The Groundsman

November 2012

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November 2012 £4.00 www.iog.org The 2012 IOG Industry Awards Finalists The finalists have been announced for the prestigious 2012 IOG Industry Awards. The Awards acknowledge the high standards achieved by volunteer and professional teams and individuals at facilities that range from grass roots through to professional stadia level. The Awards' judging process recognises achievement, innovation, fresh thinking as well as examples of best practice from the leaders in groundsmanship. The Awards raise standards and encourage greater professionalism Pg 21-25 Top of the class! Feature The Groundsmantravelled to leafy Surrey to meet David Roberts, Grounds Manager at Charterhouse School – and discovered what made Charterhouse the winner of the 2011 IOG Industry Award for Best Independent Schools & Colleges Sports Ground of the Year Pg 28-31 Book your seat at this year's IOG Conference – Pg 10-11, 18-19 Feature Pitch perfect The National Football Centre at St George's Park was formally opened last month by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Pg 34-35 Feature Precision cutting for greens Feature Auto Enrolment – advice for employers Automatic enrolment has been introduced to make it easier for people to save for retirement Pg 36 Two experienced men in charge at contrasting golf courses in Essex have invested in new machines that specifically meet the demand for faster, more accurate adjustment on walk- behind greens mowers Pg 41 Also inside: IOG News Pg 4-6, IOG Elections Pg 7-8, IOG Branch News Pg 9, IOG SALTEX News Pg 12, Industry News Pg 13-16, IOG Conference Pg 18-19, Product Showcase - Brushcutters Pg 42-43, Product Showcase - In Action Pg 44-46, Weather Pg 47, Recruitment Pg 48 Published by The Institute of Groundsmanship AMENITY & leisure SPORTS TURF Fertilisers – Subterranean search for special K... Pg 37-38 Amenity Services – Trusting in another ride-on Pg 39 Parks – £100 million Lottery boost Pg 40

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