Greenkeeping News 3rd Apr, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk
NEWQUAY GOLF CLUB in Cornwall has chosen Toro Lynx control system and Flex Series sprinklers to keep the course in top condition – and within six months the results are the talk of the county.
With the previous system failing the club, a change was needed and head greenkeeper Dan Kendle worked with irrigation specialists Irritech to assess the current system and design a new one.
The process concluded with Full Circle Irrigation installing a Toro Lynx Central Control System with FLEX 35 and 55 Series sprinklers provided by ReesinkTurfcare on the greens, surrounds and approaches last winter.
“It was time for a new system, but we also wanted to make sure we have a system which could cope with the fact that we’re an exposed links course,” explained Kendle. “We’re built on sand dunes beside the Atlantic Ocean and we get a lot of wind and salt spray. I knew we needed an irrigation system capable of dealing with that.
“The difference since we switched to Toro is massive. We now have denser and greater grass coverage, especially across the greens. Members say they can’t believe how much better the course is now, and the buzzword is our greens are the talk of the county!”
The FLEX 35 and 55 series features a dual trajectory main nozzle with an easy adjustment to a 15 or 25 degree setting providing improved performance against harsh links conditions, which has been particularly beneficial at Newquay.