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GMA PUBLISH GUIDANCE

On temporary water restrictions

The Association aims to help turf professionals understand what bans are currently in place and whether or not their...

ROBOT IS ANSWER TO SKILLS SHORTAGE

For Haileybury School

"Skilled labour is difficult to get, and line marking is a technical job," says grounds manager, Andy Richards.

OVERCOMING MORE FREQUENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS

Microclover suggested as a solution

Producer says clover generates its own nitrogen from the atmosphere making it one of the most tolerant varieties...

NH CONFIRM DEALERSHIP BRANCH CLOSURE

Announce plans for future coverage

New Holland has announced dealership territory expansions including plans for a new outlet, to cover the area...

TGA COMMENT ON HOSEPIPE BANS

Address water companies

The Turfgrass Growers Association have released a statement aimed at water companies during this time of hosepipe bans.

HANDY ANNOUNCE PRO MACHINERY PARTNERSHIP

With battery tool manufacturer

A new team has been set up, dedicated to the range.

ICL SCHOOLS SEMINAR RETURNS

After two-year absence

Approximately 50 turf professionals from the independent schools sector attended the event to network and enhance...

A CAREER HIGHLIGHT

Hosting this year's Open

Director of greenkeeping at St Andrews, Sandy Reid, has described the preparations involved in getting the Old Course...

COMMERCIAL DEALERS RECOGNISED BY DISTRIBUTOR

Awards presented

Dealers honoured whose performance in the areas of service, parts and skills reflect "outstanding customer service...

ONLINE CAREERS EVENT ANNOUNCED

Targeted at military service leavers

Manufacturer is calling on former and soon-to-be ex-servicemen and women to consider joining its dealership network...

FINALISTS REVEALED

For the Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards

Twelve candidates have been chosen to contest the grand finals this September.

END OF AS-MOTOR PARTNERSHIP

With UK distributor

The change comes after 12 years and following the acquisition of AS-Motor GmbH by Ariens Co in May 2021.

GROUNDS MANAGERS ALREADY TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE

According to GMA

"Those managing and maintaining sports turf and green spaces are already having to deal with the impact of climate...

NEXT GEN TURF MANAGERS ANNOUNCED

FTMI Class of 2022

20 ambitious greenkeepers who will participate in the Future Turf Managers Initiative 2022 have been revealed.

WENTWORTH TEAM UNVEILED

Greenkeepers from across Europe selected

Volunteers will gain an unrivalled behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the BMW PGA Championship this...

PRO DEALERSHIP COMMITS TO A YEAR OF FUNDRAISING

For North West Air Ambulance

The activity kicks off this month with a company-wide sponsored cycle.

KUBOTA TO BUY WELL KNOWN PRO MOWER BRAND

Creating new groundcare division

Kubota Corporation intends to merge the lawnmower business division of Italian manufacturer into a new wholly-owned...

NEW DIVISION LAUNCHED

By specialist turf care company

David Churchyard has joined the team to head up the new division.

1 IN 3 GREENKEEPERS LOOKING FOR WORK OUTSIDE GOLF

Results of major survey

BIGGA say findings of their research represents a stark warning to the golfing industry.

JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCE EXPANSIONS TO THREE DEALERS' TERRITORIES

To cover RVT's previous area

John Deere has announced that three of its dealerships will expand to support customers across the West Midlands and...

EXTRA HOURS AND ACRES

For show's outdoor demo area

The hands-on demonstration area this year opens to visitors earlier and covers a much-expanded footprint.

FROM DEALER TO SUPPLIER SALES ROLE

Making the switch

A groundscare equipment salesman who has had sales roles at several prominent dealerships, has made the move to a...

ANOTHER PRO RANGE FOR DEALER

Expands commercial offering

Originally an agricultural machinery specialist, the dealership has quickly grown a groundscare side of the business...

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

For September trade show

Free registration is now open for trade show that organisers say offers an opportunity to network with others in the...

DEALERS SUFFER MULTIPLE THEFTS AT SHOW

ATVs taken

Several dealers have had vehicles stolen from an event they were exhibiting at, worth £50K.

GROWING NEED TO ATTRACT NEWCOMERS

Says GMA survey

The grounds care sector is facing a recruitment crisis says trade association

ISEKI’S FAB FOUR ARE PRO AT STOWE

Fleet covers most bases

Grounds Manager Steve Curley has revealed why Stowe School has purchased four different ISEKI machines in just three...

GOOD LEADS AT SECOND STAGING OF SHOW

But attendance remains on the low side

Exhibitors doubled at the second staging of a new trade show for the commercial turfcare sector last week.

STIHL TO INCREASE CORDLESS MANUFACTURING

New site announced

STIHL Group say the new facility will significantly enhance its capacity to produce battery-powered tools.

OPE MAKER JOINS MADE IN BRITAIN

Manufacturing community

The Made In Britain mark will now adorn their mowers intended for the EMEAA market.

PRO DEALER CONTINUES EXPANSION

Five new members of staff join

The commercial dealership has unveiled several staff appointments, enhancing customer support, in line with their...

WORLD RECORD SMASHED!

Land's End to John O’Groats on a mower

Travelling at a maximum speed of 12mph for 880 miles for 20 hours per-day, Bourne to Garden founder Colin North has...

ROADSHOW DATES REVEALED

For robotic line-marking

Dates across England have been announced for this month.

AMENITY FORUM ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

With Defra

Working on further improving guidance on integrated approaches to weed, pest and disease management.

KNAPSACK CALLIBRATION ADVICE

At SAGE this week

The SAGE show takes place this week and as part of its schedule, advice on correctly calibrating liquid spray...

OPENING OF NEW DEALERSHIP BRANCH CELEBRATED

Over 150 guests welcomed

Company say they are looking forward to growing into new areas of agriculture, horticulture and professional landscaping

BARRUS MD TO RETIRE

Following 32 years with the company

E P Barrus Ltd say they have made an appointment to lead the search to identify a successor.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Meet the experts, says TurfPro editor Laurence Gale

Twickenham's Jim Butter, myself and other volunteer pitch advisors will be on hand to answer turf professionals'...

GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY TAKES PLACE

At new HQ

A major supplier to the groundscare sector has marked the first official day of construction of its new 11,500m2...

VISITOR REGISTRATION OPENS

For sports turf show

The event's new website is now live allowing visitors to register for a free ticket.

A CLIMATE POSITIVE BUSINESS

Achieved by TurfPro publisher

TAP have announced that the new status has come about as part of their ongoing approach to better their environmental...

EXHIBITOR BOOKINGS AHEAD OF NORMAL

Enthusiasm for in-person event

New bookings were 15% up by the early bird deadline and repeat bookings are also flooding in says trade show organiser.

OVERTON APPOINT

New sales role

New recruit joins the company with 25 years experience in the groundscare industry.

TWO NEW TECHNICAL MANAGERS

Take up roles

Both will be responsible for delivering scientific advice and guidance on product selection.

JUDGES REVEALED

For 2022 Industry Awards

The 12 twelve judges represent a variety of sectors operating in the grounds care industry, and together, will...

REESINK REBRAND DIVISION

New name established

Manufacturer says change is intended "to reflect increasing market diversity."

NATIONWIDE DEALER COVERAGE ACHIEVED

In first year

The arrival of a global electric utility vehicles manufacturer, in the UK has achieved nationwide dealer coverage in...

CLUB CAR BUY ELECTRIC VEHICLE MAKER

Look to tap into new offerings

Manufacturer says they intend to increase the global reach of the combined brands.

DEALERSHIP LOOKING TO PROGRESS IN PRO MARKET

Takes on new range

Company says they are currently about 70/30 in favour of domestic - but with new appointment hope to make further...

TORO UK OPEN VISITOR CENTRE

After significant investment

Facility will be used to host visiting customer groups.

GOVERNMENT RESPONDS OVER SPORT'S USE OF RED DIESEL

Following GMA approach

HM Treasury has responded to the Grounds Management Association’s recent letter calling for a change to the...

FIRST UK COMMERCIAL CUSTOMERS TAKE DELIVERY

Of new robotic technology

Following the UK roll-out, a golf club in Kent is the first to have the new technology for commercial grass care to...

BARRY HUXLEY

Huxley Golf founder passes

Huxley Golf are sad to announce the unexpected death of Barry Huxley, who founded the Huxley Golf business with his...

SEARCH ON UK'S FAVOURITE PARKS

Returns for 2022

Organisers are calling for people to get voting as the competition returns for the first time since 2019

MOWER RECORDS TO TUMBLE?

Land's End to John O’Groats charity ride

A grounds maintenance professional is to make a world record attempt for the fastest journey from Land's End to John...

EVENT ORGANISERS RELEASE FURTHER DETAILS

Of Summer Turfgrass Show

The Turfgrass Growers Association have given details of some of the activities taking place at this year's returning...

MARKED TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY

Huge display at rugby club

A linemarking company completed a huge Platinum Jubilee tribute on the pitch at Malvern RFC

JUBILEE MOWER AUCTIONED

Highest bidder named

Proceeds from the special one-off Jubilee Edition machine are to be donated to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Living...

SAGE REVEAL LINE-UP

For July event

The organisers of this year's two-day show have revealed the schedule of planned activities.

SALTEX SAY SALES SMASHED

Exhibitors returning this year

Organisers say this year's event is exceeding expectations with the number of exhibitors already booked for the 2022...

GULLANE GOLF GOES FOR GEO

Environmental accreditation

As Gullane Golf Club in Scotland goes for its accreditation they say they are trying to reduce as much as possible...

EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION GRANTED

To combat chafer grubs

An Emergency Authorisation (EA) for the use of an insecticide to target chafer grubs in certain areas has been...

ENTRIES NOW OPEN

For Amenity Sprayer Operator of the Year

The search is on to recognise the UK's most professional sprayer operators in the turf and landscape amenity sector.

“ALL BLACKS SWEPT THE DRESSING ROOM”

From World Cup Final to school playing fields

Keith Kent has recently given an interview, charting the course of his career, that includes preparing pitches for...

TONY CUNDALL

Sad passing

Campey Turf Care Systems have announced the passing of Tony Cundall at the age of 75.

GMA APPOINTS

New partner to support SALTEX '22

Grounds Management Association says they have ambitions to attract record visitors to NEC this year.

TYM PLAN TO INVEST $20M IN PRODUCTION FACILITIES

Aims to be a top 3 brand

The investment plan includes the construction of a 142,500 square feet factory equipped with the latest manufacturing...

PROTECTING PUBLIC PARKS IS KEY

To levelling up ambitions

According to green space charity Fields in Trust, if progress is to be made on the government’s 'levelling-up'...

FURTHER DONATIONS MADE

Following industry Ukraine Initiative

TurfPro has made contributions on behalf of the industry to two further UK based organisations who are offering...

AWARD WINNING STUDENT HONOURED

HNC Golf Course Management Student of the Year Award

A dramatic change of careers paid off for SRUC student Ben Matthews, after his tutors unanimously named him the...

CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS

For Bury St Edmunds Golf Club

The team is ensuring the courses are in an immaculate condition in time for the celebrations.

50 YEARS IN THE UK

Celebrated by manufacturer this year

To mark its 50th anniversary, the company say they will be announcing a number of promotions and product launches...

MEAN GREEN SIGN UP ANOTHER DEALER

For electric range

Dealership says many customers were asking for larger, battery powered mowers.

A CRISIS IN GOLF GREENKEEPING?

BIGGA poses the question

The Association has launched an industry-wide survey that aims to quantify information relating to a perceived...

EFL NAME GROUNDS TEAMS OF THE SEASON

In each division

Pitch marks are provided by the referee and away team manager for all EFL League matches.

TURFPRO SUPPORTS PROJECT LINUS

Ukrainian Initiative donation

Following April's fundraising, TurfPro has contributed a portion of the £4,000 raised to the volunteer...

GMA APPOINT NEW DIRECTORS

Senior leadership roles

The GMA say both will play a key role in delivering the association’s strategy

GREENMECH EXPANDS DEALER NETWORK

Series of changes

Extension to territories and new appointments made by the professional chipper manufacturer

TRADE SHOW EXPANDS OUTDOOR DEMO AREA

7 extra acres

Organisers say the expansion will allow more exhibitors to feature working demos of their equipment.

GMA PUSHES ON RED DIESEL

Asks Government for change

The GMA says recently published guidance on red diesel fails to be inclusive for all sports.

SEED PRODUCER WINS CLIMATE AWARD

Named amongst top companies

Company says they took the bold move of assembling breeders and scientists in the pursuit of advancing seed breeding...

ARIENSCO PURCHASE MANUFACTURER

Of outdoor powered equipment

The company says this development allows them to offer a new four-season product line under the Gravely brand.

INDUSTRY AWARDS LAUNCHED

Making a post-pandemic return

Nominations are being invited to recognise the contribution of volunteers and professionals working across the...

TECHNICAL APPOINTMENT FOR ICL

Ex-greenkeeper lands role

New technical area sales manager says he believes his twelve years in greenkeeping should offer a good ability to...

TURF GROWER'S GREENFINGERED DONATION

Funds raised for children's hospice gardens

Money was generated through an online initiative whereby the company pledged to donate 5% of the value of all sales...

NEW INDUSTRY FORUM TO LAUNCH

Given platform at forthcoming exhibition

Built by a group of groundcare industry specialists, the forum will introduce its objectives to the industry later...

SUSTAINABILITY ACCOLADE PRESENTED

At annual celebration

England Golf’s prize has been presented to a club which has seen the reintroduction of wildflowers as well as a...

FANTASTIC SUPPORT FOR UKRAINIAN INITIATIVE

TurfPro thanks supporters

Owner of TurfPro, Duncan Murray-Clarke, has thanked industry colleagues as the results of our Ukrainian...

SALTEX PRIZE PRESENTED

Greensmaster mower

Local supplier delivers machine to grassroots cricket club following prize draw held at SALTEX.

COBRA SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY

Mow For Your Mind campaign

Company are donating 10% of the total sales of one of its most popular models between 4th and 15th May to mental...

RECORD BREAKING YEAR FOR STIHL

In 2021

Find out what STIHL's record breaking revenue was last year and what areas they found particular success in,

CLOSING DATE APPROACHING

For training bursary

Find out when applications need to be submitted in order to claim for the new training bursary.

WENOVE CASTLE GC OVERCOMES CHALLENGE

Of high wear

Head greenkeeper Lucy Sellick cites the small tees and the sustained high levels of play as a major maintenance...

EXPANDED TRADE SHOW OPENS REGISTRATION

New features this year

October event includes expanded demo area hours, its first-ever welcome reception, and new education opportunities.

