Inaugural celebration #GroundsWeek launches 1 -7 March 2021
Kicking off 1st March, 2021 is #GroundsWeek. It is a celebration of the turf care sector organised by the Grounds Management Association (GMA).
Following a year impacted by Covid-19, #GroundsWeek showcases grounds staff and the work they do. The week long initiative is supported by Kubota (U.K.) Ltd and John Deere.
Industry supports for #GroundsWeek
Kubota (UK) Ltd will highlight the essential role of the groundsman via its social media channels. “At Kubota, we’re immensely proud of the fantastic relationship we share with professional groundsmen,” says Kubota (UK) Ltd General Manager Henry Bredin. “They work so hard all year to maintain and enhance sports and leisure facilities. During #GroundsWeek we look forward to highlighting the incredible job that they do and how they use our equipment to achieve the best results.”
In addition, John Deere Limited will host its first ever Turf Technology online event. Taking place at 2:30pm, Wednesday 3 March it will highlight technology advances being used on John Deere turf equipment. This includes GPS guidance, AutoTrac automatic steering, sprayer Section Control and integrated tools to manage traceability data. Watch a short video clip here.Register here. John Deere turf division manager and GMA member Chris Meacock says: “The Turf Technology event will feature Robert Patterson, course manager at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Mike Ramsay of MC Country Services Ltd. They will share their experience of how our GPS technology has helped their respective golf and groundscare businesses.”
Geoff Webb, CEO of the GMA, concludes: “After a tough year, #GroundsWeek is a fantastic opportunity for every part of the sector to come together and celebrate all the hard work that’s gone on throughout the year. We want to inspire sports fans and the general public to realise the vital role we play and get even more people to enter the profession and lend a helping hand at pitches across the country.
“We’re grateful to those officially supporting #GroundsWeek, with businesses and partners helping us champion grounds staff and the amazing work they do.
More information on #GroundsWeek can be found here.