Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019

Princes Golf Club chooses innovation following renovation

Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich, Kent, has invested in innovative new sharpening equipment from EIGCA Bronze Partner Bernhard and Company to complement the recent renovations that have taken the club’s on-course offering to the next level.

The renovation project has resulted in restructured bunkers, tees and greens and, with further course investment in the pipeline, the club has reflected this with a major equipment upgrade.

Keen to ensure that the turf on the club’s three nine-hole loops is at its healthiest to achieve the best quality, playability and aesthetic, Sean McLean, Course Manager at Princes Golf Club, has opted to upgrade the sharpening equipment to the latest Bernhard grinders.

The Express Dual 5500 and the Anglemaster 4500 were installed at the club in November, providing the speed and accuracy of use that Machinery Manager Jon Bartlett was keen to achieve.

Speaking about the investment from Prince’s, Sean McLean said: "We are delighted with the new set of grinders. Accuracy and consistency are what we want to achieve on the greens. Being able to maintain a precise quality of cut through automated fleet set up is saving us time and in the long run will save us money"

Jon Bartlett added: "Working with such precision machines is making my job even more enjoyable. And we know that we can keep our machines updated through the remote assistance at the press of a button. That is a very reassuring thought.

"Another important aspect that led to the decision of purchasing Bernhard’s top of the range grinders was the fact that our mower units could be ground in-situ therefore reducing the set-up time significantly. The quick set up along with the auto-traverse system means we have more time to perform other tasks in the workshop as we can leave the machines to sharpen the blades."

For more information about Bernhard and Company Ltd go to www.bernhard.co.uk.

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