Entries by Steve Mitchell

John Deere Awards Apprentices

John Deere Awards Apprentices: A total of 31 young service technicians have formally graduated from the latest John Deere Ag Tech and Turf Tech advanced apprenticeship programmes, which are run in partnership with national training provider ProVQ at the purpose-built John Deere Apprentice Training Centre in Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. Apprentice of the Year for 2018 was […]

Century Up At Gleneagles

Century Up At Gleneagles: Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland has recently celebrated the 100th birthday of its iconic King’s and Queen’s Courses, with a little help from local John Deere dealer Sandy Armit of Double A. Designed by James Braid and created using nothing more than manual labour and horse and cart, both courses were officially […]

Killeen Castle Invest In John Deere

Killeen Castle Invest In John Deere: Killeen Castle Golf Club in Co Meath, Ireland is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, as well as its recent investment in a state of the art golf course equipment fleet deal with John Deere and local dealer Dublin Grass Machinery worth in excess €500,000, with finance arranged through […]

Deere & Company Elect John May

Deere & Company Elect John May: Deere & Company has announced that its Board of Directors elected John C May, 49, as President, Chief Operating Officer, effective from 1st April 2019. May will be responsible for leading Deere’s efforts to maximise operational excellence throughout the company. May has been with Deere for 22 years and […]

John Deere’s Milestone Machine

John Deere’s Milestone Machine: John Deere recently hit a manufacturing milestone with the completion of the five millionth unit of riding lawn equipment built at the company’s Power Products factory in Greeneville, Tennessee. Originally founded as a small, satellite factory, Power Products is now the highest volume facility for John Deere and is responsible for […]

John Deere Key At Dumbarnie Links

John Deere Key At Dumbarnie Links: A brand new 18-hole golf course development on the south coast of Fife is coming, with Dumbarnie Links set to be open for play by spring 2020. The 165ha development reflects the historical location of a links course and sports club at Dumbarnie dating back to the 1830s. Luke […]

CMAE MENA Launch First Series Of Seminars

CMAE MENA Launch First Series Of Seminars: The recently formed Club Managers Association of Europe – Middle East & North Africa Region (CMAE MENA) is launching its first club education seminars with the support of John Deere. Communication expert Bill McFarlan will deliver three seminars in the Middle East this spring, one at Education City Golf […]

Seven For Sawgrass

Seven For Sawgrass: This year’s group of British and Irish greenkeepers are getting set for the experience of a lifetime as part of the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme, organised annually in partnership with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI). Held at the legendary […]

Farleigh’s New Partnership

Farleigh’s New Partnership: A brand new partnership between Farleigh Golf Club, John Deere and dealer Farol Ltd has seen the first ever fleet of John Deere course maintenance equipment arrive at the course. This forms part of an ongoing investment in the club and its facilities worth £6.5 million since the Hayton family acquired Farleigh in […]

John Deere Management Changes

John Deere Management Changes: John Deere has announced an important change to its European senior management team, effective from 1st January 2019. Dennis Docherty has been appointed vice-president, agriculture & turf sales and marketing for Europe, North Africa and the Near & Middle East. He succeeds Christoph Wigger, who has been appointed vice-president, global crop care […]