Scottish Golf Courses

Financial relief for Liverpool club

Childwall GC has signed a new five-year deal with Toro

By SCG Newsdesk

Childwall Golf Club in Liverpool benefitted from a new fleet of Toro machinery arriving shortly before the annual Four Counties Junior Tournament was played over its course.

In total, seven Toro machines were welcomed at the club, which ranks with the very best courses in the area, including three GreensmasterTriFlex Hybrid 3420 mowers, a Reelmaster 5510 and 3100, a Groundsmaster 4000 and a GreensPro 1240 greens roller.

Two TYM tractors - a 433 and 503 - were also purchased as part of a deal made with Toro’s exclusive UK distributor Lely Turfcare and local Toro dealer Cheshire Turf Machinery.

Arriving two months before the Four Counties, Gavin Brown, Childwall Golf Club’s manager, says it was nice to have new equipment for the competition but it that wasn’t the main reason for the investment.

Together, with the treasurer, we have been looking at flat-lining our lease payments,î explained Brown. ìBy negotiating a five-year deal with Lely Turfcare, we have been able to do this. The deal will enable the club to better budget in the coming five years, meaning that payments will not fluctuate and not impact other expenditure within the club.î

COMPETITIVE

ìThere were a lot of factors that led to us choosing Toro. We trialled other brands and Toro came top, no argument. We found them to be better machines and they were available at a very competitive price, much better than we envisaged.

ìWe’ve had the machines for a couple of months now and have found no faults so far. They’re all running very smoothly. We’ve seen a better quality of cut and I particularly like the Groundsmaster 4000-D. With its fast ‘bat wing’ lifts, it can effectively mow a 157.5cm to 3.4m swath.î

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