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ron.JPG 21 Questions with Ron Ferguson
30 Jul 2009 - 21 Questions - Simon Kars
While Pitchcare Oceania was in New Zealand, we met up with one of our long time members Ron Ferguson from Sunnybrae Bowling Club. Join us as we ask our first set of 21 questions on our New Zealand road trip!

The Main building on Hunters Hill Not Just a School
26 Jul 2009 - Schools - Simon Kars
St Joseph's College prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded, balanced education, focusing on boys' academic, physical, social, spiritual and recreation needs. The school possesses a rich and proud history dating from 1881, with many notable ‘Old Boys’ including fifty plus Australian Wallabies, numerous state/provincial Rugby Union players, several Rugby League players and various international test cricketers.

untitled.JPG 21 Questions with John Cotter
29 Jun 2009 - 21 Questions - Simon Kars
Pitchcare Oceania takes Anco's John Cotter aside to ask him our famous questions. Our new 21 question format puts selected members directly under the microscope, with John being our first candidate!

ground pictures 001.jpg NORTHOP HALL a hidden gem...
22 Jun 2009 - Cricket - Simon Kars
Southern Wales has always been regarded as the pinnacle of Welsh Cricket, with big clubs around Cardiff and Swansea setting the trend. But no one should disregard the clubs to the north-west, which possess some of the best pitches and playing surfaces seen for hundreds of miles around.

PC Syd trip (65).jpg Hinkley Continues to Convert
2 Jun 2009 - Rugby - Simon Kars
The Parramatta Eels are not having the best start to the 2009 ruby league season with some critics putting question marks over players at the club. Yet year after year one aspect of the club which is never in question is the high quality playing surfaces prepared by head groundsman, Dave Hinkley

PC Syd trip (179).jpg 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?

shed raider.gif Shed Raider Parramatta Stadium
13 May 2009 - Shed Raider - Simon Kars
A sneak peek into someone's shed. This issue has a look at Parramatta Stadium's work shed- can they make the pass mark?

PC Syd trip (157).jpg 15 Questions with Graeme Logan
10 May 2009 - 21 Questions - Simon Kars - 1 comment
Pitchcare Oceania grabs Graeme Logan from Sydney's Olympic ANZ Stadium for 15 quick questions. Find out what makes one of our high profile groundsmen tick.

Pitchcare Oceania at the STA Sports Turf Seminar & Tade Show Live at Ryde STA Show
21 Apr 2009 - Shows and seminars - Simon Kars
Pitchcare Oceania spent a day at the STA show in Ryde Sydney. Here's a quick look at what happens during the day, for a more in depth look head to the wrap up!

Kooyong Lawns Tennis Club On Serve at Kooyong
20 Apr 2009 - Tennis - Simon Kars
Kooyong Lawns Tennis Club is the spiritual home of Australian tennis and has been so since 1892. The previous home of the Australian Open and numerous Davis Cup matches only touches on the club’s rich and proud history. Now for over 18 months, Nick Rennison has worn the prestigious title as Head Grounds Manager at Kooyong.

Simon Kars Dicot & Monocot
25 May 2008 - Consultancy - Simon Kars
A look at some weeds in Urban Horticulture. An the difference between a Dicot & Monocot.
Injury Performance of Turfgrass Playing Surfaces and Sporting Injuries
12 Mar 2008 - Consultancy - Simon Kars
Australian Rules Football (AFL) accounts or one third of sporting injuries. With the continuing increase in popularity of professional football and greater expectations made on players, stronger demands are being placed on the playing quality of the grassed surface.