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Sports and grounds care

Some of the top names in the sports turf and turf industry use Bernhard Grinders:

Adelaide Oval Cricket Ground, Real Madrid C.F., Arsenal Football Club, Sussex County Cricket Club, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club, and turf companies, Paynes Turf (UK) and  East Coast Sod (USA). 

We talked to five of them here about their own particular styles of maintenance.

SUSSEX COUNTY CRICKET CLUB, ENGLAND

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“Having our own grinders means that we can now maintain a zero contact cut all year round.” Head Groundsman, Andy Mackay, Sussex County Cricket Club.

The oldest first class cricket club in the UK – Sussex County Cricket Club is the first UK Cricket club in the country to own its own grinders – and it seems that they may be setting a new trend.

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THE ADELAIDE OVAL, AUSTRALIA

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“Presentation is the key.” Turf Manager, Damian Hough, The Adelaide Oval.

The Adelaide Oval is regarded as one of the best cricket grounds in the world, and is currently undergoing a 450 million dollar redevelopment.

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REAL MADRID, SPAIN

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Premier League Groundsman of the Year, Paul Burgess is now at the Bernabeu stadium, home of Real Madrid Football Club:

“I like to be fully in control of my grinding and maintenance programmes. Fresh ground mowers give the cleanest cut to microscopic tolerances, and this not only improves turf health and disease resistance, but it gives spectacular results.”

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TURF GROWERS - PAYNES TURF, ENGLAND

paynesturf.jpgPayne's Turf is a well established family run business that has been growing cultivated turf since 1987 – and sells around 1.6 million sq meters of it per year.

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TURF GROWERS - EAST COAST SOD, NJ, USA

“Our reputation is put on the line every day and the quality of our grass has to be nothing less than perfect.” Andrew Mottel, Field Operations Manager. East Coast Sod, USA.

East Coast Sod is a 1,500 acre sod farm in southern New Jersey. Andrew said, “We produce roughly 150 acres of current bentgrass varieties for golf clubs from Georgia to Boston and to the Mississippi River.”

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