Burhill Group signs Preferred deal for TORO course machinery and irrigation
By Lucy Ohsten
Toro has secured a five-year preferred supplier agreement with the Burhill Group for both course machinery and irrigation. The deal includes eight of the group's golf courses in the UK, which range from private members' clubs to pay-and-play golf centres.
Group courses superintendent Hugh Knowles says: "We chose Toro for the high quality of its equipment, and we wanted to bring in both machinery and irrigation under one agreement."
All sites have taken delivery of their course machinery, which comprises mainly fairway and greens mowers and utility vehicles. "We've had some very positive feedback about the power rollers which fit on the fairway mowers," adds Hugh. "They distribute the grass clippings to avoid clumping in damp conditions."
Irrigation installation is also well underway. "A Toro system for tees, greens and approaches, with Toro Trident controller, has been successfully completed at Hoebridge Golf Centre, in Surrey. We're confident that installation at the other clubs will proceed as smoothly."
Toro commercial turf maintenance and irrigation products are distributed throughout mainland UK by Lely (UK) Limited, St Neots, Cambridgeshire (tel: 01480 226800),
and in all of Ireland by Lely Ireland Limited, Kilboggin, Nurney, Co. Kildare
(tel: 00 353 (0)45 526170).
Photo caption: Toro has secured a five-year preferred supplied agreement with the Burhill Group for both course machinery and irrigation. The deal includes eight courses, including Burhill Golf Course (pictured).