Following an extensive worldwide search for new bowling green maintenance equipment, Long Beach Lawn Bowls Club in California have recently purchased a Dennis FT610 with 10 blade cutting, verticutting and brush cassettes, cassette storage system and a Bray hand seed slotter.
Dennis and SISIS, whose turf maintenance equipment is widely used by cricket groundsman at all levels, are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Club Cricket Conference
Dennis and SISIS have announced the appointment of Platts Harris Limited, part of Lookers Plc, as dealers to cover the Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire areas.
Operating out of their impressive premises at Tuxford in Nottinghamshire and Darley Dale in Derbyshire, Platts Harris, trading as Golf and Turf Machinery, is now providing sales, service and parts support to customers for the complete range of Dennis professional mowers and SISIS natural and synthetic turf maintenance machinery.
Brailsford Golf Club’s Head Greenkeeper Andy Ryder has faced a most testing spring for his tees and greens in particular, but his two Dennis professional cylinder mowers have helped him cope and kept the club’s 180 members happy at the tee and pin. For two years now, Andy has been using a 10-bladed Dennis FT510 with interchangeable cassettes for his tees and an 11-bladed Dennis Razor Ultra on the greens at Brailsford and he swears by them.
Dennis and SISIS have concluded their spring 2013 series of educational events with the recent bowls seminar at Meole Brace Bowling Club in Shrewsbury. Committed to educating greenkeepers on how to maintain and look after bowling greens, the British manufacturer was pleased with the event which saw over 50 people attend the day which encompassed a mix of technical presentations and demonstrations 'on the green'.
Dennis and SISIS, divisions of the Howardson Group, a leading British manufacturer of innovative world class turf maintenance equipment, has announced a new strategic partnership with Fusion Media (Europe) Limited that will include working together on a variety of PR and digital media projects for both brands.
Dennis & SISIS scored a well-earned '6' with over 150 delegates attending their recent Seminar at The Brightonandhovejobs.com County Ground. The programme for the day was kicked off by the company's Area Sales Manager, Robert Jack, who welcomed delegates and thanked the event's sponsors for their additional support.
Founded in 1895, Prestatyn Cricket Club in North Wales has had a dramatic history, and over the last 20 years Dennis mowers have helped restore the club’s pitch to a standard named the best in the Bridging Finance Solutions Liverpool & District Cricket Competition in 2011. In 1990, the area was hit by the Towyn floods which forced more than 2000 people to be evacuated from their homes when the sea defences failed.
To ensure the playing surface at their Euroborg Stadium meets the rigorous quality standards demanded in the Dutch Eredivisie league, FC Groningen have recently enhanced their grounds maintenance equipment with the purchase of two Dennis G860 (34”) Cylinder Mowers.
Cricket Groundsmen will shortly have the opportunity to refresh their education on how to maintain their pitches, courtesy of Dennis & SISIS. The company are once again showing their commitment to turf professionals by staging a seminar in conjunction with Andy Mackay, host and Head Groundsman at Sussex County Cricket Club, in Hove on Thursday 28th February 2013.
As a county veteran team player, Welsh Bowling Association Advanced Coach and Level 1 IOG qualified Greenkeeper, Montgomery Bowling Club member, Mike Beloe is a man who knows the game, how to care for a bowls green and also achieve the best possible playing surface. The club has existed since 1783, making it one of the oldest in the country.
Responding to popular demand by golf clubs and Greenkeepers on the Isle of Man, Dennis & SISIS recently took to the road again. The company’s ‘Golf Machinery Roadshow’ was held at three venues with the Dennis/SISIS team putting together a practical hands-on demonstration of their equipment to a total gathering of over 50 people at Douglas Golf Course.
Shrewsbury School Head Groundsman Andrew Richards is testament to the belief that when you find machinery that works, you stick with it and his seventeen years spent using Dennis mowers proves the point. Andrew is keen to pass on this knowledge and experience and earlier this year he was involved at the School with a Dennis/Sisis Seminar & demonstration day when a number of Shropshire Cricket Club groundsmen were in attendance.
