Royal St David’s Golf Club has continued its 40 year long association with Toro by making a considerable investment in new equipment, as well as an irrigation scheme planned for operation later this year.
One of Wales’ premier courses, links manager Rhys Butler continuously strives to keep the course looking and playing its best all year round.
“There are tremendous demands upon us to have high standards of presentation but this can only be achieved if the tools we use to do the job are of the required standard,” said Butler. “We evaluated comparative machinery in all key areas to include performance, maintenance, ease of use and safety.”
After trialling competitive machines, Butler committed to a new five-year Total Solutions package with exclusive UK Toro distributors Lely UK.
Among the mixed fleet purchased by the club, most replaced existing Toro kit, but changes included the adoption of an all-electric Workman MDE and hybrid Greensmaster 3420. The latter is sharing mowing duties with a new Grensmaster 3250-D.
Butler added: “If golf is to have a future it needs to look after the environment and respect those who maintain courses. As Toro equipment has evolved I have seen it become quieter, more fuel efficient and more productive and, at the same time, take both operator and environment into consideration.
“I think hybrid and electric power has a great future in golf. We need to look at fuel efficiency and reducing fuel use generally. So far I have been impressed by the electric Workman and the Hybrid 3420 as I think they will both deliver reduced operating costs over time.”
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