IGFH News

Welcome to the IGFH blog. Here, you’ll find news of our latest magazine releases, interviews with some of the greenkeeping industry’s most influential names and businesses, thought-provoking discussions on trending topics, reviews of turf equipment, and general grounds and greenkeeping news.

Howardson Group

Howardson Group Appoints David Williamson as New Commercial Director

Howardson Group Ltd, home of world-class groundscare for Dennis, SISIS, Syn-Pro, Lloyds and Hunter Grinders, has proudly announced the appointment of David Williamson as its new Commercial Director.  David Williamson has joined Howardson Group, home of Dennis, SISIS, Syn-Pro, Lloyds and Hunter Grinders, as its new Commercial Director. Howardson Group

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Turf Shows

Join us for the Midlands Grounds Maintenance Roadshow

Join us for the Midlands Grounds Maintenance Roadshow A FREE event that brings together industry leaders and showcases new product innovations in the grounds maintenance sector. Tea and coffee will be available on arrival between 9:15am and 9:30am. Free refreshments and a light lunch will also be provided* as well as demonstrations and exhibits from key experts,

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Meet The Members

Meet the Members: David Newell

Featured in this issue of Meet the Members is our interview with David Newell, Deputy Head Groundsman at Reading Football Club, UK. Here, David explains how he worked up to his current job role, his future plans to work with warm-season grasses overseas, and which “old-school bangers” he’d have on

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Education

Our Top Recommended Books on Turf Management

Looking to expand your turf management knowledge? We’ve read dozens of educational turf management books, and these are our current favourites.  Note: Buying a book through one of our links helps to support the free operation and services provided by International Greenkeepers For Hire. Affiliate commission is one of the

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Howardson Group

Osca 3 elevates synthetic maintenance at Colliers Park

James Mathewson, Head Groundsperson at Colliers Park National Football Development Centre in Wrexham, has found a game-changer in the Syn-Pro by SISIS Osca 3 for the upkeep of their synthetic pitch. Osca 3 elevates synthetic maintenance at Colliers Park. James brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse career path,

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Groundsfest

Explosive Start for GroundsFest 2024

Following its groundbreaking debut, GroundsFest is returning with a bang, promising an even bigger and better experience for the groundscare and landscaping industries. With a wave of new exhibitors, expanded space, and mounting excitement, GroundsFest 2024 is set to exceed expectations, offering extraordinary opportunities for industry professionals. GroundsFest exhibitors continue

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Howardson Group

Dennis gives Colliers Park the cutting edge

Head Groundsperson James Mathewson, in his 18 months at Colliers Park, has ushered in a new era with a forward-thinking approach, exemplifying this through the adoption of cutting-edge sustainable technology, such as the Dennis ES-860 battery-powered cylinder mower. Dennis gives Colliers Park the cutting edge. His choice in equipment is

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IGFH News

2024 Turf Pesticides Manual

To get a free copy of the manual – Click here! 2024 International Greenkeepers for Hire Turf Pesticides Manual A must get sports turf management and lawn weed management guide for all professional turf managers. Covers registered turf pesticides (branded and generic pesticides) in australia.  Its 100% FREE and fully

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Turf Shows

Pitch Renovation Tour UK 2024

Watch the latest turf care machinery in action at Campey’s regional demonstration days There will be practical, hands-on demonstrations of turf care and pitch renovation techniques in real-world scenarios. Live renovations of sports pitches, including full pitch renovations, reseeding, aerating, or repairing damaged areas to improve the overall quality of

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IGFH News

Transformative Pathways

Sydney University’s Outreach at Cobham Youth Justice Centre Inspires Young men Throughout 2023, Daryl Davidson of IGFH visited Cobham Youth Justice Centre on behalf of Sydney University, with the aim of supporting young people in developing their career skills ready for their release. Felicity Zeiher, Communities & Youth Justice Skills

