New Toro chosen

Sustainable machinery in the form of Toro’s all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex 3370 and three electric Workman GTXe utility vehicles lead Wallasey Golf Club’s new order with Cheshire Turf Machinery.

When John McLoughin joined the club as course manager at the end of 2020, he says a key part of his job was to sensitively manage the course to provide a wonderful test of golf and safeguard the haven the rare species call home. Sustainability was therefore a key requirement in his first fleet deal for the club.

John said, “I was looking to make the sustainable choice wherever possible and reduce the impact on the environment in terms of pollution, vibration and noise. Toro is a brand I have used in my previous roles and trust implicitly to do the job well. The eTriFlex is exceptional and everyone loves using it. It’s quiet and smooth to use, the cut is refined and we’re able to cut 1.8 hectares of greens using the 14 blade cylinders with groomers attached with under 50 percent of charge.

"These electric options from Toro match what we want to do in terms of improving the club’s environmental footprint and we’re delighted with their contribution and performance so far.”

The deal was struck with Cheshire Turf Machinery with whom John has a long-standing relationship. Steve Halley, managing director at the dealers in Stockport, near Manchester, says: “We’re so pleased to be doing business with John in his new role at Wallasey having worked with him previously at Warrington Golf Club. Part of his role has been to lead the development programme on the golf course with an eye on sustainability and improved productivity and we’re delighted to hear the Toro machines have been instrumental in helping the team achieve their goals.”

The club confirms that under the stewardship of John and his team, with the aid of Toro, the work carried out reinstating the links’ natural dunes and clearing degenerate scrub and woodlands has seen the wildlife return and true rolling links’ mosaic enhanced helping improve the agronomic characteristic of the holes.

Leave a comment

You are commenting as guest.