Woodbury Park Golf Club celebrates bumper year with big machinery purchase

Woodbury Park Golf Club has purchased an entirely new fleet of machinery after 11 years of leasing.

A change in the club's ownership last year was the crucial factor behind the move, according to course manager Ian Chenery.

A decision to drop membership fees led to a boost of nearly 100 members.

Chenery trialled three manufacturers' machines before settling for an all-Toro fleet purchased on a three-year finance deal.

He said: "We used to be owned by Nigel Mansell, who was happy to lease, but the new owner said he would prefer to buy. We decided that if we were going to buy then Toro was the best option. Leasing is quite expensive so financially this should be a bit cheaper. We had a good year last year but I'm just hoping for a drier summer this year."

The new fleet includes two Reelmaster 5610s, three Greensmaster 3250-Ds and a Groundsmaster 4500-D as well as one of the newly introduced Groundsmaster 5900 wide-area rotary mowers.

The new machines will tend to Woodbury Park's two courses — the Oaks 18-hole championship course and the Acorns nine-hole course.

 

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