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The final whistle... Reesink Ireland has amalgamated with Nurney-based Professional Machinery Services (PMS) as part of its investment plans in Ireland. An agreement with PMS directors Michael and Michelle Fleming sees both join the customer service team at Reesink premises also in Nurney. Reesink says the move will put the business in a position to maintain customer satisfaction levels on a par with all its European operations. Toro was honoured to have played a role in helping prepare the course of Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland for the 147th Open. Toro mowers, aerators and utility vehicles helped crews create optimal course conditions with head greenkeeper Craig Boath saying: “with Toro, we can get the quality of cut and the course looking amazing”. Entries for the Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards were up this year, with over double the amount of entries from employers, demonstrating the faith course managers and greenkeepers have in the abilities of their students. The final in September sees the winners for both categories jet off for foreign shores. The winners and endorsers of the main award to America and for the Young award to France. INVESTMENT IN IRELAND TORO AT THE OPEN ENTRIES UP FOR AWARDS Just like you choose Toro for the best results, it’s wise to choose Reesink for its customer service. Danny Dalton, acting head greenkeeper Rochester and Cobham Park Golf Club i n North Kent, which has taken delivery of eight new Toro machines, credits Toro with leaving “satisfying” results in its wake as it looks to the future and promises to welcome more Toro machines within the next five years. According to Danny Dalton, acting head greenkeeper, the decision to go with Toro and Reesink Turfcare was an easy one to make. From his experience of using the brand at The London Golf Club, Danny says quite simply: “if you want the best results, you get Toro”. “Greenkeeping is a tough job, so whatever you can do to make it easier is a good thing. Toro is easy to work with and its outstanding build quality means maintenance is less time- consuming. “But the main appeal is the quality of cut it delivers. To do your work and be able to look back at what you’ve done and feel 100 percent happy with it is so satisfying, and ultimately what we’re all in it for.” Adding even more appeal to choosing Toro was the fact that Reesink is an official distributor in the UK. Danny says: “We don’t have a bad word to say about the support we receive, in particular that from Richard Wood, our rep, who is excellent to deal with.” The order, which consists of two Reelmaster 5610 machines, two Reelmaster 3100 with Sidewinders, two Greensmaster 3250-D greensmowers, a ProCore 648 and Workman MDX-D is, says Danny, the start of an ongoing relationship: “The plan is we will order more Toro over the next five years, I am aiming for a ‘red shed’! Not only do we have our members to keep happy, but we have a comprehensive and varied events calendar too, and there’s no doubt Toro and Reesink are the partners we need to make sure the course presents at its consistent best.” Get in touch For turfcare machinery, irrigation and water aeration products: Reesink Turfcare UK Limited 1-3 Station Road, St Neots Cambridgeshire PE19 1QH Tel: 01480 226800 Email: TORO IN THE WORLD CUP It’s the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world and the 2018 World Cup delivered all the excitement a billion fans could hope for. From England winning 6-1 against Panama to the Croatia versus France final which saw France crowned World Champions, all eyes were on the pitches. Five stadiums depended on Toro equipment to prepare their fields and grounds to the highest international standards. Mowers and aerators, sprayers and utility vehicles were picked for the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Saint Petersburg Stadium on Krestovsky Island, Kazan Arena, Mordovia Arena in Saransk and Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Clear favourites were the Reelmaster 3100-D, ProCore 648, th e Multi Pro 1750 sprayer and mid- to heavy-duty Workman utility vehicles, in particular the MDX and the HDX. 01 Danny Dalton, acting head greenkeeper, on one of the club’s new Greensmaster 3250-D greensmowers, with club manager John Aughterlony in the middle shaking hands with Reesink’s Richard Wood. Read Newslines online at Designed and produced by Reesink Turfcare UK Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.