Date: Tue 28 Jun 2011

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Barenbrug roadshows at golf clubs proving popular

John Deere shows new mowers at IOG SALTEX 2011

Ransomes Jacobsen encourage young golfers Ipswich Golf Club Juniors play the RJ National

Barenbrug roadshows at golf clubs proving popular

Barenbrug road show at Carnoustie

Barenbrug road show at Carnoustie

Carnoustie staff on the course

Carnoustie staff on the course

Barenbrug’s latest stop in its whistle-stop tour of the UK was Carnoustie Golf Links. Our research and development manager, Jayne Leyland, and regional sales manager for Scotland, the borders and North East England, David Greenshields, teamed up with John Philp, Superintendent of Carnoustie of Links, Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) and distributor Greentech Sportsturf for a dynamic one-day seminar at the Angus course.

Greentech’s Tom Brannan was the consummate host to the 70-plus greenkeepers from Scotland and the borders attending. Jayne kicked proceedings off with a lively talk on Barenbrug’s breeding programme. Titled ‘From a breeder’s dream to a Scottish green’, her talk focused on the development processes and level of investment which goes into producing a new top performing Chewings fescue Barlineus, which – following its ‘birth’ in the

Commenting on the seminar’s success, Jayne says: “The Carnoustie event was very well received by all in attendance. It was especially encouraging to see the level of interest in our upcoming grass seed solutions for golf courses. Many thanks to John Philp, STRI and Greentech for their support, to Carnoustie Golf Hotel and Spa for their excellent facilities and not least to all those who gave their valuable time to attend the event. I hope they were all rewarded with useful information to take back to their individual golf courses.”

For more information on Barenbrug’s forthcoming roadshows, visit www.barenbrug.co.uk

John Deere shows new mowers at IOG SALTEX 2011

220SL greens mower

220SL greens mower

2011 Series II 1600 Turbo WAM D

2011 Series II 1600 Turbo WAM D

John Deere’s new walk-behind greens mower and wide area front rotary mower will both be featured on the company’s stand at IOG SALTEX 2011 in September (stand no. T42).

The SL Series PrecisionCut walk-behind greens mowers have been designed to deliver a top quality finish on golf courses, tennis courts, cricket squares, bowling greens and other fine turf areas. The mowers feature low noise and vibration levels, a powerful 4hp petrol engine and easy bedknife-to-reel adjustment.

The 180SL, 220SL and 260SL replace the previous C Series models, and feature a standard 11 blade, 127mm (5in) diameter reel with true cutting widths of 46, 56 and 66cm (18, 22 and 26in) respectively. The mowers employ a fixed-head version of the patented SpeedLink technology now incorporated on the cutting units of all John Deere PrecisionCut machines.

This innovative design allows height of cut adjustments to be made much more quickly and easily, from just one side of the mower. In addition, a new patented front roller bracket makes it equally simple to change the front roller when required.

The latest Series II 1600 Turbo WAM out-front rotary mower features as standard a Stage IIIB (Interim Tier 4) 57hp diesel engine to meet emission standards; a fully adjustable high-backed air suspension seat to improve operator comfort; and run-flat tyres on the castor-action gauge wheels, to reduce downtime and increase productivity.

With its 3.25m (128in) overall cutting width and proven mechanical 4WD system, the 1600T WAM offers the ultimate in power, manoeuvrability, traction and operator comfort for large scale commercial mowing contractors, local authorities, golf courses and other public and private institutions.

Additional improvements for 2011 include more efficient hydraulics and deck motors, a two-post folding ROPS and Service ADVISOR diagnostics for extra serviceability.

For further information go to www.JohnDeere.com

Ransomes Jacobsen encourage young golfers Ipswich Golf Club Juniors play the RJ National

Sheila Laws (2nd left) and the group of Juniors, coaches and parents from Ipswich Golf Club

Sheila Laws (2nd left) and the group of Juniors, coaches and parents from Ipswich Golf Club

Lottie Whyman sinks her second shot on the third green to equal the course record

Lottie Whyman sinks her second shot on the third green to equal the course record

The future of golf depends on encouraging young people to take up the game, to enjoy it and to continue to play into adulthood. Ransomes Jacobsen, the golf course maintenance equipment manufacturer and European distributor of E-Z-GO golf cars, is committed in their support for junior golf sponsoring both young talented individuals and junior events.

Recently eight juniors aged 12 to 18 years old from Ipswich Golf Club visited Ransomes Jacobsen’s manufacturing facility to play the RJ National, the company’s unique three-hole, par 9 golf course.

They were accompanied by Sheila Laws, chair of the Junior section, together with coach Kevin Lovelock and parents. Lottie Whyman, who plays off 17, equalled the course record of 8 and became the first female in the three years that the course has been open, to match the record.

Commenting at the end of the visit, Sheila Laws said,
“We are indebted to Richard Comely and his team at Ransomes Jacobsen for accommodating us and we all had a very enjoyable time. The course may be just three holes, but it’s a great test of accurate golf and the Junior’s really took to it. The third green is almost an island and is a true test, whatever your age or ability, so Lottie’s achievement in equalling the course record was remarkable.”

www.ransomesjacobsen.com

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