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Category Archives: News

Join us for the Golf Environment Awards 2018

Join us for the Golf Environment Awards 2018

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th November 2017

Would you like to be part of the celebrations for the Golf Environment Awards 2018, on 24 January in Harrogate? Tickets for the awards ceremony…

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Golf Environment Awards 2018 finalists announced

Golf Environment Awards 2018 finalists announced

Ecology, Environments, News / 10th November 2017

STRI is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 Golf Environment Awards (GEA), recognising golf clubs and individuals that strive to undertake environmental best practice.    …

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2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 2

Ecology, Environments, Features, News / 30th October 2017

by Sophie Vukelic, Ecology consultant The STRI ecology and environment team has completed the final longlisting process for the 2018 Golf Environment Awards. This heralds…

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Is your greenkeeping budget fit for the future?

Is your greenkeeping budget fit for the future?

Features, News, Sport / 23rd October 2017

by Paul Woodham, STRI Agronomy services manager   Balancing your greenkeeping maintenance budget can be tough no matter how big or small the course is. How times…

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2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 1

2018 Golf Environment Awards visits – part 1

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th October 2017

by @striturf_sophie Once again we have been amazed by the standard of entry to the Golf Environment Awards and have had a great deal of…

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The smart way to manage disease

The smart way to manage disease

Features, News, Research / 6th October 2017

Improving your turfgrass management skills is an important part of career progression in the turf industry. Here, STRI’s head of research, Dr Ruth Mann, gives…

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STRI Research 2017 in pictures

STRI Research 2017 in pictures

Features, News, Research / 5th October 2017

Following another successful STRI Research event at our UK head office and sport research facility in September, we bring you the best images from over…

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Soil, Sand and Sod – practical workshops for golf clubs

Soil, Sand and Sod – practical workshops for golf clubs

News, Sport / 25th September 2017

Join STRI and England Golf for a series of practical workshops on making your greens perform better. The workshops, hosted by highly-experienced consultants, are perfect…

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Join us for STRI Research 2017

Join us for STRI Research 2017

News, Research / 20th July 2017

Join the STRI team, and our industry partners, for the free annual research open days held at our headquarters in West Yorkshire. On September 20th…

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Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Consistency is key on the grass of SW19

Features, News, Sport / 17th July 2017

by Mark Ferguson, STRI’s Wimbledon Research Manager   Day 13 of The Championships saw Roger Federer lift the Wimbledon men’s singles title for a record…

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STRI strengthens ecology and environment team

STRI strengthens ecology and environment team

Ecology, Environments, News / 11th May 2017

STRI Group has expanded its UK regional ecology and environment operation by bringing in two new consultants.     Teneille Barwick joins STRI after moving…

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STRI bolster agronomy team

STRI bolster agronomy team

News, Sport / 2nd May 2017

STRI Group has strengthened its UK regional agronomy operation with the addition of two new turfgrass consultants.     Michael Boyes joins STRI after a…

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AST tested Qatar World Cup pitch laid in record time

AST tested Qatar World Cup pitch laid in record time

News, Sport / 21st April 2017

A pitch specially developed in Qatar, and tested by STRI Group subsidiary Aspire Sports Turf, has been laid in record time at Khalifa International Stadium,…

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GEA Winners Trip to the Algarve

GEA Winners Trip to the Algarve

Ecology, News / 7th April 2017

The winners of the Golf Environment Awards 2017 have arrived back in the UK following a truly memorable champions’ trip to the Algarve.   Alex…

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STRI on panel at ESSMA pitch management workshop

STRI on panel at ESSMA pitch management workshop

News, Sport / 5th April 2017

STRI’s head of sports surfaces, Dr Richard Gibbs, will be among the panellists at the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop in Leicester City’s King Power Stadium…

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STRI talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards

STRI talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, News / 14th March 2017

STRI ecologists Bob Taylor and Sophie Vukelic talk to Turf Business about the Golf Environment Awards (GEA).     The winners of the 2017 Golf…

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STRI Group boosts Australia operations

STRI Group boosts Australia operations

News / 28th February 2017

STRI Group has strengthened its Australian operations following a series of new high profile appointments.     Business development manager Mark Stidwill arrives from PGG…

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Taylor announced as speaker at BIGGA Scottish Conference