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IGFH News

Two Ball One Stick Challenge at Cammeray Golf

IGFH’s Darly Davidson reflects on Cammeray Golf Club’s fundraising event, held on November 28, 2023. Great day yesterday for the very first Two Ball One Stick Challenge at Cammeray Golf Club. The rain held off just for a great fun day raising awareness for men’s health and raising $1000 that

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Kersten UK

Welcome Kersten UK, Our Latest Sponsors

We’re delighted to announce our latest sponsor, Kesten UK, who join the Howardson Group and Mountian View Seeds in promoting our great cause. 2024 will mark the 5 years of IGFH, and what a way to start the year off! Kersten UK, Exhibiting at Saltex 2023 Chris, Sean, and the

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Apprenticeships

Exciting Week at Wiltshire College & University Centre

🌱 Exciting Week at Wiltshire College & University Centre 🌿 This week, we had the privilege of conducting our first Masterclass for Level 2 Sports Turf Operative (Lantra) students at The Caversham – Home of Reading Golf Club. The day unfolded into a fantastic blend of education and hands-on experiences,

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Groundsfest

First GroundsFest Prize Winner Announced

Nathan Lewis (R) receives the Pellenc prize from GroundsFest Event Director Christopher Bassett (L). Nathan Lewis from Lewis Garden Machinery is the proud winner of a range of battery-powered Pellenc equipment – a GroundsFest registration prize that added an extra layer of excitement to the spectacular event.  The inaugural GroundsFest

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Lewis Wells

When International Greenkeepers For Hire was still only a seed of an idea, one of our biggest aims was to facilitate partnerships between working professionals and global workplaces in the greenkeeping and grounds industries. And now, having achieved this for so many people, we continue to be inspired and excited

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Ikumi Murai

Our chat with Ikumi Murai, who traveled to the UK to work as a groundsperson at Arsenal Football Club. Here’s what he has to say on the momnent he received his job offer, cultural adjustments when moving overseas, and his tips for others looking to follow in his footsteps. Ikumi

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Resources

Generic Machinery Pre-start Check Guide

Machinery pre-starts are a critical part of maintenance and work safety. A good pre-start process for machinery can surface any underlying machinery and maintenance issues, and ensure that no silly or avoidable mistakes are made during normal truck operations. It is important to carry out a series of checks before

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Resources

How to Ask for a Pay Rise in Turf Management: The Complete Guide

We all know about the current ongoing crisis within our industry regarding pay. With all industries, we expect some various levels of pay. Nobody is expecting a premier league grounds manager to be earning the same as a local sports maintenance manager. However, year on year, recommended pay scales are

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Resources

Importance of attending trade shows – Turf management

There are many trade shows for our industry all around the world, from the UK, USA, Australia, Asia, Europe to Africa. You won’t be too far from one. Some of the more globally known are GCSAA, BTME, SALTEX and SFMA CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION. I’ve attended many trade shows all around

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Meet The Members

Katy Castle – Inspiring other women to join the industry

Katy Castle – 1 of 3 females to complete a Level 2 in Golf Greenkeeping in the UK. Would you like to start by telling us a bit about yourself, your current role, previous roles and general interests?At the time of writing, I’m 21 years old and a female assistant

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Education

The characteristics of C3 and C4 grasses

The perennial grasses can be classified as either C3 or C4 plants. Also known as cool season and warm season grasses. As a generalisation, C3 plants are more temperate, preferring cooler, moister conditions – winter active. C4 plants grow better in warmer, dryer conditions. The terms C3 and C4 refer

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IGFH News

Wimbledon – with Neil Stubley

During Saltex 2022. Daryl headed over to the UK for a week and we did a round of tours at some fantastic venues, while there we talked all things staffing and the issues within the industry. Our final day saw us head to The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon,

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IGFH News

Defining the ‘standard’ and pay within the Turf industry.

