Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR
A FLOOD OF WATERLOGGING ADVICE
Wet, mild weather to continue
by TurfPro Editor, Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR

With so much rain about, many natural soil-based pitches and playing surfaces may be prone to flooding and find themselves at field capacity (saturated) 

 

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VIEWPOINT
BOWLS CLUBS IN PERIL
A sad decline
by Laurence Gale, TurfPro editor

Is the news that Leeds Council are considering halving the number of bowling greens they manage evidence of the beginning of a cull of sports facilities, brought about by the current economic climate being driven by the Covid pandemic?

 

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Bowling clubs are in peril
THE TURFPRO FILES
PROFESSIONALS AT THE CUTTING EDGE
Vic Demain and Phil Sharples
by Laurence Gale, TurfPro editor

Next in our regular series of the TurfPro Files, we hear from, Vic Demain, head groundsman at Durham CCC and Phil Sharples, independent sports turf consultant.

 

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Vic Demain - Head groundsman at Durham CCC
NEWS
SURVEY TO ASSESS MENTAL HEALTH IN GOLF INDUSTRY
How have greenkeepers club managers, and PGA Professionals coped in 2020?

Our first WEB ONLY story is after an unprecedented year, there is anecdotal evidence of increased mental health issues among those leading club and course businesses.

 

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An online mental health survey for the golf industry has launched
UK GOLF INDUSTRY'S LARGEST EVER ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMME
Continue to Learn returns in January 2021

Our next WEB ONLY story is BIGGA has unveiled its programme of education for January 2021, with members offered access via an entirely-online platform for the first time ever.

 

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BIGGA's Sami Strutt has been involved with organising Continue to Learn since 1994
ASCERNITY APPROVED
For use on sports turf surfaces

The initial approval enables use only on fully enclosed sports turf in the UK, including such football, rugby and cricket stadiums, training facilities, tennis courts and bowls, for example.

 

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Syngenta's Glenn Kirby, technical manager for UK and Ireland
AGRIGEM ANNOUNCE NEW TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Former Reading FC grounds manager

Adam Grantham has joined the company as technical consultant for sports turf. 

 

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Adam Grantham
TORO REPORT STRONG Q4 AND FULL YEAR RESULTS
Q4 saw rebound in the professional sector

The Toro Company say their strong fourth-quarter results were driven by continued sales growth in their residential segment and a rebound in their professional segment.

 

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Toro have reported strong Q4 and full year results
GREENMECH CONTINUE DEALER REALIGNMENT
Frank Alviti joins network

Company announces that Frank Alviti will be taking over the areas of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Mid-Wales with immediate effect.

 

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Dave Alviti
MONARCH CLAIM WORLD'S FIRST FULLY AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC TRACTOR
Shipping in autumn 2021

U.S manufacturer Monarch Tractor have introduced what they describe as the world’s first fully electric, driver optional, smart tractor integrated on a single platform.

 

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Monarch Tractor
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TurfPro editor, Laurence Gale
EDITOR'S BLOG ARCHIVE
Catch up with Laurence Gale's recent blogs

Want to catch up with one of editor Laurence Gale's blogs? Here is the place to do so.

 

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