GroundsFest recently held a dedicated education programme, jointly sponsored by Bowls England, Dennis Mowers and SISIS Machinery which took place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 – 21 September.
After months of anticipation, GroundsFest 2023 lived up to the hype and celebrated a very memorable debut event with the groundscare community.
In a dedicated theatre on the event floor, the Bowls England education programme, sponsored by Dennis and SISIS, ran on both days of GroundsFest. The programme combined insightful seminars and practical tips while Bowls England’s Expert Advisor Alan Lewis, took to the stage to discuss a wide range of key topics.
Alan shared his advice on end of season renovations to ensure that greens receive the required treatment. He also discussed best practice including tips on cutting, brushing, scarifying, spraying, verticutting, aerating and watering.
Furthermore, there was essential information about grant funding support, and choosing the correct grass seed.
A machinery workshop, conducted by Grounds Training, gave delegates an opportunity to see several turf maintenance techniques carried out on a variety of equipment.
Commenting on the successful seminar, Howardson Group (Dennis and SISIS) Sales and Marketing Manager, Roger Moore, said: “It was great to see so many people attend the seminar. I think the content enabled greenkeepers and volunteers to build on their knowledge and gave them ideas on how to improve their playing surfaces.
“The seminar at GroundsFest has demonstrated how effective the partnership between Bowls England and Dennis and SISIS is. We are continuing to work with one another to develop more initiatives going forward.”
Highlights from GroundsFest 2023
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