First of all, what do we mean by ‘standard’, a level of quality or attainment in short. But within horticulture and particularly in sports turf this standard can vary dramatically. The local Sunday league team aren’t expecting to play on Wembley standard pitches, whereas the elite athletes will be. It’s

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Stephen Valente

My name is Stephen Valente. At the time of writing, I am currently 27 years old and I am the current Deputy Course Manager of Nesklúbburinn in Reykjavik, Iceland. I am from Pennsylvania in the United States and graduated with a degree in Turfgrass Science from Pennsylvania State University in

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IGFH News

Introducing: TurfMarket.co.uk

Your one-stop shop for job listings, machinery, training, events, & more in the UK turf industry. After several months of planning, developing, and testing, we’ve officially launched our latest resource for members of the turf industry: Turf Market. Turf Market is your all-in-one solution for buying and selling equipment, sharing and responding

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Howardson Group

Reliable Dennis G860’s are Excellent for Hartpury

Matthew Newman, Grounds and Sports Turf Manager at Hartpury University and Hartpury College in Gloucester, claims that his fleet of Dennis G860 mowers are reliable, robust, and ergonomically excellent. Matthew was once a student at Hartpury University and College completing a National Diploma in Horticulture before being offered a position on

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IGFH News

IGFH updated website launch 2024

For some time now we’ve been wanting to update our website, which means switching over from a website ‘building’ client to a more custom system. After months of planning and testing, we launched our new site! During the following weeks or so there may be outages on our site, where

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Howardson Group

Seeding is simple with the Dennis S500

The Dennis S500 Plus seeder is helping to get the lawns into shape at Cheltenham Ladies’ College according to Ross Spry, Head of Grounds and Gardens. The Dennis S500 Plus seeder After initially starting his career in greenkeeping, Ross Spry has been working for various colleges in the UK for

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Education

The involvement of carbon dioxide in photosynthesis

Carbon is a raw material for photosynthesis, in the form of carbon dioxide. Green plants use it to make vital organic compounds. On the land, plants get the carbon they need as a gas from the air. In water, plants ranging from seaweeds to phytoplankton are supplied by dissolved carbon

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Education

The involvement of chlorophyll in the process of photosynthesis

Chlorophyll is a green pigment which is most closely associated with energy absorption in plants. A pigment is a molecule that has a particular color and can absorb light at different wavelengths, depending on the color. There are many different types of pigments in nature, but chlorophyll is unique in

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Jaxon Thorne

Hi my name is Jaxon Thorne and I am currently situated at the Secret Harbour Golf Links in Western Australia having only just completed my studies in Turf Management. I’m 21 years old at the time of writing and love the game of golf. What attracted you to greenkeeping?I’ve played

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Jay Knowles

Hey all I’m jay knowles 25 at the time of writing from Edinburgh massive fan of football and a bit of a petrol head. What attracted you to greenkeeping?I actually wasn’t attracted at all. It wasn’t really something I knew of or thought of. I was put on a work

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Liam Small

My names Liam Small I’m a senior greenkeeper at the national golf club in Melbourne, I’ve been in the trade for 15+ years and worked at a number of courses and just love everything about the trade What attracted you to greenkeeping?I’m an outdoors person just love being outdoors and

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Brian Sandalls

Hi l am Brian Sandalls l live in Sussex on the South coast of England and l work for Sussex Cricket as Senior Groundsman, at Sussex’s academy ground. I have worked for Sussex now for 18 years, on various sites. I have previous experience in golf, football, and a racecourse

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, James Swanson

My name is James Swanson, I am 47 years old at the time of writing with a gorgeous wife and 2 amazing kids, daughter Caley-mae nearly 19 and at Uni and son Kiedis 15 and still at school none of which are interested in greenkeeping Right – James Swanson What

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Education

The light spectrum range which influences photosynthesis

This article was written by Jerry Spencer – Gilba Solutions PTY LTD Not all of the sun’s radiance is light, the term ‘light’ refers to the radiance we can see. As humans we can only see a limited amount of the sun’s radiance, which isn’t a lot at all. However