Taylor announced as speaker at BIGGA Scottish Conference

Ecology, Environments, News / 8th February 2017

STRI’s head of ecology, Bob Taylor, will be among the speakers at the BIGGA Scotland Golf Industry Conference 2017.     Taking place at Perth…

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STRI Group take root in Scotland

STRI Group take root in Scotland

News, Sport / 7th February 2017

STRI Group has opened a new Scottish office, in the heart of Glasgow, to help deliver a diverse range of sportsturf solutions to new and…

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STRI Group to enhance Auburn turf research

STRI Group to enhance Auburn turf research

News, Sport / 23rd January 2017

STRI Group has joined forces with a leading provider of turfgrass education, Auburn University, to initiate research and development programmes throughout the US sports surface…

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Golf Environment Awards 2017 winners revealed

Golf Environment Awards 2017 winners revealed

Ecology, Environments, News / 19th January 2017

The winners of the 2017 Golf Environment Awards (GEA) have been announced at the Hotel Du Vin, Harrogate, in a ceremony hosted by STRI Group….

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The R&A to partner Golf Environment Awards

The R&A to partner Golf Environment Awards

Ecology, Environments, News / 16th January 2017

STRI Group is delighted to announce that The R&A has agreed to become a lead partner of the Golf Environment Awards (GEA).      …

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STRI launches Chinese business

STRI launches Chinese business

News, Sport / 13th December 2016

STRI Group has launched its new Chinese company with partners Shanghai KeHua Sports Promotional Co. and Beijing iRENA Group. The inauguration of 上海体赞草坪科技有限公司 (Shanghai Tizan…

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STRI and England Golf to hold a joint workshop at BTME 2017

STRI and England Golf to hold a joint workshop at BTME 2017

News, Sport / 22nd November 2016

STRI and England Golf  are joining forces to present a one-day workshop on golf course management at BTME 2017, which is specifically tailored to secretary/managers,…

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2017 Golf Environment Awards finalists announced

2017 Golf Environment Awards finalists announced

Ecology, Environments, News / 15th November 2016

After a year filled with new ideas for nature conservation, environmental innovations and chemical legislation changes, STRI is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2017 Golf…

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STRI Group starts global recruitment drive

STRI Group starts global recruitment drive

News / 18th October 2016

STRI Group has launched a global recruitment process to fill an array of roles across its UK, China and Qatar operations. The Yorkshire-based global sports turf…

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Russia 2018 LOC, FIFA and STRI conduct World Cup pitch inspection

Russia 2018 LOC, FIFA and STRI conduct World Cup pitch inspection

News, Sport / 6th October 2016

Specialists from the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and FIFA joined experts from STRI for an inspection of pitches which will host matches and training sessions at the 2018 FIFA…

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Operation Pollinator Awards now open

Operation Pollinator Awards now open

News, Research / 8th September 2016

The Operation Pollinator Awards 2016 are now open for entries. The competition rewards golf clubs that have created ecological features that attract essential pollinating insects…

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STRI commit to diverse workplace

STRI commit to diverse workplace

News / 8th September 2016

STRI Group has partnered with Job Centre Australia to include a Disability Action Plan into the company’s core operating principles. As many as one in…

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Regional training for groundstaff and course managers

Regional training for groundstaff and course managers

News, Sport / 2nd September 2016

STRI is running a series of regional training courses for groundstaff, course managers and turfcare professionals, throughout November and December. Venues across the North, Midlands and…

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Groundskeeper training launches in Oceania

Groundskeeper training launches in Oceania

News, Sport / 29th July 2016

Seven Cook Islands groundskeepers furthered their knowledge on how to improve and maintain natural grass pitches during a two-day quality workshop at the CIFA Complex,…

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STRI Group announces Chinese partnership

STRI Group announces Chinese partnership

News, Sport / 21st July 2016

STRI Group has taken a major step into the Chinese sports turf market after striking an agreement with Beijing iRENA Group and Shanghai KeHua Sports…

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Join the STRI Team – Groundsperson

Join the STRI Team – Groundsperson

News, Research / 23rd May 2016

STRI is the largest independent sports turf consultancy in the world and is rapidly expanding its resources, research facilities and services to meet the demands…

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STRI appoint Mark Godfrey as new CEO

STRI appoint Mark Godfrey as new CEO

News / 9th May 2016

STRI Group are delighted to announce that Mark Godfrey has been appointed chief executive officer effective May 2016. Mark, who joined the company in 2006,…

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