Date: Thu 13 Dec 2018

Some articles you may have missed...

Recent articles from printed and online resources on Architecture, Environment, the Game, Greenkeeping and Health&Safety.


Cart Paths and Traffic Management Go Hand in Hand
Author: David Oatis & Steve Kammerer
A well-designed system of cart paths can improve the golfing experience and a facility’s bottom line.

Hole 1 on Heiloo golf course officially opened
The renewed hole at golf and country club Heiloo designed by Alan Rijks was officially put into use last week.

New practice facilities for Marine Golf Nieuwediep
Alan Rijks designs new practice facilities following compensation for damage to the 'old' practice green

Reading Golf Club votes to relocate club
Author: Tania Longmire
Members of Reading Golf Club have voted overwhelmingly in favour of relocating their golf club in order to safeguard its future.

When Blind is Great
Author: Adam Lawrence
In how many cases is the blindness central to the appeal of the hole, what actually makes it great?

Breaking Down Vietnam’s Booming Golf Tourism Sector
Vietnam continues to be one of the most active areas in the world for new golf course development

Digging For Victory: JCB Golf & Country Club Comes To Life
One of the most exciting new golf courses to be built in the UK over the last decade unofficially opened earlier this summer following the completion of the four-year project to create JCB Golf & Country Club.

A Warming Trend
Author: Robert J Vasilak
Golf development remains slow overall, but a few regions of Africa and Asia are showing signs of life{%22page%22:%2240%22,%22issue_id%22:534236}

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Author: Rainer Preissmann
A masterpiece of sustainable golf course architecture

Hawkhurst Golf Club Could Make Way For Houses
Hawkhurst Golf Club in Kent could soon make way for 400 new homes if a development currently in its early planning stages is given the go-ahead by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Club history: Littlestone Golf Club
Author: Jenny Yu
The Kent venue was designed by a mixture of Alister MacKenzie, James Braid and William Laidlaw Purves, and was the host of the first ever Ladies’ Championship in 1894.


How do you control earthworms without chemicals?
Author: Lewis
With chemical control of earthworms consigned to history, agronomist Emma Beggs looks at ways to reduce the problem of casts on sports surfaces.

Golf - the game

All of these golfing words and phrases are real
Author: Tania Longmire
The term that confuses most people, ahead of phrases like ‘fried egg’, ‘snowman’ and ‘sandbagging’, is ‘Texas wedge’.

GolfSixes Growth As Fun Formats Inspire Youth
GolfSixes is encouraging more young children into the sport

Fourth oldest golf club in the world to allow women
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
Bruntsfield in Edinburgh becomes the third historic Scottish golf club this year to allow women to join for the first time.

In their own words
Author: Nick Pink
The chief executive of England Golf details the importance of making golf a safe and welcoming place, where everyone can have a fun and positive experience.

Scottish Golf to set up Young Person’s Golf Panel
Author: Emma Williams
Youngsters who are passionate about golf are being urged to apply to become a member of a pioneering new programme to help drive the future of the sport.

‘Fantastic’ Felicity Johnson Accepts Ambassador Role With The Golf Foundation
The Golf Foundation is delighted to welcome Felicity Johnson as an official Ambassador for the national golf charity that encourages young people from all backgrounds to benefit from the sport.


Course of nature
A number of British and American golf contractors are reporting that golf clubs have increased investments in their courses in 2018.
Greenkeeping, Issue 152, Nov 18. Pages: 10-12

Dew Dispersants
The application and benefits of dew dispersants
Greenkeeper International , Nov 18. Pages: 36 & 37

Health & Safety

Derision follows call for golfers to wear hard hats
Author: Alistair Dunsmuir
A number of golfers and people who work in the golf industry have derided a recent call for golfers to wear hard hats in a bid to reduce golfing-related injuries.

Golf Business International Members Address Major Health Event
Golf Business International’s Anthony Blackburn and John Bushell were among the presenters at the recent inaugural International Congress on Golf & Health (ICGH).


Passing of Former USGA President Jim Hand
James R. Hand has died at the age of 101.

Golf Course Design