Greenkeeping News    17th Apr, 2020 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP VENUE PUTS FAITH IN ALL-NEW TORO FLEET

Royal St George’s to draft in more maintenance machines for Open week.

Royal St George’s has announced that it will make use of Toro machinery for a further five years. The club has utilised Toro Total Solutions since 2013 and now view the company as a long-term partner.

“All of the machines we chose last time have been so effective we’ve pretty much gone for the same again for our second five-year agreement,” said Paul Larsen, course manager. “In the demos, the Toro machines just did a better job on the course than everything else, and since we’ve had them they’ve proved their quality too. Five years later, the machinery from our first fleet is still as good as we wanted it to be.”

“However, I’m always on the hunt for new technology, so we added in the Greensmaster Flex 2120 walk-behind mower to this deal. The results from which have particularly impressed me. The floating head prevents scalping and leaves a smooth finish every time, and we’ve seen an improvement to the greens.”

Such is the relationship with Toro and Reesink that during The Open this year Reesink will be loaning the club more machines to keep up with the maintenance a tournament demands.

“We’ll start really gearing things up a couple of weeks before the tournament gets underway and then will be out cutting every day during the event. Having the extra Toro machines on loan will be a huge help and is another step further strengthening our relationship with Toro and Reesink,” concluded Paul.

Note: This article was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schedules are subject to postponement or cancellation


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