May 2014

May 2014

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  • By Royal appointment

    By Royal appointment

    The 143rd Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club will be Craig Gilholm’s second as Links Manager. He told Steve Castle about how he almost left greenkeeping at one point in his career, his 16 years at Muirfield and his thoughts ahead of July’s showpiece event, plus his battle with a spot of troublesome moss… Read more

  • How to write a report

    How to write a report

    Michael Astrop, Principal at ‘Coach the Mind’, presented a workshop at BTME 2014 on Preparing and Writing Effective Reports, which is becoming increasingly important for turf managers. Here Michael tells the story of a fictional Head Greenkeeper ‘Eric’ and how he can write a comprehensive, persuasive and accurate report... Read more

  • King of the castle

    King of the castle

    Steve Castle heads to Humberside and discovers how a self-styled “grassroots” greenkeeper has adapted to changes in the golfing landscape as discount internet offers keep the tills ringing – but present more challenges for turf managers Read more