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Meet the members, Ben Swidenbank

Ben’s passion for sports turf has seen him take his career into some of the most renowned UK sporting venues, including Wimbledon, Wembley Stadium, Arsenal Football Club, and the Oval Cricket Ground. He currently teaches as an Adult Skills Tutor in Pesticide application and Horticultural machinery at Myerscough College, Liverpool Campus.  Ben divoting the pitch …

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Pioneering Sustainable Management: Kersten UK

Biodiversity and sustainability have been a hot topic in the greenkeeping and grounds management industry for several years now, but it’s never been more relevant than now. There’s a rapidly growing interest in taking a sustainable approach to grounds management, which begs the question: what can be done to implement sustainable management? We spoke to …

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Navigating Transformative Times With Bigga

Adapting to Pay Equity, Social Media, and Industry Shifts Education events such as Continue to Learn provide greenkeepers with the knowledge required to overcome many challenges ‘There are countless ways to promote greenkeeping to the wider public and we’re … helping to create a strong industry not just today but also for generations to come.’ …

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Exploring Adaptive Golf at EDGA D3 with Get Golfing

Bradley Tennant of IGFH recently participated in February’s EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) D3 coaching session hosted by Get Golfing. The event, held at Mill Green Golf Club, aimed to raise awareness, provide training, and educate attendees on the adaptability of golf for individuals with diverse disabilities. The day kicked off with insightful introductions from …

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Fairways to Fair Pay: Groundstaff Equity in Sports Turf

Bradley Tennant of IGFH discusses the ongoing issue of subpar pay within the sports turf industry.  In the serene landscapes of golf courses, football fields, and cricket grounds, where the beauty of meticulously maintained turf meets the passion of sports enthusiasts, a contentious issue often lingers in the background: the disparity in pay within the …

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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 not the only modern approach …

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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 last 6 months, helping people …

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