Having recently purchased a set of Express Dual and Anglemaster 3000's for their Turfgrass Education Centre, Myerscough College has been working with Bernhard and Company for training and education programmes for their students.
"Like our relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen and Kubota, Bernhard and Company fit nicely into our portfolio of what we are trying to achieve in sportsturf education and training," says Stewart Brown, Sportsturf Team Leader. "It is a huge benefit for our students to be able to train and familiarise themselves with the best equipment that they will be using when they leave college and enter the industry."
Prior to their partnership with Bernhard and Company, Stewart and his team had not had equipment that met 21st century requirements and were therefore limited in their resources and ability to teach their students about mower blade sharpening and the agronomic benefits to turf.
"There are so many uses for grinders in education," adds Bernhard's UK sales manager Steve Nixon. "It is important that the students understand the benefits grinders can have to not only the turfgrass, but to the cutting equipment as well."
Myerscough have big plans to make the most out of their newest investment. Along with using the grinders for student training and education, Myerscough are looking to develop short bespoke courses for greenkeepers.and groundspersons.
"We are looking to develop one to two day educational courses for sportsturf professionals that focus on specific topics, making sure they are getting the latest information in agronomy and other industry research. The grinders could be the focus of one of the short-courses we host," says Brown.