A precise and quite perfect exhibition of clean hollow-coring stole the praise at T H White's Aeration Day at Mill Ride GC, where 35 turf professionals from Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire had assembled.
Wiedenmann's GXi8 HD Terra Spike using 11 mm diameter coring tines and going 80 mm deep effortlessly aerated one of the greens in a text book display which was met with enthusiastic appreciation.
Laurence Pithie, director of the Turf Master One consultancy, whose earlier aeration lecture session had covered all aspects from solid tining, scarifying and hollow-coring said: "The Wiedenmann GXi8 HD now overcomes the old problem of golf clubs having to purchase two machines to hollow core and deep tine greens and tees. This machine can do both quickly and cleanly with adjustable depth and using a variety of tines to suit all situations throughout the year."
The event which was BIGGA/CPD accredited had been organised by Ian Royston, area manager of T H White, Reading joined by T H White colleagues from Redditch and Tetbury, including Tim Lane, groundcare divisional director and Alun Wright, key account sales manager.
Another highlight in the day - which featured no fewer than 12 Iseki tractors all mounted with Wiedenmann and Ransome Jacobsen equipment- was mowing by the uniquely featured Jacobsen Eclipse 322.
Alun Wright said: "After enjoying Laurence's address we quite literally mowed, spiked, cored, collected, dressed and brushed the demo area. Seeing so much machinery work in combination and up close meant it was both practical and informative for those from our client network able to attend."
Ian Royston said: "Feedback has been exceptionally encouraging and so it is an event we would definitely hope to repeat."