EVA MAYR-STIHL

STIHL GB pays tribute

Eva Mayr-Stihl, a businesswoman, philanthropist and dedicated entrepreneur passed away on the 9th April 2022.

HUSQVARNA INVESTS IN NANOBUBBLES

Disruptive technology

Husqvarna Group has invested $7.5M of venture capital into company looking to make improvements in sustainable food...

EVENTS VENUE INVESTS IN KUBOTA

With help of local dealer

Packed programme of events requires investment in machinery options.

LEGAL REQUIREMENT COMING INTO PLAY

For use of plant protection products

The Amenity Forum has a warning for businesses who use plant protection products in Great Britain in a professional...

PARTING OF WAYS FOR SALTEX

Changes in promotion

The PR and marketing agency that has been promoting SALTEX has parted ways with the Grounds Management Association.

GREENKEEPER HONOURED FOR ECOLOGY MANAGMENT

Operation Pollinator Award

Recognition for hard work to refine the long ecological rough areas at course.

DEMO DAY FOR TURF INDUSTRY

Returns this summer

Last held in 2020, a new date has been announced for the event aimed at all those involved in turfgrass production.

FURTHER EXPANSION FOR LISTER WILDER

Wider geographical territory

Find out where the dealership has further extended its sales area and customer base.

AUSTRALIAN EXPANSION

For UK turf machinery specialist

Expansion will see a presence in the country which will collaborate with dealers to provide machinery and customer...

CALLS FOR GREATER SUPPORT FOR GREENKEEPERS

And golf club staff

Rallying cry issued for the game to reinvest in golf club staff who make the game possible.

GRASSROOTS CLUB BENEFITS

From Staffs FA and manufacturers' partnership

Partnership will be a key component in the Football Association’s goal of improving a total of 20,000 grass pitches...

CLUB WINS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Two courses praised

An international sustainability certification awarded after greenkeeping team successfully demonstrated its...

SPEAKERS SOUGHT

Call for papers

The best speakers in the grounds management industry are being looked for to showcase their knowledge at upcoming...

TEE RENOVATION DAYS

Taking place in April

Anyone with a professional interest is invited to attend and see the complete process in one day.

PRO TURF SHOW SET TO RETURN

Visitor registration opens

Exhibition and demonstration event is scheduled to return this summer.

SHOW LAUNCHES TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE

Exhibitors encouraged to contribute

Stand-holders who sign up to attend will be given the option of purchasing a tree, to create a network of community...

MEAN GREEN DEALER APPOINTMENT

Dealership believes that with cost of all types of fuel increasing constantly, battery powered machines are...

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS RECOGNISED

BIGGA award members

A turf educator known as the ‘grandfather of greenkeeper education’ was recognised on the opening evening of the BTME.

ALS CONTRACT SERVICES PURCHASED

From Agrovista

Purchaser says the acquisition will protect the long-term future of ALS.

CALLS TO PROTECT LIVERPOOL'S GREEN SPACES

Local residents invited to get involved

Liverpool councillor calls for local businesses and the wider community to support protection programme.

ANOTHER TWO FOR CORVUS

Further dealer appointments

New members of the network brings a total of seven additions in the first quarter of the year.

HUSQVARNA PUBLISH ECO REPORT

Now available to read

Manufacturer says that electrification encapsulates their ambition to lead the industry transition into low-carbon,...

KUBOTA LAUNCH NEW SCHEME

Warranty incentive

Manufacturer says new scheme is intended boost the number of hours chosen by customers when purchasing a new tractor.

CAN'T NETWORK ON A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

The return of in-person events

TurfPro heard from a selection of visitors and exhibitors at BTME, regarding their feelings on a return to...

GMA RELAUNCH THEIR AWARDS

Revamp for 2022

The Association says the Awards host 19 categories to cover the broad spectrum of its members.

INDUSTRY STEPS UP

To offer help to Ukraine

The land-based machinery industry has stepped up to offer their help and support to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.

BTME RETURNS

Following Covid postponements

BIGGA's exhibition for the golf industry returns to an in-person event in Harrogate, for the first time since January...

NEW HOME FOR TURFPRO

After two years remote working

TAP, the publishers of TurfPro, have relocated to new office space that boasts superb green credentials

TRAINING COURSES LAUNCHED

To be held at customer's venue

Provider says they knew coming out of the pandemic they were going to have to look at doing things differently.

SHIPMENTS TO RUSSIA SUSPENDED

By major manufacturer

The manufacturer of land-based machinery says they are monitoring the situation and are abiding by international...

GREENKEEPERS SELECTED FOR OPEN SUPPORT REVEALED

150th at St Andrews

A team of almost 50 greenkeepers from golf clubs all over the UK and further afield will be supporting the home...

GREENSIRON FINDS NEW UK DISTRIBUTION

Products from Wood Bay Turf Technologies

Specialist turf maintenance products from the Canadian manufacturer has appointed a new UK distributor.

T H WHITE MOVE INTO COMMERCIAL ROBOTICS

New range taken on

Dealership has become a new regional dealer for range of robotic mowers

GOLF'S SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPIONS TO BE CELEBRATED

At BTME 2022

BIGGA has teamed up with GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf to host a place for sports turf managers to meet...

COMPO EXPERT APPOINTS

New product manager

The German fertiliser manufacturer has announced the appointment of former product development manager at Agrovista...

CELEBRATING 35 YEARS

With an Open Day

Family owned company say they are very proud to have reached this milestone.

KUBOTA'S CHARITY PARTNERSHIP CONTINUES

Benefits green space

As part of its long term partnership with Thomley, the manufacturer has recently installed a new ride-on mower to...

BIGGA AWARDS FINALISTS REVEALED

To be presented at BTME

The Association says their finalists have showcased ingenuity, innovation and determination in the face of global...

50% OF TOPSOILS UNSUITABLE FOR USE

According to testing results

Almost 50% of topsoils are unsuitable for use in general purpose landscaping schemes, not meeting the latest British...

FIRST ORDER IN OVER A DECADE!

For specialist sports turf machine

Manufacturer reports resurgence of interest in their specialist machine, with the first sale in over ten years.

HEADLINERS FOR EDUCATION CONFERENCE CONFIRMED

3-day event

The R&A’s agronomy team and London Olympics’ lead ‘Games maker’ to headline education programme at Continue To Learn

FENTONS LAUNCH INTO GOLF SECTOR

New system for the industry

Dealers Fentons of Bourne Ltd say they now offer a solution for the golf sector to help course managers resolve...

SALES OFFERED FOR FIRST TIME

New dealership for Polaris

A business has expanded beyond just repairs and servicing to now offer sales of the full Polaris agricultural line-up.

FURTHER DEALER APPOINTMENTS

For Corvus

Boss ORV have announced two more dealers have joined their network for the 4x4 utility vehicles.

GMA REPORT HIGH LEVELS OF JOB SATISFACTION

Encouraging new recruits

The GMA is marking their #GroundsWeek that kicks off today, with a campaign to help tackle the lack of...

NEW ROLES FOR JOHN LEDWIDGE & KARL STANDLEY

With The Football Foundation

Heads of turf at Leicester City FC and Wembley Stadium have joined up with the charity to support its mission to...

CASH PRIZE ON OFFER

For answering survey

Today (Feb 28th 2022) is the last day for head greenkeepers and golf course managers to take part in our Weeds, Pests...

BIGGA RELEASE DETAILS OF OPENING CELEBRATION

For BTME this month

BIGGA say the informal event will recognise the achievements of its members throughout the previous year.

UPDATING EVENTS COMING UP

London date at Arsenal soon

The Amenity Forum is running its series of days containing important briefing information on topical issues as well...

HUSQVARNA RECOGNISED FOR EMISSION REDUCTIONS

Global Supplier Engagement Leader

Husqvarna Group has been honoured by CDP, who evaluate supplier engagement practices with the aim of reducing...

CRUCIAL YEAR FOR UK'S PARKS

Impact report published

Green Space charity Fields in Trust say we must make sure parks and green spaces will be protected and available for...

FIELD TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS FAIRWAY MOWER BEGINS

By Toro

Company say initial placement activities in 2022 will help them identify applications for the development

RACECOURSE GROUNDSTAFF AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Courses are invited to submit entries

The Racecourse Groundstaff Awards celebrate and reward world-class grounds management.

EGO PARTNER REFORESTATION PROJECT

Global environmental initiative

Customers who purchase EGO battery-powered outdoor power equipment will be contributing to a tree planting project.

TEAM-UP TO END SPRAYER THROWAWAY CULTURE

Aiming to raise operator awareness

A training body and a manufacturer say they aim to reverse the culture endemic in the industry.

NEW PARTNERSHIP TO AID IRRIGATION DECSIONS

The two companies say the new partnership will "will help turf managers to make smart irrigation decisions".

TURF PROFESSIONALS ENCOURAGED TO TALK

By Bayer and CALM

Bayer say they want to help spread awareness amongst turf professionals that there is someone to talk to if they ever...

STIHL ACQUIRES STAKE IN PRO ROBOTICS COMPANY

Specialist manufacturer based in Denmark

It has been announced that STIHL has acquired almost a quarter of the Danish robotics company.

SALTEX REPORT HIGH BOOKINGS

As loyalty period comes to an end

SALTEX have released figures regarding the level of exhibitors booking for this year's show, as the discounted period...

FIRST CONFERENCE FOR TWO YEARS

For seed producer

Conference allowed delegates to learn about the acquisition of seed brands and tour the All England Lawn Tennis and...

TECHNICAL MANAGER APPOINTED

By Syngenta

Company says the expansion to the team offers further specialist trials expertise and the ability to develop new...

TRAINING BURSARY TO BE WON

By a turf professional

British Sugar Topsoil is celebrating the launch of their Topsoil Academy by offering a turf professional the chance...

RECIPENT OF TOP GCSAA AWARD NAMED

2021 Edwin Budding Award

The prize is given annually by the U.S greenkeepers association to a technician or engineer who has made a...

MODIFICATIONS MAKE DOE SHOW RETURN A SUCCESS

In-person event again, writes Martin Rickatson

Ernest Doe reintroduced its annual ‘physical’ event last week - albeit with a few changes.

STIHL ANNOUNCE ROADSHOW

Highlighting cordless products

Company says events around the UK for professional end-users will have a significant dealer-focus.

HOPKINS MACHINERY TEAMS UP FOR SIX NATIONS

Close assoication with Welsh Rugby Union

Local dealer has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union.

AGROVISTA APPOINTS

New amenity specialist

Experienced ex-greenkeeper says he's already seeing a strong desire within the industry to shift towards more...

GMA RECOMMEND PAY RISE

For all turf professionals

The GMA have revealed by how much they are recommending an increase in national minimum salary bands for all levels...

BIGGA REVEAL NEW VP

For 2022

The new vice president of the Association is described as a golf course manager, extreme athlete and pantomime star!

PROFESSIONALS URGED TO ATTEND

Updating Events around country

The Amenity Forum are encouraging turf professionals to be aware of significant policy change on the horizon which...

REESINK NAME NEW MD

Role effective from 1st Feb

Reesink UK have announced that a new managing director has been appointed to take over from David Cole.

CLUB EMERGES FROM WINTER DISEASE FREE

Essendon Country Club praises nutritional programme

Soil samples had highlighted extremely high levels of organic matter - the reduction of which was the key to success.

15 NEW INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS APPOINTED

By British company

Turf care machinery company has appointed 15 new dealers across the Middle East and Pan-Asia as part of their new...

POLARIS WELCOME NEW DEALER

Joins national network

Dealership now stocks the full utility line-up, genuine parts and accessories, plus operate a full demo and hire fleet.

NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER ANNOUNCED FOR AMNENITY FORUM

John Moverley stepping down

The Forum also says it will appoint a Chairman of both the Forum and the Board as a separate post drawn from its own...

TORO BUYS ZERO-TURN MAKER

Professional machines

The acquired company also produces a range of side-by-side utility vehicles.

ISEKI APPOINTS IN THE NORTH

New regional sales manager

Iseki UK & Ireland have announced a new regional sales manager covering northern England, Isle of Man,...

LANDSCAPE SHOW TO RETURN TO NEC

Promises a new look

The organisers of the trade event say it will include new features when it returns later this year.

DEPOT TAKEOVER EXPANDS DEALER'S TERRITORY

Into new county

Expansion means taking on site and trading area from previous dealership.

ICL APPOINTS

New technical area sales manager

Ex-greenkeeper and grounds manager joins company as technical area sales manager for North London and surrounding...

INFINICUTS LAND IN LATIN AMERICA

To prepare for World Cup qualifiers

The first contractors in Central South America to own a pair of mowers from Infinicut are using them to prepare...

BUNKER-LESS COURSE FIRST

Rated in England's top 100

Golf course consultancy who worked at the club, says despite having no bunkers, the course poses a magnificent...

CAMPEY MAKE INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCE

Major trade show

Campey Turf Care Systems are exhibiting a selection of their machinery at a major international trade show.

FIND OUT WHAT VISITORS THOUGHT OF SALTEX '21

Survey results released

The GMA has released results of their post-show visitor survey.

ISEKI REPORT RECORD YEAR

And announce further investment

Company says 2021 saw their sales rocketing up and market share increasing.

ROYAL BURGESS UNVEILS NEW PRACTICE TEE

Updates facilities

Edinburgh facility reveals new practice tee that members and visitors can enjoy all year round.

AGROVISTA APPOINTS

New managerial role

Ex-greenkeeper and course manager takes up position.

DEALER JOINS FORCES WITH LOCAL POLICE

To help fight rural crime

The relationship was established three years ago and is still going strong.

WINNER FEELING CHIPPER!

Prize presented

At November's SALTEX show lawn care professionals, landscapers and gardeners were in with the chance of winning a...

INCREASE PAY FOR GOLF STAFF RECOMMENDED

By The Committee for Golf Club Salaries

The committee has created four salary calculators, one for club managers and three for roles in greenkeeping: course...

WHAT CAUGHT YOUR EYE IN 2021?

TurfPro's most read stories

Which ten stories grabbed the interest of you, our turf professional readers, the most in 2021?

DEALER DROPS DOMESTIC TO CONCENTRATE ON PRO MACHINERY

Also increases hire department

Etesia say they are delighted to welcome the dealership, who will be stocking the company's full range of products,...

RUNNING FOR RURAL MENTAL HEALTH

TurfPro joins the battle

Taking place throughout January, #Run1000 is back for a second year, with teams representing the home nations (plus...

POWER UP YOUR GRASS PITCH

New campaign launched

New initiative from the Premier League, The FA, and the Government’s Football Foundation aims to revolutionise the...

SALTEX RELEASE POST-SHOW SURVEY RESULTS

Sales leads won revealed

SALTEX have published the results of their post-show survey of exhibitors which amongst other factors, reveals the...

