Spring 2023

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.

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Sustainable Saints

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 could pave the way for an industry to invest in sustainable fleets.


    Problem solving at Hurlingham

    As a repeat Otterbine customer The Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London, has turned once again to the pond and lake aeration specialist for three new machines to tackle water quality problems in its two-acre lake.


    Lithium-ion key in brand choice

    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 choosing the new brand to the UK market.

    Machine focus

    Toro's ProCore 648s aerator

    Toro takes a machine that won over UK greenkeepers and adds even more innovative features to the time-tested classic. The ProCore 648s picks up where its predecessor, the ProCore 648, left off. The s means superior – and superior it is.

    Toro irrigation

    Toro irrigation for UK clubs

    In the year the irrigation division was rebranded to Reesink Hydro-Scapes, golf clubs the length and breadth of the country made the red choice when it came to their irrigation.

    Toro parts

    Cold weather tips for maintenance

    With driest summer in 40 years and a ‘triple dip El Nina’ expected to bring continued dry, cold weather into the winter months, the best thing turfcare professionals can do is be prepared when it comes to machinery maintenance – and for that Toro Parts and Reesink Turfcare have got customers covered.

    Lake aeration

    Wyboston Lakes trusts in Otterbine


    Mortonhall joins hybrid ranks

    The latest club to join the hybrid machinery ranks with Toro is Mortonhall Golf Club in Edinburgh.

    Insider Knowledge

    The true cost of electric machinery

    Electric turfcare machinery is, as we know, the future of the industry. It’s the reality we’re moving towards. Many greenkeeping professionals are understandably concerned about how electric turfcare machinery will impact their business, especially economically.


    Here Lee Rowbotham, service manager here at Reesink UK, considers the comparisons and crunches the figures.


    Ratho Park Golf Club in Edinburgh

    Ratho Park Golf Club in Edinburgh, Scotland, has a long history with Toro and has recently acquired one of the brand’s bestsellers: the Reelmaster 3100-D cylinder mower featuring its innovative Sidewinder technology.

    Reesink e-Vehicles

    Dealers become STAR pupils

    Reesink e-Vehicles hones product knowledge by inviting all its dealers, service managers and engineers from its three branches to attend technical training on the STAR EV range at the Cambridge Belfry.


    Golf manager and mechanic united

    Ardfin Golf Club’s golf manager and mechanic were in complete agreement that the club’s hybrid machinery purchases should be Toro.

    Product report

    STAR Capella Work Machine

    James de Havilland is a technical freelance writer hailing from Banbury in Oxfordshire. A well-respected journalist, he has accrued over 30 years’ experience operating, testing and writing about turfcare machinery.

The last tee

Management update

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!

Student Awards

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.