Irrigation Auditing, What is it and Why is it Needed?
31 Aug 2009 - Consultancy - Parkland Press
Most professional turf managers make a substantial investment in their irrigation system. So why don’t most ensure that their system is operating effectively and efficiently all of the time? Sports Turf NZ’s Keith McAuliffe’s report on irrigation auditing makes for interesting reading.
Surfers Paradise Golf Course Redevelopment Disastrous.
30 Aug 2009 - Golf - Editor
Gold Coast and Albert Shire mayor Ray Stevens has described the proposed Surfers Paradise Golf Course redevelopment as 'disastrous'.
Wentworth Falls Country Club Plans Falter.
29 Aug 2009 - Golf - Editor
Wentworth Falls Country Club (WFCC) is disappointed a land re-zoning application that would have allowed it to carry out extensive refurbishments has been knocked back by the council.
Ridge Golf Course Opens on Old Lucas Heights Landfill
28 Aug 2009 - Golf - Editor
The nine-hole Ridge Golf Course has opened on the site of the old Lucas Heights landfill in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire Council, part of an $83 million sporting complex funded by the NSW Government and operator of the former landfill, WSN Environmental Solutions.
PGA Links Management New Course Operator of Moore Park Golf
28 Aug 2009 - Golf - Editor
After a rigorous public tender process, PGA Links Management Pty Ltd has been announced as the new course operator of Moore Park Golf.
TGAA Victoria AGM
27 Aug 2009 - General News - Mike Walker
TGAA VIC AGM and OHS day Wednesday 2nd September Time 8.00AM -12.30 PM Finish Venue Packer Park Hall Leila Rd. Carnegie Morning tea and Sausage sizzle will be provided and guest speakers in attendance. This is a free day for TGAA members so please come along and support your industry.
Plans for Resort at 13th Beach
27 Aug 2009 - Golf - Editor
A Geelong council report has recommended in favour of further development of the 13th Beach Resort against the wishes of Planning Minister Justin Madden.
The Short Cut - Machinery and Overseeding
27 Aug 2009 - Golf - Greg Evans
In previous articles in this series, Greg Evans explained his reasons for aggressively mowing greens to a height of just 2mm. In his initial article, he covered the cultural side, summer aeration, frequent and heavy sand dressings and aggressive verti-cutting. His next article discussed water and fertility; the plant's energy sources, with emphasis on healthy but lean growth.
Section Maintenance and the RG3
26 Aug 2009 - Industry News - Press Release
Conventional maintenance methods assign an employee a task to be completed across the entire golf course. Using the section maintenance method, employees are assigned "ownership" of three to six holes on a golf course.
ANZ Stadium Gro Lights
26 Aug 2009 - General News - Graeme Logan - 1 comment
At ANZ Stadium, like most venues of this configuration and high intensity use, we suffer from numerous climatic factors, our worst two being severe shade pattens and poor air circulation. So in late 2008 we made a choice to invest in some artificial grow lights to assist in giving us more favourable conditions when our shade pattens are at there worst in the mid winter months.
Being on your feet all day never felt so good!
26 Aug 2009 - Industry News - Parkland Press
The new Toro GrandStand is the best priced commercial rotary mower on the market. It boasts a retractable platform that allows stand-on and walk-behind operation and a unique suspension system for a super smooth ride.
Collaroy Plateau Cricket Club in Turf War
26 Aug 2009 - Cricket - Editor
For the past 12 months Pipe has been using part of Plateau Park as a construction zone to drill over 1.5km down to sea level to provide a landing point for its cable.
21 Questions with Bradley van Dam
25 Aug 2009 - 21 Questions - Rob Jenkins - 2 comments
Bradley van Dam from Canberra's much loved Manuka Oval takes his life in his hands by answering the famous 21 questions. Hear some of the antics from his days back at Sydney University.
New State of the Art Kubota ZD326 Zero Turn Mower
25 Aug 2009 - Industry News - Press Release
Superseding the popular ZD Series, the new ZD326 zero turn mower from Kubota is a state-of-the-art machine which sets new standards in quality, performance, reliability and comfort for the commercial operator. The ZD326 zero turn commercial mower delivers all the power, productivity, durability and manoeuvrability demanded by professionals for day in, day out mowing applications.
21 Questions with Gavin Darby
25 Aug 2009 - 21 Questions - Katie Bailey - 2 comments
Pitchcare Oceania takes Eithad Stadium's Gavin Darby aside for a quick 21 questions. Find out what Gavin really thinks of David Beckham!
Australians refuse to blame Oval pitch
24 Aug 2009 - Cricket - Editor
Australia's batsmen had queued up to pronounce that Gordon's under-prepared surface was not culpable when they collapsed first time around
Over-Baked Oval Pitch the main Ashes Player
22 Aug 2009 - Cricket - Editor - 3 comments
Having rid himself of the last two England wickets cheaply on the second morning of the Ashes-deciding fifth and final Test, there must have been a sense of foreboding when two deliveries in the first over of Australia’s innings almost rolled along the ground.
It's all off-centre at TCA
22 Aug 2009 - A.F.L - Editor
At KGV, Bellerive and the TCA grounds, the wettest footy season since 1974 has made the centre wicket mud so bad that groundsmen have been placing the centre circles off-centre.