IN THIS ISSUE
News for turfcare and grounds management professionals
WHEN RED LEADS
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
The UK's golf clubs are making the green machinery choice wherever possible. A striking case in point is Fulwell Golf Club in Middlesex who has set itself the goal to be the most sustainable club in the county and, through its machinery choices with Toro, boost its relationship with the community.Read full story
Southampton Football Club is the first club in the Premiership to invest in Toro's all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 riding mower. Investing in two machines, they are the first lithium triples to be sold into a Premiership football club and surely pave the way for the industry.Read full story
PROBLEM SOLVING AT THE
The Hurlingham Club had three specific issues to solve in one of its two-acre lakes: algae, water smells and noise disturbance. The solution was Otterbine for a complete renovation of the water body.Read full story >
SUSTAINABLE APPROACH AT RADLEY COLLEGE
Radley College has chosen to replace its fleet of utility vehicles with STAR EV's Capella Work Machines stating the lithium-ion energy source as the key reason for its choice. Find out why here.Read full story >
TORO PROCORE 648s
The ProCore 648s picks up where its predecessor, the ProCore 648, left off. Toro has taken the aerator that won over UK greenkeepers and added even more innovative features to the time-tested classic. The s means superior – and superior it is.Read full story >
TORO IRRIGATION FOR UK CLUBS
In 2022 golf clubs across Britain made the red choice when it came to their irrigation. Here we look at some of those who opted for Toro irrigation for one of the biggest investments a club can make.Read full story >
COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR MACHINERY MAINTENANCE
Meteorologists expect a dry winter which means maintenance will be focused on machinery working on hard, unrelenting ground. Toro Parts' quality and Reesink's comprehensive stock and fast delivery represents the kind of reassurance you want for minimum downtime and maximum productivity.Read full story >
WYBOSTON LAKES TRUSTS IN OTTERBINE AGAIN
Hotel, spa and golf resort Wyboston Lakes has once again trusted Otterbine with its prized possession: its lakes. For almost two decades Otterbine has played a big part in complementing the natural beauty of two prominent lakes and providing an environmentally-friendly water aeration solution.Read full story >
MORTONHALL JOINS HYBRID RANKS WITH TORO
The latest club to join the hybrid machinery ranks with Toro is Mortonhall Golf Club. In a double bill of sustainability, the machines are refurbished through Reesink's ReeOwn scheme and prove that hybrid machines can match their diesel counterparts in longevity.Read full story >
TRUE COST OF ELECTRIC TURFCARE MACHINERY
There will always be a role for both petrol and diesel machinery, but what we're seeing now is a spearheading in the journey of electric-powered machinery. The cost of buying electric equipment is much more achievable, and with the recent economic downturn and the cost of petrol/diesel hitting an all-time high, they're reaching a peak. Here Reesink's Lee Rowbotham crunches the figures.Read Full Story
SIDEWINDER TECH FOR RATHO PARK
Ratho Park Golf Club has recently acquired one of Toro's bestsellers: the Reelmaster 3100-D cylinder mower featuring its innovative Sidewinder technology for cutting round the bunkers and semi-rough cutting at 20mm.Read full story >
E-VEHICLES DEALERS BECOME STAR PUPILS
Reesink e-Vehicles' dealers and branch service managers and engineers attended technical training on the STAR EV range to hone product knowledge and ensure the most up to date information is passed on to customers and maximum value from the machine is guaranteed.Read full story >
SUSTAINABLE TORO FOR SUSTAINABLE ARDFIN
To keep Ardfin Golf Club's spot in the top 100 best golf clubs and continue the sustainability work it's known for, the club trusts its greens to Toro and the hybrid duo: the Greensmaster TriFlex hybrid 3420 riding greensmower and Reelmaster 5010-H fairway mower.Read full story >
STAR EV CAPELLA WORK MACHINE
Affordable to buy, even cheaper to run
Independent machinery tester James de
Havilland finds the STAR EV Capella Work
Machine may look like a golf buggy, but with
a big boot, is a load lugger.
The Last Tee
Reesink starts 2023 in a strong position after a management restructure and navigating a challenging year. Alastair Rowell is now managing director of Reesink UK after David Cole's retirement last summer. Jon Cole moved from the Reesink South West branch to the role of divisional business manager for Reesink Turfcare and David Timms, previously regional sales manager for the midlands is now national accounts manager. Gillian Haverson joins as marketing and communications manager for Reesink UK. A very positive start to the year!
After a record number of entries, the Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2022 winners were announced at Goodwood Estate in West Sussex. James Gaskell from Ripon City Golf Club scooped the main award and Peter Pattenden from Carden Park Golf Club won the Young Award. Entries can be made now for the 2023 event will be held at Carden Park in Cheshire and as always there are educational, international, all-expenses-paid prizes for the winners, runners-up and nominators.
Employers and lecturers can make nominations by clicking here.
Knowledge is power
Spruce up your team's knowledge in just two days. Reesink's range of training courses are held at the customer's venue and focus on getting the best from Toro equipment in just two days. Choose from the Safe Use of Ride-On Mowers, Turfcare Mechanics, Level 1 Hydraulics and Electrics fundamentals and Professional Sprayer and rest easy that Reesink offers competitive prices and flexible dates so you can book training ahead of time, safe in the knowledge you are getting the best deals possible.
Find out more about Reesink's range of training courses by clicking here.