No one Cares About The Robertson Oval Upgrade
10 Feb 2012 - General News - Editor
$7 million of public money will be spent on the Robertson Oval upgrade but just eight people – including a councillor – turned up to a meeting on the project’s progress last night.
Advanced Seed & John Patton Talk Wrap Ups
10 Feb 2012 - Shows and seminars - Amy Foyster
In the first week of February, Advanced Seed hosted a seminar and lunch with John Patton, Vice President and International Sales Manager for Seed Research of Oregon. Pitchcare went along to the first talk out of four, at the Keysborough Golf Club, to check it out.
One year after Floods, Golf Clubs are Recovering from Damage
9 Feb 2012 - Golf - Editor
Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the Mildura floods that left a number of golf clubs across Sunraysia reeling. In the February 4-5 deluge, 155mm of rain was recorded at the Mildura Airport, with the Riverside Golf Club copping the brunt of the weather.
For FOCs Sake!
9 Feb 2012 - Consultancy - Richard Bishop
Richard Comely, Director of Product Management at Ransomes Jacobsen, looks at Frequency of Cut (FOC) and its importance to the quality of cut on fine turf
Bid for All-Weather Track at Kembla Grange
9 Feb 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
Illawarra Turf Club chairman Peter De Vries will continue to lobby powerbrokers for an all-weather surface in Wollongong, pointing to parallels between Kembla Grange and the successful model at Geelong.
Does Australia Have too Many Golf Courses?
9 Feb 2012 - Golf - Editor
When I first moved to Melbourne from the US, I had little knowledge about the area’s golf courses. An avid golfer since the age of four, one of the first things I did after unpacking was to grab a copy of the Golf Course Guide to study the ‘lay of the golfing land’.
Eureka Stadium redevelopment is a must
8 Feb 2012 - A.F.L - Editor
The case for a redevelopment of the Eureka Stadium reaches another important juncture today when community and sporting groups come together to discuss the project’s possibilities.
Life of the Games' Snuffed Out'
8 Feb 2012 - General News - Editor
A torch which was supposed to burn brightly for the 10-day duration of the Masters Games in Dunedin was prematurely snuffed out this morning after a member of the public thought the stadium was on fire.
Fake Grass being Reconsidered
8 Feb 2012 - Synthetics - Editor
Childcare centres are reconsidering the use of artificial grass in playgrounds after concerns raised that children may be at risk from long-term exposure to toxic chemicals.
CivEnEx back in Sydney for 2012
8 Feb 2012 - Shows and seminars - Press Release
There’s nothing like being part of the action, with the annual Civil Engineering Expo the place to be for all the latest products and services. Technology has changed the way people get their information, but nothing can match showing real equipment, and talking face to face with real people!
Over-seeding Warm Season Grasses
8 Feb 2012 - Consultancy - Jerry Spencer - 9 comments
Often when growing warm season grasses, it can be noticed that some areas of the turf can become dormant and loss of turf quality when winter arrives. To overcome the detrimental appearance and improve the functionality of turf playing surfaces during the colder months, a cool season grass can be planted in its place for the duration of the winter.
Aeration: A Breath of Fresh Air for Greens
7 Feb 2012 - Consultancy - Editor
For golfers: Aeration is a common practice on golf course greens, and although it has benefits, it can also disrupt golf play. In this video, Dr. Larry Stowell explains to golfers what aeration is, why it is conducted, and how it is almost always a worthwhile practice, despite its downsides.
Ransomes Jacobsen Introduce Refreshed Walking Greens Mower
7 Feb 2012 - Industry News - Peter Driver
Ransomes Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled a refreshed version of the popular Jacobsen Eclipse walking greens mowers, the Eclipse2, at BTME in Harrogate.
False Rail Answer to Wellington Racing Club Incident
7 Feb 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
It could have been totally avoided by the Wellington Racing Club doing what it should have done years ago - put a false rail up across the crossing from the 1200m chute to the course proper running rail for its sprint races.
Peter Thomson, Greg Norman Awaiting Nod for Rio
7 Feb 2012 - Golf - Editor
The fight between Australian golf legends Greg Norman and Peter Thomson to design the course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be left to simmer for another month.
Not as Much Rain as Expected at Inglewood
7 Feb 2012 - Bowls - Editor
Vince Babington is greenkeeper at the Inglewood Bowls Club and reckons the rain from the heavens is a lot better than irrigation water from the Macintyre Brook.
Alexandra Oval Project Revised
6 Feb 2012 - General News - Editor
Ararat Rural City Council is continuing to support the development of Alexandra Oval as a sporting hub for Ararat despite missing out on round one Regional Development Australia Fund's $4.9 million last year.
Ipswich's Future is on Track
6 Feb 2012 - Racing / Equestrian - Editor
The horse racing industry's financial future in Ipswich was secured yesterday with a $6 million dollar upgrade set to be complete by year's end.
Captains Hail Sporting Dubai Pitch
6 Feb 2012 - Cricket - Editor
Pitches play a key role in deciding the fates of the Test matches. The teams from subcontinent struggle on their tours abroad as it is happening with India in Australia. Teams from Europe face the same problem when they tour Asia.