With its third Toro package deal, Brett Vale Golf Club has chosen to invest in both purchase and lease Toro machines.
Newly appointed head greenkeeper Tony Barker has great things in mind for Brett Vale Golf Club in Suffolk, and after seeing the machinery already at the course in action it made sense to further invest in Toro to continue the good work, he says.
L-R: Head greenkeeper Tony Barker, club owner Chris Waters and Reesink’s Julian Copping
“I started nine months ago at the same time the last Toro fleet deal had come to an end,” he says. “So my first big task was to look into the options available when it came to signing another machinery deal.
“I did look at the alternatives, but nothing could beat the way Toro worked on the terrain here."
Tony decided the way forward was to expand the club’s Toro fleet, achieved by purchasing a mix of the machines from its last deal as well as bringing in new additions.
“It made sense to purchase some of the machines already at the club which had been, and still are, doing great work," Tony said. "But I wanted to expand the fleet too, to help progress the club and course further. Having a comprehensive Toro fleet is a fundamental part of this progression, and credit must go to the club owner Chris Waters whose investment has enabled us to make this progression.”
The new fleet includes a Reelmaster 6700-D, Groundsmaster 4700-D, three Greensmaster Flex 2120 pedestrian mowers, a Multi Pro WM Sprayer, a TYM T293 and more purchased at the end of the lease from the previous fleet, with a ProCore 648, two Greensmaster TriFlex Hybrid 3420s, a Groundsmaster 4500-D and a Workman HDX-D added to continue the good work.
"The playing surface has definitely improved already because of the quality of cut and the whole team is loving using Toro across the course," says Tony.