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News for Turfcare Professionals and grounds management professionals . Spring 2023
WHEN RED LEADS
THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Fulwell Golf Club latest to choose electric and hybrid machinery from Toro
How green are the UK’s golf clubs? If the number of those approaching Reesink Turfcare about its all-electric and hybrid mowing and utility vehicle range from Toro is anything to go by, then the answer is they’re 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, boost its relationship with the community.
Director of golf, Peter Hall, explains: “The reasons for making the green choice were two-fold. We wanted to reduce our carbon footprint as well as bringing the club closer to the community and lessening the impact on our neighbours. We’re surrounded by residential houses and have certain restrictions for when we can work. Having all-electric and hybrid machines means we can mow early in the morning and cut the greens without disturbing anyone, increasing efficiency and productivity.”
It was fundamental to get the right equipment – you can only be as good as the machinery you have, and that's the reason why we invested in Toro. They’re proven to have the best cut, quality and reliability on the market for their diesel mowers and lead the way with electric and hybrid technology.
Course manager Ryan Bezzant, who manages a team of eight full-time staff, explains why it was time to bring in a Toro fleet, the club’s first: “Toro is the market leader and very good at what it does, so we felt confident that buying fully electric machines from Toro wouldn't make us lose performance. And it’s proved to be true: they’re very efficient and so consistent in their cutting.”
Fulwell’s team selected two Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 riding greensmowers, two Workman GTX Lithium-Ion utility vehicles, a Greensmaster e1021 pedestrian greensmower and the hybrid Reelmaster 5010-H fairway mower from the Toro range available from distributor Reesink Turfcare. Ryan says these choices have significantly improved operations.
Along with cleaning cutting, easy charging, and no hydraulic fluids leaks damaging the greens; there’s also a lot less maintenance and we’ve definitely noticed the time that frees up for other work.
The club plans to further invest in Toro, as Ryan concludes: “Golf seems to be turning into an all-year round activity and having the option of all-electric means we can mow whenever needed especially with the handmowers.
“We’ve been so pleased with the performance of the machines and the support from Reesink when it comes to servicing and training and supporting our trainee mechanic that we’ve just placed an order for another e-TriFlex 3370. We need to make sure the course is always kept at a high standard, and with Toro and Reesink, we know it is. This is really only the beginning of our sustainably journey when it comes to machinery.”
We're dedicated to improving our place in the community whilst producing great results and promoting sustainability at the club. Toro was the only partner to help us achieve that.
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