Bowls England, the national governing body for lawn bowls, is supporting GroundsFest and will be running a dedicated education programme at the event which will be held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire on 20 – 21 September.
In a dedicated theatre on the event floor, the Bowls England education programme, sponsored by Dennis and SISIS, will run on both days of GroundsFest. The programme will combine insightful seminars and practical tips while Bowls England’s Expert Advisor Alan Lewis, will take to the stage to discuss a wide range of key topics.
Alan will be on hand to share his advice on end of season renovations to ensure that greens receive the required treatment. He will also be discussing best practice including tips on cutting, brushing, scarifying, spraying, verticutting, aerating and watering. Furthermore, there will be essential information about grant funding support, and choosing the correct grass seed.
A machinery workshop will give delegates an opportunity to see several turf maintenance techniques in action and will allow them to gain some hands-on experience with a variety of equipment.
Later in the day attendees will receive a tour of GroundsFest giving them the chance to speak to leading manufacturers and industry experts. The education programme will conclude with a ‘Turf Clinic’ question and answer session, where delegates will get the chance to ask some of their own questions to Alan.
Commenting on Bowls England’s decision to have a presence at GroundsFest, Jon Cockcroft, Chief Executive, said: “Bowling Greens truly are the beating heart of our sport.
“We are committed to helping clubs create the best possible environment for its participants to enjoy a superb bowling experience and are keen to work with industry specialists to educate clubs and provide them with the relevant information to achieve this.”
For more information, please visit www.groundsfest.com