St. George’s visit — photo parade

By |  July 10, 2013
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Here’s a look at the main field at St. George’s… they go to great lengths to make sure this pitch closely resembles Wembley in London… Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Alan has added these signs to all the fields at St. George’s. As he says, “When you cross on to the field… you’re in MY office.” Photo: Golfdom Staff

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A close look at the turf. It’s English dwarf rye. Also, it utilizes Decco, which is something I’ll be writing about over at Athletic Turf News soon… Photo: Golfdom Staff

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What a stand! (Editor’s note: all these captions should be read in a slightly English accent… OK, let’s crack on…) Photo: Golfdom Staff

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The indoor pitch at St. George’s, which takes a lot of work to maintain. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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A close-up of the artificial turf… Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Punching one of the fields… Photo: Golfdom Staff

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CLOSE-UP!!! Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Alan Ferguson and myself, taking a photo op. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Wow! I shouldn’t have even been in here… this is the England national team’s locker room… SWEET! Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Here are some sweet sneaks in the locker room… Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Note to people of Earth: The biggest disappointment of the English national team? Photo: Golfdom Staff …….
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A lack of hairdryers.

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I was mostly excited about this shot because I own these  same coolers back in the states. (Except they contain Miller Lite, not energy drinks…) Photo: Golfdom Staff

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GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Some edging going on. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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This is the St. George’s cross… this was previously the patio area where the Bass family (makers of Bass beer) used to watch the sun set. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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French longhorn steer. I’m told they are ill-tempered. I did not test this theory. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Yeah, this tree is kind of a big deal. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Inside Alan’s maintenance shop. There is a ton of football memorabilia. Photo: Golfdom Staff

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Blind soccer. As in, the players are blind. The ball has a bell in it so the players can hear it. New to me, but BADASS in general (remember, these comments are still being read in an English accent, aye, captain?) Photo: Golfdom Staff

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