The Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, situated on the narrow stretch of coastline between Deal and Sandwich Bay in Kent, has added further Ransomes Jacobsen turf maintenance equipment to maintain the championship links course.
The club has added four G-Plex III ride-on triplex mowers, two with greens cutting units and two for tees, two Fairway 305s with cabs and an AR250 rotary mower for maintaining the rough, all supplied by local dealer Ernest Doe and Sons Ltd.
Ian Barnard is the course manager and a former professional golfer who turned to greenkeeping following a serious injury that curtailed his career. Commenting on the new equipment he said,
"As you would expect from a links course we have a very undulating playing surfaces, both severe and subtle, so we need equipment that delivers a high quality finish, while having the ability to work under these exacting conditions here at Royal Cinque Ports.
"The four G-Plex III greens and tees mowers are all three-wheel drive, with enough power and traction to cope with the severe undulations. The greens and tees units are all interchangeable between the machines and this gives greater flexibility in how we use them."
The club have opted for a five year operating lease with full maintenance contract, which provides them with a fixed monthly cost and dovetails with their operating strategy.
"This latest package, with its combination of equipment, high service levels from local dealer Ernest Doe & Sons and a finance plan that suits our business plan, is definitely the best package us," Ian Barnard concluded.
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The new fleet at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club