Birmingham, England: Bernhard and Company – manufacturer of Bernhard Grinders’ blade-sharpening systems for turf mowing machines – supported Royal County Down Golf Club at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.
Royal County Down used Bernhard’s Express Dual 3000 and Anglemaster 3000 precision grinders to ensure greens remained in pristine condition throughout the tournament, hosted by the Rory Foundation.
Ranked among the world’s top-10 golf courses by pundits across the globe, Royal County Down is located in the Murlough Nature Reserve along the shores of Dundrum Bay. The stunning canvas for links golf boasts the magnificent Mountains of Mourne as a backdrop, offering different vistas from nearly every hole.
“The Irish Open welcomed stars like Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy,” said Steve Nixon, International Sales Manager for Bernhard, a long-time member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “We’re honoured to have played a key role in ensuring turf conditions complemented the stellar course and strong field.”
Eamonn Crawford, Links Manager, Royal County Down, said: “Bernhard Grinders have been a mainstay in our maintenance shed for years. Our team depends on their unmatched precision, ease of use, reliability and other attributes to make our links shine – not just for the world’s best professionals, but for play by members and guests on a daily basis.”
Royal County Down is one of many renowned venues trusting Bernhard with tournament preparations this spring and summer.
TPC Sawgrass (The Players Championship; Ponte Vedra Beach in America), Wentworth Club (BMW PGA Championship, England) and Le Golf National (Alstom Open de France, Paris) are among other facilities benefitting from Bernhard’s trademark Express Dual and Anglemaster machines.
The Express Dual reel grinder sharpens without requiring disassembly of the mower. Its membrane touch control panel, speed loading system and automatic traverse guarantees rapid turnaround and improved work shop safety. The unique auto relief eliminates the need for lapping, producing a more accurate finish and reduced maintenance costs.
Bernhard’s Anglemaster bedknife grinder emphasises speed and accuracy. Independent end-feed, a single-point advance and central-grind position make it the easiest-to-use bedknife grinder on the market.