October 2002

October 2002

Quick Contents

  • EGU Course Programme

    The Golf Services Committee of the English Golf Union has once again put together an excellent programme of seminars on Golf Course Management this autumn. Read more

  • Wall Walkers

    Sponsorship from Kubota UK has played a valuable part in helping two intrepid lady walkers raise more than £6,000 for The Children's Society. Read more

  • Land Drainage Contractors

    Following last year's successful event at BIGGA HOUSE, the next Land Drainage Contractors Association Seminar on Sportsturf Drainage and Turfcare will be held at Aldwark Manor on November 7, with a similar event being held at The Oxfordshire Golf Club on November 14. Read more

  • Plan it Out

    The GTC is helping golf club employers to command an even tighter grip on health and safety matters relating to their greenstaff. Read more

  • A Plea for help to GTC

    An independent training council has asked for help from the GTC in finding new assessors. Read more

  • Pomme on Tour

    Pomme on Tour

    Martin Gunn, Course Manager at Temple Golf Club represented BIGGA at the recent Australian Conference. Read more

  • Regional Training

    This month sees the start of the BIGGA 2002/2003 Regional Training Courses. You should have received a copy of the brochure in your September Edition of Greenkeeper International but if not give myself or Sami a call and we will send one in the post. Read more

  • Continue to Learn

    In addition to their sponsorship of the Student of the Year Competition and Golden Key membership of the BIGGA Education and Development Fund, TORO have agreed to sponsor Continue to Learn articles in Greenkeeper International and to sponsor the Careers Fair at BTME. Read more

  • Become a Bookworm!

    Now that the nights are drawing in there is no better time to curl up with a good book. Why not take a look at BIGGA's library to provide you with your winter reading material. Read more

  • Sustainable use of Pesticides - Your chance to influence the future

    There has been a lot of speculation as to when 'they' will ban pesticides. Now 'they' in the form of the EC is starting to take action. Read more

  • Saltex Review

    Saltex Review

    Saltex proved to be a very lucrative show for BIGGA with the on-site team taking every opportunity to speak with new and existing members as well as promote the BTME & ClubHouse Shows in Harrogate next January to prospective exhibitors. Read more

  • John Deere Team Championship

    John Deere Team Championship

    Brokenhurst Manor heads to Arizona. The first UK qualifier for the John Deere Team Championship was won by Brokenhurst Manor and the New Forest Club will now represent the UK at the world final in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read more

  • BIGGA Golden and Silver Key Membership

    BIGGA Golden and Silver Key Membership

    'Strengthening the Partnership' - Neil Thomas reflects on the invaluable contributions of Golden and Silver Key supporters since 1992... Read more

  • Making an Old Dog, Man's Best Friend

    Scott Nisbet looks at your old faithful friend the two stroke engine. Read more

  • Weather


    Weird or What? Bill Giles reviews the weather experienced over Britain's latest version of summer and predicts that we may not have seen the last of it. Read more

  • Course Feature - The Best of the West

    Course Feature - The Best of the West

    Scott MacCallum visits West Hill Golf Club and learns about the plan to restore the course to classic golfing heathland. Read more

  • Environment Awards 2002

    Environment Awards 2002

    Andrew Wood, of the STRI Environment team, reports on this year's competition and unveils the 2002 winning Club. Read more

  • Turfgrass Management - Getting the Balance Right, Martyn Jones 1st Class Training

    Turfgrass managers are caught in a dilemma between the constraints that nature sets on the growth and development of turfgrass plants and the unnatural demands set by sportsmen and sportswomen in their quest for perfect playing surfaces. Read more

  • Health & Safety

    So whose responsibility is it? Jerrard Winter explains where the responsibilities lie when it comes to Heath and Safety on your golf course. Read more

  • BTME / ClubHouse 2003

    BTME / ClubHouse 2003

    The BIGGA Golf Experience is not to be missed and this month 'Greenkeeper International' begins its preview with profiles of some of the top names who will be in town for this major event in the greenkeeping, golf club and turf industry calendar. Read more

  • Scotsturf Preview

    6 & 7 November 2002 Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh Read more

  • It's Raining Again

    As I see it...Richard Barker - Chairman Read more