SAND SAVE FOR SENIOR OPEN AT ROYAL PORTHCAWL

Royal Porthcawl Golf Club has completed a six-year search for the perfect top-dressing in time for this year’s Senior Open Championship. The revered Welsh club, which started its quest due to dwindling local supplies, confirmed it has secured sand from one of the country’s leading sport sand suppliers based 441 miles away in Ayrshire, Scotland. The Washed Dune Sand, which is being supplied by Hugh King & Co, is the closest alternative to the sand used by the 123-year-old club to top-dress its smooth-running greens. According to Ian Kinley, course manager at Royal Porthcawl, the new sand is almost an...

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New Sports Sands Premier at Harrogate 2014

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of sports sands is premiering a series of innovative products at this year’s BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition. Developed to address the demands of both inland and links golf courses and the sports turf industry generally, Hugh King & Co’s new bunker sands, root zone product and silo solutions have been generated using the very latest research and technology. Hugh King & Co decided to officially launch its latest products at Europe’s leading show for turf and grounds care professionals to underline its ongoing collaboration with the sports turf industry. Most recently this co-operation has...

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Muirfield Completes Historic Sand Swap Ahead Of 2013 Open

For the first time in its 121-year history, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers at Muirfield has sourced its bunker sand from outwith the hallowed East Lothian grounds. In an historic move brought about by dwindling home-grown supplies, the discerning club opted for a new, free-draining sand supplied by Hugh King & Co, one of the country’s leading suppliers of sports sands. The Open Championship venue began the significant sand-exchange programme in March swapping materials in all 148 of its on-course bunkers and three practice bunkers. The operation required 400 tonnes of King Bunker 8 sand, which is a heavier...

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