St Enodoc Golf Club has an impressive roll call. It is the number one golf club in Cornwall, sixth in the country according to Golf World, and rated 99th in the world by Golf Digest. Adding to that, is the fact that it is now a new Toro customer.
Simon Greatorex, general manager, on the right, shakes hands with Reesink's John Pike, and Devon Garden Machinery's Steve Dommett
Based on that roll call it's easy to see that this links course, based on the North Cornwall coast overlooking the Camel Estuary, has high standards to maintain. Simon Greatorex, general manager, explains why he and course manager Scott Gibson turned to Toro to help with that.
Simon says: "As a general manager I have spent a lot of time with the greenkeepers, and time and time again the preferred machinery choice is Toro. This is almost always down to their opinion on the brand's reliability, build quality and machine support from the supplier and dealer, in this case Reesink Turfcare and Devon Garden Machinery. I happen to agree with them on all of these points."
And that's why the club has opted for Toro this time, and is in receipt of two Greensmaster 3400 TriFlex mowers, a Reelmaster 5410 and a Reelmaster 3100-D with Sidewinder, to tend the club's greens, surrounds and fairways.
Of these machines, Scott says it's the Reelmaster 3100-D with Sidewinder which is standing out for the club's greenkeeping team of eight. In particular for "its versatility, excellent stability, clean and superior cut, and immaculate presentation," says Scott. He goes on to praise all four machines for their ergonomic design.
Plus, there's the service and support of Reesink Turfcare and Devon Garden Machinery. Scott says: "We have a long-standing relationship with Devon Garden Machinery who distributes Toro in our area, the service and support we get from them is second to none. And Reesink has made the whole process very straight forward, from the advice on the type of equipment we needed to purchase, to the many options that were open to us to finance the fleet, it has been nothing but easy."
So why has St Enodoc opted for Toro now? Simon explains: "The club has an ongoing course improvement plan, plus the drive to attract some additional events to Cornwall. We already host the South West Ladies Match Week in July for Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, and in 2019 we will be hosting the English Senior Women's Amateur Strokeplay Championship. With Toro on board we feel we stand in good stead for expanding this roll-call even further."