At BTME 2013 Dennis and Sisis will be exhibiting the Sisis Rotorake TM1000, this popular tractor mounted scarifier gives the user a combination of scarification and linear aeration allied with heavy duty power to control and remove thatch, reduce standing water and improve filtration. To maintain the ideal depth of scarification, the weight of the collection box and any material is absorbed by the main frame on the front roller, independent from the reel.
Award winning Groundsman Rob Brooks relies on his Dennis Premier mower to get the pitch at Alfreton Town FC in the perfect playing condition required for this progressive club.
Alfreton Town, based near Derby, moved up to the Conference last season after winning the Blue Square Bet North division, and the more intense training programme required at this level has placed extra demands on the pitch at the Impact Arena.
Continuing its commitment to thought provoking seminars, Dennis & SISIS recently held one for Cricket Groundsmen at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Keith Exton, Head Groundsman of Glamorgan CCC, together with his Chief Executive Alan Hamer welcomed over 130 delegates to the seminar, all no doubt keen to visit a test match ground and learn from the experts.
Home to two teams competing in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Cricket Championship (Feeder League to the East Anglian Premier League) on Saturdays, the club has a link with neighbours F&CY Cricket Club (U9 to U18). This allows them to play a mixture of youngsters and senior players in the F&CY Cricket Club’s Sunday teams, giving the younger players an introduction to senior cricket.
Dennis and SISIS will again be exhibiting and demonstrating their range of world class turf maintenance equipment at Saltex 2012. Visitors to the stand will be able to view an upgraded and improved version of the SISIS ride-on brush system which is designed specifically for the maintenance of synthetic surfaces.
Bickford Smith Bowls Club in Camborne, Cornwall was founded in 1931, originally as the ICI Bowling Club but is now an important community resource, with three men’s league teams and two ladies’ teams, as well as friendly and inter-club matches and competitions. In 1978 the ladies, with the help of the men, organised the annual Bickford Smith ladies tournament, which still runs each year and is still a big success.
The 2012 Dennis and Sisis Turf Care Seminar programme sailed into the Isle of Man with a very successful and well attended day at the Ballafletcher Sports Club. Dennis & Sisis were pleased with the event and their well proven format certainly drew in the crowds. Over 70 people attended the day which encompassed a mix of technical presentations and demonstrations ‘on the pitch’.
Following their recent highly successful series of bowling green maintenance seminars in the north of England and western Scotland, Dennis and Sisis are pleased to announce their next seminar will take place on Wednesday 23rd May 2012 in Northampton.
Committed to educating greenkeepers on how to maintain and look after bowling greens, Dennis and Sisis delivered two extremely informative, educational and interactive seminars to greenkeepers in Scotland and England.
Dennis and Sisis are taking to the road again with their successful seminar format. This time they're giving groundsmen and greenkeepers on the Isle of Man an opportunity to attend a Turf Care Seminar at Ballafletcher Sports Club on Wednesday 21st March.
After a very successful Fine Turf Seminar at Uxbridge County Cricket Club last year, Dennis recently returned for a repeat performance. Hosted once again by Vic Demain, in conjunction with Dennis and Cricketworld.com the focus this time was to support local cricket Groundsmen in the Middlesex and surrounding counties.
A Dennis cricket pitch mower is providing a flexible solution for the enthusiastic grounds team at Braunton Cricket Club in Devon.
Paul Mitcham, Chairman of Braunton Cricket Club, juggles a busy career as a driving instructor with maintaining the playing condition of the pitch. He explains: “We used professional groundstaff for about 10 years but due to financial restraints, myself and a colleague at the club, who is a policeman, decided to take over and share the responsibilities. We loved the work involved so we really didn’t mind!”
Following their Cricket seminar at Uxbridge Cricket Club earlier this year, Dennis and SISIS are once again offering cricket groundsmen the opportunity to attend this successful seminar. The venue this time is Essex County Cricket Club in Chelmsford and the date is Tuesday 22nd November 2011, commencing at 9.00am.