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Siboniso Patrick Zwane

My name is Siboniso Patrick Zwane. I’m from the Kingdom of Swaziland in Africa. I’m very new in the profession with just 3 years of experience. I have a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture degree and a New Zealand Certificate of Horticulture (Sports Turf – Level 3). I’m a four-year

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Jake Badges Moore

Would you like to start by telling us a bit about yourself?My name is Jake Moore from North West of England im 21 and i am the apprentice greenkeeper at my local course. I have been there now about a year and I love it. I would recommend it to

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Meet The Members

Meet the members, Cathal Browne

Hello all. A little bit about me. My Name is Cathal Browne, I’m 22 at the time of writing from Cork in Ireland and I am an Irish Greenkeeper. I have been in the industry for roughly 3 years.  Leading up to my Leaving certificate in Ireland in 2017, I was

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Education

Where does photosynthesis take place?

You can learn more about what photosynthesis actually is in #20 of our educational cards, but for a quick rundown. In short photosynthesis, the process by which plants and certain other organisms transform light energy into chemical energy. During photosynthesis in plants, light energy is captured and used to convert

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Education

Photosynthesis 101

Photosynthesis takes a portion of the energy the plant requires in light, converts it to chemical energy, and stores it in carbon bonds. You are probably familiar with the general principle represented in the following chemical equation:6CO2 + 6H2O + Light + C6H12O6 + 6O2 Which shows that carbon dioxide

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Meet The Team

Daryl Davidson, my story

Falling into a career as a Kid If any of you know me personally I’m very honest, probably too honest. But for everyone else out there that wonders why I bother trying to help our industry here is my story. I started off as a 16 year old kid on a Group 1

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Meet The Team

Our man, Daryl Davidson

Daryl Davidson and Wife Nicole Head Groundsman at Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness Please provide a little background about yourself and how long you’ve been at Sydney University?I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years since the age of 16.I started my career on a Group 1 Golf Course in

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IGFH News

Your podcast host Bradley Tennant

Now some of the keener listeners might have noticed that this episode isn’t following the usual end of month release. This is because we’ve introduced mini episodes to our usual formatting (and the blog post you are reading) I’ve done this because while I was listening back over the past

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IGFH News

COVID-19 Guidance

What should you do in a health emergency? It has been estimated that 25% of small businesses don’t reopen after a serious emergency and we don’t want sports tuf to be on that list. Plan ahead and put procedures into operation and you give your organisation every chance of securing the facility

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IGFH News

Our aim by Daryl Davidson – Founding member

I have been a greenkeeper for over 20 years on golf and Sports Fields. I started my apprenticeship in 1999 at Ashlar Golf Club in Blacktown NSW, and now I am currently the Head Groundsman at Sydney Uni Sport and Fitness. Over those years I had seen a lot of great greenkeepers

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Podcast

Episode #1 podcast notes

Hello and welcome to the first episode of International Greenkeepers for hire podcast. This podcast is created for greenkeepers by greenkeepers. Thanks for joining us on our new podcast adventure. I’ll start off by introducing myself then I’ll tell you all what this podcast is about. My name is Bradley Tennant,

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IGFH News

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Another year nearly done and dusted. Huge thanks to the International Greenkeepers For Hire team, especially Bradley Tennant our main man. We have accomplished so much this year everything from prisons to expos, introducing the world to our great industry. It still surprises me how many people I talk to

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Howardson Group

Electrifying E-Series on Display at BTME

Dennis Mowers is set to make a significant impact at BTME 2024, in a new stand position, taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from January 23 to 25.  Positioned at Stand 216, the company will be showcasing its innovative E-Series range—a game-changer in the world of turf management machinery.

