West Cornwall invests in efficient Toro: West Cornwall Golf Club, the oldest club in its county, has invested in Toro machinery to ensure maximum efficiency, in a move spearheaded by the club’s new course manager.
With a small team of four greenkeepers, West Cornwall Golf Club knows the importance of having machinery that can get jobs done quickly without sacrificing on quality. Which is why course manager Lawrie Tremlett championed investing in Toro when he joined the club.
He explains: “I joined West Cornwall four months ago with an aim to help progress the course and make it the best it could be. When I looked at the areas we could improve upon I realised we were relying on hand mowers for larger tasks.
“It was taking half our team two and half days a week to cut the aprons using hand mowers and a trail-behind rough mower, that just wasn’t efficient and didn’t leave much time for other tasks, so we began looking into purchasing new equipment.”
With support from the club, Lawrie contacted Devon Garden Machinery to arrange a demonstration of models from Toro’s range of ride-on mowers.
“I’ve always thought Toro provided superior cut to other brands,” says Lawrie. “So it was exciting to get Toro machines onto the course to see how they fared. We opted for the Greensmaster TriFlex 3400, which followed the contours of the course beautifully, the Reelmaster 3100-D which worked well on the banks and was very versatile, and the Groundsmaster 3400 which was not only powerful but cut very well in the wet.
“All of the machines impressed us, so it was an easy decision to add them to our fleet. Since we’ve had them, they’ve been incredibly reliable and we can see a big difference already. The quality of the course has improved and we’ve had brilliant feedback from our members.”
Club secretary, Gareth Evans, adds: “We haven’t had Toro machinery at the club for nearly ten years, however taking into account the cost, overall package and the quality, it was clear Toro was the best choice. The service from Devon Garden Machinery and Reesink has been fantastic, and we’re excited to see the course continue to improve.”
With Toro machines helping the team to be more efficient than ever, Lawrie is now looking to the future: “It’s fantastic to see how the course has improved with the addition of just three new Toro machines, but I’m not done yet. This partnership is just the first step as we work to continue improving the course.”
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