August 2003

August 2003

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  • Course Feature - Woodhall Spa

    Course Feature - Woodhall Spa

    The Lure of Woodhall Spa
    Scott MacCallum travelled to Woodhall Spa to meet up with Peter Wisbey, a man who gave up the sunshine of Portugal to take on a great new challenge. Read more

  • Aeration... what’s on offer?

    Aeration... what’s on offer?

    Roland Taylor takes an extensive look at the various methods of aeration currently at a Course Manager’s disposal. Read more

  • A Triumph! - Ben Curtis wasn’t the only winner at this year’s Open Championship

    A Triumph! - Ben Curtis wasn’t the only winner at this year’s Open Championship

    The Open at Royal St George’s was a triumph. Not just for Ben Curtis, who produced what must rank as the greatest shock in the Championship’s history - he had never played in a Major Championship before; had never claimed a top 10 finish on the US Tour was a 500-1 shot before the start and even 80-1 on the Sunday morning - but for the course; Neil Metcalf and his team and the BIGGA Greenkeeping Support Team. Read more

  • Where Does the Wash-Water Go?

    Where Does the Wash-Water Go?

    By Dave Moore Clerk of Works at STRI

    Groundwater Regulations have been introduced recently in the UK in response to the EC Groundwater Directive. The legislation is directed at controlling pollution of groundwater, with special emphasis on drinking water. The impact of this new legislation will be far reaching as, for example, it places a limit on Pesticide contamination of one part pesticide to 10,000,000,000 parts water. The Environment Agency advise that just 250 grams of pesticide could be enough to exceed the permitted limit in the whole of London’s water supply... Read more

  • Don’t Make the Rest Lincsgreen with Envy

    Don’t Make the Rest Lincsgreen with Envy

    Lincsgreen showed the rest of the field how it is done once again at the annual BIGGA Golf Day. Read more

  • Why an MSc?

    Ian Somerville, Course Manager at Heaton Moor Golf Club, talks about his decision to undertake an MSc in Sports Surface Technology. Read more

  • Managing a Golf Course

    The fourth of a series of five articles by Duncan McGilvray detailing duties of the modern day Course Manager - MANAGING STAFF Read more