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Howardson Group

Lloyds bringing Paladin and Leda to BTME

Lloyds Mowers is set to showcase their world renowned and highly respected grounds maintenance machinery at BTME 2024. Visit them at their new location on stand 216 in hall 2, to explore their commitment to providing solutions for maintaining fine turf. With a rich heritage in the turf care industry,

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Turf Shows

Exhibit at Lackham Careers and Tradeshow 2024

https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/52139?embed – Book here Join us at our Lackham campus as we bring employers and students together to showcase the wide range of careers available in the local area. Students will get the opportunity to explore the range of careers available to them and meet face to face with potential

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Groundsfest

GroundsFest launches new website

GroundsFest is thrilled to announce the launch of its new website – www.groundsfest.com. This user-friendly platform is designed to immerse visitors in the magic of the event. The new GroundsFest website is a testament to the event’s commitment to providing a seamless and engaging experience for its audience. Navigating the

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Turf Shows

Run for your Fund at BTME 2024

Get ready to run at BTME and you can raise money for the BIGGA Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund When: Wednesday 24 January 2024. Start: 6.30 am Where: BTME Ripon Road entrance, Harrogate Convention Centre – Run route around Harrogate town organised and managed by BIGGA   See what’s new on Syngenta stand 226

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Howardson Group

Hunter Grinders at BTME 2024

Hunter Grinders, a leading name in precision grinding technology, is set to showcase their impressive products at the upcoming BTME 2024 event, taking place from January 23 to 25 at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Visit them on their new location at Stand 216 in hall 2. Hunter Grinders returns to

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Education

GroundsFest Announces Education Fund

Organisers of GroundsFest have announced that event profits are being reinvested back into the industry to form The GroundsFest Education Fund.  The GroundsFest Education Fund has been designed to provide support to help students at land-based colleges overcome specific barriers to participation so they can remain in education. The aim

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Turf Shows

GroundsFest 2024: IGFH are signed up!

We are attending the second GroundsFest, in 2024, at Stoneleigh Park on 10th and 11th September 2024. After months of anticipation, GroundsFest 2023 exceeded expectations and marked a great inaugural event for the groundscare community. The energy was palpable as GroundsFest united all sectors of the industry, drawing 6,511 distinct

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Howardson Group

Dennis Mowers Set for The GCSAA Trade Show 2024

Get ready for an electrifying experience at The GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, where Dennis Mowers is set to showcase its ground-breaking E-Series range of battery-powered mowers.  As one of the largest golf shows globally, this event is the ultimate gathering for golf industry professionals. The trade show takes place

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Meet The Team

Living the dream at the home of football

One of our founding members, Bradley Tennant, recently secured an opportunity to work as a member of support staff on the grounds team for London’s iconic Wembley Stadium. Here, he tells us how he got the job and shares an insight into his daily routine at the largest sports venue

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Education

The Future of Sports Turf Higher Education Needs Your Opinion

There is a proposed new Level 5 Sports Turf Technical Manager Apprenticeship on the horizon with the option of including a Sports Turf Foundation Degree.  What are your thoughts on this? In October 2023, a new Level 3 Advanced Sports Turf Technician Apprenticeship was made available (for details please see Institute for

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Turf Shows

Networking in Full Swing: SALTEX 2023

IGFH’s Bradley Tennant explored grounds management trends and caught up with some familiar faces at SALTEX 2023. Here are our highlights from the popular event… Saltex 2023 On November 01-02 2023, International Greenkeepers For Hire participated in SALTEX 2023, Europe’s largest free grounds management show. This year, SALTEX was held

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Howardson Group

Dennis heading to Daytona

Dennis Mowers will be continuing its annual tradition of exhibiting at the Sports Field Management Association’s (SFMA) Conference & Exhibition, which is taking place at Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, between 22 – 25 January 2024.  As Dennis continues to fly the flag for British turf maintenance equipment, it is no

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Meet The Team

Meet The Team – Daryl Davidson

Why you joined the industry? I fell in love with it through a work studies program in high school when I was 16 years old . Who inspires you? Honestly, anyone in our industry who throws themselves in the deep end to reach their goals. I love it when people