DENNIS & SISIS CONFIRM ATTENDANCE

At major trade show

The brands say they will show equipment and have experts on hand to provide more details and advice.

BTME POSTPONED

Moves from January slot

BIGGA have announced that the edition of BTME scheduled for January 2022 has been forced to move to later in the year.

CLUB RECOVERS FROM FIRE

Devastating damage caused

Golf club say they are looking forward to the future after a terrible fire destroyed their entire fleet of machinery.

CRICKET, RACECOURSE & WINTER PITCH TRAINING LAUNCHED

New online and in-person courses

The GMA have released details regarding new training courses which will take place virtually and in-person.

DEERE MAKE ELECTRIC ACQUISITION

Signs definitive agreement

John Deere say they will acquire majority ownership in producer of electric battery modules, packs and a charging...

KUBOTA INVESTS AGAIN IN AGTECH

Buys into U.S start-up

Latest investment continues the manufacturer's policy of building alliances with new AgTech companies.

DEALER TAKEOVER COMPLETED

Expansion in south of England

With the takeover now completed the business now becomes one of the largest New Holland dealers in the country.

COURSE MANAGERS ACHIEVE HIGHEST STATUS

Both have spent their entire careers working at the same golf clubs

Pair become the 86th and 87th members of BIGGA to achieve the prestigious Master Greenkeeper Certification.

MORE CHANGE ON THE HORIZON

For weed, pest & disease management

The Amenity Forum say it's vital for turf professionals to keep themselves updated, with significant policy change...

PITCH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME HELPS COUNCIL

Provides new kit

Waterhouses Parish Council has become the latest organisation to benefit from the partnership between Staffordshire...

KUBOTA UPS STAKE

In tractor maker

Kubota say they have reached an agreement to increase their shareholding in the tractor manufacturer based on market...

MERLO EXPANDS DEALER NETWORK

New appointment

Merlo UK have appointed a well-established machinery dealer who have been trading for almost 50 years.

GREENKEEPERS REPRESENTING THE BRITISH INDUSTRY REVEALED

Heading to U.S show

BIGGA and Bernhard & Company have revealed the 10 turf professionals who will be heading to San Diego,...

NEW DISTRIBUTOR ANNOUNCED FOR ECHO PRODUCTS IN UK

Deal also includes Shindaiwa

From 1st January 2022 Echo and Shindaiwa products will have a new distributor in the UK, following a change announced...

TURFPRO'S SISTER TITLE RAISES £3.5K FOR FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN

Fundraising by Service Dealer

TurfPro is proud to announce that a cheque for £3428.50 has been presented to the charity that enables children...

TIMBERWOLF EXPANDS COVERAGE

For arboriculture market

Timberwolf have announced the expansion of area for one of its dealers.

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER COMPLETES ACQUISIONS

Of two outdoor power equipment companies

The company claims the purchases makes them the fastest growing provider of cordless electric outdoor power equipment.

SENIOR SOIL SCIENTIST JOINS TIM O'HARE ASSOCIATES

From down under

The senior soil scientist with SESL Australia, has joined the soil and landscape consultancy at senior associate...

PROFESSIONAL DEALERS AWARDED

By TurfPro's sister magazine

The winners of this year's very special Service Dealer Awards were revealed last Thursday at a glittering awards...

FIRST NON-GOLF USE OF NEW SPRAYERS

By Premier League club

The first use of the new environmentally friendly sprayers to be delivered to a non-golf customer in the UK came as...

STEVENAGE FC SAY IT'S THEIR BEST EVER SEASON

For plant strength and surface performance

Head groundsman, James Fennessy, notes the resilience demonstrated by their surface, meaning they’ve seen no...

COMPANY CLOSURE LEADS TO DISTRIBUTION CHANGES

For Grasshopper mowers

It has been announced that the import of the Grasshopper range of zero-turn mowers for the UK & NI has changed...

SEMINARS HELP BOWLS CLUB IMPROVE SURFACES

Improvements to green

Rykneld Bowling Club, in Derbyshire, has seen major improvements to the green after an investment in equipment and...

STAFFS FA CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP

With equipment manufacturer

One of the key strands of the Staffordshire FA grass pitch improvement strategy, is to support clubs to be able to...

94% OF GREEN SPACES & PARKS ON ENDANGERED LIST

Charity issues warning

According to a specialist charity there is green space the equivalent to twice the size of London, that could be lost...

INDUSTRY SHOW TO HOST ECO EXPO IN 2022

For groundscare sector

An industry exhibition has announced their intention to run a Sustainable Solutions for Ground Care summit at next...

HALL OF FAME HONOUR

For 'Mr SALTEX'

The Grounds Management Association has made its third induction to their industry Hall Of Fame.

HUSQVARNA REVEAL LATEST IN B&S DISPUTE

Update on engine supply

The manufacturer has issued an update on the dispute regarding the supply of engines for ride-on mowers.

INVESTMENT IN GREENKEEPING STARS OF THE FUTURE

Promotions at prestigious venue

Two important promotions within greenkeeping team continue long-running heritage of developing the golf industry’s...

FIRST MASTER SERVICE TECHNICIAN AWARDED

Highest training achievement

Award follows completion of one of the most stringent and comprehensive training courses in the industry.

INNOVATION AWARD FOR ETESIA

Presented at SALTEX

Etesia won within the vehicle category, while also finishing second within the environmentally friendly category.

SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT FOR LANDSCAPING FIRM

From private equity funds

The landscaping business that maintains sites nationwide says the investment will enable it to step up its organic...

HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCE AQCUISITION

Say they will create a 'global market leader'

Husqvarna Group has signed an agreement to acquire a manufacturer in the gardening sector.

ANOTHER DEALER FOR MEAN GREEN

Appointed by Overton

Dealership says their customers have been asking to go electric.

INNOVATION AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

Who's in the running?

Show organisers have revealed the final shortlist for the SALTEX 2021 Innovation Awards that take place at the show...

NEW GRASS SEED PARTNERSHIP

Distribution agreement announced

Two of the UK’s biggest names in grass seed and sports turf have announced a new distribution partnership.

YAMAHA ANNOUNCE SERVICING DEALER AGREEMENT

New service & aftersales support

Following signing of new agreement, customers now have access to upgraded aftersales care for golf cars and light...

TIMBERWOLF BOUGHT

New owners for chipper maker

Timberwolf managing director says completion of the sale provides enormous opportunity for the business.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE GRANTED

To five BIGGA members

The five recipients of the sixth ICL Continue to Learn Scholarship have been revealed.

NAME CHANGE FOR MAJOR TRADE SHOW

New identity from 2022

A rebrand and relaunch will take place next year as a new chapter begins for the major industry event.

COMMERICAL USERS WITNESS ROBOTIC DEVELOPMENTS

Preview tour around UK

Over 265 turf professionals from sectors including sports, facilities management, schools, and golf, have recently...

HISTORY OF GROUNDCARE EQUIPMENT TO BE CELEBRATED

Vintage & classic machines on display

Vintage enthusiasts will be able to view a wide array of mowers, sprinklers, rain gauges, sorrel rollers, drag...

FIRST CUSTOMER EVENT IN ALMOST TWO YEARS HELD

Successful day celebrated

Professional machinery dealership holds first event after their regular programme of open days and demonstrations...

RUDDING PARK PREPARE FOR WINTER

Pre-winter work underway

Head greenkeeper Richard Hollingworth says to date, they have aerated all of the greens surrounds and multiple weak...

SALTEX REVEAL WHO'S IN THE ECO VILLAGE

Electric products on show

The dedicated area of the show floor will feature a programme of daily demonstrations of sustainable technology.

BTME BACK IN ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Registration now open

BIGGA has launched registration for its annual exhibition, which returns in 2022

CALEY THISTLE UPGRADE MOWER AFTER 19 YEARS

Trusty machine replaced

Head groundsman at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC, Dale Stephen has taken delivery of a replacement mower after...

POSITIVE IMPACT ON FAIRWAYS

Head greenkeeper praises investment

The Herefordshire Golf Club head greenkeeper, Jeremy Browne, believes the arrival of new owners is proving to be most...

STANDARDS MAINTAINED

At Normanby Hall Country Park

Significant investment has been made over the past year by North Lincolnshire Council to the facilities and equipment...

DISEASE TRIAL RESULTS

Give guide to autumn timings

Researchers say autumn disease control programmes are typically the most important timing to protect turf quality.

AMENITY FORUM ANNOUNCE CONFERENCE AGENDA

Takes place next week

The Amenity Forum has published the lineup of expert speakers they have prepared for the conference with the theme of...

HUSQVARNA NAME THEIR TOP DEALERS

Three winners announced

During their recent virtual conference Husqvarna named their Automower, Battery and Forestry Dealers of the Year 2021.

USERS ASKED TO MEASURE PETROL TOOL IMPACT

To encourage move to battery

Emissions tests have been carried out on some of the UK’s most popular petrol-powered tools for the first time.

THIRD RENEWAL AGREEMENT FOR DEESIDE

Bolsters fleet

Deeside Golf Club, set on the bank of the River Dee outside Aberdeen, has bolstered its fleet by a further 17 machines.

LEARNING LIVE '21 PROGRAMME REVEALED

Education at SALTEX

The GMA have unveiled what they describe as an all-encompassing education programme designed for all sectors of the...

BATTERY POWER ONLY

Manufacturer promises no petrol machines at show

A major manufacturer's stand at this year's SALTEX will feature only battery electric mowers.

MKM TAKE ON ISEKI

New dealership appointment

MKM Agriculture Ltd have announced that they are now dealers for Iseki UK & Ireland.

ALLETT CROWN CREATIVE STRIPES COMPETITION WINNER

International search complete

The top six entries came from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the USA

SLEAFORD SEEK HIGHER STANDARDS

Site of Special Scientific Interest

The club's greens chairman has developed a passion for wildlife and environmental management.

WHITE HORSE TURN TO KORO

For hybrid pitch renovations

White Horse Contractors say they have been experiencing increased demand for renovations on hybrid and natural turf.

GMA SAY #GROUNDSWEEK HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT

Celebrated the sector

The Grounds Management Association say that their polling shows that the first-ever #GroundsWeek (1-7 March 2021),...

HUSQVARNA FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BRIGGS & STRATTON

Over engine supply dispute

Husqvarna Group in the U.S has taken legal action against Briggs & Stratton after the engine manufacturer...

URGENT NEED TO RECRUIT YOUNG PARKS VOLUNTEERS

Say Future Proof Parks partnership

There is an urgent need to recruit young volunteers to care for UK parks if they are to meet the needs of current and...

£3.5M INVESTENT BY DLF SEEDS

In UK processing facilities

DLF Seeds is to invest £3.5M in new state-of-the-art mixing and distribution facilities at its main seed processing...

TENNIS & CRICKET RENNOVATION DAYS

With Campey Turfcare

Campey Turf Care Systems is set to host free to attend tennis and cricket renovation days in Sutton Upon Derwent on...

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER TO BUY EXCEL INDUSTRIES

Manufacturer of Hustler mowers

Following their recent purchase of MTD, Stanley Black & Decker have entered into a definitive agreement to...

FINER FESCUES FOUND

Brighton & Hove GC make switch

Course Manager Jason Sarna and his assistant Kevin Paynter are working to reinstate some of the site’s downland and...

SISGRASS SWITCH TO ELECTRIC

Replace mower fleet

Committed to reducing their carbon footprint, SISGrass has replaced their fleet of petrol cylinder mowers with Dennis...

DUNBLANE NEW REPLACES OLD

Double-A provide provides fleet

Dunblane New Golf Club has taken on their first John Deere fleet deal, as part of an ongoing landscaping and...

WALLSEY OPTS FOR SUSTAINABLE MACHINERY

New Toro chosen

Toro’s all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 and three electric Workman GTXe utility vehicles lead Wallasey Golf...

TOP STUDENT GREENKEEPERS HONOURED

From Rudding Park and The Wisley

Two in a row for greenkeepers from Rudding Park winning the Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year and the first woman...

DAVID H BATES

Well-known stalwart, agronomist / consultant. By Laurence Gale, TurfPro editor

A good old friend and work colleague, who many would know from roles at Rigby Taylor and Burtwood Town Council, David...

TAP LAUNCH NEW DRONE INSTAGRAM

Aimed at the groundcare and ag sectors

The producers of TurfPro have launched a new Instagram account, @TAPintodrones, to show off the footage...

GMA GROW EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Including first face-to-face course since Covid

Following more than 2,000 enrolling for its courses since the pandemic began, the GMA has recently added two new...

YEAR OF CHANGE, CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY

Amenity Forum publish Annual Report

Forum say there is much going on at policy level with the UK Government finalising its review of the National Action...

CLUB CAR APPOINT HUNT FOREST GROUP

As a new UK distribution partner

Manufacturer says the new partnership will help strengthen their presence in the south and south-west regions of the UK

GOLF SALES SPECIALIST APPOINTED

By Rain Bird

Joining from St Andrews, Shaun Anderson has been appointed by Rain Bird Europe as golf sales specialist for the UK,...

HONDA & RFU ANNOUNCE LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP

Become title partner of Grounds Connected programme

The multi-year agreement sees Honda become the Performance Partner and Official Vehicle of England Rugby.

DECLINE OF INSECT POPULATION

Linked to light pollution. By Laurence Gale, TurfPro editor

According to recent reports in the media, scientists say light pollution may be contributing to "worrying" declines...

'THANK A GREENKEEPER' DAY RETURNS

On 14 September

BIGGA say they are joining other organisations across golf to offer a message of thanks to greenkeepers and sports...

ISEKI ANNOUNCE ROADSHOW

Across UK in September & October

In conjunction with their local dealers, Iseki UK & Ireland say they are excited to be heading out to meet...

RETIREMENT FOR ROBERT BAYLISS

After 42 years at Weymouth GC

Robert Bayliss has said goodbye to Weymouth Golf Club in Dorset after 42 years serving the James Braid-designed...

SCAG OWNER EXPANDS MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

Acquires Robbins Manufacturing Inc.

The owner of Scag Power Equipment has announced the purchase of Robbins Manufacturing, Inc, based in Fall River,...

BARENBRUG APPOINT TWO

Boosts its amenity team

Grass seed breeder and producer Barenbrug UK has appointed David Howells and Joshua Thomason.

POTTERS POINT KEEPS PACE

With new tech from dealers Dublin Grass Machinery

The holiday and golf resort in County Wicklow has chosen to continue their 25 year relationship with John Deere when...

NEW DISTRIBUTION FOR SPYKER SPREADERS IN UK

Turf Machinery Spares Ltd appointed

Brinly Hardy Co. has announced that Turf Machinery Spares Ltd has been appointed as its distributor of the Spyker...

