Happy clients at Ipswich Golf Club
By Peter Driver
It's always good for a manufacturer to hear that his client is happy and this is exactly the case at Ipswich Golf Club, where course manager Norman Fenwick has just taken delivery of a second Wiedenmann aerator.
"Being a heathland course on a sand base we don't tend to have too many problems with drainage, but by aerating as we have done, we have been able to maximise the water uptake to the rootzone. If the soil is compacted the water runs off instead of down and the improved water retention has resulted in the current excellent condition of our fairways.
"The new Greens Terra Spike G160 will enable us to have a similar regime on our greens, where we plan to aerate at least 4 times a year. The aim is to promote all-year round golf with facilities that can cope with the extremes of weather that we now tend to experience on a more regular basis.
The equipment was purchased via local dealer, Bartram Mowers and Chas Ayres of Wiedenmann UK was on hand to commission the Greens Terra and also to undertake some detailed operator training with the greenkeeping team. Commenting during the handover, he said,
"It's always good when a client appreciates the benefits of a specialist piece of equipment and can see that it delivers what is promised. On the large Terra Spike using 25mm tines, Norman is getting really good compaction relief and now with 8mm and 12mm tines on the Greens Terra he has the flexibility to undertake various applications."
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Ipswich Golf Club (Purdis Heath) has twice won the BIGGA Environment Award, which has not happened during the history of the award.
Wiedenmann UK, founded in 1991, is the sole UK importer of grounds maintenance machinery manufactured by Wiedenmann GmbH based in Rammingen, Germany. Wiedenmann UK is an established name in the turf care markets of the United Kingdom and Ireland following the introduction of the successful Terra Spike range of deep aerators. The company supplies its products through a network of stocking dealers and attends the major turf exhibitions to support dealer activity.