The Groundsman

June 2016

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CONTENTS 3 the Groundsman June 2016 Editorial address: 28 Stratford Offi ce Village Walker Avenue Wolverton Mill East Milton Keynes, MK12 5TW Tel: 01908 312511 MANAGING EDITOR Karen Maxwell Tel: 01908 552987 FEATURES EDITOR Colin Hoskins Tel: 01634 832 221 PRODUCT EDITOR Paul Groves Tel: 01952 234 000 IOG MEMBERSHIP AND GENERAL ENQUIRIES Tel: 01908 312511 MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS Sue Fernandes Tel: 01908 312511 SUBSCRIPTIONS £72.00 UK £82.00 Europe £112 Rest of World DESIGN TSP Media Kat Jones ADVERTISEMENT SALES TSP Media Kellie Wake Tel: 01952 234 000 The Groundsman is published monthly by the Institute of Groundsmanship. All material is copyright of the Institute of Groundsmanship and may not be reproduced without permission. The publishers do not accept responsibility for any advertisement appearing in the Journal and cannot be held liable for editorial omissions or errors. The views expressed in the Journal are not necessarily those of the Institute of Groundsmanship. IOG Member Benefi ts The Prospects are looking good Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme Getting together for all-round improvements IOG Best Practice A grass masterclass by The Queen's Club's grounds team Ahead of the Game Ready for the Euro 2016 Championship EU Referendum IOG members have their say Features Contents Grow with the IOG Supporting the 'accidental manager' Technical update Great expectations… Product Showcase Line marking Product Showcase Natural & artifi cial surfaces News Other sections Maintenance Calendar Weather Update IOG News Branch News Industry News SALTEX News 6 8 10 13 14 16 18 23 28 31 32 34 39 45 46 FOLLOW US Facebook: search for Institute of Groundsmanship LinkedIn Twitter: @the_iog Recruitment Classifi eds 47 49 23 COVER FOCUS the Groundsman JUNE 2016 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship June 2016 £4.00 A grass masterclass by the grounds team COVER FOCUS Kings at Queen's EURO 2016 Championship Exclusive insights into pitch preparation in France SALTEX COLLEGE CUP Another fi rst for the event of the year 13 SALTEX College Cup - another fi rst for the show 14 IOG teams up with Prospect trade union All set for the Euro Championship in France Kings at Queen's Andy Murray was not alone in celebrating at The Queen's Club last year, as the grounds team also presented a grass masterclass by getting the courts 'back' for the Davis Cup just 20 days after the AEGON Championships See article on page 18

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