DAVID COLE TO STEP DOWN FROM REESINK LEADERSHIP

Leaving md role in April 2022

David Cole has overseen the company’s turfcare, agriculture, used machinery and electric vehicles business since...

LIFE-CHANGING AWARD WIN

For Jason Norwood

Having the confidence to make a huge career move and the knowledge to back up key decisions in the job are two of the...

STANLEY BLACK & DECKER TO ACQUIRE REMAINING 80% OF MTD

For $1.6 billion in cash

Stanley Black & Decker has agreed to acquire the remaining 80 percent ownership stake in MTD Holdings Inc, the...

BASIS APPOINTS TERESA MEADOWS

New head of environment and public affairs

Appointment comes after BASIS detailed its plans to deliver training for advisers following the announcement of the...

FIRST CORVUS DEALER IN WALES

Appointed by Boss ORV

Based in Llanbedr, Gwynedd, D G Thomas Agri has been announced as the first dealer for Corvus utility vehicles in Wales.

NEW LEATHERJACKET EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN

With later application period

A new Emergency Authorisation for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, has been approved to target...

FURTHER GUIDANCE ON PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS ISSUED

On the implementation of new regulations

Defra have now issued further guidance on how the regulations will be implemented especially in relation to those...

HAYTER LTD CHANGE NAME

To Toro U.K. Limited

Company tells TurfPro that the brand name won't disappear and is confident that confusion won't be drawn...

SAGE SHOW PLEDGES TO RETURN NEXT YEAR

2022 dates promised soon

Organisers of the inaugural Sports & Grounds Expo (SAGE), that took place at The Three Counties Showground, 27 -...

STUDENT GREENKEEPER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS REVEALED

Following a year's hiatus

BIGGA and Reesink Turfcare have revealed the finalists in the search to find the country’s best up-and-coming...

NEW PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCT REGULATIONS INTRODUCED

For suppliers and users

The Official Controls (Plant Protection Products) Regulations 2020 have recently been issued with a policy statement.

GJR APPOINTED BY CAMPEY

New dealer

Campey Turf Care Systems has appointed Monmouth based GJR Machinery as their new dealer for South Wales, Mid Wales...

CONTINUE TO LEARN SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED

By BIGGA and ICL

With the return of in-person learning at Continue to Learn in January 2022, the BIGGA and ICL have launched...

FOUR AMENITY BRANDS COME TOGETHER

Formation of Origin Amenity Solutions

Origin Enterprise Plc has publicly announced the formation of a new business, comprising of four amenity industry...

AWARD FOR ROYAL CINQUE PORTS COURSE MANAGER

For excellence in communications

James Bledge has been awarded top prize at the BIGGA Excellence in Communications Awards sponsored by Campey...

£50M INVESTMENT IN GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL PITCHES ANNOUNCED

Funding available next year says government

The Prime Minister announced last week an additional £50 million in grassroots football pitches, to boost the wave...

OPEN SUPPORT SUCCESS

Provided by Toro this weekend

Assisting the talented greenkeeping team to create optimal course conditions at this weekend's The 149th Open at...

REFRESH FOR PARKS ORGANISATION

Alongside the name change, the group representing those working in the public parks and open spaces sector has also launched a new website

Alongside the name change, the group representing those working in the public parks and open spaces sector has also...

CAMPEY READY TO SHOW

First industry events take place soon

After over a year away from industry shows, Campey Turf Care Systems say they are excited to showcase their machinery...

GIS SHOW REBRANDS

To GCSAA Conference and Trade Show

The new name will debut at the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show Feb. 5-10 in San Diego

ETESIA ANNOUNCE AWARD WINNERS

Four outstanding achievement honours presented

The awards commend outstanding performances in sales, service, parts and customer service.

CHARTERHOUSE TURF MACHINERY CHANGE NAME TO REDEXIM

Corporate rebrand

Company says the change of name brings the UK into line with the Redexim corporate strategy adopted throughout Europe...

GREEN FEET WEEK EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Amenity Forum organised event this September

The Amenity Forum have release further information about their Green Feet event that will be celebrating the sector...

LANDSCAPE SHOW TO CO-LOCATE WITH SALTEX

At NEC this November

The organisers of the Landscape exhibition have announced their show will move to the Birmingham NEC for the first...

IMPACT OF PANDEMIC UPON PARKS REVEALED

Report published

Green Space charity, Fields in Trust, has published an online Impact Report following their Annual General Meeting.

HUSQVARNA SAY CEORA WITH DEALERS, Q1 2022

Large scale commercial robotic mowing

Husqvarna have officially launched a new robot mower that they say can independently mow an area the equivalent of up...

CHANGE OF VENUE ANNOUCED

For Amenity Forum Conference

As a result of the Kettering Conference Centre not reopening until 2022, the Amenity Forum have announced an...

CAMPEY APPOINT NEW DEALER

For Lincolnshire and Rutland

Campey Turf Care Systems has welcomed Irelands Groundcare to their professional network.

THE BLACKWOOD GIVEN A BOOST

By new machinery fleet

A switch in management policies at one of Northern Ireland’s leading golf clubs has resulted in a major £160,000...

TWO NEW DEALERS FOR CORVUS

Appointed by Boss ORV

The suppliers of the Corvus UTV range have recently appointed their first dealer for Northern Ireland and a new...

WEEK OF CELEBRATION ANNOUNCED

By Amenity Forum and partners

The week will give an opportunity for all to learn more about what those managing amenity and sports spaces do to...

BIGGA HAVE 'FRESH CONFIDENCE' FOR EVENT

Following updated lockdown timetable

BIGGA have released a statement saying they are pleased that the new date for restriction easing allows for the...

MAN CITY'S NEW PITCH TO INCLUDE A UK FIRST

Will be able to retain and recycle over 200,000 litres of water

The Premier League champions also report the new surface will include an air vacuum system for the first time which...

EGO AND AS-MOTOR TEAM UP

Collaboration sees new pro battery range

It has been announced that high grass specialist AS-Motor and the cordless specialist Ego have worked together to...

ATCO DONATE TO NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM

Two new machines

As part of their centenary celebrations, ATCO has donated two mowers to the National Memorial Arboretum in...

TORO LAUNCH NEW DEMONSTRATION AND SUPPORT TRAILER

Customers can see a range of products on board

Toro says the new trailer means they can bring products to customers and demonstrate what they can do on site

GMA SECURES £3.9M INVESTMENT FOR GRASSROOTS SPORT

To deliver third phase of the pitch improvement programme

As part of the announcement, the GMA has also confirmed what was formerly known as the Grounds and Natural Turf...

BIGGA ANNOUNCE FIRST BATCH OF MASTER GREENKEEPERS SINCE 2019

As five members attain the “grandest of achievements” for greenkeepers

The British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association has revealed the identities of the latest members to...

GMA EXPANDS ONLINE TRAINING

3G pitches course

The Grounds Management Association has launched its Level 2 ‘Effective Maintenance of 3G Pitches’ training course.

ROYAL LAUNCH FOR GREEN SPACE INDEX

Barometer of green space provision

At an event in Edinburgh, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped to launch the Fields in...

CAMPEY APPPOINTED BY MARTIN LISHMAN

Worldwide distributor for Micro Spray

Campey Turf Care Systems will take the Micro-Spray forward into different markets in new countries.

DOCHFOUR HOUSE GIVES CREDIT FOR LAWNS

Estate director praises robots

Alexander Baillie says 15 Husqvarna robotic lawn mowers used to maintain the estate have made a "huge difference" to...

FAROL PARTNER WITH CLUB CAR

As a commercial range dealer

Club Car has appointed Farol Ltd as a UK dealer for its commercial range

MAN UTD'S GROUNDS TEAM WIN PREMIER LEAGUE

Tony Sinclair and colleagues awarded

Manchester United’s Old Trafford grounds manager Tony Sinclair and his colleagues have won the Premier League’s...

ROBOT MARKS ALL LINES FOR FOREST

Turf Tank One arrives

Nottingham Forest FC say they are marking every pitch and grid they have with a new GPS line marking robot.

TURNEY GROUP APPOINTED FOR MEAN GREEN

By Overton

Turney Group have been appointed dealers for the Mean Green Machine in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, and...

ROYAL NORWICH JOINS THE CLUB

Makes machinery investment

Royal Norwich, the first ‘Royal’ golf club ever to relocate to a new site, has recently taken delivery of a...

EFL ANNOUNCE WINNING GROUNDS TEAMS

Following a challenging season

The winners have been announced for the best pitches across The Championship, League One and League Two

GMA POSTPONE 2021 AWARDS

Say it would be unfair to judge teams in challenging times

The GMA has announced their decision to not hold the GMA Awards again this year as everyone recovers from the grip of...

REESINK UK LAUNCH ELECTRIC VEHICLE DIVISION

For professional turf applications

Named Reesink e-Vehicles, it introduces to the UK the Star EV brand and its range of lithium and sealed...

JOHN DEERE TO OPEN NEW APPRENTICE TRAINING CENTRE

This autumn in Nottinghamshire

John Deere and training provider ProVQ have announced plans to open a brand new Apprentice Training Centre, marking...

FGR ADD TO 'GREENEST CLUB' CREDENTIALS

Battery powered mowing at stadium

Forest Green Rovers grounds manager, Nigel Harvey, has praised the improvements seen with thee club’s duo of...

HUSQVARNA PICKS UP SEVEN AWARDS

From PriceRunner

Husqvarna has gained seven awards in this year’s expert reviews by PriceRunner, including Best Choice for four of...

KARCHER ENTER LANDSCAPE MACHINERY MARKET

Establishing a new dealer network

The manufacturer known for cleaning products is for the first time, launching a range of cordless professional...

BARONESS UK TAKE ON AGRIMETAL

New home for rollers

Baroness UK have announced they are the new sole importer and distributor for AgriMetal rollers for the UK.

ASH DIEBACK SURVEY

Parks professionals feedback wanted

Local authorities across the UK could be facing a collective bill of billions of pounds over the next 15 years due to...

ARIENSCO ACQUIRES AS-MOTOR

UK distribution remains the same

Last week the U.S company acquired the German manufacturer of turf care machinery - with UK distributor PSD...

EVENT TO FOCUS ON THREAT TO GOLF FROM HARMFUL INSECTS

High levels of leatherjackets and chafer grubs

BIGGA will be hosting an industry event, where Syngenta technical manager Glenn Kirby will explain the reasons behind...

SEARCH FOR A STAR SPRAY OPERATOR

AFSOOTY Awards are back

The Amenity Forum Sprayer Operator of the Year Awards are offering chance to win a weekend away for two, along with...

AWARD FOR CHRIS BIDDLE

IAgrE recognises 60 years in the industry

Chris Biddle, who founded TurfPro magazine in 1998, has been awarded the Institution of Agricultural...

FACING THE FUTURE

Amenity Forum Conference set for October

The Forum have announced that this year's conference will consider how amenity organisations will need to adapt and...

DLF APPOINT STUART YARWOOD MG

As regional technical sales manager

New role will see Stuart working closely with both customers and distributors across the North West of the UK.

RETURN OF KUBOTA'S PHOTO COMPETITION

#MyKubota is back

Running from the 3rd to the 31st of May, operators are invited to submit an image of their Kubota machine along with...

HAYTER PARTNER WITH COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES FOUNDATION

To find the 'Best in Bloom'

The partnership has launched a competition, inviting entrants to create their own wildflower memorial to remember...

RESEARCH INTO ROBOTIC MOWERS' IMPACT ON HEDGEHOGS PUBLISHED

'Dr Hedgehog' reveals results

Dr Sophie Lund Rasmussen and colleagues from Oxford University find that different models of robotic mowers vary...

EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN

To control chafer grubs

An Emergency Authorisation for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, to target chafer grubs has been...

AMENITY SPECIFIC ‘GLYPHOSATE HUB'

Launched by Bayer

Bayer has launched a new amenity specific ‘Glyphosate Hub’ to empower contractors by providing them with relevant...

GREEN FLAG COMMEMORATING WINNING PARKS

With a silver birch and plaque

Presentations will showcase the long history of the Award and highlight the thousands of parks' successful in meeting...

CALL FOR CANDIDATES TO PLEDGE PARK PROTECTION

From green space charity

Fields in Trust is calling on candidates in May’s elections to recognise the importance of our local parks and...

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT TEAM ANNOUNCED

For 149th Open Championship

July will see BIGGA members from all over the UK takes responsibility for ensuring the Royal St George’s bunkers...

FIRE DEVASTATES DEALERSHIP

Buildings and over 70 machines destroyed

MKM Agri, the Bedford dealership that specialises in utility vehicles, has suffered a fire that completely destroyed...

VISIT A PARK TO REMEMBER HRH DUKE OF EDINBURGH

Encourages Fields In Trust

The Duke was President of the green space charity for 64 years under its previous name The National Playing Fields...

WETLAND HABITATS MAINTAINED

Whilst drainage works took place

Aberdovey Golf Club ensured the wetland habitats for flora and fauna were maintained during vital drainage works to...

INGERSOLL RAND TO SELL CLUB CAR

To Platinum Equity

The all-cash transaction is valued at $1.68 billion and is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2021.

ELECTRIC POWER FOR CLUB

Dore and Totley GC

Yorkshire Turf Machinery delivers the first all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 greens mower from Toro in South...

BRP ANNOUNCE ELECTRIC FUTURE

Investing $300M over the next five years

BRP, who include Can-Am utility vehicles amongst their portfolio, have announced a five-year plan where it will offer...

GMA SET DATE FOR #GROUNDSWEEK '22

Confirms return of campaign

The Grounds Management Association has announced the return of #GroundsWeek in 2022, to be held once again in the...

GGM GROUP TO DISTRIBUTE ROVIMO IN UK

New professional robotic mower

The GGM Group has announced they have signed a new distribution agreement with Swiss manufacturer Ronovatec to...

LOOE'S FORTUNES CHANGE

Course transformed

Mat Edwards, head greenkeeper at Looe Golf Club in Cornwall, has transformed the course into one of the most...

SANDY SOLUTION TO WORM CASTS?

Professionals using sand dressing to combat problem

Mansfield Sand say increasing numbers of turf professionals are suppressing earthworm cast activity by topdressing...

SEARCH ON FOR OLDEST WORKING ATCO

Stiga launch competition

As part of its centenary celebrations, Stiga (UK) Limited who own ATCO, have launched a search for the oldest working...

STAFFS FA ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

With Rigby Taylor

Two organisations say they are working closely together to support grassroots football clubs across the county with...

CAMPEY TEAM UP

With Birmingham FA

Partnership will see the company service grassroots football teams in the Black Country, Birmingham, Coventry,...

