In a substantial £250,000 investment, the club’s order comprises a Groundsmaster 4500-D and 7200-D; a Reelmaster 5410-D and 3100-D; a GreensPro 1240; and a Greensmaster TriFlex Hybrid 3420, four Greensmaster 1000s, a 3250 and three 1600s.
Also on the list are four Workman MDEs – one of Toro’s toughest utility vehicles – and a Transpro trailer 80 and 100 – systems that safely and easily transport walk greens mowers to and from the green.
Known as one of the best prepared and well-conditioned golf courses in the North of England, over the years The Mere has hosted several high-profile championship tournaments and is currently an R&A venue for the Regional Open Qualifier, for an unprecedented seventh year.
Course manager Gwynn Davies said: "We are at a point where, it’s a great time to upgrade our fleet with some new machines as we are now preparing for the qualifier."
"We demonstrated a select few competitor models alongside Toro, but found that Toro’s high quality is consistent and is our top choice in terms of continuity. The team is used to using Toro, and our in-house mechanic is also Toro-trained. Clear benefits for them include speed of cut, cleanliness of cut and low maintenance," he said.