Newslines Spring 2018

at work Irrigation Solutions much tougher going when digging up sprinklers for maintenance and repairs. With the Infinity sprinklers we don’t have to do that anymore as they are accessible from the top.” The Castle Course will move to Toro B-series sprinklers on the tees next. This will make all the sprinklers on the course interchangeable and future-proof. From now on, the team will be able to leave the externals and just change out the internals such as the nozzles when required. As the title suggests it really is to infinity and beyond with Toro Lynx and Infinity! Lynx control system for links course Portmarnock Golf Club has updated its irrigation systemwith a Toro Lynx control system and 1,220 Toro Infinity series sprinklers. Irrigating the challenging course is now easy thanks to round-the- clock access to course conditions via apps synced to the new Lynx control system. Links manager of 10 years Gary Johnston’s favourite aspect of the new system is the accessibility: “The control system can be accessed anywhere via apps, allowing us to monitor the course’s water needs at all times. This gives us greater control over our irrigation management, as real-time adjustments can be made to give turf the right amount of water.” According to Gary, setting up the new system was simple and benefits of the 1,220 Toro Infinity sprinklers are numerous: “Infinity sprinklers have so many good points: their ease of operation, being able to access the top of the sprinkler for repairs, and that they are future-proof,” says Gary. 10 . news lines . spring 2018 Irrigation is easy thanks to Toro. Gary Johnstone, links manager 01 From left: Reesink Turfcare’s irrigation manager Robert Jackson adjusts a sprinkler with Aquaturf’s managing director Stephen Daly, Portmarnock’s golf manager Brian Hurley, and links manager Gary Johnstone 01 To Infinity and beyond! The Castle Course at St Andrews Links has moved from Toro Site Pro to Lynx GAC software and from Flex to Infinity sprinklers to bring the most up-to-date technology available on the market to this majestic clifftop course. Director of Greenkeeping Gordon Moir says: “It was an easy decision to choose Lynx. It’s the newest system on the market and its features will make life easier from an operational point of view.” Course manager Jon Wood says it’s the software that will make a big difference to how they run the irrigation on the Castle Course: “The ground here is different to the other six courses in that it’s more soil with a little bit of sand rather than sand-based, and that makes it The future is interchangeable. Jon Wood, course manager Step-by-step installation and a finished future-proof result at St. Andrews Castle Course