JACOBSEN SAY OWN COURSE IS KEY FOR PRODUCT TESTING

Since production has transfered

Manufacturer says their three-hole golf course at the Turf Care Centre of Excellence in Ipswich, has become more...

HUGE CHARITY DISPLAY PAINTED ON RUGBY PITCH

Fleet support Comic Relief

Fleet Line Markers' latest charitable project took up the whole of the 1st XV pitch at Malvern Rugby Club.

SALTEX SEEK SPEAKERS

Inspirational experts wanted

Organisers of SALTEX say they are looking for the best speakers in the grounds management industry to showcase their...

LIVERPOOL PROTECTS ALL PARKS FOREVER

Residents permenantly guaranteed access to park and green spaces

The threat that any parks might be built on or sold off has been removed by a new strategic partnership between green...

ADVICE FOR TACKLING SPRING WEEDS

Three steps to follow

With the weed season fast approaching amenity contractors are being encouraged to prepare a plan of attack for...

DEMO AT ALLPORT FC

Charterhouse kit put through its paces, by LAURENCE GALE, TurfPro editor

Machinery shown is part of a deal to supply local fine turf contractor Kevin Moult of Air2root Turfcare solutions,...

BIGGA INVITES INDUSTRY LEADERS TO SPEAK

At Continue To Learn

BIGGA says preparations are underway for the return of BTME to Harrogate in January 2022 with the launch of...

GGM ADDS BATTERY ZERO TURN TO RANGE

Zenith E from Ariens

GGM Groundscare has announced the addition of the removable lithium-ion battery powered zero-turn mower to its range...

GTC APPOINT NEW CHAIRMAN

Les Howkins MG

The GTC has appointed the golf course manager at The Richmond Golf Club in Surrey, as the new chairperson for...

PROMOTIONS AT BASIS

Head of business development and marketing manager

In a move to support business growth and performance, BASIS has promoted two key members of staff into new roles.

RETURN OF GOLF TO WALES WELCOMED

Statement from BIGGA and GCMA

Associations say it's heartening that the Welsh Parliament has recognised the role golf can play in maintaining a...

VANMAC TAKE ON PROGRESSIVE MOWERS

New home in the UK

Vanmac Ltd have announced they have been appointed as full-line distributors of the Progressive range of trailed and...

SALTEX ORGANISERS SAY THEY ARE 'READY TO GO'

Show's 75th anniversary in Novembe

GMA CEO Geoff Webb says, "We are very excited about the outlook for the show in November."

FESTIVAL OF TURF

". . a return to that lovely outdoor show feel" says BIGGA's Jim Croxton

A wide ranging discussion with BIGGA's Jim Croxton about Festival Of Turf expectations and the dangers of courses...

CARBON NEUTRAL 4 YEARS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

Achievement for Ground Control

The supplier of landscaping and maintenance services, say they have reached their goal of achieving carbon neutral...

FESTIVAL OF TURF RESCHEDULED BY BIGGA

Moved to later in the summer

BIGGA has confirmed that its first Festival of Turf will take place this summer - but with new dates later in July.

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES PREVALENT IN GOLF INDUSTRY

Findings of Syngenta survey revealed

More than 60% of greenkeepers, PGA Professionals and club managers have experienced increased work-related mental...

340,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WONT BE ABLE TO PLAY SPORT IN NEXT 5 YEARS

Unless we get a new generation of groundstaff, say GMA

Launching the first annual GroundsWeek, the Grounds Management Association calls on sports fans to recognise the...

GOLF GREENKEEPERS ASK FOR SUPPORT

As timetable set for sport’s return

BIGGA has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement regarding the timetable for the reopening of golf.

ROBOTIC PITCH MARKING FINDS SUCCESS IN NORTH WEST

Contractor initially sceptical

With 54 pitches to mark, including Salford City FC’s training ground and stadium, owner of NW Pitch Maintenance,...

GROUNDCARE CONTRACTOR SWITCHES ENTIRE FLEET TO CORDLESS

RFT Services looks after 31,000 homes and 800 communal gardens

RFT Services have announced that they have switched their entire groundscare and arborist machinery fleet to STIHL...

TWO KUBOTA DEALERS EXPAND INTO GROUND CARE

Add to manufacturer's tractor offering

Shropshire-based dealers Hughes Bros and Battlefield Machinery will extend their product offerings into new markets.

ATCO AND THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION JOIN FORCES

To celebrate double centenary

With both ATCO and the British Legion reaching their century this year, a proportion of the sales value from three...

AERATION PROGRAMME FURTHERED AT TROON ABU DHABI

With use of Air2G2

Troon Abu Dhabi is using the Air2G2 Air Inject from Campey Turf Care Systems to further their aeration programme on...

POLARIS APPOINT NEW DEALER

In the West Midlands

Farm and Garden Machinery Ltd are now an authorised Polaris dealer for Shropshire and West Midlands.

TORO ACQUIRES AUTONOMOUS COMMERICAL MOWER DEVELOPER

Turflynx of Portugal

The Toro Company has announced that it acquired Turflynx, a privately held developer of autonomous mowing equipment...

ICL SPONSOR AMENITY FORUM ONLINE EVENT

Taking place on 25 February 2021

ICL has announced that it is sponsoring the upcoming Amenity Forum ‘Meeting the Challenge’ online event.

LEVEL 3 WINTER PITCHES COURSE LAUNCHED

By the GMA

The GMA has announced the latest addition to its online training with its new course, Level 3 – Winter Pitches...

FIRST 'CAP' FOR TEST GROUNDSMAN

Never previously prepared a pitch for a First Class match - writes Chris Biddle

The head groundsman at the Chennai cricket stadium hosting the current India v England Test Match is a leading...

INDUSTRY FIRST APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

Supporting recruits with learning difficulties

Ground Control say they are proud to announce its involvement in an industry-first scheme to help support apprentices...

GKB MACHINES TEAMS UP WITH BIGGA

To provide educational support for greenkeepers

The British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association has welcomed GKB Machines as its latest Educational...

FURTHER CHANGES TO DEERE NETWORK

Hunt Forest Group acquires Smart Ag Services

Move brings together both turf and agricultural equipment sales in a single business covering most of central...

BIOSTIMULANT FOR TURF FIRST

For Syngenta

Syngenta have announced that their first turf biostimulant heralds the potential for a step change in stress...

SAND ADVICE OFFERED

What makes a good sports pitch dressing?

A high-quality sand is vital to the overall health and performance of a sports pitch explains Gary Cunningham,...

CALL TO NOT LOCKDOWN YOUR TURF MANAGEMENT

Greenkeepers are urged to keep on top of maintenance

Colin Mumford, technical manager at Bayer, says that seasonal conditions, such as plummeting temperatures and excess...

GREENKEEPING TALENT TO BE CELEBRATED

Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards entries open

Toro have said if there’s ever been a time when the industry needed something to look forward to and a reason to...

PROGREEN TO LAUNCH WEB TRAINING

For PA6 (AW) certificate

The qualification will give operators the competency to spray in settings that include water bodies such as lakes or...

ENDURING POWER OF MADE IN BRITAIN

Mower manufacturing sector a significant niche market

Made in Britain still has a powerful pull as the community of 'lawn-obsessives' grows says Allett's Austin Jarrett

TWO MORE CORVUS DEALERS APPOINTED

In Leicestershire and north-east Scotland

Catley Engineering and RHS will be selling, supporting and servicing the Corvus Terrain range of utility Side by...

HENRY MYATT JOINS KUBOTA

As M-series tractor product manager

Henry joins Kubota from an agricultural machinery dealership, where he spent the last four years as a precision...

STANDING AGAINST SUICIDE

Bayer collaborates with CALM

Following growing concern in the industry around mental health in the turf and amenity sectors, Bayer has teamed up...

GMA RECOMMEND 1.2% PAY RISE

For 2021

Following research commissioned by the Grounds Management Association, conducted by Myriad Research, a recommendation...

CORONA UPDATE

From sports' governing bodies

A round up of the guidance offered by the various governing bodies in light of recent developments.

UK PESTICIDE SURVEY

Now live

An important survey is being undertaken by government to gain information on the use of pesticides, in which the...

BIGGA OFFER LOCKDOWN COURSE MAINTENANCE UPDATE

In light of latest restrictions

BIGGA has sought clarification regarding the level of course maintenance work that is able to take place on golf...

GMA ANNOUNCE INAUGURAL #GROUNDSWEEK

Celebration week set for March 1-7

Intention is to celebrate and highlight the vital role of professional grounds staff, volunteers, and the turf sector...

CHORLEY GROUNDSMAN SLEPT ON PITCH TO GET GAME ON

Ahead of FA Cup victory

Extensively covered by the media this weekend was the story of Chorley FC's Ben Kay who took the decision to stay...

RUN TO HELP RURAL MENTAL HEALTH

Five Nations challenge underway

Running throughout all of January, the Five Nations challenge is raising funds and awareness for rural mental health.

LISTER WILDER IN SALSCO ROLLERS AGREEMENT

Become sole importer and supplier

Lister Wilder has announced that they will be the sole importer and supplier for Salsco greens rollers from this month.

YAMAHA OFFERING FREE EASI TRAINING

With new ATV purchase

Manufacturer says to help improve driver competency they are offering access to courses free of charge.

TURFPRO'S MOST READ STORIES IN 2020

What interested you the most?

Today we reveal which stories were the 10 most read by our turf professional subscribers in 2020.

BIGGA ANNOUNCE NEW OUTDOOR TURF FESTIVAL

Scheduled for June

The event, called the Festival of Turf, is designed to bring together the greenkeeping and turf management industry...

SURVEY TO ASSESS MENTAL HEALTH IN GOLF INDUSTRY

How have greenkeepers club managers, and PGA Professionals coped in 2020?

After an unprecedented year, there is anecdotal evidence of increased mental health issues among those leading club...

UK GOLF INDUSTRY'S LARGEST EVER ONLINE LEARNING PROGRAMME

Continue to Learn returns in January 2021

BIGGA has unveiled its programme of education for January 2021, with members offered access via an entirely-online...

LAST CHANCE TO WIN!

STIHL BG 86 C-E leafblower

This is your last chance to win your own STIHL BG 86 C-E leafblower, thanks to STIHL and TurfPro.

WINTER MAINTENANCE ADVICE

Cold weather tips for machinery

Turf professionals have been offered some winter maintenance advice tips for their machinery by Reesink Turfcare.

RFU PRAISE MANSFIELD SAND

Supporter of the Rugby Grounds Connected programme

Supplier has been praised by former Twickenham head groundsperson and founder of the programme, Keith Kent and...

DEERE AND DEUTZ ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

On low hp engine

John Deere Power Systems and Deutz have announced plans to jointly develop and source components for a low horsepower...

GLAMORGAN CCC GET TO GRIPS

With unwanted accumulations

Head groundsman at Glamorgan CCC, Robin Saxton, says they have been removing thatch and annual meadow grass...

GGM CELEBRATE CHARITY SUCCESS

Raised over £10,000 in last two years

Colne-based GGM Group say they are ending the year on a high, celebrating their charitable achievements -...

GMA LAUNCHES ONLINE TOOLKIT

For volunteers

The training resource is designed to support volunteers maintaining football, cricket, rugby league and rugby union...

SURVEY FOR THE AMENITY SECTOR ANNOUNCED

Regarding plant protection products

Amenity Forum says it is vitally important that the sector fully supports this work as it will form the basis for...

GREENKEEPERS TOLD TO PREPARE FOR GOLFER INFLUX

Post-lockdown

Colin Mumford, technical manager at Bayer says greenkeepers need to be aware of the impact this could have on the...

EGO SAY PM's GREEN PLAN MUST LOOK AT PETROL POWERED OPE

Should go further than just vehicles

The battery-powered equipment maker says there’s a significant element overlooked in plans for a ‘Green...

FIELDS IN TRUST COLLABORATE WITH PARKRUN

FIELDS IN TRUST COLLABORATE WITH PARKRUN

The groups are shining a light on the wellbeing benefits that the UK's parks and green spaces have delivered...

KIOTI'S CEES VAN DER POLS PASSES AWAY

Aged 70

UK general manager Patrick Desmond pays tribute saying for Kioti UK, Cees was a great and much loved figurehead,...

UPDATING EVENTS TO BE RUN ONLINE

By Amenity Forum

Events which traditionally run across the country at the start of the year, will instead take place online in early...

EMIRATES GOLF CLUB USING AIR2G2

At the award-winning Majlis Course

The Air2G2 from Campey Turf Care Systems is being used at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.

SHERBORNE GC EMBARKS ON IPM SCHEME

To control a leatherjacket population

Scott Johnson, head greenkeeper, says it was apparent they needed to minimise the amount of bird damage by reducing...

CAMPEY PARTNER STAFFS FA

Aim to improve grassroots pitches

Partnership will see Campey support grassroots clubs on-site with training and machinery advice.

SALTEX SAY SURVEY ILLUSTRATES APPETITE FOR INDOORS SHOW

Little support for virtual events

The GMA has revealed its feedback from both the recent visitor and exhibitor surveys that influenced their decision...

DEALER FURTHER EXPANDS INTO GROUNDSCARE

With addition of Baroness

Lincolnshire based dealers Irelands have recently expanded into groundscare, operating as Irelands Lincolnshire...

HUNTER SCORES AT LONDON STADIUM

Irrigation system praised

After seeing benefits to system installed last year, head groundsman at the London Stadium, James Williams says he...

SHARROCKS PARTNER WITH AEBI SCHMIDT

Distributing motor mowers and slope tractors

Dealer will now be responsible for the distribution of the range across the North West and Midlands with immediate...

BIGGA PARTNERS RSPB AND THE R&A

To support biodiversity on the UK’s golf courses

Partnership will see the association explore collaborative opportunities to increase awareness and support for...

JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP WITH CARNOUSTIE & RAIN BIRD

Double A providing machinery

Partnership will see a major investment in irrigation, greenkeeping and development of the game of golf at Carnoustie.

TRANQUILLITY GARDEN INSTALLED

For armed services veterans

Ground Control has created a tranquil outdoor space at a newly established veterans’ centre in North Shields.

MEAN GREEN MOWER THEFT

From idverde

Idverde UK had a Mean Green CXR zero turn mower stolen last Friday night from their Gunnersbury Park site in West...

TURF HEALTH EXPERT JOINS TEAM

At Agrovista Amenity

Alistair Eccles joins the team as an amenity specialist for North Scotland, where he’ll be contributing more than...

SALES MANAGER APPOINTED

By Reesink for the Midlands

Daniel Tomberry is relocating to the Midlands from South West Scotland to take on the role of sales manager for the...

