Manicured roughs and fairways for Centenary Celebrations at Williamwood Golf Club
In order for the course at Williamwood Golf Club on the outskirts of Glasgow to be in prime condition for the centenary year celebrations later this year, course manager Robert Johnston has taken delivery of a Jacobsen AR250 articulated rotary mower, specially designed for maintaining and enhancing semi-roughs.
Previously, Robert has been using trailed gangs to maintain these areas on the undulating and testing parkland course, but has purchased the AR250 from his local dealer Fairways GM, to achieve a better quality of finish.
"It's the same reason why I bought the Jacobsen LF3800 fairway mower last year", he said. "The quality of cut from these Jacobsen machines is very good. I had the previous incarnation, a Jacobsen 128, for over 10 years and after trialling the LF, I saw no reason to change.
"This being the Club's centenary we are pulling out all the stops to have the course looking its absolute best this year. We're also busy upgrading the course and are moving and installing bunkers as part of our renovation programme."
Robert heads a team of six and has been at the Club for 10 years. He began his career straight from school and spent 11 years at Cochrane Castle Golf Club in Renfrewshire. He then moved to Ardeer Golf Club in Ayrshire as head greenkeeper and after four years moved south to take up a similar position at Newport Golf Club in South Wales. Fours later he returned to his native Scotland to take up his position here at Williamwood.
Photo: Richard Green of Fairways with course manager Robert Johnston