Stocksbridge Golf Club goes for Ransomes mower

A head greenkeeper is tackling challenges as steep as his hilltop golf course with a new Ransomes Jacobsen mower.

Jamie Hobson said: "The club's location on a hilltop offers stunning views, but presents our greenkeeping team with added problems."

So Hobson fired up the Jacobsen ride-on greens mower for Stocksbridge Golf Club. Built in 1924, the course near Sheffield exposes players to choppy winds as well as tough terrain.

"We wanted the Jacobsen G-Plex III because of its three-wheel drive. It has great traction, which is just what we need for the very hilly course.

"When it's wet you can climb safely to the highest greens. We also like the swing-out rear unit. You can lift the cylinders with a foot pedal or paddle."

Golf & Turf Machinery supplied the machine for the 18-hole course, which is almost 4,500m long.

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