With an ageing fleet and the decision made to replace it, quality of cut, comfort and simplicity saw Gorleston Golf Club go for nine new Jacobsen mowers.
Situated in Norfolk, the course hugs the coastline with stray shots on some holes in danger of landing in the North Sea. Its location in East Anglia makes it England's most easterly course, with the seventh green claiming the accolade of being the most easterly in the country.
The new fleet of machines including three Greens King 522s, an AR320, and three GP400s were selected by Course Manager, Danny Perring, with the backing of the greens committee and the advice of Jacobsen dealer Ernest Doe.
Various manufacturers were assessed throughout the procurement process. Still, it was what the Jacobsen's offered as a package, including the service of Ernest Doe's Groundcare Area Sales Manager, Stuart Patterson, that impressed Danny the most.
"The golf club was in a situation where we needed to renew all our machinery, and that is what initially drew us towards Jacobsen," Danny Began. "The best way of doing this was all together in a package deal, so we put some quotes together, and other manufacturers came in, Ernest Doe with Jacobsen were on top of the job, and they came back really quickly."
"The quality of cut on all the mowers is brilliant. It's as good if not better than anything I've used before. The whole simple factor of Jacobsen is they don't make things too complicated, the machines are easy to maintain, they're comfortable, and the guys really enjoy using them."
"That's one thing myself and the guys really like about Jacobsen and also it's the aftercare and maintenance. Ernest Doe and Jacobsen are always quick to get someone here within 24 hours. We never have any mowers out of working order for more than 24 hours, and that's one of the main reasons we bought and went with Jacobsen."
"In the past at previous jobs, I have used other manufacturers, and Jacobsen was just as good if not better in quality of performance and to top everything off the price was good value for money. Nobody else could really touch the price, and that's how we settled on the mowers and using Jacobsen."
Simplicity with maintenance and operation combined with a signature high-quality cut has always been the cornerstone of Jacobsen machines. Providing comfort where it is needed on the AR320, simple maintenance with the swing-out centre reel on the GP400 or an easy to use command systems on the Greens King 522 allows operators to consistently make the most of the high-quality cut.
For more information on the Jacobsen range, contact your local dealer or visit jacobsenbuilt.com.