13 Sep 2011 - Golf - Simon Barnaby - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
Now, happily settled in Sydney, Australia, Simon Blagg charts his career, from mowing his parents’ lawn in Staffordshire, through to the Ohio State University Programme, via Loch Lomond and back again. His story is, or should be, an inspiration to any young turfcare professional looking to advance his or her career.
On the Night Shift with EPL's Swansea City
9 Sep 2011 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
Dan Duffy, Head Groundsman at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea UK, is renowned for his early starts, as our UK editor found out to his cost!
18 Aug 2011 - Consultancy - Bruce Brockway - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
Whatever the sporting activity, efficient drainage is essential to maintain a good playing surface. Loss of use, due to waterlogging or turf damage, can result in a backlog of games, dissatisfied sportsmen, lost fixtures and even serious financial losses.
What Do you Expect?
15 Aug 2011 - Consultancy - Frank Newberry - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
Leadership trainer and conference speaker, Frank Newberry, considers how good leaders understand how the ‘power of expectation’ can be used to influence outcomes, particularly the performance of others. Frank also challenges us to raise our expectations of ourselves and of other people
Sand for Sportsturf
13 Aug 2011 - Industry News - Laurence Gale MSc - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
Whether mixed with an organic amendment to produce topdressings, rootzones and divot mixes, or used on its own as a synthetic carpet infill or beach sport surface, sand plays a vitally important role in a playing surface’s performance, appearance and longevity.
10 Aug 2011 - Consultancy - Ian Campbell - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
In the thirty years I have worked in the turf industry, maintenance requirements carried out on golf courses have remained fairly constant, but the methods to achieve the results has changed and, in some instances, quite radically.
Was the IGCEMA’s Tradeshow a Virtual Success?
21 Jul 2011 - Industry News - Ellie Parry - Issue 37 - June / July 2011
From 19th to 21st April this year, the International Golf Course Equipment Managers Association (IGCEMA) staged its second virtual trade show (VTS). Ellie Tait spoke to those involved to gauge the success of the event