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Howardson Group

77 years of SALTEX for Dennis Mowers

Dennis Mowers is continuing its longstanding tradition of being at every SALTEX since the show was founded and will be showcasing a wide range of leading battery-powered equipment on stand E070. SALTEX visitors can expect to see the following line-up of products on the Dennis Mowers stand:  ES-510This new mower

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Howardson Group

Electrifying Dennis E-Series at GroundsFest

Dennis will be showcasing a wide-range of pedestrian battery-powered products on stand 50 in hall 2 at GroundsFest 2023. Since its launch, the Dennis E-Series has taken the industry by storm standing out from the competition in terms of power, battery-range and performance. Reliable and long lasting, the exciting Dennis E-Series is

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Turf Shows

Come see us, at both Groundfest and Landscape Show 2023

The next few weeks are going to be pretty chaotic for us, but it’s a fantastic opportunity to come and speak with us. Whether you’re after advice, a career change, or want to know what we have going on. You’re welcome. We are exhibiting at both Groundsfest and Landscape Show

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Howardson Group

SISIS Auto Rotorake essential for Prees Cricket Club

The SISIS Auto Rotorake MK5 is an ‘essential’ piece of equipment according to Duncan Austin, Head Groundsman at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club in Shropshire. Prees Cricket and Recreation Club is one of Shropshire’s premier sports and community clubs. Set in beautiful countryside, the Club boasts excellent sports facilities and caters

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IGFH Magazine

5th Edition of the IGFH Magazine!

The 5th Edition of the International Greenkeepers magazine is live! Huge thanks to our sponsors, in particular The Howardson Group, home of Dennis, Sisis, Lloyds, and Hunter Grinders, and our newest sponsors Mountian View Seeds. Without their support, IGFH would not exist. https://internationalgreenkeepers.com/magazine We’ve grown leaps and bounds again over the

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Howardson Group

Shropshire Club can’t get enough of the SISIS Quadraplay

The football pitches at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club in Shropshire have significantly benefitted from a SISIS Quadraplay, according to Head Groundsman Duncan Austin. With a multitude of football teams ranging from under 8’s up to seniors, both men and ladies, it is safe to say that the three football pitches

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IGFH News

Welcome Mountain View Seeds!

We’d like to welcome on board Mountain View Seeds, who are now sponsors of International Greenkeepers For Hire. The help and support provided by our sponsors are very important to us, as we continue to grow and develop new projects such as TurfMarket.co.uk, attend careers fairs and create free educational

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Howardson Group

Dennis ES-34R’s are magnificent at Molineux

Three electric Dennis ES-34R rotary mowers have made life a little easier for the groundstaff at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC according to Anthony Parker, Deputy Head of Grounds. Battery-powered equipment was always the long-term goal for Molineux Stadium, home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, but a change in circumstances gave the club an

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Howardson Group

SISIS signals results for Worcestershire FA

Two SISIS machines have led to impressive pitch improvements at Worcestershire FA’s headquarters at Claines Lane, Worcester. Worcestershire FA’s new state-of-the-art headquarters has been designed to provide a positive football hub for the community for years to come. The impressive facilities include both a full-size natural pitch and a 3G pitch,

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IGFH Magazine

Magazine 4th Edition

April 2023 marks the 4th year of International Greenkeepers, just by chance it also marks the 4th edition of our magazine. As many of our readers will already know, the magazine was formerly run in Australia under the Groundsman name. Having acquired the company back in 2021 we decided to

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Howardson Group

Dennis E-Series shines at San Siro

Two models in the Dennis E-Series battery-powered range are setting the standard in Italy by maintaining the pitch at the world-famous San Siro stadium. San Siro is the home stadium of two of the most successful Italian Football League clubs: A.C. Milan and F.C. Internazionale (Inter), and in addition to

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Howardson Group

Ravens rave about the Dennis G860

Sean Kauffman, Head Groundskeeper for National Football League (NFL) side Baltimore Ravens has revealed how two Dennis G860 cylinder mowers have significantly helped the grounds crew to improve the standards of the pitch at the M&T Bank Stadium. M&T Bank Stadium is a multi-purpose football stadium located in Baltimore, Maryland. It

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IGFH News

Saltex 2022 – We exhibited!

