporting identities were honoured today as the state's new $73m WA Athletic Stadium was officially opened.
28 May 2009 - General News - Editor
The Water Corporation and Augusta-Margaret River Shire have come to a compromise for the use of treated wastewater for ovals and parklands in the town and to irrigate the Margaret River golf course.
28 May 2009 - General News - Editor
Redevelopment of North Melbourne Recreation Reserve (NMRR) for North Melbourne football Club (NMFC) and Community use jointly funded by State & local governments, NMFC & AFL
27 May 2009 - Industry News - John Calderwood
It's all go for Tiger Turf in South Australia. Our landscape range is becoming a household name and our construction and installation teams are busy installing tennis courts and school multi sport areas.
The Risks of Using Home made Goal Posts
27 May 2009 - Health and Safety - PILA Group
Over the last few years home made goal posts have been almost phased out and for good reason. Goal posts are nearly always used in a public arena where unsuspecting citizens and children exercise and play.
27 May 2009 - General News - PILA Group
Flag poles and sports goal posts in Brisbane and throughout South East QLD and Northern NSW have been damaged and destroyed by the recent storms and flooding. If damaged and left unsafe flag poles and sports goal posts can be a safety hazard and can affect the land owner’s insurance.
26 May 2009 - Industry News - Jenny Zadro
On Tuesday, 21st April we held our Sydney Sports Turf Seminar and Tradeshow and all went extremely well with 175 attending and some great feedback from members. This year we made some changes to the event including a new venue, Ryde TAFE which proved to be a great venue for us.
26 May 2009 - Industry News - PGA Mail
Famous course superintendent and past Huntingdale Master John Spencer died last week. The Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association’s newsletter reported this week that “former Huntingdale Golf Club superintendent John Spencer passed away last Saturday (16 May) after a battle with cancer.
The History of Fleet
26 May 2009 - Industry News - John Carr
For over 50 years Fleet has rigorously followed the quest to fulfil their objective – ‘Continuous, cost effective, innovative, quality solutions for all grounds people'. Fleet was established in 1953 by Peter McGuffie to supply a substitute ‘Blanco’ to the British Army. In 1957 it became a limited company and employed 12 people.
25 May 2009 - Golf - Editor
One of WA’s most prestigious golf courses is on the verge of closure despite the management company yesterday pinning its hopes on a mystery investor bailing it out
Shed Raider St Joseph's College
25 May 2009 - Shed Raider - Simon Kars - 1 comment
Here's a glance at Bill Rawling's shed. This issue has a look at St Joseph's College, Hunters Hill work shed - are they in the running for the best shed?
24 May 2009 - Golf - Press Release
The Marysville Golf and Bowls Club had a Golf Day at The Sandhurst Club to participate in the Marysville Sandhurst Inaugural Challenge, a charity day for the recent bushfires.
Toro and Two for Townsville with the Help of a Hill!
24 May 2009 - Industry News - Dan Dixon - 1 comment
Since November 2008 the BeamRider laser technology has been used at Dairy Farmers Stadium to assist in the preparation of the field of play as well as the Cowboys training field. It is estimated to halve the amount of time it takes to mark the fields whilst improving accuracy for Grounds Manager, Bruce Fouracre.
23 May 2009 - Hockey - Editor
Hockey South Canterbury's second synthetic turf at Aorangi Park has been delayed until spring.
23 May 2009 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Werribee racing Club chairman Patrick Wheelahan says the club will host the 2010 Werribee Cup in March-27 months after the last meeting at the track.
Moss, Algae and Worm Control
22 May 2009 - Consultancy - David H Bates
Since the 1980s we have seen the reduction and removal of previously effective fungicides and herbicides. This is likely to continue due to directives from the EU to remove such materials and direct us to more environmentally proven practical programmes.