June 2002

June 2002

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  • New amenity grass group formed

    The major breeders and suppliers of amenity grass seed have formed the Amenity Grass Crop Group (AGCG). Read more

  • Free the Titelist one?

    Free the Titelist one?

    Last month saw a great deal of news print devoted to one John Collinson. Does the name ring a bell? Well he is the guy who was jailed for three months for gathering thousands of golf balls from golf club lakes up and down the country. Read more

  • Looking to the future

    Looking to the future

    National Chairman, Richard Barker, had a quiet month by his standards but still took in a series of events up and down the country. Read more

  • English Golf on course with Nature

    English Golf on course with Nature

    Golf clubs across England stand to benefit from free environmental management advice thanks to an innovative scheme to be launched this summer. Read more

  • John Deere appointments

    John Deere appointments

    Three senior appointments have been announced at John Deere. Read more

  • Tee 2 Green in link with ETT

    Tee 2 Green in link with ETT

    Tee 2 Green and European Turf Technology have announced a collaborative partnership to market several grass seed varieties in the United Kingdom and Middle East. Read more

  • SGM investment

    Scottish Grass Machinery has invested £250,000 in two new workshops in Inverness and Aberdeen to support contracts recently won with Highland and Aberdeenshire Councils. Read more

  • Great news for Woodlands

    The Forestry Commission has changed its Woodland Improvement Grant giving more opportunity to golf courses to access grant aid for the management of their woodland. Read more

  • Calabria - A new golfing frontier

    Calabria - A new golfing frontier

    Arne Van Amerongen reports from his latest port of call, Calabria in Italy Read more

  • Irritech launched

    Roger Davey, Senior Design Engineer and Area Manager for Ocmis Irrigation, has left after 13 years to become Managing Director of Irritech Limited, Independent Irrigation Consultants. Read more

  • East of Scotland outing

    East of Scotland outing

    Members of the East of Scotland Section paid a recent visit to Kingsbarns Golf Club. Read more

  • Boughton Expands

    To keep pace with expansion, Boughton Loam Ltd. has added a further two new machines to its growing contract fleet - A Kubota 4200 series tractor and a Charterhouse 7526 2.5 metre Outfield Verti-drain Read more

  • Celebrating success in style

    Celebrating success in style

    Toro north of England dealer Cheshire Turf Machinery, in Stockport, has celebrated its fifth anniversary as an independent concern, with the sale of its 1000th machine - to the golf club to which it made its first sale, a Reelmaster 2300-D mower. Read more

  • Chipping Norton GC wins first Deere qualifier

    Chipping Norton GC wins first Deere qualifier

    A four man team from Chipping Norton Golf Club is heading for the famous Brabazon course at The Belfry, having won the first British regional qualifier in the inaugural 2002 John Deere Team Championship golf tournament. Read more

  • New Turf Tech scheme launched by John Deere

    A major new training scheme for the UK groundcare machinery industry is being launched by John Deere Limited, in conjunction with Brooksby Melton College in Leicestershire, with the approval of BAGMA and the City & Guilds of London Institute, and the support of the Learning & Skills Council. Read more

  • Roger receives STRI honour

    Roger receives STRI honour

    STRI's former Chairman, Roger Robinson, has accepted a position of Life Vice-President of the STRI, offered in recognition of his valuable contributions both as a member and as Chairman of STRI's Executive Committee. Read more

  • Twenty years of success for Charterhouse

    Charterhouse Turf Machinery recently celebrated 20 years of supplying equipment for greenkeeping and grounds maintenance tasks. Read more

  • Sportsworld seminar a great success

    Sportsworld seminar a great success

    David Bates (left) gets up to his elbows in a demonstration of hydraulic conductivity at the Sportsworld Amenity-sponsored North Wales Section Seminar at Carden Park. Read more

  • Alan appointed Area Sales Manager

    Alan appointed Area Sales Manager

    Dennis has appointed Alan Ronaldson to their sales and marketing team. As Northern Area Sales Manager, Alan will offer product advice and service back-up to Dennis' customers and dealers throughout the North of England, Scotland and Ireland. Read more

  • Finding Fungi

    Finding Fungi

    When diseases develop on turfgrasses, it is almost invariably fungi that are the cause of the problem. Under the right conditions, the symptoms of disease can develop and spread rapidly and in some cases, cause extensive and lasting damage. But when conditions are not conducive for disease development, what happens to the fungi? Dr Kate Entwistle, from the Turf Disease Centre investigates... Read more

  • The Club which never sleeps

    The Club which never sleeps

    Scott MacCallum visited Greetham Valley and met Adrian Porter, who together with his team, makes an army of ants look slovenly. Read more

  • Continuing to set high standards

    The Greenkeepers Training Committee (GTC) is smoothing the path to the introduction of revised Sports Turf vocational qualifications in July. Read more