After our visit at the Uni of Nottingham we headed down to the NEC, Birmingham where Saltex 2022 was being held. Arriving the day before the show opened to set up our Stand D220 which was located next to the GMA hub, Myerscough College and City & Guilds. Although the

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Howardson Group

Dennis & SISIS reveal BTME line-up

Dennis & SISIS have revealed which products they will be showcasing on Stand 104 at BTME, which will be taking place from 24 to 26 January 2023 at the Harrogate Convention Centre. With a particular focus on golf course maintenance, visitors to the joint stand can look forward to finding

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IGFH Magazine

The 3rd edition, IGFH magazine – January 2023

Happy new year everyone! https://internationalgreenkeepers.com/magazine We’ve done it again, the 3rd edition of the IGFH magazine. This year has been fantastic and we’d like to share some of the things that have happened with us since June 2022. Huge thanks again to our sponsors, associates, and members, without you, all this wouldn’t

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Howardson Group

Dennis ES-860 is unrivaled at VFL Wolfsburg

After comparing various battery-powered cylinder mowers, Head Groundsman of Bundesliga football club VfL Wolfsburg Peter Sauer has chosen the new Dennis ES-860. “Technology in this industry is evolving faster and faster and electric equipment is at the forefront,” said Peter. “It is important to speak to all the manufacturers to identify

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Howardson Group

Seeding is simple with the Dennis S500

The Dennis S500 Plus seeder is helping to get the lawns into shape at Cheltenham Ladies’ College according to Ross Spry, Head of Grounds and Gardens. The Dennis S500 Plus seeder is helping to get the lawns into shape at Cheltenham Ladies’ College according to Ross Spry, Head of Grounds

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Howardson Group

Welcome Dennis and SISIS

Huge thanks to Dennis and Sisis for sponsoring International Greenkeepers. As a sponsor, their contribution is vital to continue our important work. We cannot succeed without the backing of our sponsors. International Greenkeepers was made by greenkeepers, for greenkeepers. We do this for the love of our industry.  Our main

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Come visit us at Saltex 2022!

2022 has been a massive year for IGFH and we’d again like to thank everyone who has helped us achieve our goals. As we continue to grow you’ll get to see more and more content from us, especially our free education. Whether that’s in video, written or podcast form, be

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IGFH Magazine

2nd Edition of the IGFH Magazine

We welcome you to read our 2nd edition of the IGFH magazine, slightly late… but here! It’s been a year of growth and learning for us. Meeting some fantastic people along the way, we’ve rounded up all of the best moments and relevant news for you to enjoy. Click the

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IGFH News

Win this ‘beauty’ and keep your cricket pitch looking top notch!

LG Focus are calling on local councils, cricket clubs or any organisations that have use for this powered cricket pitch roller…She is ready to give away to someone that needs her. Local Government Focus will be running a free raffle across Australia for sporting clubs that need a cricket pitch roller,

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IGFH News

The IGFH Member Map

Meet somebody a short drive away, or on the other side of the world. Communicate stories of successes, hardships, and experiences. Lend a helping hand, give information to a prospective employee about where you are from, investigate an area you wish to work, and begin to build your network exponentially

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Meet The Members

Meet Yon – He’s been on an internship in Scotland

Located on Moray Firth in Scotland, we are taking a look at an IGFH experience between international greenkeeper Yon Yoeun (pictured left) and hiring manager James Swanson (pictured right), and their time together at Cullen Links. Our Danish friends at Roskilde Technical VET College reached out looking for work experience