HONOUR FOR ARSENAL'S STEVE BRADDOCK

Enters the Grounds Management Association Hall of Fame

Steve becomes the second recipient of the award, joining the late Eddie Seward MBE

WIN A STIHL LEAFBLOWER

BG 86 C-E up for grabs

TurfPro has teamed up with STIHL to offer one lucky turf professional the chance to win a STIHL BG 86 C-E...

LISTER WILDER TO SOLELY FOCUS ON KUBOTA

Chandlers (Farm Equipment) to buy Lister's AGCO business

The two dealerships collaborate on mutually beneficial agreement, instigated by themselves, that sees each develop in...

REESINK LAUNCH PRE-OWNED MACHINERY MARKETPLACE

New online hub

New website provides customers with a single source for all used Toro machinery within their dealer network.

ARTHUR HARRISON

Former Sisis sales director

Former Sisis sales director Arthur Harrison sadly passed away earlier this month, aged 88.

GREENMECH TRIM NETWORK

Existing dealer becomes exclusive and has area expanded

GreenMech Ltd have announced a rationalisation of their dealer network in the South and South East of England, with...

ENGLAND GOLF CHALLENGE THE CLOSING OF COURSES

During the second English lockdown

CEO of England Golf writes an open letter "respectfully challenging" the government's decision to close golf courses...

GMA LAUNCHES LEVEL 2 WINTER PITCH TRAINING

Online course

The Association says the course aims to help participants achieve maximum results when maintaining pitches during...

ONLINE DEMOS LAUNCHED BY BERNHARD

For company's grinders

A series of demonstration webinars will be available to book online and be free to attend at time to suit...

BALMERS JOIN INFINICUT NETWORK

Supplying Infinicut and TMSystem ranges

With depots in Wakefield and Burnley, the dealership will deliver sales and support to professional customers across...

GGM HELP CLUB FUTUREPROOF

£200k investment in machinery

North-West based Gathurst Golf Club have invested in a brand-new fleet of machinery, facilitated by dealers GGM...

KIOTI UK MOVE HOME

New single location

From October 2020 the UK importer of the Kioti range is centrally located, just outside St Neots, Cambridgeshire on a...

SALTEX DELAYED UNTIL NOVEMBER 2021

Spring dates scrapped

Organisers, the GMA, say their decision has factored in recent analysis from both exhibitor and visitor surveys, as...

KESTREL APPOINTED FOR MAJOR WORKS AT DANESHILL

To develop and maintain sports pitch facilities

Kestrel will build a large new Multi Use Games Area, a new 5-a-side grass football pitch as well as designing and...

KUBOTA DONATE TO LOCAL RUGBY CLUB

New tractor

Kubota UK has presented its local community sports club with a new tractor to raise pitch standards.

ROYAL LIVERPOOL GC SHARPEN UP

Invest in new grinder

Royal Liverpool Golf Club have added to their in-house operation with a Foley Company 633 Accu-Pro from ProSport UK Ltd.

WALKER APPOINT DENNIS BARNFIELD GROUNDCARE

New dealer in north of England

Based on the edge of the Lake District, Dennis Barnfield’s showroom stocks a wide range of groundcare equipment for...

POLO CLUB IMPROVES FORM

Using bespoke PRG mix

Having been down for over 25 years and showing the signs of significant thatch build-up, the fields at Billingbear...

REPORT PUBLISHED TESTING PETROL POWERED TOOLS

More than 1,200 survey respondents shared views on climate change

EGO, the manufacturer of battery-powered equipment says they have put to the test the UK’s most widely used...

CLUB REDUCE COSTLY FUNGIDICE APPLICATIONS

With EPH programme

Stratford Oaks course manager says October marks the switch of liquid fertiliser programmes over to monthly...

PALACE DO THE DOUBLE

New tractors for stadium and training ground

In its biggest deal with distributor Reesink Turfcare yet, Crystal Palace FC has chosen TYM tractors for both its...

LINCS DEALER TAKES ON KUBOTA GROUNDCARE

Ireland's Farm Machinery

Lincolnshire-based Ireland's Farm Machinery has added the Kubota groundcare equipment range to its existing tractor...

BOSS ORV APPOINTS THREE NEW DEALERS

For 4x4 Corvus utility vehicles

Joining the growing network are Anderson ATV, Cheltenham GM and OHG ATV.

HYBRID MOWERS PROVE THEIR WORTH

At Royal County Down

A recent investment at the club has been a fleet of four new John Deere 7500A E-Cut hybrid electric fairway mowers,...

OVER 200 PARKS & GREEN SPACES PROTECTED BY CENTENARY FIELDS

World War One anniversary programme

A report from Fields in Trust identifies 232 green spaces across the UK which have been legally protected, delivered...

FORMER BRIGGS & STRATTON CEO SEEKS $11.7M

In bankruptcy case

Reports from the U.S suggest that Todd Teske, the former chairman and CEO of Briggs & Stratton, has filed a...

SURVEY INDICATES GOLF'S MENTAL WELLBEING BENEFITS

Stress relief cited

A recent survey has indicated that new members at golf clubs say stress relief has been an important reason to join...

BIGGA LAUNCHES NATIONAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Taking place online in November

BIGGA say the National Regional Conference will retain some of the features of a regional conference which can't take...

A NEW DEAL FOR NEWQUAY GOLF CLUB

Additions to maintenance fleet

Dan Kendle, head greenkeeper said the club needed to invest as they have been getting twice as many visitors compared...

VIRTUAL SCHOLARS REVEALED

Recipients of BIGGA & ICL award

BIGGA and partner ICL have revealed the five recipients of the fifth ICL Scholarship, who will take advantage of a...

SALTEX SURVEY VISITORS

Canvassing opinion on show timing

The organisers of the SALTEX exhibition have sent out a survey to visitors, canvassing opinion on timings of the show.

REESINK TO DISTRIBUTE AGRIMETAL

Blowers and sweepers

Reesink Agriculture have announced they are the the new distributor for AgriMetal blowers and collectors in the UK.

BERNHARD MAKE SENIOR APPOINTMENT

Director of finance & operations

Bernhard Company has appointed Patrick Collins as its new director of finance and operations.

ETESIA GROW NETWORK

Dealer developments

Manufacturer announces that Sharrocks has expanded its offering and Powercut has joined network as new pedestrian...

BENTHAM MAKE MOST OF WEATHER WINDOWS

Take delivery of Terra Spike GXi8 HD

Lancashire’s Bentham Golf Club has chosen a Wiedenmann machine to help its team make the most of weather windows.

BIGGA LAUNCHES 'AVAILABLE TO WORK' PLATFORM

For members who find themselves out of work due to the pandemic

BIGGA say the economic uncertainty and revenue lost due to reduced capacity of clubhouses and other facilities mean...

CEO & BOARD OUT AS BRIGGS & STRATTON SALE COMPLETES

KPS ring the changes

On completion of the sale last Tuesday, KPS Capital Partners removed Todd Teske and the previous board after...

NEW ONLINE GREENKEEPER CONFERENCE LAUNCED

30 seminars starting in November

UK greenkeepers can benefit from a new programme being launched by the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents...

SPRAYER TESTING CHANGES COMING INTO FORCE

In November

From 26th November 2020 units are required to be tested every 3 years, rather than every 5 years.

JOHN DEERE SAY NO TO SHOWS

Manufacturer will not attend international trade shows in 2021

John Deere has announced that it will not attend any international turf and agricultural trade shows in Europe and...

ANTHRACNOSE ADVICE

Series of new videos launched

ICL technical managers Henry Bechelet and Dr Andy Owen, along with Dr Kate Entwistle from The Turf Disease Centre...

HRN TRACTORS APPOINTED BY KUBOTA

As a full-line dealer for Scotland

With effect from 17 September 2020 HRN Tractors Ltd has been appointed by Kubota as a full-line dealer for Scotland...

£1M INVESTMENT BY WALTON HEATH GC

New fleet deal

Walton Heath Golf Club signed its first five-year agreement with Toro for its fleet of greenkeeping machinery.

BRIGGS & STRATTON SALE APPROVED

Court gives go ahead to KPS

On Tuesday last week, a U.S. bankruptcy court approved Briggs & Stratton’s plan to sell the company to private...

ST ANDREWS LINKS TRUST EXTENDS AGREEMENT

With Club Car

Club Car has agreed a long-term extension with St Andrews Links Trust.

BIGGA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GOES ONLINE

For the first time ever

BIGGA will be hosting an online version of its popular national championship this autumn, allowing greenkeepers...

BIG PLANS FOR PALACE

Significant investments at club

Crystal Palace FC are currently investing in the development of their stadium and academy training ground facilities,...

DOUBLE A TO ACQUIRE NAIRN BROWN

Assets transferred as of 30th Sept 2020

John Deere turf dealership The Double A Trading Company Ltd, which has its head office in Cupar, Fife has agreed to...

BURDEN BROS TO SELL BUSINESS

To P Tuckwell Ltd

The board of Burden Bros Agri Ltd, John Deere’s main dealer for Kent, East Sussex and parts of Surrey have decided...

STYLE TURNED ON AT THE KASSAM

Pitch priased

Mark Walker has been praised for improving the pitch at Oxford United FC - with the club’s manager, claiming that...

ALL JACOBSEN MANUFACTURING TO BE RELOCATED TO IPSWICH

Textron shifting production to UK

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., have announced their intention to relocate all manufacturing of Jacobsen...

TURF TANK CONTINUE UK EXPANSION

Appoint two regional sales managers

Danish GPS line marking company, Turf Tank, has continued its expansion in the United Kingdom with the appointment of...

DR POWER EQUIPMENT ACQUIRES MEAN GREEN

Enters commercial battery mower market

DR Power Equipment, a division of Generac Holdings Inc., has announced they have closed a deal to acquire the assets...

PHIL SELF JOINS ISEKI

As technical sales demonstrator

Iseki UK & Ireland has appointed the well-known industry figure to increase the support for the dealer network...

REESINK IRELAND MD RETIRES

Richard Harris steps down

Richard Harris was instrumental in the development of the Lely, Reesink and Toro brands in Ireland and leaves a...

UPGRADE FOR DARTFORDIANS RFC

Improvements to maintenance operations

Dartfordians RFC has upgraded their maintenance operation with a Trimax Striker and New Holland Boomer 40 from Campey...

GMA SAY THEY ARE CONFIDENT TO STAGE SALTEX IN MARCH

Show set for the NEC

Organisers of the SALTEX exhibition, the GMA have released a statement saying they are confident they will be able to...

BERNHARD POSTPONE BIGGA DELEGATION

Recruitment on hold

Bernhard Company say they are disappointed to announce that the recruitment for the BIGGA delegation has been postponed

BIOPROTECTION TRAINING COURSES LAUNCHED

Digital, classroom and bespoke

Bionema, a UK based BioProtection (Biopesticide) technology developer, has launched new training courses designed to...

COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING WOMEN'S GOLF

Three amenity names joined forces

Three companies from the turf care sector joined forces to show a commitment to supporting women’s golf, by...

GMA ASK FOR INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIP FEEDBACK

Have say on future direction

The Grounds Management Association has launched two surveys giving everyone working or volunteering in the industry a...

GMA SHARES TOP TIPS

To get local pitches back in play

The Grounds Management Association has shared a list of top tips for community grounds staff on getting local pitches...

GENERAC INTERESTED IN BUYING CERTAIN B&S ASSETS

According to reports from U.S

Generac, the U.S-based manufacturer of backup power generation products, has expressed interest in purchasing certain...

PITMEDDEN BOWLS CLUB BACK ON TRACK

Fortunes of green turned around

Ian Fraser, head greenkeeper at Pitmedden Bowls Club in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, says two Sisis machines have helped him...

FIRST CLASS AT OXFORD UNIVERSITY

For MM seed

Jon Buddington, grounds manager at Oxford University, has reported excellent results from using a range of...

CUB CADET APPOINT NEW DEALER

Robert D. Webster joins network

Cub Cadet to be stocked at their three branches based in Owstwick, Howden and Hutton Cranswick in East Yorkshire

FAIRWAYS WEARHOUSE LAUNCHES ONLINE

Used machinery division of Fairways GM

Dealer group launches new venture selling used machinery across the commercial groundscare spectrum.

BRIGGS & STRATTON'S LARGEST UNSECURED CREDITORS PUSH FOR REORGANISATION

Instead of fast-track auction

Reports from the U.S suggest that creditors of the small engine maker, believe a business reorganisation rather than...

NORTH YORKSHIRE BENEFITS FROM HERBICIDE-LESS WEEDING

New machine in operation

North Yorkshire County Council is trialling a new Foamstream machine which works without using herbicides.

AMENITY FORUM OPEN BOOKING FOR ONLINE EVENT

Taking place October 15th

Using specialist conferencing software, The Amenity Forum has announced that its 2020 Conference will go ahead...

LOOE GC SAY NEW IRRIGATION MAKES INSTANT IMPACT

On greens and approaches

Course manager, Mat Edwards, says the new system supplied by KAR UK and installed by Full Circle Irrigation Ltd is...

DEAN WOOD GC SIGNS SECOND FLEET DEAL

During the midst of lockdown

With help from Reesink Turfcare and Cheshire Turf Machinery, the golf club was able to continue investment

GLEE GATHERING ANNOUNCED FOR SEPTEMBER

Two-day digital event

With this year's Glee at the NEC cancelled due to the pandemic, organisers have announced a two-day digital event...

BTME 2021 CANCELLED

BIGGA call off January event

BIGGA's BTME event will not take place in January 2021 as anticipated, with the association promising an alternative...

BASIS REMIND USERS ON FERTILISER STORAGE

Following Beirut explosion

BASIS say the explosion in Beirut has focussed attention on ammonium nitrate and the need to store it properly.

STRI GROUP APPOINT NEW DIRECTORS

Two new on the board

Head of consultancy, Richard Stuttard, and head of business development, Andrew Brooker have been promoted as STRI...

PITCH TRANSFORMATION FOR HOLWEL SPORTS FC

Health, appearance and playability boosted

UCL Groundsman of the Year, Carel Fourie has praised Headland Amenity for the improvements seen to the surface...

CASTLEFORD TIGERS PRAISE MANSFIELD SAND

More free-draining, firmer surface

Stuart Vause, head groundsman at Castleford Tigers, says he's seen improvements to the playing surface since using...

AMENITY FORUM MOVE CONFERENCE ONLINE

Scheduled for October 15th 2020

Following full consideration of the circumstances, the Amenity Forum say they have decided to switch delivery of its...

3,383 GRANTS AWARDED BY CLUB PREPARATION FUND

40,131 teams helped

Following £7m of investment through the Pitch Preparation Fund, the Football Foundation has announced it is awarding...

MOWERS ARE THE VIDEO STARS

David Withers' selling success with home-produced product videos

When the lock-down was announced, David Withers, md of Iseki UK wondered how he was going to promote and sell his...

