Entries by Steve Mitchell

NEW John Deere Bunker Rake

NEW John Deere Bunker Rake: John Deere continues to help golf courses and sports arenas make maintenance operations easier with the introduction of the 1200H bunker rake, which will be available from the company’s professional turf dealer network this spring. Complementing the existing 1200A model, the newly styled 1200H version offers the additional benefit of a […]

New John Deere Fleet At Abridge

New John Deere Fleet At Abridge: Based in 160 acres of beautiful Essex parkland with stunning views of the countryside which can stretch as far as London on a clear day, Abridge Golf Club at Stapleford Tawney near Romford describes itself as combining traditional values with a modern outlook. Course manager Geoff Smith welcomes what he […]

Volunteering Pays Off

Volunteering Pays Off: Amazing, incredible, life changing… they are just a few of the words used by British and Irish greenkeepers since 2015 to summarise their time on the John Deere TPC Sawgrass Volunteer Programme, arranged annually in partnership with the British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of […]

John Deere Partnership Renewed

John Deere Partnership Renewed: John Deere and the Ladies European Tour (LET) have confirmed an extension to their partner agreement as of January 2018, during which Deere will continue to be designated the Tour’s official supplier of golf course maintenance equipment which includes mowers, tractors and Gator utility vehicles. Under the terms of the agreement, LET tournaments […]

Finance Deal At Rochford Hundred

Finance Deal At Rochford Hundred: Essex-based Rochford Hundred Golf Club celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018, and boasts a Grade One listed building which dates back to the late 15th century as its clubhouse. The imposing Rochford Hall was the principal hall in the ‘Hundred’ of Rochford (the term dating back to Saxon times), which is listed […]

Galway Bay’s New John Deere Fleet

Galway Bay’s New John Deere Fleet: Designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr, a former Ryder Cup golfer, Galway Bay Golf Resort at Renville near Oranmore is not a links course, but is described as ‘parkland by the sea’, with the stunning backdrop of Galway Bay and the rugged curves of the Atlantic coastline always in sight. Earlier this year […]

Swedish Greenkeeper Wins Award

Swedish Greenkeeper Wins Award: Swedish greenkeeper Daniel Grant has won this year’s SRUC Elmwood’s annual John Deere HNC Student of the Year Award, which was sponsored by John Deere and Scottish turf dealer Double A. Daniel was selected as the winner due to his outstanding commitment and attitude to his programme of studies at HNC Golf Course Management […]

PING partners John Deere

PING partners John Deere: PING, a brand with a strong heritage and one that is synonymous with performance and innovation, is a family-owned business founded in 1959 by Karsten Solheim. The company, renowned for its innovative golf equipment, is also involved in golf course ownership at Gainsborough Golf Club, which is just a short drive from […]

New John Deere Gator debuts at BTME 2018

New John Deere Gator debuts at BTME 2018: John Deere’s new HPX 815E Gator utility vehicle will be making its public show debut at BTME 2018 in Harrogate next January. This latest diesel powered Gator shares its new styling with the XUV 855M model, which replaces the 855D. The HPX 815E is ruggedly designed for a […]

Quinta Do Lago Chooses John Deere

Quinta Do Lago Chooses John Deere: A major investment in John Deere golf course maintenance equipment has been made by Quinta do Lago, for use on the Portuguese resort’s three 18-hole championship courses in the Algarve. A similar deal has also been signed with sister resort PGA Catalunya in Spain. The revamped North Course, the […]