Since reopening of courses

GGM Groundscare has reported a surge in enquiries from golf clubs, together with its first fleet order since the government’s recent announcement that clubs are able to reopen.

Since lockdown restrictions started to ease, the dealership says they have received a number of calls from golf clubs who are keen to improve their playing surface and invest in new Baroness equipment.

Managing director Chris Gibson said, “Now that people are able to exercise more freely, golf clubs are well and truly open for business. It’s extremely encouraging to see that they want to invest in and commit to new machinery, after this terrible time for both our country and our economy.”

GGM say they have already installed a fleet of new Baroness machines at popular Cheshire golf club, in the week it reopened its doors.

The 18-hole parkland golf course, who chose to stay anonymous, says it signed up 25 new members in the first week after lockdown alone.

Their aging fleet had become unreliable, so the course general manager called upon GGM Groundscare and trialled three machines from Baroness - the LM315 Greensmower, the LM551 5-unit fairway mower and the GM2810 semi rough rotary mower, just prior to lockdown.

During the trial the club were able to cut all of the fairways, rough and greens in 3 days as opposed to the usual minimum of a full week, saving 40% of staffing costs and time

The club's general manager said, “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to open our course again, and these fantastic new machines have given us the perfect start. We’ve heard great things about Baroness from other club managers and the fact they come with an extended warranty was very reassuring."

GGM's Chris Gibson concluded, “It’s great news that golf has re-opened. Since GGM have been working with Baroness alongside Kubota we have been able to offer real Japanese excellence to our customers. This coupled with our after-sales offering allows us to tailor-make packages to meet the individual needs of our customers and to offer expertise and advice as we negotiate these difficult times."

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