Perth, Australia: Hartfield Golf Club has seen drastic improvements on the course after purchasing a range of machinery from Jacobsen. Delivery was made by local Jacobsen dealer McIntosh & Son.
Nick Kinley is the Course Superintendent at Hartfield Golf Club having joined 3½ years ago from Mount Lawley Golf Club in Perth.
Kinley recently made the decision to purchase new machinery to improve the playing condition of the golf course. The machinery purchased includes two Eclipse 322 ride-on greens mowers, two LF570 light fairway mowers, a Truckster XD, a Truckster HX, a Cushman Hauler utility vehicle and an Eclipse 2 walking greens mower.
Commenting on the new machinery, Kinley said: “One of the reasons behind the purchase of the fairway mowers, in particular, was the positive feedback from the team after previously using an LF570 on the course.
“The quality of cut is second to none, and it is a very comfortable and easy-to-use machine, which is also very important. In my opinion, nothing is comparable to the Jacobsen machines. The staff all felt we would have been mad not to go with Jacobsen.
“We also had the Eclipse 322 on demo for a week and we received a comment from one of our members who thought we had double cut and rolled the greens, but the only change we had made was using the Eclipse 322! That was quite amusing, but also eye-opening that using this machine had obviously made a huge difference.
“Another big contributing factor was our local dealer McIntosh & Son which has been brilliant. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff who work there, and I am very confident that we will receive all the support and guidance we need from them.”
Mike Foskett, Regional Sales Manager for Jacobsen, said: “I am really excited about working with the team at Hartfield Golf Club in the years to come. It’s great to hear that the new machinery on the course has already had such a positive impact, and we will ensure that the club receives all of the support that they require in order to maintain their high-quality surfaces.”
Jacobsen is an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
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