West Malling Golf Club in Kent has recently signed a £500,000 deal with Toro turf maintenance machinery distributor Lely UK.
The club, which has two 18-hole courses, has been kitted out with over 30 brand new Toro machines. As the club owner Mike Ellis explains: "Toro has an excellent reputation and a range of machines more solidly built than any other we've seen. We chose Toro because we wanted a fleet that does a great job, plus I'm pleased that they look the part and suit the overall image of the club, which is important to me as its owner."
Although previously not that familiar with Toro, Mike was impressed with the reliability of the machines after experiencing some downtime with other makes used by the club. "Most of the machines we'd used prior to the arrival of Toro were pretty flimsy and tinny - they'd only last about 12 months! We knew it was time to invest in machines that would last, perform well and look great. It was a big investment for us and one that we had to get right as it's the first time we've ever had an all-new, complete fleet."
Several options were looked into, but it was Toro that ticked all the boxes - as Mike reveals. "Toro not only looks the best but also has a complete range. Since their arrival, the machines really have enhanced the image of the club. The set colours mean that everything matches - even the boys with their Toro uniform."
Key pieces of Toro equipment that the club has invested in include six Greensmaster 1000-D and two Reelmaster 5510-D mowers, a ProPass 200 topdresser, a MultiPro 5700-D sprayer, five Workman MD utility vehicles and a ProCore 648 aerator.
For more information on Toro machinery, contact your local Toro dealer. Alternatively, call distributor Lely UK on 01480 226800 or visit www.toro.com.