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IGFH News

The winner – IGFH and John Deere scholarship

For our first ever scholarship we had 40 applications which was amazing and all of them were definitely worthy of winning a great opportunity like this. It took a while but we got there after many hours reading through applications,watching videos and and zoom meetings. Meeting some very talented Greenkeepers, we

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IGFH News

Welcome to our newest member of the team, Kyle Cwynar

Superintendent at Seabright Lawn Tennis & Cricket Club /Team member of IGFH Would you like to start by telling us a bit about yourself? Originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the USA. Began my career on golf courses and had the opportunity to work at some amazing facilities in the US

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IGFH News

International greenkeepers scholarship with John Deere Australia

With all the bad news going around the world from covid to war and now devastating floods in Queensland and NSW it’s time for some good news. International Greenkeepers has secured its first scholarship with John deere australia donating $4500 to create this great opportunity. All this would not of been possible

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Meet The Members

Meet the members – Elizabeth Pinnington

Elizabeth Pinnington – Liverpool City Council Apprentice Parks Operative 4th year. I worked in many open space positions including at our first-grade cricket/AFL ground Rosedale Oval for a 6 month stint.We get rotated on our 4-year apprenticeship indenture to experience all areas of Parks and Gardens. Course Studied -Park and Gardens

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Meet The Members

Working on the Frontline in Lockdown – Sydney, Australia

Here is a great article from one of our team members at International Greenkeepers, Damien Curtis is spearheading a team of people in our industry working on the frontline in a lockdown zone in Sydney’s worst affected areas by this Delta Strain of Covid19 risking their lives to help make

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IGFH News

IGFH – The Groundsman

Hi Members and Friends Just to let you know, International Greenkeepers has purchased The Groundsman to help make International Greenkeepers self-sufficient so we can continue to grow. This is a very exciting time for all our members and friends as the world starts to recover from Covid. The borders will open

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IGFH News

3rd Year IGFH

Hi Everyone I’d like to thank every member, association and business that has supported us, we are into our third year now and have accomplished a lot of great things for the industry and we wouldn’t be here without everyone’s support. I have sat down with my tax man and worked

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IGFH Magazine

IGFH Magazine, 1st Edition

For a kid that left school at 16 to work on a golf course I’m pretty proud of this.I started this digital magazine after International Greenkeepers was offered the opportunity to purchase The Groundsman which was a very successful magazine in its day. We have a goal to bring it

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Education

Why do plants transpire?

g nutrients from the soil: The water that enters the root contains dissolved nutrients vital to plant growth. It is thought that transpiration enhances nutrient uptake into plants. Carbon dioxide entry: When a plant is transpiring, its stomata are open, allowing gas exchange between the atmosphere and the leaf. Open stomata

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Education

3 types of respiration?

Yes, glycolysis; pentose phosphate pathway; and aerobic. Now things will get very complicated here so stick with us or check out our much simpler YouTube videos. Glycolysis takes place in the cytosol of a cell, and it can be broken down into two main phases: the energy-requiring phase, above the dotted

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Education

The process of respiration

The process of respiration in plants involves using the sugars produced during photosynthesis plus oxygen to produce energy for plant growth. In many ways, respiration is the opposite of photosynthesis. In the natural environment, plants produce their own food to survive. They use the carbon dioxide (CO2) from the environment to

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Education

Check out our free educational content!

Want to service your two-stroke engine for free? You don’t always need to replace parts during a service, by cleaning the spark plug, air filter and fuel filter we can save money and help the environment. Why did we create an educational hub?Our online educational videos and educational cards were

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Education

What is photorespiration?

When Rubisco binds oxygen instead of carbon dioxide, the resulting process is called photorespiration – an innifficent, energy-consuming process. Considering that our air is 21% Oxygen but only 0.035% Carbon dioxide,Rubisco would be considerably more likely to bind oxygen than carbon dioxide, except that it has a much higher affinity

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