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Category Archives: Features

Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Features, 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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