September 2002

September 2002

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  • Midland Region Golf Management Trophy Competitions 2002

    The Midland Region Golf Management Trophy Competitions 2002, sponsored by Scotts UK Professional were held at Hartsbourne Country Club, Bushey Heath on August 7 and Beeston Fields Golf Club, Nottingham on 14 August. Read more

  • A GOLDEN Opportunity

    A GOLDEN Opportunity

    Reigning Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year, Andrew Pledger, gives the 2002 finalists an insight into what to expect if they win. Read more

  • A new type of water source for Southport and Ainsdale

    A new type of water source for Southport and Ainsdale

    Can a water supply be obtained that is both cost effective and does not cause environmental harm? Consultants Rick Brassington and Martin Preene describe a new water source at Southport and Ainsdale that is designed to do just that. Read more

  • Touched by a Master

    Touched by a Master

    Hawkstone Park is closely associated with an Open and Masters Champion, but as Scott MacCallum found out Sandy Lyle didn't just play over the golf course. Read more

  • Timing is of the essence!

    Timing is of the essence!

    Richard Windows looks at how the climate has changed and how this should affect the timing of some regular agronomic practices Read more

  • Careers in greenkeeping

    Careers in greenkeeping

    Ken Richardson describes the work that has gone into making BIGGA's latest production - a Careers CD Rom. Read more

  • The Cutting Crew

    The Cutting Crew

    Roland Taylor looks at the myriad of non-grass cutting machinery which is on the market at the moment and gives some useful advice on what to look for before buying. Read more


  • Soil Nutrition & The Vital Role of Trace Elements

    Soil Nutrition & The Vital Role of Trace Elements

    Martin Lane takes the mystery out of what should be your richest asset - your soil. Read more

  • National Championship

    National Championship

    30 September - Hillside Golf Club, 1 October - Hesketh Golf Club. Exciting Times Ahead at the Two. Read more


  • A Sad Start to the Month

    It is with much sadness that I start to write this report but for those who don't already know. Douglas Bell, the Northern Regional Administrator, died recently after a short illness. BIGGA will certainly miss him, as will all those who knew him personally. Read more

  • Doug Bell

    Doug Bell

    Members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Doug Bell who died in hospital on 2 August following a short illness. Doug had served as Regional Administrator for the Northern Region since September 1997. Read more

  • Harry Diamond Memorial Quaich

    The Harry Diamond Memorial Quaich was played over The Belleisle Golf Course, Ayr, on Sunday, July 14. Read more

  • Passes All Round!

    Passes All Round!

    BIGGA Staff members Sami Collins (right); Education and Training Adminstrator and Sarah Sowerby (left); PA to Neil Thomas, have both recently passed their European Computer Driving Licence. Read more

  • Textron

    A threat to jobs at Textron's Ipswich headquarters has receded following a review on the future viability of the manufacturing facility. Read more

  • Rain at St Andrews

    Recent excessively wet weather has had a noticeable effect on the numbers of rounds of golf being played at St Andrews Links. Read more

  • Huw's Excellence Brings its Rewards

    It's been an exciting year for Huw Morgan, holder of the prestigious Toro Excellence in Greekeeping Award. In February, the Course Manager of The Wildernesse Club took up the first part of his prize. Read more

  • Tribute to a friend and a colleague

    Tribute to a friend and a colleague

    John Taylor, an Assistant at Bradley Park, in Huddersfield, and a top international athlete died in early August from what doctors believed to have been an enlarged heart brought about by the extremely intensive training he undertook. He was just 33. Read more