Golf course fleet bolstered ahead of Open Championship

Head greenkeeper Paul Smith is prepping Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club for one of the world's biggest golf tournaments, which starts this Sunday (15 July).

The Open Championship was last played at the Lancashire links course in 2001 and expectations are even bigger for the 2012 event, said Smith, who is relying on £500,000 of kit from John Deere local dealer Balmers Garden Machinery.

This included walk-behind and ride-on triplex greens mowers, hybrid electric fairway and rotary semi-rough mowers, compact tractors and Gator utility vehicles.

Smith's 12-strong team will be helped by 30 staff from nearby clubs and a 60-strong British & International Golf Greenkeepers Association support team.


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