Reading FC: Kicking Off The New Season With A Reliable Hybrid Pitch

Topsport Sports

Madejski Stadium has been home to Reading FC since its construction in 1999. With the playing surface having undergone significant wear and tear over recent seasons, especially given its dual function as the home ground for London Irish RFC, Reading commissioned a full reconstruction during the summer of 2017, in preparation for a renewed promotion challenge. The challenge With the …

The Anaconda: Revitalising One of Europe’s Longest Bunkers

Topsport Sports

Chart Hills Golf Club, Kent, is an award-winning golf course designed by six-time major winner turned golf course designer, Sir Nick Faldo. Over the past three years, Tarmac’s Topsport has been helping the club to re-line its 98 bunkers, including the infamous 200-yard ‘Anaconda’ bunker. First opened in 1993, Chart Hills GC has proved to be a highly popular course …

Delivering Consistent Bunker Playability In Demanding Weather Conditions

Topsport Features, Sports

Bunkers are often the scourge of amateur and professional golfers alike. Whilst their presence on the golf course is intended to both challenge and chastise, sometimes a wayward ball can be overly punished if the bunker in question suffers from poor drainage. Here, Peter Cullen, Technical Sales Manager at Tarmac’s Topsport team discusses the key issues around bunker drainage, and …

Plymouth Argyle: Harper’s Park Training Ground

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Plymouth Argyle is one of the South West’s most famous football teams. In order to kick off their 2016 promotion challenge after coming so close last season, the club identified its training facilities as a key area that could be improved. Poor drainage had limited the use of Plymouth’s Harper’s Park training ground in the past, especially during the winter …

Chart Hills Bunker Lining

Chart Hills Golf Club: Minimising Maintenance and Perfecting Performance

Topsport Sports

For a top UK golf course which prides itself on offering a challenging yet enjoyable game, the performance of its bunkers is essential to reputation and ultimately profit. Preventing the issues and high maintenance costs associated with poor bunker drainage led Chart Hills Golf Club to look for an innovative solution with Tarmac’s Topsport. The challenge Situated in the High …

Hampshire Club Bowled Over With New Green

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The challenge: With a 500 year history, bowls is a sport that’s deep-rooted in English tradition. However, its gentle pace may be deceiving as underneath a quiet exterior lies a game wholly reliant on skill, small margins and, crucially, a thoroughly level playing field. Despite being part of the local community for over 60 years, when Alton Social Bowling Club …

Specialist Sand Production Process

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Follow the production of Tarmac’s Topsport specialist sand at one our UK processing plants. For more information on Tarmac Building Products’ Topsport Specialist Sand please call 0345 600 7704 or email topsport@tarmacbp.co.uk.

Golf Bunker Lining

Topsport Bunker Lining Banishes Flooded Bunkers

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The challenge: Bunkers are often the scourge of amateur and professional golfers alike. Whilst their presence on the golf course is intended to both challenge and chastise, sometimes a wayward ball can be overly constrained if the bunker in question suffers from poor drainage. Despite featuring on probably every single golf course across the country, from those which host major …

Beaverbrook Golf Course

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Building Beaverbrook: a tee to green solution for one of the country’s most exclusive golf clubs The challenge: Golf in the UK is well known as an accessible sport, with thousands of clubs dotted around the country. Whilst the nation is home to some of the most famous courses in the world, the word luxury does not always spring to …

Sports Surfaces

St Helen’s Rugby Club

Topsport Sports

The challenge: To construct a new stadium and pitch for St Helen’s Rugby League Club. The solution: Tarmac Topsport supplied 1,200 tonnes of gravel, 2000 tonnes of sand, 1,200 tonnes of rootzone and 2,000 tonnes of loksand for the construction of St Helen’s Rugby Clubs new pitch. In addition to the product, the Topsport team also supplied invaluable technical advice …