Broome Park estate spends £125k on Ransomes Jacobsen mowers

A 100ha estate has spent over £125,000 on a fleet of new mowers to make short work of almost every kind of golf course challenge.

Broome Park rolled out a greens mower, a tees and surrounds mower, a fairway mower, a diesel-powered and a petrol-driven utility vehicle and a 47hp tractor.

Course manager Chris Latham said: "We like the quality of cut from the Jacobsen G-Plex greens mower. The backlapping facility is also very useful.

"We have wide fairways and the Jacobsen Fairway 305 is great and the operator comfort is excellent," he said of the course a few miles south of Canterbury, in Kent.

Golf manager Graeme Robins said the club trialled kit from all the top makers before going with the Ransomes Jacobsen package from local dealer Ernest Doe & Sons.

Broome Park Golf Club was designed by Donald Steel and opened in 1981. The 18-hole parkland course plays 6,000m from the white tees with a par of 72.

The Broome Park Estate, established during the reign of King Charles I, surrounds a grand mansion house, which is now the clubhouse.

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