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Category Archives: Features

Getting the best golf green drainage rates

Getting the best golf green drainage rates

Features, Sport / 22nd November 2017

by Stella Rixon, STRI agronomist   Golf clubs have many weapons in their armoury when it comes to luring new members to tackle their beautifully…

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2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

Ecology, Environments, Features, News / 30th October 2017

by Sophie Vukelic, Ecology consultant The STRI ecology and environment team has completed the final longlisting process for the 2018 Golf Environment Awards. This heralds…

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Is your greenkeeping budget fit for the future?

Is your greenkeeping budget fit for the future?

Features, News, Sport / 23rd October 2017

by Paul Woodham, STRI Agronomy services manager   Balancing your greenkeeping maintenance budget can be tough no matter how big or small the course is. How times…

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The smart way to manage disease

The smart way to manage disease

Features, News, Research / 6th October 2017

Improving your turfgrass management skills is an important part of career progression in the turf industry. Here, STRI’s head of research, Dr Ruth Mann, gives…

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STRI Research 2017 in pictures

STRI Research 2017 in pictures

Features, News, Research / 5th October 2017

Following another successful STRI Research event at our UK head office and sport research facility in September, we bring you the best images from over…

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Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Features, News, Sport / 17th July 2017

by Mark Ferguson, STRI’s Wimbledon Research Manager   Day 13 of The Championships saw Roger Federer lift the Wimbledon men’s singles title for a record…

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Getting Royal Birkdale ready for The Open

Getting Royal Birkdale ready for The Open

Features, Sport / 17th July 2017

After a wait of nine years the Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale. STRI’s Alistair Beggs, looks at the preparation that has gone into making…

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Last chance to enter the 2018 Golf Environment Awards

Last chance to enter the 2018 Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, Environments, Features / 17th July 2017

LAST CHANCE: The Golf Environment Awards application deadline is approaching! Have you entered yet?     STRI Group and The R&A encourage all eco-friendly clubs,…

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Twelve amazing golf course wildlife projects

Twelve amazing golf course wildlife projects

Ecology, Environments, Features / 12th July 2017

Golf courses are not just great for a quick nine holes, they are also great areas for wildlife. STRI’s ecology consultant, Teneille Barwick, wades into…

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The leatherjacket and chafer fine turf threat

The leatherjacket and chafer fine turf threat

Features, Sport / 11th July 2017

By Alistair Beggs, STRI head of agronomy   Insect pests of fine turf have been problematic in the UK for many years. However, until recently controlling their…

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The future of the turf industry?

The future of the turf industry?

Features, Research / 7th June 2017

The sports turf industry is always changing. The next generation of greenkeepers and groundstaff will have some very interesting benefits and dilemmas to consider. STRI…

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Can Fulham’s training pitch facelift inspire promotion glory?

Can Fulham’s training pitch facelift inspire promotion glory?

Features, Sport / 8th May 2017

As some of the biggest games in Fulham’s history loom in the form of the Championship playoffs, can technology first developed for the carpet industry help…

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Golfers’ grumbles series in full

Golfers’ grumbles series in full

Features, Sport / 22nd March 2017

Here’s our “Golfers’ Grumbles” series in full, we hope you enjoy reading it.     You can check out all five ‘grumbles’ parts on the…

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Green speeds extra – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part five

Green speeds extra – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part five

Features, Sport / 21st March 2017

by @striturf_paulw For the final part of our series on “Golfers’ Grumbles”, I thought I’d serve an extra helping of green speed debate, as it’s an…

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Green speeds – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part four

Green speeds – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part four

Features, Sport / 13th March 2017

by @striturf_paulw For part four of our series of “Golfers’ Grumbles”, I will be looking at the thorny issue of green speeds.     Once…

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The impact of woodland thinning and tree removal in golf

The impact of woodland thinning and tree removal in golf

Ecology, Features / 10th March 2017

by @striturf_bob Woodland thinning and tree removal are an essential part of greenkeeping. It’s necessary to ensure optimum turfgrass quality by way of air flow…

