Cleaning cores the easy way

On a recent trip to Japan, I’d wanted to get a new video of a core sweeper in operation. Unfortunately for me, but fortunately for the greenkeeper, who had a laugh about this, the sweepers clean the greens so fast that by the time I arrived there were no more cores to sweep.

Grass on the Kumamoto City Tram lines

I went for a walk in Kumamoto yesterday morning to take a few photos of the grass on the Kumamoto City Tram. This page shows how the grass sections are installed.

Smoother fairways with a 10 ton vibratory roller

This is a quick way to get smoother fairways. The fairways at Bangsai Country Club near Bangkok have been rolled with a 10 ton vibratory road roller to make them smoother and, one presumes, a bit firmer.

Pitch performance workshop in Bangkok

I participated in a pitch performance workshop put on by the Football Association of Thailand and the Thai League. John Ledwidge answers a question during the FA Thailand & Thai League’s Pitch Performance Workshop on August 5.