Golf course maintenance: Golf Club Montreux’ greenkeeper on today’s key challenges

Golf course maintenance: Golf Club Montreux’ greenkeeper on today’s key challenges

From the green to the fairway, from hazards to bunkers, golf courses require specialized upkeep if they’re to remain fit for purpose. As such, most clubs have a dedicated greenkeeper, who plays an essential role in maintaining the course year-round. Marc Charrel, greenkeeper at Switzerland’s historic Golf Club Montreux, tells us more about golf course maintenance, as well as the issues it’s currently facing. Continue reading…

Sport field maintenance: all-natural vs. synthetic grass

Entretien de gazon de terrain de sport : pelouse naturelle vs synthétique

Today, 98% of France’s local government authorities are directly responsible for maintaining their region’s publicly-owned sports facilities, including outdoor pitches and playing fields. As a result, many are wondering whether city councils should be opting for all-natural or synthetic grass. With the help of Eurofield’s Director General, Gilles Thillaye, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of both artificial turf and real grass, from upkeep and cost to environmental impact, ahead of Paysalia’s 2017 annual conference. Continue reading…