BRIGGS & STRATTON FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION

Assets agreed to be acquired by KPS Capital Partners

Century-old small engine maker Briggs & Stratton, one the industry's most iconic brands, filed for Chapter 11...

RED THREAD APPROVAL

On the Instrata Elite label

Where red thread breaks out results can be extremely unsightly and create thin gaps where problem grasses and weeds...

CALLS FOR AMENITY STANDARD TO BECOME REQUIREMENT

From the Amenity Forum

The Forum is calling on the UK and national governments to introduce the Amenity Standard as a requirement for all...

HUNDREDS OF GREENKEEPING HOURS SAVED

At Royal Ashdown Forest GC

Following the club's purchase of Ventrac 4500, course manager Dominic Lewis says he is saving hundreds of...

FLOOD RELIEF FOR STIRLANDS CRICKET CLUB

Funded by ECB’s Flood Relief Plan

Stirlands Cricket Club aims to complete winter turf maintenance for the first time in years after the successful...

SALTEX 2021 CAN BE "INTEGRAL" TO INDUSTRY RECOVERY

Say organisers GMA

SALTEX and events director, Luke Perry, has spoken about the planned event for next March saying they don't yet have...

MP TO JOIN BIGGA CEO FOR DISCUSSION ON STATE OF GOLF INDUSTRY

Co-chairperson of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Golf

BIGGA will welcome Craig Tracey MP, to its Continue to Learn Extra webinar series on Tuesday 21 July.

ONLINE OFFERING FOR BASIS TRAINING & ASSESMENT

Option to complete courses and exams online

Move made to ensure standards are maintained in the industry and training can continue.

TORO & REESINK COMBINE TO OFFER "INDUSTRY FIRST" FINANCE DEALS

Two new schemes launched

Two companies have combined to offer a ‘buy now pay later’ at zero percent interest finance option and also a...

INFINICUT BUILDING A DEALER NETWORK

Four dealerships appointed so far this year

A network of established dealers is being constructed for the distribution of the Infinicut and TMSystem ranges.

ENGLAND GOLF LAUNCH COVID-19 SUPPORT FUND

Applications invited

In agreement with The R&A, a sum of £2,555,000 has been made available to clubs in England hit hard by the...

WINNERS OF USA TRIP ANNOUNCED

To visit GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky

The two lucky recipients of a trip to the USA to visit GIE+EXPO, thanks to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute,...

FAIRWAY MOWING COST CALCULATOR LAUNCHED

Find out potential time and cost savings

A new calculator has launched to help greenkeepers work out the potential savings in machinery costs and man...

TOUCH OF MAGIC APPLIED

To grass courts

A renovation from Campey Turf Care Systems has brought a touch of magic to Sutton Upon Derwent Tennis Club.

FURTHER EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN

To target leatherjackets

A further new Emergency Authorisation (EA) for the use of the Syngenta insecticide, Acelepryn, has been reapproved to...

JOHN DEERE TO EXIT WALK-BEHIND ROTARY MOWER BUSINESS

Selling SABO subsidiary

With sale of SABO to another German company, John Deere will also discontinue production of Tango robotic lawnmowers...

GOVERNMENT MUST RECOGNISE IMPORTANCE OF AMENITY MANAGEMENT

Says Amenity Forum

Professor John Moverley OBE,  has sought proper recognition by all sectors of government and opposition parties...

EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

For BIGGA members

BIGGA members are being invited to apply for an education scholarship, supported by ICL.

NICK BROWN JOINS CAMPEYS

Former Ransomes corporate account manager

Campey Turf Care Systems has appointed well known industry figure, Nick Brown, as their new export sales manager.

MST SECURE ISEKI FLEET DEAL FOR BLUNDELL'S

Range of machinery for school

Iseki UK & Ireland, alongside their local dealer MST based in Tiverton, recently sold a fleet of machinery into...

GGM COMPLETE CHARITABLE CHALLENGE

Raised over £3000 so far

Final walk element of event last weekend saw the team take 80,000 steps through blistering temperatures and...

SOIL SCOUT AND GREENSIGHT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

Above and below ground view of courses to be offered

Buried Soil Scout sensors will gather underground information while drone-mounted GreenSight Turfsight technology...

CARNOUSTIE & JOHN DEERE TEAM UP

Greenkeeping and technology partnership

New alliance says it is looking to "lead the conversation in sustainability and best practice in golf course...

WALKER APPOINT FIVE

New dealers join network

Company has announced dealerships across England as new suppliers of their machinery.

LOCKSTAR LABEL UPDATE GRANTED IN IRELAND

Following UK approval

Users can now apply residual herbicide all-year round instead of the previous limited window of between February and...

GARDENS INSTALLED AS THANK YOU TO NHS STAFF

At Newham Hospital

The week-long project, managed by Ground Control, involved the revamping of new courtyard gardens and revitalising...

APF 2020 EXHIBITION POSTPONED

Rescheduled for September 2021

Due to the ongoing uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, the directors of APF 2020 have announced they have postponed...

TRILOGY OF INVASIVE PLANTS WEBINARS COMPLETED

By ICL

Online events explored a broad range of invasive species and offered several solutions.

ALMOST 3000 CLUBS BENEFIT FROM PITCH PREPARATION FUND

£7 million scheme

Football pitches across the country are set to be enhanced thanks to a scheme from the Premier League, The FA and...

STRI LAUNCH PROJECT PATHFINDER

Part of government's emergency Covid-19 innovation strategy

Project will provide sports facilities and green spaces, affected by the Covid-19 crisis, with stage one consultation...

AMENITY FORUM CONFERENCE TO GO AHEAD IN 2020

Set for October 15th

The Amenity Forum has announced that its 2020 Conference will go ahead at the Kettering Conference Centre and will...

NAME CHANGE FOR INTELLIGENT ONE

To U.S brand title, Turf Tank

The decision has been made to bring the robotic line marking company together as one around the world.

BRITAIN'S PARKS & GREEN SPACES AT RISK SAY CHARITY

Despite their critical role under lockdown

2.7 million people in Great Britain are without a local park with that figure set to increase, according to data...

DEALER REPORTS SURGE OF INTEREST FROM GOLF CLUBS

Since reopening of courses

GGM Groundscare has reported a surge in enquiries from golf clubs, together with its first fleet order since the...

SALTEX 2020 POSTPONED

Rescheduled to March 2021

The Grounds Management Association’s Board of Directors announced last week they have taken the unanimous decision...

EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN REAPPROVED

For 2020 season

The use of the insecticide, Acelepryn, for the control of chafer grubs has been reapproved for the 2020 season.

GRASSROOTS INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR INCREASED JUNIOR PARTICIPATION

1.4m more children could play sports weekly say GMA

A new report by the Grounds Management Association has revealed the extent to which junior participation levels...

AWARD FOR CHRIS BIDDLE

Outstanding Contribution to Landbased industries

TurfPro founder Chris Biddle has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 Institution of Agricultural...

CAMPEY BEGIN REINTRODUCTION TO WORK PLAN

Team returning over next few weeks

Campey Turf Care Systems say they will still strictly adhere to government social distancing guidelines.

GOLF COURSES IN ENGLAND CAN OPEN FROM WEDNESDAY 13th MAY 2020

With strict restrictions in place

BIGGA and other golfing bodies react to UK Government announcement that golf will be able to resume in England on...

GMA LAUNCHES ONLINE TRAINING

& offers membership fee deferral for those impacted by Covid-19

The Grounds Management Association has announced further support for its individual, organisation and corporate...

GOLF ENVIRONMENT AWARDS 2021 OPEN FOR BUSINESS

Clubs & greenkeepers can apply

Organisers say the GEAs recognise those in the golf industry that are breaking the mould and highlighting the...

GUIDANCE FOR FUTURE OPENING OF GOLF PUBLISHED

Professional bodies collaborate

Operational guidance has been published that directs professional staff engaged in the management of golf courses,...

BAGMA & AEA WRITE TO GOVERNMENT

Making the case for commercial groundscare

Trade associations BAGMA and the AEA wrote to government last week raising awareness of the importance of commercial...

KEEPING KIDS CONNECTED

To parks and green spaces

To help children stay creative and engaged with nature, green space charity Fields in Trust have put together a parks...

TORO DONATES $500,000

To global coronavirus relief efforts

Hayter's parent company announced last week that it is giving $500,000 to assist families and communities worldwide...

PSD BEGIN CLICK & COLLECT SCHEME

Range of products included

Company say scheme is centred around driving business through their specialist dealer network.

INSIGHT INTO TURF MANAGEMENT UNDER LOCKDOWN

New trial at STRI

The results of a new research project will be reported as the trial progresses to enable greenkeepers to make...

BERKHAMSTEAD GC RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Achieves GEO Certified status

Freshly-baked bread and butterfly corridors typify golf club’s unique approach to being environmentally-friendly.

SUPPORT SHOWN FOR STANDARD

Amenity Forum pleased with progress

The Amenity Forum say the newly launched Amenity Standard is receiving widespread and enthusiastic support from all...

BRINGING PARKS TO PEOPLE

Initiative by Fields In Trust

Whilst we’re all less able to get out to enjoy our nation’s parks this spring, green space charity Fields in...

KARL MCDERMOTT FEATURES ON BBC

Major article on 'groundsman isolation'

Good Friday saw BBC Sport publish a major article focusing on Lord's head groundsman, Karl McDermott, and...

BIGGA LAUNCH MEMBERS' CHOICE SURVEY

Opportunity to shape education

Survey offers BIGGA members the opportunity to shape the education that is on offer at the Continue to Learn 2021...

IOG ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL REBRAND

To Grounds Management Association

84% of members who voted supported the new direction and name.

GMA OFFER INTRIM WORKS GUIDES

Advice and guidance for turf professionals

The newly named Grounds Management Association have been working closely with various National Governing Bodies to...

BIGGA APPEALS TO CLUBS TO FOLLOW GUIDANCE

Must consider their responsibilities

BIGGA CEO Jim Croxton has asked golf clubs and greenkeepers to consider their responsibilities to the wider industry...

BIGGA AND R&A RELEASE "ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE" STATEMENT

Offering definition and clarity

Following the Government’s announcement last week that “essential” maintenance was permitted on golf courses...

ECB ISSUE GUIDANCE

For cricket grounds staff

Information has been sent to all cricket boards from the ECB, offering advice during this outbreak.

IOG WORKING ON CLARITY FOR THEIR MEMBERS

During this outbreak

Institute issue a statement saying they have been working hard on behalf of its members to answer their questions.

GOLF'S GOVERNING BODIES ISSUE ADVICE

To golfers and the operators of golf clubs

BIGGA, the PGA and GCMA have issued further advice for golf as a game to be enjoyed 'sensibly and safely' during the...

IOG EGM NOW TO BE HELD AT HEAD OFFICE

To vote on a Special Resolution for name change

Institute now asking members to consider voting by post rather than by attending in person.

KEEP GOLF OPEN PETITION LAUNCHED

By The UK Golf Federation

The UK Golf Federation say they want the government's support to keep golf courses open through the term of COVID-19.

BIGGA OFFER CORONAVIRUS ADVICE

To golf clubs

BIGGA says it has been estimated that 25% of small businesses don’t reopen after a serious emergency and they...

R&A APPOINT EUROPEAN TURFGRASS LABRATORIES

As official testing laboratory

ETL, a Labosport Group company in Central Scotland, are now the official testing laboratory for The R&A,...

REESINK PRESENT THEIR AFTERMARKET DEALER AWARDS

Honouring top dealers

Company recognised their overall Dealer of the Year for ‘Excellence in Customer Support’ alongside Outstanding...

IOG PROPOSE NAME CHANGE

To 'Grounds Management Association’

IOG have called an Extraordinary General Meeting for 2nd April at Edgbaston CCC, where members have the opportunity...

AMENITY STANDARD WELCOMED

By all sides of sector says Amenity Forum

The new Amenity Standard is already being incorporated into tender documents and specifications going forward say the...

SALTEX PLAN INCREASED INDOOR DEMOS FOR 2020

Due to visitor demand

Show organisers have announced that an increased number of indoor demonstrations will be taking place at SALTEX 2020...

FIELDS IN TRUST SUPPORTING CAMPAIGNERS

To protect parks and green spaces

Charity has published a new guide to the planning system, entitled 'Watch this Space', that includes a self-help...

TURFPRO OWNERS TRIUMPH IN RURAL BUSINESS AWARDS

National honour presented last week

TAP, the owners of TurfPro and Service Dealer, scooped the title of Best Rural Digital, Communications...

ISEKI TAKE ON RAYMO

Electric, radio-controlled mowers

ISEKI UK & Ireland have announced that they have been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Raymo products...

OPEN SUPPORT TEAM ANNOUNCED

For the 149th Championship

The Open 2020 is heading to Sandwich in Kent this July and BIGGA has revealed which of its members have been selected...

GROUNDCARE SEMINAR ATTENDED BY OVER 150

Held at Durham CCC

Over 150 volunteers and professionals representing schools, sports clubs, local authorities and contractors from all...

ALLETT CELEBRATE QUEEN'S AWARD

With visit from Lord-Lieutenant

Recently Allett Limited welcomed the Queen’s representative in Staffordshire to meet the staff and present a...

JOHN DEERE ANNOUNCE EXPANSION PLANS FOR DEALERS TO FILL TERRITORY

Ben Burgess & Farol to increase coverage

John Deere dealers Ben Burgess and Farol are set to expand their businesses into the East Midlands during 2020 -...

FIRST GREEN FLAG AWARD IN USA PRESENTED

The Presidio in San Francisco

The Presidio becomes the first park in the United States to achieve the international Green Flag Award, recognising...

FOREST GREEN ROVERS PRAISE PITCH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Data collection tool described as vital

Forest Green Rovers' head groundsman, Adam Witchell, says the GrasPro Pitch Management System has helped him save...

LEVEL 3 GREENKEEPING APPRENTICESHIP ESTABLISHED

Government approval received

The Golf Greenkeeping Trailblazer Group have announced the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education...

WATCH INTERVIEWS ADDRESSING CHALLENGING CONDITIONS

Hear from Radley College, Mansfield Sand, Hayden Turfcare, Trilo UK and Turfix

Editor Loz Gale heard from key figures at the recent BTME show about what challenges had been faced over the past...

JOHN DEERE REORGANISE PRO TURF BUSINESS

Three new appointments

Following a strategic reorganisation of the turf business in Europe, Brian D’Arcy has been appointed as turf...

TORO GIVE ASSURANCES OVER VENTRAC

No intention of moving production

Following the announcement that Toro is buying the makers of the Ventrac equipment, the company's CEO has given...

