Bedfordshire venue adds Toro irrigation to new machinery deal for a total turf management solution
John O'Gaunt Golf Club in Sandy, Bedfordshire, has signed a new £300,000, five-year agreement which sees it become a Toro 'Total Solutions' customer.
In what is described by the club's treasurer Brendan Roulston as a "major capital investment" in the course, this deal not only extends the club's relationship with Toro machinery, but also sees it invest in Toro irrigation for the first time. Hence the 'Total Solutions' tag.
"John O'Gaunt Golf Club has a long-standing relationship with Toro machinery, so when it came to that side of things we were always going to renew with Toro, as we value its quality and pricing," says Brendan.
"Toro won the irrigation deal in a competitive pitch against two other brands because we were hugely impressed with - again - the value and quality on offer."
The club has chosen Toro's Lynx and Golf Decoder Controller (GDC) irrigation system, operated with DT series (dual trajectory) full or part circle sprinklers. Installation starts in January 2014 on the greens and approaches at the club's 18-hole Carthagena course.
Meanwhile it's Toro's greensmowers on which the club plans to spend the bulk of its 2014 machinery budget. Details will be announced later.
"This is a big investment for the club," concludes Brendan. "But one we feel more than confident making in partnership with Toro."
For more information on Toro machinery, call distributor Lely UK on 01480 226800, or visit www.toro.com. For more information on Toro Irrigation's Lynx irrigation control system software, visit www.toro.com/lynx or call 01480 226858.