Dennis and SISIS took their bowling green maintenance seminars north of the border and have received excellent feedback from their Scottish delegates.
The seminars at Currie Bowling Club and Cardinald Bowling Club were the final two events in their 2013 programme.
Over 80 greenkeepers from 41 clubs attended the seminars which are designed to educate greenkeepers on how to maintain their bowling greens and demonstrate Dennis and SISIS bowling green mowers and turf maintenance equipment.
Alan Ronaldson, Dennis and SISIS Area Sales Manager, got both seminars underway before Willie Wood MBE and Patrick Hulbert from Bowls International magazine made a joint presentation and Jim Smith (Rigby Taylor) discussed ways of dealing with pesticides and fungicides before Ken Mawhinnie presented on finance options for clubs.
Dave Bracey then spoke about autumn and winter maintenance of bowling greens ahead of an 'on the green' demonstration of the Dennis and SISIS bowling green maintenance machinery.
Bracey then talked about spring and summer maintenance which was also backed up by demonstrations ahead of the infamous 'turf clinic' question and answer sessions.
"We had some very positive feedback from attendees, who said that they found the day informative and interesting," Ronaldson said.
"We have a strong track record of hosting these events – not just bowls, but also for other sports and we are looking forward to hosting further seminars for greenkeepers and groundsmen in 2014."
Wood added: "I've found the day to be very informative. I've been able to talk to a variety of Greenkeepers and we’ve exchanged views on what we look for as players and what can be achieved on the greens."
Brian Galloway also found the day enjoyable: "The day has been superb. Dave Bracey was great and very knowledgeable and I’ve come away with lots to think about."
Further seminars will be planned for 2014.