SUCCESSFUL SEVEN SELECTED FOR SAWGRASS

Off to Players Championship in Florida

Each year John Deere, in association with BIGGA and the GCSAI sends seven association members to Ponte Vedra Beach in...

WATCH MORE INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEWS FROM BTME

Hear from BIGGA, IOG, Rigby Taylor, Dennis & Sisis, Limagrain, Symbio and Grass Group

Editor Laurence Gale was out and about at BTME recently, conducting interviews with the great and the good from the...

WATCH LOZ GALE'S INTERVIEWS FROM BTME

Hear from Campeys, Iseki, Bernhards, Vic Demain, Peter Craig and John Moverley

TurfPro editor Laurence Gale was out about around the halls at BTME last week, recording interviews with...

HAZEL GROVE COURSE MANAGER HONOURED

Standing ovation at BTME Welcome Ceremony

Michael Davie, the course manager at Hazel Grove Golf Club in Stockport, has tirelessly supported many BIGGA members...

ISEKI UK & IRELAND APPOINT

Alan Prickett joins

Iseki UK & Ireland announce that Alan Prickett has joined the growing team in the role of business development...

DAVE HARRISON RETIRES

From Campey Turf Care Systems

Campey Turf Care Systems' export sales manager, Dave Harrison, announced his retirement after ten years and left the...

INSIGHT INTO THE EMIRATES

For over 40 turf professionals

In conjunction with DLF Seeds, turf professionals from schools, colleges and sports clubs across the country were...

PITCH SABOTAGE SUSPECTED

At AFC Flyde

Groundsman of the club which is a member of the National League, finds a brick wrapped in a cloth in the drainage...

WATCH TURFPRO INTERVIEWS FROM LAMMA

With Farmtrac & Suzuki

LAMMA took place at the Birmingham NEC last week and amongst the ag machinery exhibitors, TurfPro caught up with...

TURFPRO'S MOST READ STORIES IN 2019

What interested you the most?

Today we reveal which stories were the 10 most read by our turf professional subscribers in 2019.

2.5% PAY RISE FOR GROUNDS STAFF RECOMMENDED

By the IOG

In addition, says the IOG, the amount paid in recognition of IOG qualifications should increase to £600 per band to...

NEXT GENERATION OF TURF MANAGERS INTRODUCED

Earned places on FTMI course

BIGGA has revealed the 20 ambitious greenkeepers who will participate in the Future Turf Managers Initiative 2020.

RECORD SET BY JOHN DEERE TRAINING

66 young parts & service technicians

This year’s John Deere Ag Tech, Parts Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes have seen the highest...

DAY OF CELEBRATION PROPOSED FOR 2020

By Amenity Forum

The Amenity Forum say they would like to designate a date in the late summer next year, when the whole amenity and...

A 'RECORD BREAKING' SALTEX

Organisers release 2019 figures

Announcing the attendance figures, organisers of SALTEX have described 2019 as "record breaking".

WHAT WAS THE BUZZ AT SALTEX?

Watch our short and snappy vids

TurfPro editor, Laurence Gale, was patrolling the showfloor at SALTEX recently, with a camera in tow - grabbing...

EDITOR'S BLOG: A well oiled machine

Take proper care of your kit

With SALTEX coming up this week it brings into focus how vitally important it is that you look after your machinery...

PITCH IMPROVEMENT STRATEGY HELPING SPORTING PARTICIPATION

According to GaNTIP statistics

The Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme (GaNTIP), which is funded by the Football Foundation and ECB, and...

PEOPLE'S FAVOURITE PARKS REVEALED

Green Flag award winners

With more than 45,000 votes cast, Green Flag has announced the winners of the 2019 People’s Choice vote for the...

EDITOR'S BLOG: What's new on the parks front?

Plenty of developments in this vital sector

There has been much interesting activity lately with news coming out of the Empowering Parks conference, The Parks...

TOP GROUNDCARE TRACTOR BRAND AS VOTED BY PRO END USERS REVEALED

Second part of unique groundcare research released

TAP, the owners of TurfPro, have published the next part of their unique sector insight, this time revealing what...

HELP DETERMINE DIRECTION OF NEW RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Led by STRI & supported by BIGGA

The Golf Research Enterprise (GREEN) is aimed at identifying and finding solutions to the problems facing golf course...

EDITOR'S BLOG: RECRUITMENT IS KEY

The challenge of finding new staff

Having myself moved jobs on several occasions, I know only too well many of the issues both employee and employer...

FEATURE: A DAY OUT WITH THE LADIES

Behind the scenes at the Solheim Cup

I was invited by John Deere to attend the first two days of the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles this weekend, to witness...

STANLEY PARK VOTED BRITAIN'S BEST PARK 2019

Blackpool facility wins

Stanley Park topped Fields In Trust's poll of 36,832 voters from 364 nominated parks and green spaces throughout the UK

EDITOR'S BLOG: EDGBASTON'S BASTION

Gary Barwell gives his insight to groundsmen

I was fortunate recently to visit Warwickshire County Ground, where head groundsman Gary Barwell, spoke to grassroots...

RFU APPOINT NEW TWICKENHAM HEAD GROUNDSPERSON

Jim Buttar takes up role

Jim Buttar has taken up the role at the Home Of Rugby, a position he commenced on September 2nd.

SOMERSET CCC HEAD GROUNDSMAN TO JOIN HAMPSHIRE

Moving on after 20 years

Following autumn renovations at Somerset, Simon Lee is joining Hampshire CCC to replace Nigel Gray who had come out...

EDITOR'S BLOG: CHOOSING THE RIGHT MACHINERY

Turf professionals must be careful when buying new equipment

I would always advise that you buy your machinery from a reputable machinery dealer, who has the relevant skills and...

TEESIDE'S TRANSFORMATION

Significant developments at club

Investments at Teesside Golf Club have seen renovations to the course, plus new course maintenance equipment,...

EDITOR'S BLOG: A groundsman's lot

Under-appreciated and under-valued

I believe there are still too many turf professionals up and down the country who are not earning anything like the...

FOOTBALL FOUNDATION LAUNCH EXPERT ADVICE APP

Help for turf professionals

The Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation are ramping up efforts to improve the quality of...

BIGGA OFFER MEMBERS HR HELP

Access to free advice

BIGGA has teamed up with Xact to provide every member with access to free help and advice to make workplaces a more...

EDITOR'S BLOG: Current state of bowls

Clubs facing many challenges

One of the biggest problems for bowls clubs around the country is the ongoing cost of maintenance of the green.

REAL MADRID PRIZE FOR SALTEX COLLEGE CUP

New sponsors this year

Toro and Reesink Turfcare have announced they will be sponsoring the SALTEX College Cup 2019, managed by the...

NEW 9-HOLE COURSE TURNS TO DLF

Preparing to open to public

Cheshire’s Adlington Golf Centre has recently undergone major construction works to create a brand new 9-hole par 3...

EDITOR'S BLOG: PLANNING CRICKET RENOVATIONS

There are some basic aims when renovating a square

With the cricket season soon coming to an end, many groundsmen should now be organising the renovation of their...

FEATURE: COVENTRY UNIVERSITY'S EDIBLE GARDEN

2006 - present

The grounds team at Coventry University have found an edible garden to be a very useful educational tool for their...

GREEN FLAG AWARDS

Events taking place around the country

The first of the three UK Green Flag Award Ceremonies took place recently at Port Sunlight.

EDITOR'S BLOG: A FEAST OF SPORT

With turf professionals playing an integral role

The Cricket World Cup finals, the Wimbledon Championships and the Women's Football World Cup have all offered...

FEATURE: HAIL THE GRASS MASTERS!

Boorish media comments about pitch quality are wide of the mark. By Chris Biddle, TurfPro founder

As we all draw breath after the unbelievable scenes at the Home of Cricket yesterday, we surely must celebrate team-work

A CHANCE TO SHINE

UK greenkeeper's life changed by U.S internship programme

Watch an exclusive video of Greg Jones from The Belfry GC near Birmingham, speak from Pebble Beach Golf Club and the...

EDITOR'S BLOG: THE CURRENT STATE OF GOLF

Courses must adapt to survive

I place a high regard for what golf courses have to offer, not only providing a changing game of golf, but also for...

FEATURE: CONTRACTOR SEES MULTI-DISCIPLINE SUCCESS

360 Ground Care serving professional facilities by TurfPro Editor, Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR

Miles Todd saw an opportunity to provide a professional grounds maintenance and renovation service for both the golf...

GREENKEEPER SUPPORT TEAM REVEALED

For BMW PGA Championship

The Director of Golf and Greenkeeping at Wentworth Club has spoken about his pride at the return of a greenkeeper...

EDITOR'S BLOG: TEEING OFF WITH JOHN DEERE

Partnership with Wentworth Club launched

Last week I attended the host venue for the PGA Championship tournament where they revealed a new course maintenance...

KEITH KENT LEAVES TWICKENHAM

Official send-off at end of June writes TurfPro editor Laurence Gale

Keith Kent's final day as head groundsman of Twickenham was June 30th 2019 - and I, along with some invited turf...

SALTEX '19 REGISTRATION OPEN

Process improved this year

The organisers of October's event have promised that visitors will notice some notable improvements to the...

EDITOR'S BLOG: WEATHER CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

During one of the busiest times of the year

Long daylight hours, coupled with warm air and soil temperatures often reaching well into double figures, means that...

FEATURE: BUSY TIMES

Judging the Green Flag Awards - by TurfPro Editor, Laurence Gale MSC, MBPR

As part of my role as a Green Flag judge, I was tasked with visiting Castle Ring, a large multivallate Iron Age Hill...

IOG EMBARKING ON NATIONAL PR CAMPAIGN

To highlight the vital role groundspeople play in sport

The IOG say they are planning for the launch of a new communications programme designed to educate the public and...

EDITOR'S BLOG: BERNHARD LAUNCH TRAINING ACADEMY

Educating the next generation

Last week saw the launch of the Bernhard Academy at the company’s factory facilities in Haverhill, Suffolk, which...

FEATURE: TAKING AN INTEGRATED APPROACH

What does it all mean in managing turf surfaces? By Professor John Moverley, Independent Chairman of the Amenity Forum

In tackling the management of amenity spaces and turf, we are all asked to take an integrated approach and deliver...

BRIGHTON & HOVE GROUNDSTAFF SACKING DESCRIBED AS 'WITCH HUNT'

Team selections leaked online

It was widely reported last week that three members of Brighton & Hove Albion FC's ground-staff team were dismissed...

EDITOR'S BLOG: THE NEXT GENERATION

We must inspire and recruit a new generation of turf professionals

I firmly believe we can always learn from our peers and previous generations who are always keen to pass on their...

DANISH & SPANISH GROUNDSMEN LEARN FROM UK'S BEST

On educational tour

Thirty-eight groundsmen from Denmark and Spain have spent three-days learning from some of the best turf...

DEVON COUNCIL UNDERTAKE ROBOTIC TRIAL

Ambrogio robot mowers maintaining pitches

East Devon District Council have partnered with local dealers Devon Garden Machinery for a robotic mowing trial on an...

EDITOR'S BLOG: OPTIMISATION OF WATER RESOURCES

Better understand the soil / water relationship

One of the biggest problems facing many groundsmen is the ability to water their natural grass surfaces efficiently,...

FEATURE: UNDER PRESSURE

Dry weather conditions continue to keep turf managers focused on moisture management

While you can’t control weather, there are steps you can take to conserve water, to maximise the impact of any you...

MASTER GREENKEEPER RECORD SET

Six of the best

BIGGA have announced that a record number of members have achieved the Master Greenkeeper certificate following...

EDITOR'S BLOG: Hard work & dedication

Ever changing playing surfaces

A busy time of year for turf professionals with a lot going on, it's great to get out and about to events around the...

EMERGENCY AUTHORISATION FOR ACELEPRYN

Syngenta insecticide reapproved

Product for the control of chafer grubs and leatherjacket has been reapproved for the 2019 season.

TRACK TURF PESTS THIS SUMMER

Get a better picture of when and where they're flying

New facility will follow the timing and movement of the adult life cycle stages of key turf pests this summer.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Obesity measures

Turf professionals have a vital role

Everyone who works in the sports turf industry and amenity landscape sectors, play an important role in providing...

FEATURE: EDDIE SEAWARD, A TRIBUTE

Death of Wimbledon’s influential grounds manager

The turfcare profession, and indeed the whole of the tennis world, were saddened to learn of the death of Eddie...

QUEEN'S AWARD FOR PITCHMARK

For Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Bristol based line marking machinery and equipment manufacturer honoured.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Timley advice

Rugby renovations

With the rugby season now virtually completed, it is time to encourage rugby clubs to rejuvenate their pitches after...

FEATURE: Major new irrigation project

At Top 100 classic Berkhamsted Golf Club

The famous bunker-free course has installed a comprehensive new irrigation system which will see a seven-fold...

GLYPHOSATE MISCONCEPTIONS WEBSITE LAUNCHED

By Complete Weed Control

In light of increasing public scrutiny, CWC has launched an online glyphosate resource.

EDITOR'S BLOG: Planing ahead

Renovating grass surfaces

In recent years we have seen an array of soil conditioning equipment on hand to speed up the way we can renovate our...

NOWLAN PARK RECEIVE GAA COUNTY PITCH OF THE YEAR AWARD

Honour sponsored by Campeys

The Kilkenny city venue was chosen after a thorough adjudication process, with McGovern Park, South Ruislip in London...

MEETING PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS IS HOT TOPIC

At recent Amenity Forum events

Attendees at recent Updating Events in London and Belfast welcomed the Forum's proposals for a new professional...

EDITOR'S BLOG: From Winter to Summer Sports

April is a busy period

As always it will be the weather that dictates what can be achieved in this short window of change.

HYBRID GRASS ROLLED OUT AT TOP UK CRICKET CLUBS

With installation technology developed by SIS Pitches

SIS Pitches has installed pioneering hybrid cricket pitches at County Cricket Clubs across the United Kingdom ahead...

ETESIA LAUNCH VAT-FREE DEAL

On a range of ride-on mowers

VAT-free offer runs from 1st April until the 30th June 2019 and applies to the Bahia and Hydro 80 machines.

EDITOR'S BLOG: The value of trees

Trees bring real benefits to our cities, health and well being

Each year London's trees remove 2.4million tonnes of air pollution including carbon dioxie, dust and other gaseous...

FEATURE: New horizons for the Hatters

Investment paying off at Kenilworth Road

Luton Town FC will finally get the chance of a mad hatters tea party if they get promoted into the Championship at...

ECHO ENTER MOWER MARKET

First ever from manufacturer

Until now, only a lawnmower had been missing from the manufacturer's range of tools, but that has been rectified with...

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