Keepers and golfers enjoy a smoother drive after kit purchase

The green team at a picturesque golf courses set in a nature reserve has bought kit to make its greens "smoother, truer, fairer".

Head greenkeeper Stephen Aylmer and his Smithco Tournament Ultra greens roller - image: Ransomes Jacobsen
Head greenkeeper Stephen Aylmer and his Smithco Tournament Ultra greens roller - image: Ransomes Jacobsen

St. Anne’s Golf Club on Bull Island outside Dublin took delivery of the Smithco Tournament Ultra greens roller from Ransomes Jacobsen.

Head greenkeeper Stephen Aylmer said:

"It produces smoother, truer and fairer greens. We iron all 18 greens and the putting green, looking to maintain a speed of between 9 and 11 on the stimpmeter."

The new machine, from distributer Kevin Broderick, was smooth to drive and had more room for the operator while hydraulically driven rollers improved manoeuvrability, he said.

St. Anne’s Golf Club, founded in 1921, sits within Bull Island nature reserve, a 5km long, 800m wide haven of around 300ha including mudflats, salt and freshwater marshes, dunes, and beach area.



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