Emmett Curran, Head Greenkeeper at Downpatrick Golf Club in Northern Ireland is the first person to break par at the RJL golf course at Ransomes Jacobsen's head office in Ipswich; the first visitor to the factory to achieve this feat on the company's recently opened three-hole course.
He was a member of a party of greenkeepers on a visit to the Ransomes Jacobsen European headquarters, hosted by the company's dealer for Northern Ireland, Brodericks (NI) Ltd. Emmett, who was a five handicap player before giving up the game years ago due to arthritis, was amazed at his sub-par round.
"This is a great little course," he said, "very tricky due to the pin placements and the final hole, which is almost an island, so I was delighted to get round in just eight shots. This course is a credit to Ransomes Jacobsen and is in excellent condition. We had a superb visit and I must admit that I didn't realise the extent of the manufacturing capability at Ipswich. It was a great experience and the round of golf was the perfect end to a really enjoyable day."