Greenkeeping News    30th May, 2019 by ukclubgolfer.co.uk

Toro celebrates 25th anniversary with Celtic Manor

The manufacturer continues to be ‘head and shoulders’ above the rest 

CELTIC MANOR is celebrating a quarter of a century working with Toro, with the latest ‘fleet’ making its way onto the course for the coming year.

The latest technology includes greens, tees, fairways and rough mowers as well as utility vehicles to get the 2010 Ryder Cup host course in prime condition.

The director of golf courses and estates management, Jim McKenzie MBE, believes Toro is “head and shoulders above the competition”, and this is why the partnership has lasted 25 years.

“We originally chose Toro in 1993 because it was the only machinery manufacturer that could deliver us a full fleet of machines, or the closest to it anyway,” said McKenzie.

“That sums Toro up, it has always led the way and been market innovators, and that’s why the relationship has lasted.

“Our Toro fleet is as complete as it’s possible to be. We have literally hundreds of bits of kit, and the reason for that is because Toro holds its value and ages well.”

McKenzie was asked which machine at his disposal was his favourite, and it was the ProCore 648 aerator that won.

“The ProCore is excellent for all fine turf aeration applications. The club is built on old farmland and is well drained, and hollow coring with the ProCore helps ensure the ultimate condition of the turf.”


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