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Closures and inspections – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part three

Closures and inspections – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part three

Features, Sport / 6th March 2017

by @striturf_paulw For part three of our series of “Golfers’ Grumbles”, I will be looking at the practical issues surrounding course closures and inspections. A…

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Managing gorse across UK links courses

Managing gorse across UK links courses

Ecology, Features / 3rd March 2017

by @striturf_richw and @striturf_sophie Gorse is a very important component of links courses around the UK. It provides shelter and nesting habitat for birds and mammals,…

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Bunkers – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part two

Bunkers – Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part two

Features, Sport / 27th February 2017

by @striturf_paulw For part two of our series of “Golfers’ Grumbles”, I will be looking at the practical issues surrounding bunkers and touching on a…

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The great Poa dispute

The great Poa dispute

Features, Sport / 24th February 2017

by @alistairbeggs (STRI head of advisory) Clenched teeth, anger, palpitations and emotional outbursts are not just the symptoms of mass hysteria, but also characteristics to be found…

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Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part one

Dealing with golfers’ grumbles – part one

Features, Sport / 20th February 2017

by @strituf_paulw Picture the scene. The greenkeeper is proudly laying turf on a newly constructed tee, when he hears the ‘banter’ of the passing golfer…

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Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Spring Checklist: 10 ecological things to consider before March

Ecology, Environments, Features / 9th February 2017

by @striturf_sophie March signals the beginning of many wildlife events, some of which determine how we manage the landscape. Whether you manage a golf course…

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What makes the perfect pitch?

What makes the perfect pitch?

Features, Sport / 6th December 2016

It doesn’t matter if the players who step on to your pitch are worth £20million or less than a bag of crisps, everyone involved in…

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Time for bespoke training

Time for bespoke training

Features, Sport / 22nd November 2016

Devoting time and energy to training can be an exasperating process. Budgets are tight, travelling offsite is time consuming and your staff have different requirements….

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Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Environments, Features / 8th November 2016

As Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday ceremonies draw near agronomy manager Steve Gingell reviews the preparations, management and aftercare at the Thiepval Memorial, when it…

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How to tackle the earthworm casting headache

How to tackle the earthworm casting headache

Features, Sport / 1st November 2016

One of the most problematical turf issues faced across western Europe is earthworm casting. STRI’s turfgrass agronomist Conor Nolan investigates their murky underground world for…

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Guide to engaging an ecologist

Guide to engaging an ecologist

Ecology, Environments, Features / 10th October 2016

As the autumn nights draw in your golf club’s attention may be turning to course refurbishment, landscaping or extensions. Perhaps tree removal, pond cleaning or changing…

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STRI Research 2016 round-up

STRI Research 2016 round-up

Features, Research / 3rd October 2016

STRI Research 2016 took place at our headquarters in Bingley on 21/22 September and featured stations from Bayer, Farmura an Aquatrols Company, ICL, SISGrass, SWDsystems,…

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Ten reasons why you should have a green roof

Ten reasons why you should have a green roof

Environments, Features, Research / 23rd August 2016

by @striturf_tomy You may have noticed that more and more buildings are now being constructed with their roofs covered in plants. Known as ‘living roofs’…

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Preparing for the Amateur

Preparing for the Amateur

Features, Sport / 10th June 2016

The Amateur Championship has been graced by some formidable golfers since it was founded in 1885.  In 2016 the links of Royal Porthcawl and Pyle…

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Top tips for golf course bat protection

Top tips for golf course bat protection

Ecology, Features / 26th May 2016

by @striturf_sophie   Trees are an important feature on golf courses, providing definition, strategy and screening for adjacent holes. However, their removal is also a vital part…

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.@striturf Head of Research, Dr Ruth Mann, offers advice on putting together a #fungicide programme for your sports… https://t.co/aOVKvVG29v 09:58 AM Nov 22nd