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TGMS Sports Turf Consultancy and Pitch Drainage Specialists

Press Release   •   Nov 07, 2010 03:48 GMT

TGMS - the leading sports turf consultancy practice - are now at the top of their game having recently announced the acquisition of their brand new GPS, the Leica Viva GPS. This enables the company to utilise all available satellite systems when they are out in the field and take advantage of Smartnet correction service. This in turn allows them to work to the Ordinance Survey National Grid, whether they are working on sports pitch drainage , football pitch construction or even if they are working on a synthetic sports pitch.

Speaking exclusively about TGMS’s new acquisition Oliver Munro, surveyor and field engineer for TGMS he said:

"I am extremely happy with the new GPS equipment. This not only ensures that we can continue to provide our existing services, but we can now also offer additional services such as setting out a site for re-grading, setting out pitch locations and as built surveys."

In other news, Dr Richard Earl, Managing Director of Tgms Ltd, has written an article which appears in this month's Sports Management Magazine, titled "Pitch design from the inside out". In an age where sports turf is used for all sorts of events such as concerts and festivals, it's crucial that the best care and attention is being paid in order to sustain the quality of turf for its primary needs.

Dr Earl says: "Creating an environment within which turf will thrive is crucial to long-term sustainability. The application of science and engineering to the design and construction of natural turf facilities has a lot to offer the industry. However, long-established, basic principles are often ignored."

He goes on to explain his thoughts in detail, which can be read here:


TGMS Ltd is a leading sports turf consultancy practice specialising in the design and management of natural and synthetic turf sports pitches. We offer a comprehensive range of services including feasibility studies, design (including earthworks and drainage) and contract supervision to support the construction of new sports pitches as well as the remediation of existing pitches.

TGMS Ltd was formed as the result of a management buy-out (July 2008) of TurfTrax Ground Management Systems Limited, which was founded in 1997 to commercialise research undertaken with Cranfield University’s National Soils Resources Institute (NSRI). NSRI Cranfield is one of the world’s pre-eminent soil research/soil physics establishments and is a centre of excellence for sports turf management.

Our operations centres, where we coordinate our national and international service, are based in Bedfordshire and Sunderland.

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