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Week 9 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

Week 9 saw me travel back to Ireland. I have somewhat fallen in love with Ireland. Besides being able to spend time with relatives the scenery is spectacular – when you can see it and in general the people are very welcoming and nice. It was great being able to catch up with Brian [...]

Week 9 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-06-14T15:08:33+00:00

Week 8 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

Week 8 was another short week thanks to another Bank Holiday. Dave and I travelled to Wycombe Wanderers to do a field renovation with Ben, with support from Steve of Turf Tonics and his team. The pitch at Wycombe Wanderers is a combination of fine turf and a fibre technology called Desso GrassMaster. Desso [...]

Week 8 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-06-14T15:02:30+00:00

Week 7 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

Week 7 saw me travel up to the top of Scotland where I would go looking for the great Loch Ness Monster... But first I needed to do some work. After driving for 8 hours with Richard Campey, we arrived at Castle Stuart Golf Links. There we met with Richard Heywood who is Campey’s [...]

Week 7 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-06-01T09:25:27+00:00

Week 6 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

Where is the time going? The weeks are blending and the days are passing. I must admit, it feels like I have been here much longer than 7 weeks. The weekend of the 13th May, saw me go to the last game of the Premier League season for Manchester United against Watford at Old [...]

Week 6 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-05-25T10:28:35+00:00

Weeks 4 and 5 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

This week was a short week for me as we had the first bank holiday for May. The extra day for the weekend always seems to make a difference.  However they always seem to go just as fast as any other weekend. During my fourth week here at Campey Turf Care Systems, I had [...]

Weeks 4 and 5 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-05-21T10:14:15+00:00

Week 3 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

Well, what a week, after coming back from Holland I got to spend some time around the Campey work yard learning about the machinery and how the business works a little more. All the staff here have their own particular role in which is vital to the success of this unique business. People are [...]

Week 3 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-05-10T09:16:49+00:00

Week 2 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

After a week in Ireland it was time to leave and fly to Manchester where I would meet the rest of the Campey team. It has been a very busy week. First up was a trip around Manchester with Ian Campbell, where we went to Old Trafford Cricket Ground. At the time there was [...]

Week 2 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-05-10T09:08:25+00:00

Week 1 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad

After flying 22 hours from Sydney I arrived in Dublin. The first thing I noticed was the harsh difference in weather. Leaving Australia in 32’c heat arriving in Dublin where the temperature was meant to reach 9’c and numbing winds. In Dublin I was greeted at the Airport by Brian O’Shaughnessy, who took me [...]

Week 1 of Samantha Butler’s working trip abroad 2018-04-20T10:05:36+00:00

Production of a Prize Winning Pitch

Campey Turf Care Systems Mini Pitch Renovation Days give Greenock Morton Fans chance to see production of prize winning pitch. The pitch was rated as one of the top-four in the Scottish Championship with a score of 4.6 out of ten as part of the Scottish Professional Football League licensing scheme in 2016, giving [...]

Production of a Prize Winning Pitch 2018-04-12T13:20:56+00:00

Real Madrid Make Light Work of Off Pitch Areas

Small things make a big difference on and off the pitch in football, and for Real Madrid the small machines making a big difference are the Dakota 310, Air2G2 Air Inject and two Martin Lishman Micro Sprayers. Los Blancos represent the pinnacle of modern football. Their white shirts are famous the world over and [...]

Real Madrid Make Light Work of Off Pitch Areas 2018-04-12T12:35:34+00:00